Portland Brew Pub

Ed and the Wet Hops

  • 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!
  • A
    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
    Saturday, Nov. 4 – Dave Gagne Sr.
    Saturday, Nov. 11 – Travis James Humphrey and it’s Veteran’s Day
    Saturday, Nov. 18 – OC and the Off Beats
    Thursday, Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving!  Opening at 7pm
    Friday, Nov. 24 – Farmhouse Project
    Saturday, Nov. 25 – Tilden Katz
    The Old Porter will be on tap in Portland later in November. This beer is one for the “old skool” Gritty regulars. A classic English style porter with generous amounts of aroma hops blended with lots of chocolate malt in the grain bill & top fermented with our house yeast strain. This beer features a lovely, seductive malt back bone that tastes like chocolate, chicory then finishes with a reserved hop spice that transports the drinker to the wet & smoky streets of old London town.  Grains: “Propino” 2-row Pale malt, plenty of chocolate malt, caramalt, malted wheat flour, torrified wheat pellets & black malt. Hops: Cluster & Goldings pellets used with whole Willamette cones.
    They’ve gone down under in Portland with G’Day IPA .
    Brewed in October, there still might be a little G’Day IPA still on tap in early November. This IPA is a lovely straw color with a white creamy head, big tropical nose followed by notes of pineapple, melon & lemon rind. We used Elaa and Galaxy hops with Madrid Otter Pale, Rahr 2-row pale, PILSNER malts & flaked oats.  ABV: 6.3%.  The G’Day IPA will be replaced with a really special IPA
    mid-month. Be sure to stop in Gritty’s Portland to see what this new rotating IPA will be.
    ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR CHRISTMAS ALE! Going on tap in Portland and Auburn in late November.
    November heralds the return of our holiday seasonal, Christmas Ale.  It’s a robust E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) full of holiday cheer.  It scored 97 by Beer Advocate. Christmas Ale has a lovely, dark red/amber color.  The ale has a chocolaty character followed by an earthy hop flavor with a fruity middle-to-end with hints of melon and pear. We brew our Christmas Ale to an original gravity of 1064 (about 6.2% ABV) which gives it a light warming feature.
    You served us, now we’ll serve you. On Veteran’s Day, Saturday, Nov 11th, if you’re active duty military or a veteran you’ll get a free burger, fries and a beverage at any Gritty’s brew pub for lunch or dinner.
    Party with Gritty’s & WBLM this coming St Patrick’s Day in IRELAND!
    Yep, the Gritty’s guys and the Captain are going to Ireland for St Patrick’s Day – and YOU can join them – but only if you register for the trip before the deadline on November 9th! Register at Gritty’s Portland at our St Pat’s Trip Party at 6pm on Thursday, Nov. 9. Win prizes, learn about the trip and sign-up for the trip at the party. This will give you time to make payments, get your liver in shape & learn how to say “Sláinte” properly! FMI:  www.http://www.islandviewvacations.com/rwt/view/1253
    Ready for Black “Flyday”?  While everybody else is  shopping till they drop, you can be snug and warm at the Gritty’s of your choice celebrating “Black Flyday” on Friday, November 24th.  Black Fly Stout and Christmas Ale will be on special. Why go shopping when you can be drinking?
    Gritty’s hours on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23rd:
    Portland:  7pm to 1am. No food, just booze and beer
    Freeport & Auburn: Closed
    Nov. 5 to 11: Portland Beer Week is a series of events celebrating all things beer.
    From the brewer to the bar to pint glass, we invite all beer enthusiasts to join the Maine craft beer industry in celebrating all things beer. Have a pint at Gritty’s in Portland. Happy hour specials all week! Celebrate Portland Beer Week at Portland’s original Brew Pub. http://www.portlandbeerweek.org/
    Winter Pub Grub! During late November, we’ll introduce the NEW winter menu inserts that complement our regular pub menus at all Gritty’s. There’ll be plenty of comfort food favorites on the new menus, so stop by.

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

  • 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.

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