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Where to Unwind in Portland: A Local’s Guide to Portland’s Pubs and Bars

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Eat, Drink, and Explore: Portland's Premier Pubs and Bars

Portland, Maine isn’t just about lobster rolls and lighthouses. As night falls, the city’s culinary scene transforms, revealing a vibrant and eclectic mix of pubs and bars. Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot with a classic tavern feel or a trendy cocktail lounge, Portland has something to quench every thirst.

From acclaimed craft breweries pouring award-winning IPAs to intimate bars where skilled mixologists shake up innovative drinks, there’s an endless variety waiting to be discovered. And of course, delicious food is never far away, with many spots serving up elevated pub grub to complement your drinks.

Get ready to embark on a flavor-filled adventure through Portland’s pub and bar scene. Let’s explore the hidden gems, the local favorites, and the places where unforgettable nights in this coastal city begin!

TOP PORTLAND MAINE PUBS & BARS
Liquid Riot Bottling Company in Portland, Maine

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Liquid Riot Bottling Co.

Portland, ME

Liquid Riot Bottling Co. is a unique brewpub offering an array of house-brewed beers, spirits, and creative cocktails. This innovative brewpub and distillery takes pride in its farm-to-table approach, featuring a menu of locally sourced, seasonal dishes like gourmet burgers, fresh seafood, and artisanal charcuterie boards. With its modern industrial vibe, Liquid Riot provides a memorable experience for tourists seeking to explore Portland’s vibrant craft beverage scene and culinary delights.

250 Commercial Street,
Portland, ME 04101

Gritty McDuff's Pub in Portland, Maine

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Gritty McDuff's

Portland, ME

Gritty McDuff’s is a renowned brewpub offering a taste of local culture with its selection of house-brewed ales and hearty pub fare. Signature dishes include classic fish and chips, savory burgers, and loaded nachos, all perfect for pairing with their award-winning beers like the Original Pub Style or Black Fly Stout. With its warm, rustic ambiance and friendly staff, Gritty McDuff’s is a must-visit for tourists seeking a casual dining experience in the heart of Portland’s vibrant food and drink scene.

396 Fore Street,
Portland, ME 04101

Upsacle Pub & Restaurant

Blythe & Burrows Pub

Step into the timeless elegance of Blythe & Burrows, a Portland classic steeped in maritime history. Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and elevated small plates inspired by global flavors. Their cozy, multi-level space features a raw bar and a lively atmosphere perfect for a special night out or a casual drink with friends. Experience the refined side of Portland’s pub and bar scene at Blythe & Burrows.

26 Exchange Street,
Portland, ME 04101

TOP PORTLAND MAINE PUBS & BARS
Andy's Old Port Pub in Portland, Maine

Andy's Old Port Pub

Portland, ME

Andy’s Old Port Pub welcomes you with a classic pub atmosphere and no-frills comfort food. Enjoy hearty favorites like burgers, wings, and fresh seafood alongside a wide selection of beers and cocktails. Their cozy setting and friendly staff make it a perfect spot to unwind and experience the heart of Portland.

94 Commercial Street,
Portland, ME 04101

Blythe & Burrows Pub & Bar in Portland, Maine

Blyth & Burrows

Portland, ME

Step into Blythe & Burrows, a Portland gem inspired by maritime history. Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and globally inspired small plates in a cozy, multi-level space. Their lively atmosphere and focus on quality make it perfect for a special night out or a casual drink with friends.

26 Exchange Street,
Portland, ME 04101

Great Lost Bear Restaurant & Pub in Portland, Maine

Great Lost Bear

Portland, ME

Discover the legendary Great Lost Bear, a Portland institution with a mind-boggling selection of craft beers on tap. Savor classic American pub food, from burgers and wings to house-smoked meats. Their lively atmosphere and expansive space make it a perfect spot for groups or exploring the world of craft beer.

540 Forest Avenue,
Portland, ME 04101

Gritty McDuff's Pub in Portland, Maine

Gritty McDuff's - Portland

Portland, ME

Gritty McDuff’s is an institution known for its lively atmosphere and classic pub fare. Gritty’s offers a range of signature craft beers, including the famous Black Fly Stout and Best Bitter. The menu features hearty favorites like juicy burgers, fish & chips, and savory wings. With its rustic charm and friendly service, Gritty’s is a must-visit for tourists seeking a taste of Portland’s local flavors and brewing tradition.

396 Fore Street,
Portland, ME 04101

Little Tap House Pub in Portland, Maine

Little Tap House

Portland, ME

Step into the cozy confines of the Little Tap House, a Portland favorite known for its globally-inspired small plates and extensive craft beer selection. Their warm atmosphere and knowledgeable staff create a welcoming spot to sip, savor, and explore the best of Portland, Maine’s food and beverage scene.

106 High Street,
Portland, ME 04101

Liquid Riot Bottling Company in Portland, Maine

Liquid Riot Bottling Co.

Portland, ME

Discover Liquid Riot Bottling Co., Portland’s unique brewery, distillery, and restaurant experience. Enjoy creative, seasonally-inspired pub fare alongside their award-winning craft beers and house-made spirits. Their stylish, industrial-chic space offers a vibrant atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out in Portland.

250 Commercial Street,
Portland, ME 04101

O'Reilly's Cure Restaurant and Bar in Scarborough, Maine

O'Reilly's Cure Restaurant & Bar

Scarborough, ME

Located just outside of Portland, O’Reilly’s Cure offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere with hearty Irish-inspired fare, fresh seafood, and an extensive list of craft beers and cocktails. Their cozy setting and lively ambiance make it a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a true taste of Maine hospitality.

264 US Route 1,
Scarborough, ME 04074

Portland Mash Tun Pub in Portland Maine

Portland Mash Tun

Portland, ME

Step into Portland Mash Tun, a lively haven for beer lovers and comfort food enthusiasts. Enjoy their extensive selection of craft beers on tap alongside hearty burgers, sandwiches, and classic pub fare. Their cozy atmosphere and friendly staff make it a welcoming spot to experience the Portland scene.

29 Wharf Street,
Portland, ME 04101

Ri Ra Irish Pub in Portland, Maine

Rí Rá Irish Pub

Portland, ME

Experience a piece of Ireland in the heart of Portland at Rí Rá Irish Pub. Savor traditional Irish dishes, enjoy the lively atmosphere, and explore their wide selection of whiskeys, beers, and cocktails. From cozy booths to lively bar seating, Rí Rá offers a true Irish pub experience in Portland.

72 Commercial Street,
Portland, ME 04101

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