Delaying Reopening

Dear Cisco Brewers Portsmouth #1 Patrons,


We are so sorry to let you know that we need to delay the opening of our beloved pub for a week. We have been focused on getting things just right for your return and, despite our Herculean efforts to be ready for the reopen today, we are just not quite there yet.  


We will be up and running next Thursday, June 11 and hope you can join us then. One of the reasons we are now using a reservations system is to have contact info for our guests, and although we wish this wasn’t the message we were sending today, we're glad that our organization in this area has paid off.


Please keep an eye on our website for additional information, where we will send out communication prior to the new rescheduled reopen next Thursday.


Thanks for your understanding and loyal patronage. We look forward to seeing you very soon!



Cisco Brewers Portsmouth

Here at Cisco Brewers Porstmouth, we're doing our best to offer a slice of normalcy back to the community. To achieve that, we've got to abide by some new regulations laid out by the U.S. government, state government, and the city of Portsmouth.  Additionally, we're adding our own regulations that we believe give us the best chance to succeed, while keeping our staff and customers as safe as possible. 

What's Staying the Same?
  • Drinks - We're still the "Libation Station" beverage hq.  Your favorite Cisco Brewers, Triple Eight Distillery, and Nantucket Vineyard drinks as well as some small batch beers and homemade infusions only available here.

  • Food -  Fantastic eats, perfect compliments to our beverages.  

  • Live Music - Music is a part of our vibe.  We look to feature local and regional artists

  • Community - We will remain family and dog friendly.  All dogs still need to remain on leashes.  Also, the city will not allow us to provide community dog bowls, please pack one!

What's Changing?
  • Operating Days / Hours - Thursday-Sunday, 12-8p. 

  • Our Space - All our customer areas will be outside, with the exception of our restrooms.  We've shuffled tables, marked off zones, and changed entry and exit points. We'll be seating customers via a host, and asking customers to check out with the host as well, so we can guarantee sanitizing between each seating.

  • Reservations - We're requiring reservations before visiting us.  This helps us out on a lot of fronts.  For starters, we will be able to ensure that we can keep enough space between our customers to provide an enjoyable, safe experience.  Also, it helps us plan out our ordering and production, as we need to be fiscally diligent as we reopen.  Additionally, it gives us a method to notify customers in the event of a weather cancellation, as all of our customer areas will be outside. 

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Our staff will be wearing masks, and we're going to require our customers to wear them during entry and exit, and trips to the restroom.    

  • Food - We are making changes to this website to allow for to-go orders to be paid for online and picked up curbside to reduce the contact points between customers and staff.

Cut to the Chase

We want to be open.  We're excited to get back to work and see locals and visitors alike, and be a place where you can discuss the conditions of the universe, laugh at terrible jokes, and all the other great elements of pub atmosphere.  But we won't be able to unless we do our part and you do yours.  Please be patient as we work through new systems and procedures, and please follow our rules when you're on site.


You are all Obi-Wan Kenobi.  You're our only hope.