Portland Brew Pub

  • 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. Never a cover charge.

    Cinco de Mayo (Sunday, May 5) – Lucas Roy from 7-10pm
    Saturday, May 18 – Hello Newman
    Saturday, May 25 – The Middle Men
    Every Tuesday – Travis James Humphrey from 7-10pm
    Every Thursday – Band Beyond Description

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  • Help us celebrate National Drinking Water Week in Portland from May 5-11. Come visit Gritty’s Portland to learn about how water affects us in our lives between drinking water, forests and perhaps best of all…BEER! Dozens of local breweries rely on the water in Sebago Lake here in Maine. Beer is 90% water; delicious beer begins with outstanding water. We’re collaborating with Portland Water District, Sebago Clean Waters and Loon Echo Land Trust to provide beautiful slideshows and information throughout the week about water treatment & protection and how it affects beer, forests and drinking water.

    Gritty’s will be served at the fifth annual Streets, Eats and Beats Food Truck Festival on Saturday, June 1! Portland’s favorite food truck and music event on Thompson’s Point is from noon to 5pm. Enjoy eats from local and visiting food trucks and drink cold Gritty’s beer and Tito’s handmake vodka while listening to live music and enjoying some lawn games! Event FMI: -%%-%%-%%-%%-%%-%https://www.eventbrite.com/e/street-eats-beats-2018-21-event-presented-by-infinity-credit-union-tickets-44303892134

    Go Big for Hunger! This month, Gritty’s is teaming up with local charity Go Big For Hunger to combat hunger in the State of Maine. When you’ve finished paying your tab, add a few extra dollars right at the bottom of your receipt to help fight food insecurity right here in Maine. Then, join is for a Community Pint Night on Thursday, May 23 at 5:30pm at our Portland pub, where 50ٴ¢ from each pint sold goes to the cause, and the Band Beyond Description caps off the night at 9:30pm! This is a great charity & it benefits folks in our community where it counts the most: right at their dinner table.

    The 90s are making an epic return to Gritty’s with Hello Newman! On Saturday, May 18, come rock with us at our Portland pub for a killer live show featuring songs from bands like Blink 182, Sublime, Reel Big Fish, Third Eye Blind and more! Music goes from 9:34pm-12:30. No cover!

    Wanna help protect freedom of health? On Thursday, May 30 from 5:30pm-9:30pm, join us at Gritty’s Portland for a complimentary & alternative healthcare gathering and fundraiser! This Community Pint Night will support the Safe Harbor LD364 bill, and to do so, we’ll have a 50/50 raffle, silent auction with items from practitioners and supporters, and of course 50¢ from each pint sold goes to the cause! FMI, visit safeharbormaine.org.

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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.  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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