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Since 1988, Gritty McDuff’s has been creating fine, handcrafted ales and traditional pub fare. From our humble beginnings as a small brew pub in Portland’s Old Port, we’ve grown to become the brew pub of choice for Mainers and folks “from away”. From the start, Gritty’s was at the forefront of the brewing renaissance in the Maine. Founders Ed Stebbins and Richard Pfeffer had two simple goals in mind: to create a true, English-style pub serving fresh ales and great food, and to have fun doing it.

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Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub
4.1
Based on 518 reviews
Hoori Barkh
Hoori Barkh
21:01 03 Sep 22
Went for dinner and sat outside. The outdoor seating was picnic tables - it was alright. Got clam chowder and wings, burger, and chicken strips and apple sauce for the kiddo. The food was good overall although I would say the wings had too much sauce on them. We didn’t finish everything so we packed some to go. The service was great. The bathrooms were upstairs so quite a trek from where we were. I would recommend the place. The strip has so many choices for food.
Jared Moore
Jared Moore
16:37 13 Aug 22
What a great place! Customer service A1. I was pretty drunk going in there and their servers made sure that I had water and that I was 100% satisfied. Ill definitely be coming here again and so should everyone else.
Dawn Fagerstrom
Dawn Fagerstrom
20:34 19 Jul 22
Casual atmosphere! Great music playing, but perfect for conversations. Waitress is very friendly. Stopped in for some drinks. Blueberry Ale and citizen cider is delish! A number of their ales / ipa's are brewed right on site. Enjoy the outdoors by sitting out on the cobblestone walk or sit indoors with the air conditioning. Great stop!
Mark Munjoy
Mark Munjoy
18:42 13 May 22
In Portland for the weekend and had lunch at Gritty's. Solid food and beer selection. Would recommend for a quick lunch in the city.
Mr Picard
Mr Picard
04:45 07 May 22
The bartender is personal, an attentive. Music is great. The bar smells like bug spray. Needs to be updated. James is awesome, and makes the place golden. Without him, it'd be meh.
Big Wally
Big Wally
00:05 03 May 22
Great seaside pub and brewery in scenic Portland.Lots of tasty appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, dinners and of course house-brewed beers.Nachos were good, loaded with chicken. Ask for extra jalapeños.Burgers were cooked right, juicy and tasty.Friendly staff and great decor.
David Jellison
David Jellison
13:50 30 Mar 22
Gritty McDuff's is all you imagine an Irish pub to be. The Black Fly Stout nitro is awesome, lobsta roll and house made chips were also great. Prompt friendly waitstaff and a great atmosphere, all on Fore street old town charm.
David Jellison
David Jellison
01:37 30 Mar 22
Gritty McDuff's is all you imagine an Irish pub to be. The Black Fly Stout nitro is awesome, lobsta roll and house made chips were also great. Prompt friendly waite staff and a great atmosphere, all on Fore street old town charm.
Mike Bulgajewski
Mike Bulgajewski
22:10 13 Mar 22
If you're looking for a great atmosphere to enjoy some great beer and pub-fare, Gritty's is hard to beat. I Started patronizing Gritty's about 30 years ago when I lived in the area. One of my favorite spots for a bite and a beer. Drove from NH 2.5 hours to meet my boys (who live in the area) for lunch. Boys were running late but I went in anyway and was greeted by Mehgan. What a delight this young lady is!... friendly, talkative, and attentive. She poured me a pint of my favorite all time beer, Gritty's Brown Ale! I finished that pint, and took a walk while I waited for my boys. When I came back, I was greeted with a friendly smile from Mehgan, and took a table while I waited for my boys. I Was served a delicious Pub Style Ale on cask, by Hannah. Hannah seemed a little stressed at first, but she "warmed up," and was friendly and attentive. My boys joined me shortly after. We ordered some delicious Pub-Fare that included wings, soft pretzels, lamb burger, quinoa bowl, and the rachel (a play on a rueben with turkey). Food was delicious! My only suggestion is that they should cook the lamb medium rare. they won't cook it less than medium (and I understand it's a safety/health concern). Also, maybe put a little tzatziki sauce on the lamb burger. Overall, a great experience (as it usually is!). And you haven't missed a beat with your brews! The Brown Ale, Pub Style, Black Fly, Best Bitter, etc., are just as tasty and full bodied as they were 30 years ago. Keep up the good work!
Hannah Collins
Hannah Collins
17:13 17 Jan 22
delicious vegetarian mac n cheese with fried jalapeños. i had a great beer called the galactically stupid IPA which I would certainly drink again. my partner enjoyed their meal as well. service was awesome!
Christine C
Christine C
20:45 11 Dec 21
We had our first lobster roll here. We don't have anything to compare it to, but the hubs wasn't complaining. It was served on a buttered toasted roll, and went great with both beer and cider. It has a great atmosphere, and if you go down the stairs there is another cozy little bar.
E Li
E Li
14:58 13 Oct 21
Delicious beer. A go to for locals and tourists… be sure to check em out!
Brenden Smith
Brenden Smith
23:49 27 Sep 21
Very pleased. Nice atmosphere, good service, food was par or above. Good sipping beer to enjoy the atmosphere.Decent spirits selection too.
Sara Cates
Sara Cates
14:12 12 Sep 21
The food is always good. Love there beer. They just released Halloween Ale. One of my favorites. The staff is always polite and attentive. Our sandwiches we great and the food came hot. Even though they are under staff right now it was the same great place it has always been. our usual waitress Hannah wasn't there but the girl we had was very nice.
Marc Vigneault
Marc Vigneault
00:36 21 Aug 21
Had a quick visit here. We originally came in through the basement bar entrance not even realizing there was a another whole floor. LOLThe basement bar is accessed from the backside alley the main bar entrance is on the main street side.The lower bar was kinda cool. Not much bigger than a some waiting areas for a larger restaurant. The bar is tucked in a corner with a see through window wall giving view to the brewery tanks. Bar seats 6 to 8. And there's a few other high top deuces and maybe one four top. So maybe 20 total. Real cool to stop in for pop or two.The upstairs bar seats many more plus there are two other rooms with a combination of long communal tables and traditional 2/4 top tables and high tops. It was seat yourself during the mid afternoon when we arrived.The beer menu had a good mix of styles a pale ale, a summer, a stout, plus a few of their regular flagship styles. One thing to note if you're not into craft beer the options are limited.I had one of their own- Vic's Secret, a Session NE IPA and enjoyed it.We only had a quick bite of boneless wings and some cups of chowder and chili. The chowder was very flavorful and not too thick. It was a little lean on seafood though. The chili was meaty and tasty. The buffalo tenders were tender and a decent size order for sharing with 2 to 3 people. They had a nice tang to them. I enjoy a more spicy buffalo so I would say they were on the mild side heat wise.We saw some sandwiches get delivered to another table that looked very filling.If I was back in the area I'd stop in again to try more beer and some other food options.
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Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 25 @ 12:00 am
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The Valdmanis Brothers at Gritty’s @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Travis James Humphrey at Gritty McDuff’s @ Gritty McDuff's
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Travis James Humphrey from 6-9 Tuesday nights at Gritty McDuff’s

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Trivia Night at Gritty McDuff’s @ Gritty McDuff's
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Night at Gritty McDuff's @ Gritty McDuff's | Portland | Maine | United States

You ready for trivia night?

Did you know we host trivia every Wednesday night? From 7-9PM in our Portland location, you can test your brain power against some seriously tricky trivia questions. First, second, and third-place teams win Gritty’s gift cards for their display of knowledge. Can’t make it tonight? We’ll see you next week for another round.

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The Vista Cruisers at Gritty McDuff’s Brewpub @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub
Sep 30 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 1 @ 12:30 am
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Travis James Humphrey at Gritty McDuff’s @ Gritty McDuff's
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Travis James Humphrey at Gritty McDuff's @ Gritty McDuff's | Portland | Maine | United States

Travis James Humphrey from 6-9 Tuesday nights at Gritty McDuff’s

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Wed
Trivia Night at Gritty McDuff’s @ Gritty McDuff's
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Night at Gritty McDuff's @ Gritty McDuff's | Portland | Maine | United States

You ready for trivia night?

Did you know we host trivia every Wednesday night? From 7-9PM in our Portland location, you can test your brain power against some seriously tricky trivia questions. First, second, and third-place teams win Gritty’s gift cards for their display of knowledge. Can’t make it tonight? We’ll see you next week for another round.

Oct
11
Tue
Travis James Humphrey at Gritty McDuff’s @ Gritty McDuff's
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Travis James Humphrey at Gritty McDuff's @ Gritty McDuff's | Portland | Maine | United States

Travis James Humphrey from 6-9 Tuesday nights at Gritty McDuff’s

Oct
12
Wed
Trivia Night at Gritty McDuff’s @ Gritty McDuff's
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Night at Gritty McDuff's @ Gritty McDuff's | Portland | Maine | United States

You ready for trivia night?

Did you know we host trivia every Wednesday night? From 7-9PM in our Portland location, you can test your brain power against some seriously tricky trivia questions. First, second, and third-place teams win Gritty’s gift cards for their display of knowledge. Can’t make it tonight? We’ll see you next week for another round.

Oct
15
Sat
Dave Bowler at Gritty McDuff’s Brewpub @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 12:00 am
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