The Oar House

I went for a quick walk in the cold New Hampshire air after work.

The lights of the Martingale Wharf building look beautiful at night shimmering inside the structure and reflecting off the water now that work on the building has commenced, and the freighter that is in port was rather inviting too.  Shots of each will probably follow in the next few days, but it was the subtle and inviting glow of The Oar House’s entrance on Ceres Street that won the prize for today’s post.  Love the restaurant, and the very intimate feel with the rich colors of the bricks and the wooden beams inside.  You can even see a wooden ship in the upstairs window.

Ri Ra | Portsmouth, NH

I’ve always enjoyed a stop in an irish pub – and I’m glad to have a new addition to the Portsmouth scene.  The architecture and details in the building alone are worth the visit – the beer and the pub food is the icing on the cake.  Above you can see the safe door in the main dining room.  Below – two of my favorite shots I’ve captured of the restored dome.

Ri Ra | Portsmouth, NH

I’ve always enjoyed a stop in an irish pub – and I’m glad to have a new addition to the Portsmouth scene.  The architecture and details in the building alone are worth the visit – the beer and the pub food is the icing on the cake.  Above you can see the safe door in the main dining room.  Below – two of my favorite shots I’ve captured of the restored dome.

Gilley's PM Lunch | Portsmouth, NH

Gilley’s is one of the true institutions among Portsmouth eateries.  It was recently deemed the best place for late night food by The Beer Drinking Report, and was awarded the Phantom Gourmet’s Hidden Jewel.  This shot was taken from the top floor of the City’s High/Hanover St. parking garage.

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Gilley’s PM Lunch | Portsmouth, NH

Gilley’s is one of the true institutions among Portsmouth eateries.  It was recently deemed the best place for late night food by The Beer Drinking Report, and was awarded the Phantom Gourmet’s Hidden Jewel.  This shot was taken from the top floor of the City’s High/Hanover St. parking garage.

Full size here:  FLICKR