- 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.
Portland Brew Pub
396 Fore Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Music & Gritty’s Events
- Live Music at Gritty’s Portland. Never a cover charge.
Every Tuesday – Travis James Humphrey from 7-10pm
Every Thursday – Band Beyond Description 9:30-12:30pm
Friday, March 15 – Dave Gagne Sr. from 7- 10pm
SOS will be on tap for St. Patrick’s Day in all Gritty’s brew pubs. The Special Oatmeal Stout, better known as SOS contains 7 barley malts, torrified and malted wheat, 10% flake oats and is hopped with 3 different varieties of Goldings Hops. S.O.S. has a smooth, chocolaty flavor with a full body. The ABV is around 6.8%. SOS is the perfect beer for St. Patrick’s Day and the rest of March. On tap at all pubs.
Where’s there “Fire,” – there’s a smoked lager on tap. Our “Fire” lager features a touch of smoke from Beech Wood smoked malts along with Vienna and Munich malts. It’s brewed with Saaz hops and is purposely hazy, which gives this brew a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. It’s a malty-sweet and approachable lager that is also crisp and drinkable. About 5.5% ABV. On tap at all the pubs while it lasts!
Try the G’Day IPA is on tap in Portland in early March.
Brewed using Ella and Galaxy hops then blended with 2-row pale malts & flaked oats. This IPA is a lovely straw color with white creamy head, big tropical nose followed by notes of pineapple, melon & lemon rind. Kind of reminds us of Australia. So have a G’Day mate! 6.3% ABV
Calling all UNO game players! UNE is having a UNO tournament at Gritty’s in Portland on Thursday, March 21st from 5:30pm to 9:30pm! Proceeds benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Gritty’s is donating 50¢ from every pint we sell, and UNE is also having a 50/50 raffle. Come play UNO while helping raise some money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Play Ball! – MLB Opening Day is Thursday, March 28. Wear your favorite MLB team hat, tee or jersey to Gritty’s on Opening Day and we’ll give you an order of pretzel sticks for FREE with your first beer!
The Red Sox open the 2019 season on Thursday, March 28 against the Mariners. The Red Sox will open the 2019 season by getting some national exposure right off the bat. According to a schedule released by ESPN on Monday, the Red Sox Opening Day matchup with the Mariners in Seattle will start at 7:08 p.m. ET. Come watch the game at Gritty’s.
Happy Hours at Gritty’s Portland Monday to Thursday, 4-6pm
Mug Club Members will pay $4 for their mugs. Pints for all other customers are $5 and well drinks are just $5 for everybody. Friday Happy Hour from 4 to 7pm. Get 50¢WINGS during Happy Hour on Fridays too!
Wednesdays: The Quiz Show Trivia Night with Rob and Joey at 7pm.