Places to grab a drink in downtown Portsmouth
Nice out? Skip to the Decks.
Old school Portsmouth bar still going strong.
Great cocktails, cool bar in a vegetarian restaurant.
Looking for a dive bar? You found it!
Formerly The Coat, this new bar is renovated to be a bit more upscale, but still a good local hang.
Upstairs and downstairs bars — take your pick! Great atmosphere.
Newly reloated after a fire took the old State Street Saloon building. For sure a locals place.
Barrio (Opening soon)
The new restaurant at 3S Artspace! Happy hours, brunches, etc. are promised — and the art looks really rad.
Definitely more fancy, but great cocktails, and indoor OR outdoor spectacular water views.
The Press Room (Update: currently under renovations, reopening planned for 2018)
The closest to the tugs. Get the Jimmy Juice if you’re up for a strong one!
Good views from the riverside deck and the upstairs balcony. Great chowdah, too.
“The locals” deck — usually crowded, don’t go if you mind cigarette smoke.