40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.427.9197

OPEN 7 DAYS
SUN - THU : 10a–10p
FRI - SAT : 10a–midnight

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ShakesBEERience
Mon. February 19, 6:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 21, 7:30pm

Amanda Dane, full band show ($5)
Thu. February 22, 8pm

Soulation Station ($5)
Fri. February 23, 9pm

Dave & Steve Play the Dead ($5)
Sat. February 24, 8pm

Movie night: "Strange Brew" & Rising Tide tap takeover
Sunday, February 25, 7pm

Henna Night with Jess & Best of the West Coast beer release
Tue. February 27, 5pm

Open Mic
Wed. February 28, 7:30pm

Read Free or Die
Thu. March 1, 7pm

Class of '95 tap takeover with Allagash & Dogfish Head
Friday, March 2, 6pm

Soggy Po' Boys ($5)
Fri. March 2, 9pm

Dan Blakeslee & the Calabash Club ($5)
Sat. March 3, 9pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 7, 7:30pm

Cold Engines ($5)
Fri. March 9, 9pm

New England Bluegrass Band ($5)
Sat. March 10, 8pm

Drink 'n' Draw
Tue. March 13, 7pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 14, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. March 15, 7pm

Golden Oak ($5)
Fri. March 16, 9pm

Penhallow ($5)
Sat. March 17, 8pm

William Shatner Beat Night
Sun. March 18, 5:30pm

ShakesBEERience
Mon. March 19, 6:30pm

Open Mic
Wed. March 21, 7:30pm

Ray DeMarco & Friends ($5)
Fri. March 23, 8pm

Susie Burke & David Surette ($10)
Sat. March 24, 8pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. March 27, 5pm

Open mic
Wed. March 28, 7:30pm

Elroy ($5)
Fri. March 30, 9pm

Cosy Sheridan ($10)
Sat. March 31, 8pm

Open mic
Wed. April 4, 7:30pm

Read Free
Thu. April 5, 7pm

Clyde Bisbee & the Wheelhouse Revelers ($5)
Fri. April 6, 9pm

Danielle Miraglia & the Glory Junkies ($5)
Sat. April 7, 9pm

 

 


John
Jon
David

MEET THE PRINCIPALS

John Petrovato, Jon Strymish and David Lovelace have designed, built and operated bookstores together and separately since 1992. John currently owns Raven Books (www.ravencambridge.com) in Harvard Square and on Newbury Street in Boston. His Boston location won The Boston Globe’s Best of The New in 2010. The Raven won the Boston Phoenix’s Readers’ Poll as "Best Used Bookstore in Boston."

Jon Strymish’s family founded New England Mobile Bookfair (www.nebookfair.com), a Boston institution for over fifty years, which he managed and had the role of book buyer. Beyond books Jon has been involved in the Boston-area music scene and was a board member of Cambridge’s Club Passim for many years.

Starting in 1992, David co-owned and managed the Montague Bookmill (www.montaguebookmill.com), a legendary bookstore, café and performance space near Amherst, MA. The Bookmill has been featured in The New York Times and Yankee Magazine. The LA Times lost all perspective when it called the Mill, “Quite possibly the finest bookstore café in the world.” David sold the Mill in 2007 to write the memoir, Scattershot (Penguin Books, 2008). He’s at work on his second book, Gutenberg’s Revenge.