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Press Room Bar

Closed Now: 17:00 - 01:00
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Great Old Time Feel

This pub has a great "old time" ambiance. When we were there, a group was playing Irish music. The... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
Jim T
Stratham, New Hampshire
via mobile
Great Sports Bar, Great Food, Good atmosphere

Little gem we walked into with a decent selection of craft beer, food and drinks. Great chicken... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Los Angeles, California
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  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
24 Dec 2018
“A fun evening”
5 Apr 2017
“Meh, not my taste”
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77 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
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Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

First time to newly reopened Press Room. Sunday Jazz Ning features an excellent trip. Excellent seating, acoustics, first class local beers, great service and soothing sounds. Especially appreciate serving ice water when you sit and low key about ordering drinks. Looking forward to returning soon.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Most people I know love it here so maybe it's just me. But I find this place gross. It's too crowded on the weekends, the bands are too expensive (some are $20), service is slow and often impolite. Once, when they were staining the bar,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Loved this old time bar, with a great local beer selection as well as the American standards. My husband and I each had 2 beers and our tab was only $12. Apparently they have a Saturday happy hour. What a find!

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

An unexpected surprise at the Press Room. Ate at the bar and I had a fantastic burger and my wife said her salad was great. Didn't have any expectations coming in but left very happy! Keep up the good work

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This pub has a great "old time" ambiance. When we were there, a group was playing Irish music. The authentic brick walls are decorated with a local artist's paintings, which were for sale. Their jerk wings are among the best I've had. Service and prices...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jim T
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Little gem we walked into with a decent selection of craft beer, food and drinks. Great chicken wings, lobster salad, and almost any other item you may desire. Bar atmosphere, so I wouldn't bring kids, maybe in the afternoon hours, but not after 7 p.m....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank EMB08
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Very comfortable bar and small venue to hear music. Great crowd and bartenders offered great service.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

The group "Combo Sabroso" appeared at the Press Room on Sat., Dec. 5th playing their rendition of "Salsa/Regge Party". Great vibes as the place was rocking with dancers and a full house of patrons! Each set got better...playing to the wee hours of the night....More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We went here with some friends while the decks where crowded. The service was poor and drinks really weak for the high price. No bar food either as the menu is for the restaurant upstairs and is kinda fancy. Plus side is love music, but...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Palmgirl33
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Not our typical hangout but they had a group there we wanted to check out. Creaky, dark, dank place...some people like that but...given the age of the building that's what you get. Liked the oriental rugs hanging on the wall for acoustic and deco. The...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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