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Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

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Gritty McDuff's Brewing CompanyGritty McDuff's Brewing Company
BA SCORE
86
very good

105 Ratings
Ratings: 105
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 1,725
Beer Avg: 3.47
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

396 Fore St
Portland, Maine, 04101-4026
United States
phone: (207) 772-BREW

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @grittys

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Reviews by Durge:
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3.38/5  rDev -11.5%

Although I can't give Gritty's a terrific rating I will have to admit I almost always drop in when I am in Portland. I like the crowd there, not that it's an easy place to fit in and meet people, but it's a popular meeting spot, mostly for young folks, so it's kind of fun to just hang out amidst all the chatter and have a nice selection of brew choices. The look of the place is kind of neat, an old pub located upstairs in the heart of the old port section of this seaport town. Kind of dark and spread out in fairly tight quarters. This creates part of the problem with service. In the evenings it gets pretty crowded by the after dinner hours and the available space makes it hard to get room at the bar to place your order and for the waitresses to find you. Sometimes it's hard to tell if there even are any witresses. The main seating area has large community tables which are kind of cozy. I also have to say that the quality of the brews does vary here. I've never had one that wowed me and some are less than good. Probably good to ask for samples here first. In my experience the bartenders have never had time to chat much so you don't seem to get any beer input or guidance. I've had a couple meals here and it's fine for pub grub stuff. Definitely don't visit Portland without spending some time here but there are other comparable choices. I think if you are a local and perhaps has joined the mug club with lots of friends to congregate with, this place really gains major kudos. With the charm of it's weathered decor including walls that can talk in the restroom, it always seems to have so much potential but doesn't always translate in a short visit from out of town.

Durge, Jul 05, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mdaschaf, 16 minutes ago
Photo of hudsonheat
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Foods okay, beers are what they are. Decent place to watch the game.

hudsonheat, Thursday at 04:44 PM
Photo of Pwbres
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Pwbres, Wednesday at 02:15 PM
Photo of DrTrogdor
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

DrTrogdor, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of aking32753
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

get the sampler a platter of apps than you can decide what beer you like for a pint

aking32753, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of abrodsky
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

abrodsky, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of fitzy84
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

On my trip to Portland, I decided to stop by Gritty McDuff's. Upon entering the establishment, there is a bar area with a downstairs, an entrance to sit out in the back cobblestone street, and a long dining room area where you can sit yourself on long refectory tables. The atmosphere of the place was definitely social in what appeared to be a classic pub-style environment, with wood and brick making up the interior designs of the place. I ordered the fish and chips for my supper, and although the portions seemed small, I was satisfied by the meal. For drinks, I had the Original Pub Style beer and then the Black Fly Stout. The Pub Style beer was my favorite of the two. Service was a bit slow and our waitress took awhile for some drink orders. However, I noticed she was the only wait staff in our room, so that may have been the main problem.

I have always liked Gritty's beers, so it was a fun to finally eat at their pub in Portland

fitzy84, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of anthony23cippy
4/5  rDev +4.7%

anthony23cippy, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of jmalone
5/5  rDev +30.9%

jmalone, Jul 31, 2014
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Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company in Portland, ME
86 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.