Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth BreweryPortsmouth Brewery
BEER AVG
3.84/5
Based on:
104 Beers
3,012 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 290
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.26
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

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Notes:
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 by WesWes:
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4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

More User Reviews:
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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

People in New England probably take the setting for granted but for me just parking and walking to the Portsmouth Brewery was an experience. The old narrow streets, historic looking buildings really are charming. Being right in the middle of all of this makes Portsmouth Brewery feel much older than it is, which is cool.

The interior is heavy on wood, with a long bartop, and high chairs. Tables stretch pretty far back providing ample seating (which actually was not enough the last time I attempted to visit ... the wait was promised to be an hour plus!). Very nice looking and again, definitely bringing to mind the look of a classic pub.

I found the beers somewhat hit and miss, but not enough to detract from my experience. The food though was outstanding. Just looking at my plate of fish and chips was enough to put me in a state of awe. The fish was lightly battered yet very flavorful and perfectly cooked. I can't wait to get back and have more.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Great place, I believe this is NH's first brewpub (I'm sure to be corrected if I'm wrong ). Great food. great beer, awesome atmosphere. Pricing is average.

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Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
95 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.