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“Always entertaining...”

Press Room Restaurant
Ranked #85 of 202 Restaurants in Portsmouth
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Rye, New Hampshire
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always entertaining...”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Pressroom is a Portsmouth institution...albeit a relatively young (for Portsmouth) one. The Pressroom has music every day of the week! (they originally got their liquor license because of this agreement - music everyday!) The downstairs is filled with acoustic sea-shanty's and irish music during the week; with the electric stuff saved for upstairs later at night. Don't miss the irish music on Friday afternoons 4pm->9ish - every week. It's the best kept secret in town. The staff are extremely friendly as are the patrons. And there's always a good selection of draft beers to whet your dry palette.

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best music in the area”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The Press Room is known in the area to have some of the most consistent and best music around so it's worth checking out for that. Food is OK - typical pub food. Edible but nothing special. One of those local places that we take for granted but shouldn't - it's really a special spot because of the showcase of so many great local musicians.

  • Visited April 2014
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Oceanside, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ambience better than service/food”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We would have liked to have given this at least 4 stars because of what happens here on Friday nights. Local Celts and Scots move in and out of the back area of the bar on that night to sit and play and sing wonderful tunes that they all seem to know. It was enchanting. However, the service was poor and the food just O.K. It didn't seem that clean. Our son went back another time on a Friday night, sat at the bar, and was completely ignored. Was never waited on.

Visited January 2014
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Boston
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“I go for the music”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I haven't actually eaten here, but the jazz is the best in the region. And this is a region where the jazz is very good indeed. Definitely worth checking out if you are in to good music.

Visited January 2014
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Medway, Massachusetts, United States
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Local Music”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We walked in on a Sunday night and there was awesome live music upstairs. There was a 5 piece jazz band and they were great. You can just grab a drink and sit and listen-no cover charge.

Visited December 2013
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