Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

Gritty McDuff's Brewing CompanyGritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Gritty McDuff's Brewing CompanyGritty McDuff's Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

396 Fore St
Portland, Maine, 04101-4026
United States

(207) 772-BREW | map
grittys.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.58
Beers:
22
Reviews:
1,092
Ratings:
2,041
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.79
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
152
pDev:
12.93%
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Oleyomoleyo from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jun 28, 2015
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jul 31, 2020
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slasich from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

May 16, 2020
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O-Meg from New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Jul 22, 2019
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Arg914 from New York

3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Jul 22, 2019
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jfcaa193 from Canada

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Oct 28, 2017
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littlestevie14 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jul 06, 2017
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Fitzy01 from Maine

3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

May 27, 2017
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NHPest from New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

May 08, 2017
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DM39 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Feb 27, 2017
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25

Hole in the wall. Super dark. Dark wood and low lighting. The beers tasted old. Super divey. Went her while we waiting for dinner.

Sep 12, 2016
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bootdown21 from Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -60.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 1

Sep 06, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jul 14, 2016
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smanson56 from New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

May 22, 2016
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Grogsky from Canada

4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

If you've got just a few minutes to try a few samples and experience some craft beer in Portland, ME, I highly recommend checking this place out. Upstairs is great, but if downstairs is open, definitely head down!

Apr 23, 2016
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NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Apr 11, 2016
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Mar 29, 2016
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FedJack from New York

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Mar 16, 2016
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tmac from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Feb 21, 2016
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JAEvans from New Jersey

4.86/5  rDev +28.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jan 28, 2016
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ScorpioFemme from Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

We Want Gritty's!!

Southern Pennsylvania needs Gritty's to find a distributor in York County who will bring your incredible Scottish, Christmas, and Halloween ales to our area so the locals can taste splendor in a glass! I am forced to drive to Philadelphia (90 minutes each way!) to get my Gritty's Fall & Winter Ale fix but hope that I won't have to one of these days. If you haven't been fortunate enough to enjoy one of their seasonal ales (for lover's of Scottish & ESB's), you are missing out on their yummy versions of those styles. I miss Maine terribly and Gritty's almost as much!

Oct 25, 2015
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chicagoish from Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3

Sep 10, 2015
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HopsnMalts_NJ from New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Sep 09, 2015
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LeRose from Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped in for lunch on a Wednesday - not a lot of people in at the time until the raucous crowd from the BrewBus dropped in...

We were seated at a communal table that was located in a room away from the main bar area. Nice enough seating and the community feel was cool (without the brew bus gang). Our server was very pleasant and well-informed. The menu was a little confusing about what constituted a flight, but the waitress explained it clearly. Not much to question on the menu - it is pub grub.

There were nine beers in the flight, two duplicates on cask which was a nice way to compare and contrast those beers. The beer was mostly OK, but I though the stout was awful. The food was very good - nicely prepared fish sandwich and my wife said the fish tacos were tasty as well. Good onion rings.

More than the vibe (which to me includes the people) the place does have a nice ambience from all the brick - it's a pretty cool building and the downstairs/outside seating would have been nice on a much cooler day. It was mid-90 weather and the AC was welcome.

I'd like to try the Freeport location to compare. They are always packed and always seem to have something going on. It was nice to check it off, but it's no place I feel compelled to visit again.

Sep 02, 2015
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mynie from Maryland

2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

I don't know how long they've been open, but Gritty's feels like a very, very oldschool brewpub. The beers are all English-style, served only slightly colder than room temperature, and the quality varies from "okay" to "the first batch of homebrew someone didn't fuck up entirely."

We stopped by around 11 PM on a Saturday. Everyone was friendly but the place was packed and very loud. There's some minor aesthetic signals toward Englishness, but the vibe was much closer to an American sports bar than a faux-English/Irish pub. That's fine if that's your thing--there were lots of early twenties kids there trying to mate with one another. But it's not my thing.

So, not really a great vibe, and not really great beer. Nothing about the place was horrid, but it doesn't really qualify as a beer geek destination in 2015.

Aug 17, 2015
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company in Portland, ME
Brewery rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 2041 ratings