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Sip and Savor: Maine’s Top Pubs & Bars for Casual Dining

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Maine: Where Brews, Cocktails, and Cravings Collide

Maine’s vibrant scene extends far beyond its stunning coastline and charming harbors. Nestled amidst quaint towns and historic villages lies a hidden gem – a haven for thirsty adventurers seeking delectable bites and handcrafted libations. Whether you’re a discerning craft beer connoisseur, a cocktail enthusiast with a penchant for the creative, or simply someone looking for a lively atmosphere and casual fare, Maine’s diverse and welcoming pubs and taverns cater to every desire.

From bustling brewpubs boasting award-winning IPAs and porters to intimate gastropubs where inventive mixologists concoct unique masterpieces, the state’s beverage landscape is a tapestry woven with passion and expertise. Craving a pint brewed with locally-sourced hops while overlooking a breathtaking ocean vista? Or perhaps you seek a cozy nook to savor a handcrafted cocktail alongside a plate of succulent mussels. In Maine, these experiences and more await around every corner, promising an unforgettable journey for your taste buds and soul.

So, grab your friends, ditch the itinerary, and embark on a pub crawl through Maine’s hidden gems. With each new establishment, discover a unique ambiance, a story waiting to be told, and a flavor profile that will tantalize your senses. Let the adventure begin!

TOP MAINE PUBS & BARS
Finback Alehouse in Bar Harbor, Maine

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Finback Alehouse

Bar Harbor, ME

Craft beer bliss awaits at The Finback Alehouse in Bar Harbor! Savor award-winning IPAs, sours, and lagers brewed onsite in their industrial-chic taproom or soak up sunshine on the patio. Craving bites? Munch on bar favorites with a twist, like lobster mac & cheese or kimchi fries. Live music nights and a community feel make The Finback Alehouse a hoppy haven for your taste buds and soul. Cheers!

30 Cottage Street,
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Batson River Brewing Pub & Restaurant in Biddeford Maine

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Batson River Brewery

Biddeford, ME

Discover Batson River Brewing & Distilling in nearby Biddeford, a must-visit for craft beer and spirits enthusiasts. Their menu highlights fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with delicious pub fare perfect for pairing with their house-brewed beers and handcrafted spirits. Enjoy the industrial-chic atmosphere and sample award-winning flavors from this Maine favorite.

17 Lincoln Street
Biddeford ME 04005

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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 MAINE PUBS & BARS
Batson River Brewing Pub & Restaurant in Biddeford Maine

Batson River Brewery

Biddeford, ME

Discover Batson River Brewing & Distilling in Biddeford, Maine, a must-visit for craft beer and spirits enthusiasts. Their menu highlights fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with delicious pub fare perfect for pairing with their house-brewed beers and handcrafted spirits. Enjoy the industrial-chic atmosphere and sample award-winning flavors from this Maine favorite.

17 Lincoln Street
Biddeford ME 04005

Big Daddy's Bar & Grill in Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Big Daddy's Bar & Grill

Old Orchard Beach, ME

Big Daddy’s Bar & Grill is an Old Orchard Beach institution, serving up a taste of Southern hospitality right near the beach. Savor their famous smoked meats, flavorful Cajun and Creole dishes, and classic pub grub and hearty finger foods. Wash it down with a cold beer from their wide selection or a refreshing cocktail for a true Old Orchard Beach experience.

2 West Grand Avenue,
Old Orchard Beach ME 04064

Blythe & Burrows Pub & Bar in Portland, Maine

Blythe & Burrows Pub

Portland, ME

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

Federal Jack's Restaurant & Pub in Kennebunkport, Maine

Federal Jacks Restaurant & Brew Pub

Kennebunkport, ME

Overlooking the Kennebunk River, Federal Jack’s offers vibrant pub fare and spectacular waterfront views. Dig into classic comfort foods with a Maine twist, fresh seafood platters, and pizzas from their wood-fired oven. Don’t miss their award-winning craft beers, brewed on-site, for a true Kennebunkport experience.

8 Western Avenue,
Kennebunkport, ME 04043

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

Leary's Irish Pub in Bar Harbor, Maine

Leary's Landing Irish Pub

Bar Harbor, ME

Craving a taste of the Emerald Isle in Bar Harbor? Leary’s Landing Irish Pub welcomes you with open arms (and Guinness!). Savor hearty classics like bangers and mash or indulge in their famous fish and chips. Don’t miss live Irish music nights that fill the air with lively jigs and singalongs. With warm hospitality and a touch of Irish charm, Leary’s Landing promises a pub experience that’s sure to leave you jigging with joy.

156 Main Street,
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen & Topside Tavern in Freeport, Maine

Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen & Topside Tavern

Freeport, ME

Experience a slice of Maine history at Jameson Tavern, a Freeport landmark since 1779. Savor traditional New England fare like lobster rolls, chowders, and juicy prime rib. Pair your meal with a local craft beer or a classic cocktail and soak up the cozy, historic atmosphere of this beloved tavern.

115 Main Street,
Freeport ME 04032

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

McSeagull's Restaurant in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

McSeagull's

Boothbay Harbor, ME

Enjoy casual waterfront dining at McSeagull’s Restaurant! Indulge in pub classics and local favorites, including our signature burger and creamy lobster bisque. Wash it down with Maine craft beers, classic cocktails, or wine. With live music on weekends, McSeagull’s offers a delicious and scenic escape in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

14 Wharf Street,
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

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

Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery in Rockland, Maine

Rock Harbor Restaurant, Pub & Brewery

Rockland, ME

Discover Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery, where handcrafted beers and elevated pub fare come together in a lively setting. Savor fresh seafood, creative burgers, and wood-fired pizzas perfectly paired with their award-winning brews. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or craving a satisfying meal, Rock Harbor delivers a true taste of Rockland.

416 Main Street,
Rockland, ME 04841

Sea Dog Brewing Company in Camden, Maine

Sea Dog Brewing Company

Camden, ME

Overlooking scenic Camden Harbor, Sea Dog Brewing Co. serves award-winning craft beer and hearty American pub grub in a lively atmosphere. Signature dishes include lobster mac & cheese, fish tacos wood-fired pizzas, juicy burgers, and Sea Dog’s famous blueberry ale. With free live music on weekends and killer waterfront views, Sea Dog is a favorite pub serving top quality ales paired with casual yet satisfying meals from its pub-style menu.

55 Chestnut Street
Camden, ME 04843

Sebago Brewing Company in Kennebunk, Maine

Sebago Brewing Company

Kennbebunk, ME

Sebago Brewing Company brings its award-winning craft beers and elevated pub fare to Kennebunk. Savor wood-fired pizzas, hearty burgers, and fresh seafood alongside their signature brews. Their inviting atmosphere and spacious patio offer a relaxed spot to unwind and enjoy a taste of Maine’s craft beer scene.

65 Portland Road,
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Ship's Cellar Pub in York, Maine

Ship's Cellar Pub

York, ME

The Ship’s Cellar Pub offers a unique nautical-themed dining experience, reminiscent of an old ship’s hull. This pub specializes in classic Maine pub fare, with signature dishes like clam chowder, lobster rolls, and fish and chips. The menu is complemented by a selection of local craft beers, wines, and specialty cocktails. With its intimate atmosphere and friendly service, the Ship’s Cellar Pub is a must-visit for tourists seeking a taste of Maine’s maritime heritage and casual pub cuisine.

480 York Street,
York, ME 03911

York River Landing in York, Maine

The York River Landing

York, ME

Experience the York River Landing, where waterfront views and delicious food come together. Savor fresh, locally sourced seafood, juicy steaks, and classic pub fare. Their expansive bar features Maine craft beers on tap and a wide selection of cocktails. Whether you’re seeking a casual lunch or a lively dinner spot, the York River Landing delivers a true taste of coastal Maine.

150 US Route 1,
York, ME 03909

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