Local businesses have always been an integral part of the fabric of our community, and supporting these businesses has never been more important.

Townsquare Media Portsmouth is committed to standing with local businesses, and the people who bring them to life and make them special. So we are very proud to introduce our inaugural Townsquare Media Portsmouth Townie Awards for 2021.

The Townies are our way of honoring some of the local businesses that help define the unique character of the Portsmouth and New Hampshire community.

We know you'll recognize some, and others might be new to you -- but since our community grows and changes constantly, that's the point. We hope you enjoy this eclectic list of some of the people, places and things that we love about New Hampshire.

Please join us in rallying to celebrate and support them during this challenging time, and always.

LOOK: The Townsquare Portsmouth Townie Awards 2021

From a restaurant with a superstar chef that's got Guy Fieri vibes to an arcade with over 600 games, Townsquare Media Portsmouth is proud to present our picks for the 2021 Townie Awards. These awards highlight the most unique local businesses, people, places and things around New Hampshire.