The 10 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 10 best neighborhood bars in the state. 

1. 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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2. 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.

3. The Roost, Orono, ME

Watch the game, have some wings or a burger and catch up with your friends and neighbors over a beer. This is what the Roost is all about. Since it’s a college town, you’ll see some students around, too. Wing nights and $2 beers are often advertised.

4. The End Zone, Waterville, ME

Local sports are the hot topic at the End Zone. Regulars come for a sandwich or wings and a beer, and to keep up on the latest scores. Gather with your community to cheer on your favorite teams. 

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5. 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. 

6. Micah’s Pub, Brewer, ME

A little hole in the wall, Micah’s Pub serves beer, burgers and wings and features specials on Thirsty Thursday. Their cocktails are extremely affordable. Lots of locals go here after competing in league sports all year ‘round.

7. 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.

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8. 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.

9. 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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10. Crazy 8’s, South Paris, ME

Yummy sandwiches and pub fare, along with beer and cocktails, keeps locals coming back to Crazy 8’s. The frequent entertainment typically rocks the house—and is pretty darn good.

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