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Portsmouth Brewery

Not Rated.
Portsmouth BreweryPortsmouth Brewery
BEER AVG
3.83/5
Based on:
117 Beers
3,281 Hads
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 195
Visits: 333
Avg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: 8
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

56 Market St
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801-3705
United States
phone: (603) 431-1115 | map
www.portsmouthbrewery.com

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

The Portsmouth Brewery will typically have 6-7 of their own biers on tap, plus usually 3 from their sister brewery, Smuttynose. They may also have a guest tap on, which has seen Moat Mountain and Sierra Nevada as recent "guests". Growlers cost $4.00 for the glassware, then $10 to $18 for the actual brew, depending on the style. Be advised, they don't usually growler any of their stouts. Also available in the pub are 22oz bottles of Smuttynose Big Beers, plus their "Brewers Cellar" offerings, with items such as Chimay and Ommegang. The adjacent store sells a wide array of high-quality clothing, as well as 22oz "bombers" of Portsmouth bier, ranging in cost from $5 to $10.
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Reviews: 195 | Visits: 333
Reviews by WesWes:
Photo of WesWes
4.05/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place is located in downtown Portsmouth, NH. It must be a popular spot, because I could barely find a spot to stand let alone eat. It was split into two floors. The top floor was for the 30+ drinker. It was a typical rest/sports bar. The tables were placed around the perimeter while the bar stretched the entire eastern half of the bar. The bottom floor was for the 21-30 year old drinker. It was more of a lounge with a pool table and shuffle board.

The service was quite good considering the fact that it was slammin' busy the entire time. There was a second bar below that served the runoff business. The selection was good. If you are a fan of Smuttynose beers, you're in. This is the sister brewpub.

The atmosphere was great. My friends and I had a great time not only enjoying the beer and food, which was really good, but also hanging with the local crew. This was a really cool place to go. I'll be back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of scxcrunner
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Great restaurant in a really cool town. lots of good offerings on tap from smuttynose and portsmouth brewing but also some other rare finds. They had bottles of parabola, velvet merkin and sucaba.

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Photo of nmaher
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of JIMfallon
3.56/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Going to the Portsmouth Brewpub, one can expect exceptional service even on the busy days as the management almost always knows how to deal with the crowds. Pretty sure they've nailed it to a tee down to getting people in and out within a reasonable amount of time. I've never had a bad beer here. The food, well, if you don't like the food here, I'm thinking you just don't like food period (have fun starving - lol). What an exceptional place for food and beer. I just need to get there when they bring out Kate the Great out of retirement (oh sigh, when will that ever be).

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Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Budlum
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Oakley
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SveNss0N
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MarkSansone
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Great food friendly service, good beer. Can't ask for much more.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Great food and atmosphere. Awesome guest beers on tap besides in house brewed Portsmouth beers and Smuttynose. Service was informed. Be sure to check their cellar list some real treats there.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

On a Saturday late afternoon, this is a hopping place. There are more than a dozen beers made on the premises. Most of them unrated by BA. As busy as this place is, there are a number of tables available for the dinner crowd. It feels a bit like a factory.

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Photo of Nickcal
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great food, great beer, perfect vibe, not much else to say.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of CTJman
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JNbeerded
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Pretty good food. Beer is also pretty good most of the time. Great bar. Fun place to visit.

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Photo of AJNIDEK
4.89/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Truly outstanding place. Both the beer and the food consistently impress me.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of BostonBrewRu
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Cool bar, good beer, down stairs was real low key and had some great servers.

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Photo of smanson56
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
94 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.