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  • 1. Novare Res Bier Café


    At tucked-away Novare Res Bier Café, choose from some three dozen rotating drafts and more than 300 bottled brews. Relax on an expansive deck...Read More

  • 2. Portland Hunt and Alpine Club


    Scandinavian-inspired small bites and serious craft cocktails drive this hip new locale that includes delicious negronis on tap and excellent...Read More

  • 3. Vena's Fizz House


    The old-fashioned soda fountain gets a modern update at Vena's Fizz House, where flavors like raspberry mint, chocolate-covered cherry cordial...Read More

  • 4. Bull Feeney's


    For nightly specials, plenty of Guinness, and live entertainment, head to Bull Feeney's, a lively two-story Irish pub and restaurant. ...Read More

  • 5. Gritty McDuff's Portland Brew Pub


    Maine's original brewpub serves fine ales, British pub fare, and seafood dishes. There are between six and eight rotating ales on tap, and there...Read More

  • 6. Rí Rá


    This happening Irish pub has live music Thursday–Saturday nights and a pub quiz on Tuesday. For a more mellow experience, settle into a couch...Read More

  • 7. Sonny's


    In a Victorian-era bank building with arched windows overlooking an Old Port square, this stylish bar and lounge packs in the late-night crowd...Read More

  • 8. The Bearded Lady's Jewelbox


    This hip, craft cocktail–centric hole-in-the-wall has tons of charm and a speakeasy vibe (indeed, there's no sign on the door). Sip a dainty...Read More

  • 9. The Big Easy

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    To catch live local and national acts most any night of the week, try the Big Easy. Everything from blues, jazz, and soul to Grateful Dead covers...Read More

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