Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth BreweryPortsmouth Brewery
Portsmouth BreweryPortsmouth Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

56 Market St
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801-3705
United States

(603) 431-1115 | map

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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Rated: 4.11 by Gkruszewski from New York

Apr 13, 2023
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Many, many visits over the past decade+, never got around to a review... Super fun atmosphere in a busy coastal town. Parking can be a hassle, but a garage is nearby. Usually a good selection on tap and decent food offerings. Would recommend visiting.
Feb 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Their beers are solid but unspectacular. A decent and varied tap list helps ensure there's something for everyone, from pilsners to stouts to WC-style IPAs. Food menu is quite nice, definitely above average for a downtown brewery.

A nice plus: for every beer you purchase, they give you a charity token. On your way out, you can drop it in one of three charity boxes that they support. Each token is a trifling amount, but it's a nice touch, and you can pick which of the charities you want to support.

Overall, a very solid place. Portsmouth is a fun, touristy area, but not as well known for breweries as nearby destinations like Portland. If you're visiting the area, this is worth checking out.
Jun 09, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by socon67 from New York

Jul 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
A great spot for locally-brewed beer in a great location, beautiful downtown Portsmouth. They have plenty of options on tap at all times, but I happened to stop by when they had their special Imperial Stout available, “Royal Impy Stout.” Solid pub food menu, as well. An attractive interior with friendly staff. A must-visit when in town.
Jun 18, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by DocRaven from New Hampshire

Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by DebSab from Florida

Nov 08, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by MeganandDana from Pennsylvania

Oct 23, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by GulDukat88 from New York

Oct 15, 2018
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Memorable stop in downtown Portsmouth NH. About 8-10 beers on tap consistently with the majority brewed in house , a few from sister Smuttynose, and some guests. Hefty menu gives you lots of options for all meals, very kid friendly. Big selection of beer to go, along with prefilled bottles and of course, merch. Worth a stop.
Sep 03, 2018
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Rated by MikeHigham from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Terrific place, great beer, nice variety and great food. Bartenders knowledgeable and attentive. If you’re in the area it’s a must stop in.
Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Jul 09, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2018
Rated: 3.82 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Nov 26, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by baldy00 from Connecticut

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by Odysseyalien from New Jersey

Jun 21, 2017
Rated: 3.51 by HurryItsJacob from Massachusetts

Jun 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Exceptionally clean brewpub with a vast tapline of their beers, Smuttynose and a light dose of some other New England offerings. Sometimes during tourist season on weekends, it gets packed and they don't take reservations so I say get there earlier than the meal times. Beer is quite good here, though Kate the Great is retired (I think they bring it every back and again if that dude at Tributary allows them to, haha). Check it out if you're in Portsmouth.
Jun 11, 2017
Rated: 4 by riderwbd from Vermont

Apr 16, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by sbuchert from Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by StoutLover14 from Illinois

Dec 12, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by acurtis from New Jersey

Nov 05, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by tkanedc from Iowa

Oct 08, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by MattMorin from Illinois

Sep 23, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
We arrived early and quickly was provided a nice place to sit high in the room. The waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable and we had a nice discussion of the beer available. The food arrived in a timely manner and was well cooked and delicious! Great place, vibe and location!
Sep 19, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Aug 19, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by ajwii33 from Connecticut

Jun 28, 2016
Rated: 4.58 by 2ellas from New Hampshire

Jun 14, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by Lambdon from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by Mohawkhitchhiker from New York

May 01, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by bobv from Vermont

Apr 23, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by mkyer from Connecticut

Apr 15, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by tmac from New Hampshire

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by WesM63 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2016
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Reviewed by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
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.
Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by nmaher from New Hampshire

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by JIMfallon from New Hampshire

Dec 30, 2015
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Reviewed by Back_in_the_Saddle from Vermont

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
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).
Nov 22, 2015
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Oct 05, 2015
Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 2884 ratings