An open-air extension of the Grill, our Gas Light Deck features an extensive beer selection, delicious food and live entertainment in one of the most lush settings in Portsmouth.


Outdoor oasis by day, metro vibe by night. At The Deck, you can enjoy the lush, casual setting of the city's largest courtyard venue for lunch or hang out and relax in the afternoon with friends. When the sun sets, take in live music and our island atmosphere right in downtown Portsmouth. Whether you like classic rock, pop, acoustic or jazz, some of New England’s finest solo artists and bands grace our stage. It’s the city’s oasis playground.



The Portsmouth Gas Light is open for lunch and dinner, weather permitting, serving the Grill menu of wood-fire grilled burgers and chicken sandwiches as well as entrees and salads for lunch and dinner. Entertainment starts the first weekend of May. Come join us for a meal or a drink and hear some of the best local musicians at the same time.




Bands looking to play on the deck need to forward a copy of a well made disc and a promo packet to:

Notso Costley Productions
Demetri Papanicolau
Phone 603-867-6777




  • Back Patio for Drinks & Entertainment is awesome!” Loved the back patio for after dinner drinks & entertainment. Awesome band! Great service! Very fun atmosphere! – Trip Advisor, 5 stars

  • “The bartender was very professional and kind, the beer selection is really good and the Buffalo chicken wrap was really good and tasty” – Yelp 5 Stars

  • “Absolutely love the Gas Light! Have been here numerous times. The food is always amazing. We typically eat downstairs & get pizza, but have sat outside on the deck. There is often live music. We will keep coming back!” – Trip Advisor, 5 Stars

  • “We stopped in for drinks (DECK) while waiting for friends, Beer was great < Service was awesome.Price was great happy hour :)” – Trip Advisor, 5 Stars

  • “Loved it!” Gas Light is one of my favorite restaurants in Portsmouth because of the atmosphere. All of the employees are great, the food is great, and in the summer I recommend sitting outside on the deck. Overall, I recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Portsmouth! – Yelp 5 Stars