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 7-10pm
    Every Thursday – Band Beyond Description
    Friday, Jan. 18 – Livid Orange

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    Fat Slice
    – Gritty’s Fat Slice DIPA is a blonde colored, cloudy & hop forward double IPA with an aroma & flavor of bitter orange & cantaloupe. The use of locally sourced barley & oats also gives this beer a pleasant, ‘bready’ body that holds up nicely against the aggressive hop flavors. This beer is top-fermented, wheat free & vegan. It’s a big beer!
    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.

    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.

    Holy Donut Chocolate Porter! During Portland Beer Week back in November we sent some Black Fly Stout to the Holy Donut and they made some chocolate donuts with them that were delicious. Well, the bakers at the Holy Donut sent Gritty’s Portland 10 pounds of their donuts. We mashed them into the chocolate Porter we brewed! The donuts added a sweet rich flavor to the porter – Going on tap in late December or early in January, it’s perfect for the New Year’s holiday or to drink on those cold winter days.

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.  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.


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