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Live Music

Every Thursday and Friday 9:30-12:30

No Cover

$3 Drafts after 10:00pm

Pub Menu available until 11:00

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December Line-up:

  • 12/3: Elijah Clark
  • 12/4: Pete Peterson
  • 12/10: Doug Mitchell
  • 12/11: Michael Troy
  • 12/17: Jim Gallant
  • 12/18: Cormack McCarthy

December Specials and Events:

Season's Greetings!

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Riverworks Newsletter

Season's Greetings! It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you our new head chef, TJ Bernard. TJ is a Newmarket native and began his career in The Riverworks' kitchen over twelve years ago. We are so excited to welcome him back and we hope you will enjoy the new and exciting changes that will follow. TJ specializes in fresh seafood and loves using local products whenever possible. Look for exciting new fish and shellfish offerings on our specials menu, as well as new events like our Dollar Shuck Tuesdays, starting this month!

Thursday, December 24 closing at 5:00
Closed Christmas Day
OPEN all day December 31st and January 1st
Closing early Sunday, January 3rd at 5:00 for Staff Holiday Party.

PAINT NITE: The first Tuesday of every month is our monthly Paint Nite event, held upstairs and kicking off at 7:00. Never tried a Paint Nite? They are a blast! First, visit their website at and find The Riverworks. Choose from upcoming events and buy tickets for you and your friends online. Be sure to use code RIVER20 to save $20 on every ticket you buy. When you show up for your event you'll be given an apron, a canvas, and all the materials you need to create a beautiful painting to take home. Have some drinks and share some laughs! Coming for food, too? Show up early, grab some seats for Paint Nite and then head to the dining room for dinner.

DOLLAR SHUCK TUESDAYS: The second Tuesday of every month is now Dollar Shuck Tuesday and our first event is on Tuesday, December 8th and runs from 6:00-9:00, or until we run out of oysters. Come to The Riverworks and enjoy cold water New England oysters for $1 each. You wonÕt find a deal like this anywhere else in town!

SHIPYARD PRELUDE: A winter favorite of New Englanders, we will feature this awesome seasonal on draft all month long with a promo night to celebrate! Date of promo TBA, check our Facebook page for updates.

BULLEIT FLIGHT: Bulleit is quickly becoming one of the most prominent names in whiskey as the rye craze sweeps the nation. Bulleit offers three products; a bourbon, a 10 year aged bourbon, and a rye. If you've ever wondered about the differences, this is your lucky day. Try a flight of three for $12 and you can try all three for one low price. Compare bourbon vs. rye and bourbon vs. aged bourbon and see which one wins your heart and taste buds.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE RIVERWORKS: Support local live music! Join us in the tavern every Thursday and Friday evenings after 9:30 for a free show featuring $3 drafts after 10:00 and a pub menu available until 11:00. Due to the holidays, there will be no live music the last three dates in December:

  • 12/3: Elijah Clark
  • 12/4: Pete Peterson
  • 12/10: Doug Mitchell
  • 12/11: Michael Troy
  • 12/17: Jim Gallant
  • 12/18: Cormack McCarthy
  • EVERY WEEK: Don't forget to join us for our weekly events, too:
    Tavern Trivia-Every Monday night at 8:00
    Wine Down Wednesday: All wine by the bottle is half price every Wednesday, all day. Seriously.
    Three Dollar Drafts: All draft beers are just $3 after 10:00 every night. Weekends, too!

    NEW YEAR'S EVE: Chef TJ will be preparing a special menu for New Year's Eve 2015. Look for it on Facebook after Christmas. In the meantime, call us at 659-6119 and reserve your table. We look forward to ringing in the New Year with all of you!

    From our family to yours, we wish you a happy and peaceful holiday season. Love, The Riverworks

    Smuttynose Beer Dinner
    Presenting a Smuttynose Beer Dinner at
    The Riverworks!
    Thursday, October 10th
    reception at 6:30, dinner at 7:00

    $55.00/person plus tax and gratuity

    limited space available, call 659-6119 for your reservations today!

    Reception: Various Passed Appetizers
    with: Star Island IPA

    1st course: Wild Mushroom Soup with spicy greens and prosciutto
    with: Old Brown Dog

    2nd course: Crispy Roast Pork Belly with root vegetable puree and cider sauce
    with: Pumpkin Ale

    3rd course: Spicy Goat Curry with parsnips, beets and pickled peppers
    with: Finest Kind IPA

    4th course: Cheese Plate with pumpkin and apple butters, fig and raisin compote and brown sugar crostini
    with: Robust Porter


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