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

THU

01

Jan

local heroes with

Teacher Mother Secret Lover

NH/Boston

Green Bastard

NH

Jimmy Farquhar

NH

FRI

02

Jan

Jon Merwin

NH

SAT

03

Jan

Mike Swells

RISE // Red Door // Boston

SUN

04

Jan

OPEN

MON

05

Jan

hush hush sweet harlot with

Jim Dozet

Stu Dias

of Soggy Po Boys and Gnarlemagne

TUE

06

Jan

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

07

Jan

red on red with

Evaredy

ladies night - drink specials

THU

08

Jan

local heroes with

Billy Raygun

Reunion // NH

The New Warden

Boston

Kiss Concert

Worcester

Damp

MA

FRI

09

Jan

Chris Luzz

Stranjjur // NYC

Patrick Barry

Red Door // Re:set // Boston

SAT

10

Jan

Mr Dereloid

A/V Club // Foundation // Portland

SUN

11

Jan

OPEN

MON

12

Jan

hush hush sweet harlot with

Through the Static and Distance

The Songs of Jason Molina album release. Presented by Burst & Bloom Records

TUE

13

Jan

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

14

Jan

red on red with

Evaredy

ladies night - drink specials

THU

15

Jan

local heroes with

Black Norse

NH

Raw Blow

Boston

Big Mess

Lowell

FRI

16

Jan

Ryan Ruel

Blue Door // Boston

SAT

17

Jan

Alan Manzi

Make it New // Boston

SUN

18

Jan

reggae music with

Green Lion Crew

MON

19

Jan

hush hush sweet harlot with

Joe Gallant

Caroline Cotter

TUE

20

Jan

special hush hush sweet harlot

Consumption Ham Lincoln

performs their western rock opera, Hear the Buzzards Grind.

WED

21

Jan

red on red with

Evaredy

ladies night - drink specials

THU

22

Jan

local heroes with

Lisa/Liza

Portland

Joey Pratt

NH

Little My

Acoustic // NH

Blake Joseph Seale Jr

NH

FRI

23

Jan

Juan MacLean

Red Door // DFA Records // NH

SAT

24

Jan

Audio Prophecy

Groove Democracy // Boston

Anton M

GCR // Boston

SUN

25

Jan

OPEN

MON

26

Jan

hush hush sweet harlot

Canceled Due To Snow

TUE

27

Jan

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

28

Jan

red on red with

Evaredy

ladies night - drink specials

THU

29

Jan

local heroes with

Choke Up

Album Release // Boston

Lady Bones

Boston

Zauberhexe

NH

FRI

30

Jan

special hush hush sweet harlot from 8-10 with

The Joshua Incident

then…

Lord Bass

Red Door // Trance Lab // NH

SAT

31

Jan

Ryan Obermiller

Red Door // NH

SUN

01

Feb

OPEN

MON

02

Feb

hush hush sweet harlot with

Joe Young

TUE

03

Feb

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

04

Feb

red on red with

Evaredy

ladies night - drink specials

THU

05

Feb

local heroes with

Chandos

Charles

Are We Elephants?

FRI

06

Feb

special hush hush sweet harlot from 7-10

DYAO party feat…

Ben Clapp

Jacqueline Scott

then…

Patrick Barry

Red Door // Re:set // Boston

SAT

07

Feb

Juan MacLean

Red Door // DFA Records // NH

SUN

08

Feb

reggae music with

Green Lion Crew

MON

09

Feb

hush hush sweet harlot with

Duke Mandell and JP Brown

James Parkington

TUE

10

Feb

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

11

Feb

red on red with

Evaredy

ladies night - drink specials

THU

12

Feb

local heroes with

Palehound

Little My

Pseudomonas

FRI

13

Feb

special event from 7-9

"Galentine's Day" w Edible Seacoast

open to the public, drink specials + snacks, then…

Lord Bass

Red Door // Trance Lab // NH

SAT

14

Feb

Mike Swells

RISE // Red Door // Boston

SUN

15

Feb

reggae music with

Green Lion Crew

MON

16

Feb

hush hush sweet harlot with

Tom Emerson

Ibis Moon

TUE

17

Feb

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

18

Feb

red on red with

Evaredy

ladies night - drink specials

THU

19

Feb

local heroes with

DRE DAY feat…

Granite State

Human Speakers

Jamal Cooley

Cody Pope

FRI

20

Feb

special hush hush sweet harlot from 8-10 with

Stereoch3mistry

then…

Tom Bartlett

Red Door // SITH // Boston

SAT

21

Feb

Wil Trahan

Sturdy Recordings // Bijou // Therapy // RI

SUN

22

Feb

OPEN

MON

23

Feb

hush hush sweet harlot with

Dave Dersham

George Woods

TUE

24

Feb

CLOSED - Available for private events

WED

25

Feb

red on red with

Evaredy

ladies night - drink specials

THU

26

Feb

local heroes with

Rick Rude

New Legs

Lady Bones

Feral Jenny

FRI

27

Feb

George Vala

Suara // KD Music // NYC

SAT

28

Feb

Ryan Obermiller

Red Door // NH

CONTACT

Manager

Cresta Smith
For private parties and general inquiries
Email: vanillacresta@yahoo.com


Our Hours

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


Live Act Bookings

Cresta Smith
For Hush Hush Sweet Harlot Monday night series
Email: vanillacresta@yahoo.com

Ryan Harrison
For Local Heroes 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 Cresta Smith at vanillacresta@yahoo.com.


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    Portsmouth, NH
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