The 6 Best Neighborhood Bars in Maine!

Going to a local watering hole where you see familiar faces is a special thing. From Portland to Orono, Maine is home to classic neighborhood bars that always make their patrons feel like family. Find all of the classic bar bites, reasonably-priced drinks, and plenty of entertainment at the 6 best neighborhood bars in the state. 

Spring Point Tavern, South Portland, ME

Spring Point Tavern is a neighborhood staple. Frequented by locals as well as students from the nearby Southern Maine Community College, it features cheap beer and drinks and entertainment in a laid-back atmosphere. 

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Rollie’s, Belfast, ME

A small-town bar and grill, Rollie’s has been a Belfast staple for many years. The locals keep it in business during the cold weather months, with tourists helping keep the doors open in the summer. The food is good, and the drinks are reasonable. Check out their Monday-Friday drink specials.

The Commercial Street Pub, Portland, ME

The Commercial Street Pub has it all: Good food, inexpensive drinks, great beer specials, and a comfortable space to have a good conversation. Locals interact with fishermen and a few tourists for a neighborly atmosphere. 

Fat Toad’s Pub, Farmingdale, ME

In its first 10 weeks of business Fat Toad’s Pub has drawn a bevy of locals who like the food, the beer and the camaraderie. The first establishment of its kind in Farmingdale, they will no doubt be there for a long time to come.

The Bench, Gardiner, ME

Whether you want a pizza or just a couple of beers, you’ll be in good company at the Bench. Watch the game, play some bar games, and catch up with your friends.

Little Joe’s Bar & Grill, Lewiston, ME

Have a delicious, hand-tossed pizza or ask about the daily special at Little Joe’s Bar & Grill. The beer and drinks are cheap and the conversation lively, and most of the locals live close enough to walk—and therefore leave safely—to get back home.

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