Most Mainers are die hard New England sports fans and you’ll find no shortage of sports bars with the big game on throughout the state. From big screen TVs, to spicy wings, to craft brews on tap, here are Maine’s best sports bars so you won’t miss the next big Red Sox or Patriots game.
Rivalries is just steps from the Cross Insurance Arena, making it the best spot to grab a beer after a Portland Pirates game. Known for their 32 TV screens with every major professional and college sports package known to mankind and their delicious sweet chili Buffalo wings and fingers, you’ll always find a crowd here on the weekend. Rivalries recently opened a second location in Falmouth.
With great pub food, a long Happy Hour, and tons of TVs covering the wall showing everything from hockey to baseball to football, the Gridiron is the place to go for all your sports needs in the Greater Lewiston/Auburn area. Open daily, you’ll never have to miss another New England sports game here.
Located right by the Cross Insurance Center, Hollywood Slots Casino, and darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Seasons Sports Pub is the perfect sports pub in Bangor to meet up with your friends to watch the big game. The bar is well stocked with all the good stuff and the food tasty. Seasons even shows the local University of Maine Black Bears games on their 20 high-definition big screen TVs.
Open late until 1 a.m. daily, Champions Sports Bar is Biddeford’s premier sports bar for all your New England sports needs. With over 22 beers on tap and another 40 available, you won’t find a larger beer menu at any sports bar in Maine. The menu is filled with all your pub favorites and there is always a game or NASCAR race on TV.
Fore Play Sports Pub is Portland’s oldest sports pub and a favorite among 20-somethings looking for a cheap beer. With cheap décor, friendly bartenders, and a ton of sports packages and old school bar games like pool, air hockey, and foosball, Fore Play is a bit of a dive bar, but a ton of fun.
As one of the few year-round places in the heart of Bar Harbor, the Dog and Pony Tavern is the place to watch the NFL Sunday ticket on the nine TVs or enjoy some lawn games outside in their treehouse environment. Beer is served until 1 a.m. and the pub food is tasty and affordable.
With a large U-shape bar and tons of wall-mounted TVs, Duffy’s Tavern & Grill is a great place to enjoy American comfort and pub fare while watching the Patriots win. The menu is filled with all your favorites like burgers and wings, the beer flows coldly from the tap, and you’ll enjoy cheering on your team with the locals. Duffy’s also has a second location in Old Orchard Beach.