Portland Brew Pub

  • Gritty’s Portland Brew Pub opened in 1988. It became Maine’s first brew pub since prohibition and a leader in the state’s craft brew revolution. Since then, locals and visitors from around the world have been enjoying fine, small-batch ales.  Gritty’s brews on-premise and serves great pub fare in an old world pub atmosphere.
  • Gritty’s Portland Brew Pub is the perfect place to experience the ambiance of Portland’s Old Port.
    Our Fore Street location is in the heart of the historic district. Pull up a chair at our copper-topped bar. Strike up a conversation at our beer hall style tables. Take in the street life on the cobblestones of Wharf Street from our patio.
  • We’re open everyday and you’re always welcome. Gritty’s has become a Maine institution, garnering many awards for Best Bar, Best Brew Pub and Best Beer. Stop in, have a pint and see where the legend began. Cheers!
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    Portland Brew Pub
    396 Fore Street
    Portland, Maine 04101



Music & Gritty’s Events

  • Live Music at Gritty’s Portland in October. All bands start around 9 pm unless noted. No cover.
    Every Tuesday – Travis James Humphrey 7-10 pm
    Every Thursday – Band Beyond Description 9 pm
    Friday, Dec. 29 – Farmhouse Project
    Saturday, Dec. 30 – Work Trucks
    Saturday, Jan. 20 – Work Trucks
    Saturday, Jan. 27 – Middle Men
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    Did you say Organic SIPA?
    Come try this small-batch organic IPA in Portland for the New Year! Made with Maine grown organic pale malts from Blue Ox Malt House in Lisbon, Maine & organic Cascade and Centennial hops from Aroostook County, this IPA comes in at 5% ABV.  The Organic SIPA is hoppy up-front with a nice malty balance on the end.
  • Scottish Ale comes out just as winter really gets roaring! Scottish Ale returns in late December to help you weather the season. Gritty’s Scottish Ale is our interpretation of the robust brews native to Scotland. Generous quantities of Pale malt along with Munich and Caramalts give this ale a deep and complex profile. A few shades darker than our Bitter, with a rich, slightly sweet first impression on the palate that rounds out to a satisfying maltiness with a medium-dry hop finish. At 6.3% ABV it’s hearty but not overwhelming.
    On tap at all locations!
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  • What’s in your mystery envelope?  If you were lucky enough to get one of the Mystery Envelopes during December, bring it back to the Gritty’s in January to see what you won. The envelope MUST still be sealed. Your server will open the sealed envelope to see if you won an instant discount, a free meal, Gritty gear or a Gritty gift card.
    The Maine Brewer’s Guild Winter Session is Saturday, Jan. 13 at Brick South Building on Thompson’s Point. To promote the Maine craft beer community, celebrate our incredible offering of Maine-brewed beer, and raise funds for the Guild.  Plus, we know how to create the best festivals: From world-class beer from world-class breweries, to live music, plus plenty of space at the venue to spread out, a variety of delicious food from local food trucks, this will be the biggest and best brewfest in Maine. Winter Session is one of two of Maine’s premier craft beer events. Virtually every brewery in Maine will be there Gritty’s will be there, will you?

Daily Deals

  • “Three, four and five” are all you need to remember during Happy Hour at Gritty’s Portland.
    Mug Club Members will pay $3 for their mugs, pints for all other customers are $4 and well drinks are just $5 for all during Happy Hour from Monday to Thursday, 5-7pm and on Fridays, 4 to 8pm. Don’t miss the rotating food specials either!
    Pitchers of Gritty’s for just $12 every night of the week in Portland from 9pm to close.
    Which means that’s $3 per pint in a really big container. Bring your friends!
    Meanwhile on Mondays at Gritty’s Portland, Kids Eat FREE from 5 to 10pm. 
    If a child orders off our Kids’ Menu anytime on Monday they eat FREE. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult who orders off our regular menu at the same table. Bring the family to Gritty’s Portland on Monday for dinner. (Sorry, not valid on any holidays that fall on a Monday. Not valid for take away and cannot be combined with any other special offer. Limited to kids 12 years old or younger,  and to just 4 children per table.)
    Save $4!  On Tuesday Gritty’s in Portland cut the base price of a ‘burger from $10.99
    to $6.99 during Happy Hour from 5-7pm. Don’t miss Travis James Humphrey playing LIVE from 7-10 pm.
    On Wednesdays at Gritty’s Portland get the Fried Appetizer Sampler for just $4 during Happy Hour!
    (Onion Rings, pickle chips and ‘shrooms) Don’t miss the Trivia Quiz Show with Joey and Rob at 7pm.
    Thursdays is HALF OFF Nacho’s during Happy Hour
    from 5-7pm at Gritty’s In Portland.
    Don’t forget Band Beyond Description plays from 9-midnight!
    Get 50¢ WINGS at Gritty’s Portland on Fridays during Happy Hour
    from 4-8pm.
    During the Pat’s Games at Gritty’s Portland, Wings are just 50¢ each, pints are $4 and well drinks are just $5
    during the game!

NEw Menu Specials

  • Fried Brussel Sprouts $8.99
    Deep fried brussel sprouts served with sriracha aioli
    Ale and Onion Soup $5.99 cup $6.99 crock

    Caramelized onions, Gritty’s ale and stock topped with crostini and provolone cheese.
    Autumn Chicken Salad Sandwich $11.99

    Chicken salad, walnuts, cranberries and mayonnaise served on focaccia bread with choice of side.
    Fall Harvest Salad $11.99

    Kale, roasted butternut squash, cranberries, apple slices and walnuts tossed in apple cider vinaigrette.
    Open Faced Turkey Sandwich $12.99

    Roasted garlic bread, mashed potato, stuffing and house-roasted turkey served open faced and topped with gravy.
    Steak Tip Dinner $16.99

    House marinated steak tips served with choice of two sides. Steak tips served plain, teriyaki or BBQ.
    Short Rib Pappardelle $17.99

    Braised short ribs and mushrooms tossed in a red wine demi-glaze with pappardelle pasta.

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