Portland Brew Pub

Christmas Ale Pint with red ribbon and greenery

  • 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. All bands start around 9 pm unless noted. No cover.
    Every Tuesday – Travis James Humphrey from 7-10 pm
    Every Thursday – Band Beyond Description 9 pm
    Saturday, Dec. 1 – Dave Gagne Sr. 9:30-12:30
    Saturday, Dec. 8 – Work Trucks 9:30-12:30
    Saturday, Dec. 15 – Desperate Avikadoz 9:30-12:30
    Saturday, Dec. 22 – Travis James Humphrey Band 9:30-12:30
    Saturday, Dec. 29 – OC and the Off Beats 9:30-12:30
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    The IPA’s keep rotating in Portland.
    In December we’ll have the perennial favorite Downeast SIPA on and  the fan favorite “Slice” is on tap too!
    You can’t put winter in a keg, but we may have come close! Our Abram’s Ale is a classic winter session ale. Abram’s Ale is brewed with imported English 2- Row Barley, Cara-malt, Munich, Chocolate and a touch of Roasted Barley. Then we hop it with two types of Goldings hops: East Kent & Styrian along with imported Fuggles whole hops from the UK. Gritty’s Abram’s Ale has an amber color with a light, well balanced flavor. In our Pubs we’ll offer this red ale on nitrogen to make it creamy smooth.  5.5% ABV on tap in late Thanksgiving at Gritty’s Portland.
    Open Mic Nights are back at Gritty’s in Portland.  We started back on Monday, Nov. 5 at 8pm. This night is building, with more people showing their talent every week. Come join us. We’ll be hosting these events for those who want to show off their jams, throw down some poetry, or get some laughs with comedy – or whatever other artsy medium you prefer that requires a microphone. It’s been well over a decade since we’ve done these, and we’re stoked for their return. Swing by, sign up, and show off your mad skillZ.
    Santacon is Saturday Dec. 1 from 4pm to 1am in Portland and making a stop at Gritty’s Portland. Get pints of Gritty’s beers and a shot called Santa’s Little Helper for $5. SantaCon is a mass gathering of people dressed in Santa Claus costumes parading publicly on streets and in bars in cities around the world. The focus is on spontaneity and creativity, while having a good time and spreading cheer and goodwill. SantaCon incorporates elements of a flash mob in the context of cheerful bawdy and harmless behavior, the singing of naughty Christmas carols, and the giving of small gifts to strangers. http://twitter.com/SantaconPWM
    Merry Madness is Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4pm-10pm Portland’s biggest night of holiday shopping and merriment. Enjoy the Kickoff Party at Portland House of Music & Events (4pm-6:30pm) then shop ’til you drop! Participating locations open until 10pm.  Make sure to swing by Gritty’s! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/merry-madness-tickets-38908313814
    Gritty’s Portland is one of the stops on the 2nd annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! We want the city of Portland to join in on the fun. Get that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to rock the holiday! Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6pm to midnight.
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Daily Deals

  • 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.
    Wednesdays:  The Quiz Show Trivia Night with Rob and Joey at 7pm.
    Fridays:  Happy Hour from 4 to 7pm.  
    Get 50¢WINGS during Happy Hour on Fridays too!


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