- 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!
Portland Brew Pub
396 Fore Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Music & Gritty’s Events
- Live Music at Gritty’s Portland in July. All bands start around 9pm. No cover.
Travis James Humphrey every Tuesday
Band Beyond Description plays every Thursday night.
Saturday, July 1 – Mike Taylor
Sunday, July 2 – Reggie Sullivan Band starts at 6pm
Saturday, July 8 – Travis James Humphrey Band
Friday, July 14 – Dave Bowler and Friends
Saturday, July 15 – Eric Bettencourt
Saturday, July 22 – Work Trucks
Sunday, July 23 – Dave Bowler and Friends starts at 6pm
The “Downeast SIPAH” is our 5,000 brew at Gritty’s Portland!
WOW! That’s 35,000 barrels of beer which equals 1,085,000 gallons which equals 8,680,000 pints of beer ALL SERVED THROUGH OUR TAPS IN PORTLAND! The Portland brewers brewed our 5,000th brew in late June! It’s still on tap, but going fast. Try this hoppy blonde ale made with Maine grown grain from Blue Ox Malt House in Lisbon, Maine. This beer is hoppy up-front with a nice malty balance on the end. We used Centennial and Cascade hops with Pale and Vienna malts. 4.5% ABV. On tap in PORTLAND .
The Galactically Stoopid IPA is still on tap but going fast! This hazy, New England Style IPA has a big up-front hops blast and notes of pineapple. Brewed with a mix of Rohr pale malts, flaked oats, pilsner malts combined with Simcoe, Mosaic and Ella Hops. At the end of the brew Larry dry-hopped the beer with
5 pounds of Galaxy hops. This IPA comes in at a whopping 7.2% ABV. On tap in PORTLAND .
Have you had the “Meddybemps Blueberry Ale” yet? On tap in Portland this summer. We brewed this clean crisp ale using some of Maine’s finest hops plus a few pounds of pureed blueberries. The end result is the perfect refreshing summer ale that comes in around 5% ABV.
Scottish Ale for a two buck a bottle at Gritty’s Portland during July! Get 24 bottle cases for just $15 in the Brewtique too.
Get your Scottish on! We’re hosting a launch party for the Scottish issue of the literary magazine, “The Cafe Review on Thursday, July 20 at 6pm. Robbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire or known as the Ploughman Poet would be proud! Bottles of Scottish Ale on sale, Scottish poetry readings and Celtic music!
Gritty’s will be there and you should be too! The Maine Brewers’ Guild Summer Session is the biggest brewfest in Maine and your best chance to try Maine’s best beers. Summer Session is the only brewfest run by and in support of the Maine craft beer industry – we know what beer fans love, and we want to share our love of beer with you while creating the perfect festival environment. Join us at Thompson’s Point in Portland on Saturday July 29th, from 1-5PM, with a VIP session starting at Noon. www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-session-maine-brewers-guild-2017-beer-festival-tickets-33172683389
Wednesdays: 50¢ Wings all day. The Rob & Joey Trivia Quiz Show will go all summer!
For the first time in 6 years, Rob is going to keep the Trivia Quiz show going this summer.
He won’t have time to get a tan, but what the heck…
Thursdays: Get a pitcher for $10 at Gritty’s in Portland. That’s 4 pints for the price of 2.
Fridays: It’s Hoppy Hour for Mug Club Members at Gritty’s Portland 4-7pm! Mug Club Members get $3 mugs and $4 cider. 50¢ wings for anyone and everybody!
NEw Menu Specials
- Ale & Onion Soup Cup $5.99 Crock $6.99
Our pub twist on the classic soup made with our own ale. Topped with croutons and melted provolone cheese.
Gritty’s French Dip $11.50 Juicy roast beef heated in homemade au jus, set in a sub roll topped with melted provolone cheese. Served with a side of au jus and choice of side.
Fried Shrimp Po Boy $12.99
Fried shrimp, lettuce, tomato, fried pickles and a spicy red pepper tartar sauce.
Shrimp Cocktail $9.99
Five jumbo shrimp served with our homemade cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge.
Apple Berry Salad $9.99 half $12.50 full
Spring mix, fresh mozzarella, red delicious apples, fresh strawberries and topped with walnuts.
Served with sesame ginger dressing.
Taco Salad $11.50
Seasoned ground beef, lettuce, salsa, guac, sour cream and shredded shedder jack cheese set in a house fried taco shell bowl.
Falafel Wrap $12.99
Falafel, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, red onion, shredded carrots, and spring mix rolled up in a flour tortilla.
Gritty’s Cobb Salad $12.50
Romaine lettuce, house roasted turkey, bacon, hard boiled eggs, fresh avocado topped with Bleu cheese crumbles.