Portsmouth Brewery

BEER AVG
3.82/5
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:
3,385
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 mltobin:
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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Over the years, I have been here several times. For me, it is usually a nice "rest stop" while driving to/from different parts of Maine. Thankfully, it is not very far off I-95. The only real trick is finding parking, especially during peak times when the weather is warm.

Anyways, they do a steady business and thus it can be hectic at times. Despite that, their staff is quite attentative to their thirsty patrons. And for those who are unsure about a certain beer on type, they will give you a small sample before you commit, which is always appreciated. Aside from Portsmouth beers, they always have a few Smuttynose options and small selection from other craft brewers such as Founders on tap.

The food is above average, they have the typical burgers and sandwiches, but also mussels and few other offerings that aren`t typical "pub grub". The meals have always hit the spot for me and are a good thing to have when one has a couple beers here. For those who want to same brew home, they will fill a growler to go. Or you can grab a bomber at the adjoining retail, as well as shirts, glassware and other swag.

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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
3.82 out of 5 based on 3,385 ratings.
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