The Press Room

77 Daniel St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
ph. 603-431-5186


Portsmouth Boston

The Press Room

For over thirty years, the Press Room has been the Seacoast's live music source. Opened in 1976 by Jay Smith with an emphasis on live jazz and folk music, the pub became a second living room for many of its patrons. Since 1995 new owner Jay Gardner has continued to offer live music seven nights a week while expanding the entertainment to include blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, and even Latin jazz. We offer a full selection of spirits and wine, with an extensive list of imports and micro-brews on draft. From snacks to entrees our menu has something for everyone. Wednesday thru Saturday the full menu is available beginning at 11:30 a.m. with live music accompanying lunch. Whether you're here to grab a bite and a pint, throw darts or listen to great live music, welcome to The Room!

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Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 7. Turn east (right from Boston, left from Portland) onto Market Street. Stay in the left lane for approximately 2 miles, to the first stop sign. Go through the stop sign and immediately turn left onto Bow Street. (Turn right for the city parking garage.) Follow winding Bow Street road until you reach the stop sign at the bottom of the hill. Turn right on Daniel Street. The Press Room is 1/10 of a mile ahead on the left, across from the Federal Building.



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