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

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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3.89 by Roguer from Connecticut on Jun 09, 2022
3.85 by socon67 from New York on Jul 29, 2020
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4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

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
4.5 by DocRaven from New Hampshire on Jan 26, 2019
4.48 by DebSab from Florida on Nov 08, 2018
3.93 by MeganandDana from Pennsylvania on Oct 23, 2018
4.32 by GulDukat88 from New York on Oct 15, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
by KTCamm from New Jersey

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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
by MikeHigham from New Hampshire

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
4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Jul 09, 2018
3.84 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2018
3.82 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Nov 26, 2017
4.03 by baldy00 from Connecticut on Jul 30, 2017
4.15 by Odysseyalien from New Jersey on Jun 21, 2017
3.51 by HurryItsJacob from Massachusetts on Jun 21, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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
4 by riderwbd from Vermont on Apr 16, 2017
3.75 by sbuchert from Massachusetts on Feb 15, 2017
4.15 by StoutLover14 from Illinois on Dec 12, 2016
3.78 by acurtis from New Jersey on Nov 05, 2016
4.14 by tkanedc from Iowa on Oct 08, 2016
3.75 by MattMorin from Illinois on Sep 23, 2016
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

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
3.93 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Aug 19, 2016
3.8 by ajwii33 from Connecticut on Jun 28, 2016
4.58 by 2ellas from New Hampshire on Jun 14, 2016
3.86 by Lambdon from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2016
3.73 by Mohawkhitchhiker from New York on May 01, 2016
4.28 by bobv from Vermont on Apr 23, 2016
4.25 by mkyer from Connecticut on Apr 15, 2016
3.85 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Apr 03, 2016
3.84 by tmac from New Hampshire on Feb 21, 2016
3.94 by WesM63 from Ohio on Feb 16, 2016
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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

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
3.78 by nmaher from New Hampshire on Jan 02, 2016
3.56 by JIMfallon from New Hampshire on Dec 30, 2015
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4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
by Back_in_the_Saddle from Vermont

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
4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Oct 05, 2015
4.36 by Budlum from Maryland on Sep 20, 2015
4.26 by Oakley from North Carolina on Sep 19, 2015
Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
Brewery rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 2867 ratings