Portland Brew Pub

Gritty's Portland Brew Pub IPA
Gritty’s Portland Brew Pub IPA
  • 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, Nov. 3 – Dave Gagne Sr. 9:30-12:30
    Saturday, Nov. 10 – OC and the Offbeats 9:30-12:30
    Saturday, Nov. 17 – Tilden Katz 9:30-12:30
    Saturday, Nov. 24 – Scolded Dogs 9:30-12:30
    The IPA’s keep rotating in Portland. In November we’ll have the perennial favorite Downeast SIPA on and then the fan favorite “Slice” will go back on.
    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.
    The Holy Donut is baking special donuts for Portland Beer Week using Gritty’s Black Fly Stout! The donuts will be a “Chocolate Stout.” It will be old fashioned dough with a glaze made of: dark chocolate, coffee, and Gritty’s Black Fly Stout.  Designed specifically for Portland Beer Week, this donut ties together Bard Coffee and their Organic Cameroon Medium-Dark roast coffee, Gritty McDuff’s and their Black Fly Stout, and of course The Holy Donut with our dark chocolate and donuts! YUM! The Beer Bus is making stops on a Beer Week tour to all 3 locations too!
    Thursday, Nov. 1 4 to 10: 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/
    You served us, now we’ll serve you. On Veteran’s Day, Sunday, Nov 11th, Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves or Guard Members get a FREE burger, fries and a beer. (Or any other entrée on the menu that is the same price as a burger, fries and a beer.) You don’t have to show ID. The offer is for the Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves or Guard members only. Friends and family are welcome, but if they’re not a Vet, on Active Duty, a Reservist or Guard Member, they have to pay.
    Gritty’s hours on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22nd:
    Portland:  7pm to 1am. No food, just booze and beer
    Freeport & Auburn: Closed
    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 23.  Black Fly Stout and Christmas Ale will be on special. Why go shopping when you can be drinking?

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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