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. Friday and Saturday the full menu is available beginning at noon 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!
The Press Room is open with live music seven nights a week. Our menu full is available whenever the kitchen is open.
Monday 5 p.m.-1 a.m. with the kitchen open until 11 p.m.
Tuesday 4 p.m.-1 a.m. with the kitchen open until 11 p.m.
Wednesday 4 p.m.-1 a.m. with the kitchen open until 11 p.m.
Thursday 4 p.m.-1 a.m. with the kitchen open until 11 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m.-1 a.m. with the kitchen open until 11 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m.-1 a.m. with the kitchen open until 11 p.m.
Sunday 4 p.m.-1 a.m. with the kitchen open until 10 p.m.
Interested in booking a gig? The instructions are simples...
You can email Tristan Law: tristanklaw (at) gmail (dot) com.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Gift certificates are available for purchase.
Rent the Second Floor
The upstairs at the Press Room is available for functions, banquets and meetings. Contact the Kitchen Manager about availability at (603) 431-5186. Rental charges are based on the size of the event and number of staff required. Availability is limited Friday through Sunday nights as the room is open for music.
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.