Portsmouth Brewery

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3.79/5
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3,418 Ratings
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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:
126
Reviews:
1,755
Ratings:
3,418
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.23/5
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
358
pDev:
9.46%
 
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Ratings: 358 |  Reviews: 200
Reviews by kingcrowing:
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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been here twice now. The first time was with my friend the afternoon before his wedding, we got lunch and did the sampler before we went to the rehearsal dinner. I found everything reasonably priced and the beers were all pretty solid.

I came back again this past weekend with a few friends after going on a Smuttynose tour and getting a card for a free pint there. I got the IPA and a friend got it on cask and we tried them both while playing a game of pool in the basement. It was really nice and relaxing. We didn't order any food but were were all at the bar chatting with the bar tender and we ended up getting some chicken nachos that were made accidentally and they were fantastic! Great bar food, and needless to say we demolished them.

One of the best pubs in the area, totally worth checking out. I've had KtG once and it was amazing so I'm planning on going back to KtG day next spring.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of KTCamm
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.

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Photo of MikeHigham
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.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of KMcGrath
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of baldy00
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Odysseyalien
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of HurryItsJacob
3.51/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of riderwbd
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of sbuchert
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of StoutLover14
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
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!

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Photo of Prost76
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of ajwii33
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of 2ellas
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of bobv
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of mkyer
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
3.85/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
Brewery rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 3,418 ratings