ABOUT

A place for your senses

Hardwood floors, lounge furniture and candlelight build a comfortable scene. Our cocktail menu explores a spectrum of flavor. The music is carefully designed, whether it be seasoned djs, catering to the energy of the room in real time, or talented live projects.

We opened our doors in 2003, with the intention of offering Portsmouth something special in entertainment and experience. Over ten years later the infrastructure has been perfected, and there is always something new to be excited about.

COCKTAILS

the red door

cherry vodka // pomegranate martini


saint peter

jameson // barenjager // lemon // walnut bitters


front porch swing

buffalo trace // averna // lemonade // peach bitters


thai martini

"budha's hand" vodka // lemon // ginger


ted kennedy

black tea vodka // muddled cranberry // club soda


the secret

hornitos // canton ginger // pomegranate // lime // orange


tigerlily

philips union vanilla // coconut // pineapple


wild orchid

tanqueray // chambord // gingerale


little branch

bombay sapphire // st. germaine // lemon


the dragon

bacardi dragonfruit // lime // cayenne


the little a

godiva white chocolate // coconut


japanese sunflower

sake // van gogh pineapple // lime // gingerale


marie antoinette

tea infused brandy // lillet // lemon // orange bitters


espresso martini

vanilla vodka // kahlua // baileys // caffeine


MUSIC

The Hush Hush Sweet Harlot series brings live talented music into an attentive setting. Sid Lindner began the series in 2004 to appreciate local and touring acts, focusing attention on the artists.

Monday nights are a great time to enjoy a muted style of americana, folk, bluegrass, and jazz. The acoustics are ideal for stand up bass, fiddle, slide guitar, cello, and keyboards. It's a receptive, intimate space where the extraordinary unfolds often.

Over the years we have hosted Deer Tick, Nat Baldwin, Phantogram, Joe Young, Ben Cosgrove, These United States, Clara Berry, and John Craigie.

There are only a couple of places left in Portsmouth where you can see some of the greatest, punk, garage, and rock bands from North America live and unadulterated.

Thursday nights at the Red Door are the best place to experience new music and meet cool (and weird) people.

From the beginning, The Red Door has strived to provide something refreshingly unique. Our Djs are no exception. Careful attention has been paid to the quality of our selectors. Depending on the night, you'll enjoy the finest sounds ranging from reggae to funk to hip hop to house to techno and so much more.

We've had the privilege of hosting some of the most well-respected Djs in the world including the likes of Mark Farina, Danny Howells, Soul Clap, El Txef A, Vincenzo, Fred Everything and Pete Moss.

Current Resident Djs:

CALENDAR

TUE

01

Sept

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

02

Sept

ladies night with

PB Kidd

Boston

THU

03

Sept

salty speakers with

Idiot Genes

People Skills

Teratoma

Triode

FRI

04

Sept

Evaredy

Red Door // Boston

SAT

05

Sept

Justin Sloe

Droog // Culprit // LA

SUN

06

Sept

reggae music with

Green Lion Crew

MON

07

Sept

CLOSED - for Labor Day

TUE

08

Sept

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

09

Sept

ladies night with

Evaredy

Red Door // Boston

THU

10

Sept

salty speakers with

Bedroom Eyes

Kal Marks

Sleeping In

Shifty

FRI

11

Sept

Jon Merwin

NH

SAT

12

Sept

The WIG

Red Door // King Street Sounds // NYC

SUN

13

Sept

reggae music with

Green Lion Crew

MON

14

Sept

hush hush sweet harlot with

Chelsea Paolini

Exeter, NH

Lexi Weege feat. Madeline LaPorte

MA

TUE

15

Sept

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

16

Sept

ladies night with

Food Stamp

Lunch Box Breaks // Oregon

THU

17

Sept

salty speakers with

Landladys (album release)

Rick Rude

Ben Katzman's Degreaser

Tall Juan

FRI

18

Sept

Face of Fate w/ Ryan Obermiller

Red Door // Datacet // NH

SAT

19

Sept

Eli Wilkie

Porterhouse // San Francisco

SUN

20

Sept

reggae music with

Green Lion Crew

MON

21

Sept

hush hush sweet harlot with

The Dubious Brothers

Somerville, MA

Mark Stepakoff

Boston,MA

TUE

22

Sept

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

23

Sept

ladies night with

Evaredy

Red Door // Boston

THU

24

Sept

salty speakers with

Palinopsia

Leash

Dead Generals

FRI

25

Sept

Food Stamp

Lunch Box Breaks // Oregon

SAT

26

Sept

Ryan Obermiller

Red Door // NH

SUN

27

Sept

reggae music with

Green Lion Crew

MON

28

Sept

hush hush sweet harlot with

Lara Herscovitch

Connecticut

TUE

29

Sept

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

30

Sept

ladies night with

Evaredy

Red Door // Boston

CONTACT

Manager

Bryan Emerson
For private parties and general inquiries
Email: bryan.l.emerson@gmail.com


Our Hours

Open all week 7pm - close
(Closed most Tuesdays)


Live Act Bookings

Bryan Emerson
For Hush Hush Sweet Harlot Monday night series
Email: bryan.l.emerson@gmail.com

Ryan Harrison
For Salty Speakers Thursday night series
Email: saltyspeakers@gmail.com


Dj Bookings

Ryan Obermiller
Email: reddoorlounge@gmail.com


Private Events

The Red Door is the ideal spot to host your private event. Food is available through Dos Amigos or you may bring your own. Room fees are waived for events of 20 people or more before 9pm. Djs are available for any event.

For more information or to book an event please contact Bryan Emerson at bryan.l.emerson@gmail.com.


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  • The Red Door Lounge
    107 State Street
    Portsmouth, NH
    03801
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