Portsmouth Brewery

BEER AVG
3.81/5
Portsmouth BreweryPortsmouth Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(603) 431-1115 | map
portsmouthbrewery.com

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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BEER STATS
Beers:
121
Ratings:
3,386
Reviews:
1,747
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
354
Reviews:
199
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.41%
 
 
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Ratings: 354 |  Reviews: 199
Reviews by MrDanno96:
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4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Came here for dinner the night before Kate Day and the day of (of course). My first impression of the place Sunday night was that I couldn't believe how big it is! Tons of seating - I think I heard a little over 300 is capacity. And they were really packing them in too. My buddy and I had to wait a few minutes before getting a table - at 7:00 on a Sunday! I took the wait time to study the place more closely. Lots of cool beer related art work on the walls and just an overall great pub vibe. Just one TV at the bar and no sound coming out of it. There's also a mini-bar area downstairs with a pool table, darts, and some couches.

We got seated about 5 minutes later. I got a couple beers, the Imperial Porter and Bottle Rocket IPA, and was very impressed with both. Dinner was fair (I got a cheeseburger) and the Chocolate Stout cake was pretty good too. Our server seemed just a touch overwhelmed with the number of tables she had, but she was nice (and kind of cute, lol) and all of our food and drinks got to us in a reasonable amount of time. I left pleased with the experience and excited for Kate the following day.

What impressed me the most at Kate Day was the great service and care for customers shown by the Portsmouth staff. While waiting in line, employees brought around fresh baked pretzel bread to keep everyone from going hungry. At one point the manager even brought us some oysters on the half shell! Once inside, our waiter was very nice and helpful, and brought our food and drink surprisingly fast. I tried the bratwurst burger this time and really enjoyed it. The beer was good too. haha. I also tried some of their fruit cobbler and was really impressed by it. In the end, 6 beers, an appetizer, 2 entrees, and desert only came to a total of $60. I was expecting the bill to be much more and was pleasently surprised.

Overall, I was extremely impressed by Portsmouth brewery and wish I did not live 7 hours away. Great service, great house-brewed beer, and a great atmosphere. What more could you want?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of baldy00
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Odysseyalien
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of HurryItsJacob
3.51/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of riderwbd
4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of sbuchert
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of StoutLover14
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of tkanedc
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
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!

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Photo of Prost76
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of ajwii33
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of 2ellas
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of bobv
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of mkyer
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of tmac
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of WesM63
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of scxcrunner
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
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 -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of JIMfallon
3.56/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
3.81 out of 5 based on 3,386 ratings.
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