Any day’s a good day for happy hour and Portland boasts a huge variety of pubs, bars, taverns and restaurants ready to cater to your particular thirst. Whether you’ve got a hankering for beer, wine or a fruity drink complete with cocktail umbrella, you can use our guide to find the best place for your after work imbibing.


BEST 75 PLACES TO EAT & DRINK
And if you’re looking for more than just adult beverages in Greater Portland, we’ve got you covered with top restaurant, cafe, bar and bakery picks from Press Herald restaurant critic Andrew Ross.


(Businesses are listed in alphabetical order.)

Arcadia National Bar
$5 drafts, margaritas and well drinks.

24 Preble St.
5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Bao Bao Dumpling House
$6 select Japanese highball cocktails, $5 large hot sake carafe and draft Sapporo special.

133 Spring St.
4-6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday
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Photo: Claire Jeffers

Binga’s Stadium
$3 craft beers, $4 glasses of wine, $5 beer flights; rotating food specials under $5.

77 Free St.
4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday (not valid on days of Cross Arena and other special events)
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Photo: Gabe Souza

Bird & Co.
$2 Tecate, $5 margaritas, $5 well drinks, $2.50 domestic bottles, $4 house red and white wines, $5 prosecco, $3 tacos.

539 Deering Ave.
3-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
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The Blue Spoon
$5 red, white and sparkling wine, $4 draft beers.

89 Congress St.
4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
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Photo: Gordon Chibroski

Blyth & Burrows
Oyster Social with $1 oysters, $6 punch, prosecco and rose.

26 Exchange St.
5-9 p.m. Wednesday
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Photo: Samantha Schnare

Bonfire Country Bar
Free bacon, $1 tacos and Bonfire whiskey, $2 fries and beer, $3 burgers and wine.

37 Wharf St.
4-7 p.m. daily
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Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room
75 cent oysters and cocktail shrimp, $5 appetizers, Shipyard seasonal draft beer, prosecco, house red and white wine.

86 Commercial St.
3-6 p.m. daily (at bar and high-top tables only)
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Bramhall
$2 off wine and draft beer, half-priced select appetizers.

767 Congress St.
4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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BRGR Bar
$8 adult milkshakes, half-priced drafts, deals on appetizers.

11 Brown St.
3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Aimsel Ponti

Bruno’s Restaurant & Tavern
75 cents off well drinks, house wine and all beer.

33 Allen Ave.
4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Bull Feeney’s
$2 off all drafts and glass wines, 20 percent off more than 200 whiskies, free appetizers 5-6 p.m.

375 Fore St.
4-7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
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Congress Squared (c2)
$3 well cocktails; domestic, import and craft beers; house Cabernet and Chardonnay; and select appetizers.

152 High St.
3-7 p.m. daily
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Photo: Colleen Katana

The Corner Room
$3 house wines and prosecco, beer specials, free snacks.

110 Exchange St.
4-6 p.m. (or until capacity) Monday through Friday
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Photo: Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

David’s
$6 infused cocktails; $5 sangria, house wines and martini; $4 draft beer; discounted select appetizers.

22 Monument Square
3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

Dock Fore
$1.95 pints and domestic bottles, $3.25 import bottles, $3.50 well drinks, $3.95 margaritas, $1 off glasses of wine.

336 Fore St.
3-7 p.m. daily
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Drifter’s Wife
Half off house cocktails, $5 highballs and $7 wine pours on opened bottles.

59 Washington Ave.
4-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
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Photo: Claire Jeffers

East Ender
$6 cocktails, $5 craft drafts, $4 wine, $2 Miller High Life, deals on snacks including soft pretzels and hake dip, larger plate specials, including Maine mussels.

47 Middle St.
3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
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El Rayo
$5 margaritas and sangria; $2 Sol, Pacifico and Tecate.

26 Free St.
4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Samantha Schnare

Elsmere
$5 house margaritas, premium house wines and premium well drinks; $2 off select draft beers and appetizers.

476 Stevens Ave.
4-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
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Photo: Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographe

The Front Room
$3 house wines and Shipyard Export draft, $3.50 rotating liquors.

73 Congress St.
4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Claire Jeffers

The Grill Room
$3 select beers, wine and snacks.

84 Exchange St.
4-6 p.m. daily
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Photo: Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

Gritty’s
$5 well drinks and pints, 75-cent wings on Fridays.

369 Fore St.
4-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
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Photo: John Patriquin

Inkwell Lounge
$5 for 16-ounce drafts, $6 glasses of wine, $7 specialty cocktails, $3 BBQ chips.

119 Exchange St. (Press Hotel)
4-6 p.m. daily
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Independent Ice Co.
$5 Maine draft beers, $5 Prosecco Vin Spano, $7 select specialty cocktails.

52 Wharf St.
4-6 p.m. Sunday through Friday
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King of the Roll
15 percent off all rolls and maki.

675 Congress St.
4:30-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
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Photo: John Patriquin

The King’s Head
$4 select pints, $3 haddock and beef tacos, $2 chicken, pork and veggie tacos.

254 Commercial St.
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
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Photo: John Patriquin

Little Tap House
$5 select local draft, red/white wine, house liquor and pairing of local beer and small appetizer.

106 High St.
4-6 p.m. daily
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Photo: Courtesy of Little Tap House

Local 188
$4 red and white wine and rotating draft, $5 specialty cocktail, $4 select tapas.

685 Congress St.
4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close Monday through Friday
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Photo: Claire Jeffers

Maine Craft Distilling
$3 canned cocktails, $4 Cannon (cinnamon vodka) shots, $6 rotating cocktails.

123 Washington Ave.
4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Courtesy of Champions Sports Bar

Maps
$1 off drafts and glasses of wine, $10 for 32-ounce local draft pitchers.

64 Market St.
4-7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
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Photo: Claire Jeffers

Margaritas
$6 house margaritas and select appetizers, $3 for 20-ounce Bud Light and 16-ounce Tecate.

242 St. John St.
3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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MJ’s Wine Bar
$5 select wines and beers.

One City Center
4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Ted Axelrod

The North Point
$5 drafts, $6 wines, $7 cocktails.

35 Silver St.
4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6-10 p.m. Sunday
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Photo: John Patriquin

Old Port Sea Grill
$2.50 oysters, $4 select draft beers, $6 glasses of wine, $5 cosmos and Manhattans; all day Sundays, $5 bloody Marys and mimosas.

93 Commercial St.
3-6 p.m. daily
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Photo: John Patriquin

Other Side Diner
$5 mimosas, $1 off all canned wines and beer, half-price mini mezze plates and Greek french fries.

500 Washington Ave.
1-3 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Otto
$1 off draft beer, $5 select wines, free slice of pizza with first drink purchase.

576 and 225 Congress St., 250 Read St.
4-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
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Photo: Erik Neilson

Pai Men Miyake
$6 for 10-ounce hot or cold sake, $5 featured drafts, $4 Japanese drafts, $2 Narragansett cans, $5 house red and white wines, $5 specialty cocktails.

188 State St.
4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 p.m. to close Sunday through Thursday
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Photo: Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Parker’s
$1 off all appetizers and drinks.

1349 Washington Ave.
3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Courtesy of Parker’s

Petite Jacqueline
$3 house wine, $4 draft, $5 appetizers.

46 Market St.
4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Colleen Katana

Pizza Villa
$5 Ice Pik vodka drinks, $4.25 Coors Light pitchers, $4 PBR pitchers, $6.50 Fat Tire and Goose Island pitchers, daily appetizer deals.

940 Congress St.
2-6 p.m. daily
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Photo: Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Ri Ra
$4 house wine, $5 Guinness draft and Tito’s vodka, $5.50 Hombres Mexican lager, $7 select appetizers.

72 Commercial St.
3-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
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Photo: Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

Rivalries
$3 Bud Light Seltzer.

10 Cotton St.
4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

Rosie’s
$4 well drinks and Ice Pik vodka, $1.50 Miller High Life, $1.25 rotating draft.

330 Fore St.
4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: John Patriquin

Royale Lunch Bar
Half-price wings, $2 Narragansett, $1 off all other beer.

7 Union St.
3-6 p.m daily
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Photo: Aimsel Ponti

Samuel’s Bar and Grill
$2 domestic drafts, $3 craft and import drafts, $4 Lone Pine Brightside.

1160 Forest Ave.
2-6 p.m. daily
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Photo: Katy Kelleher

Sebago Brewing Co.
Happy hour: $1 off all drafts, $7.50 appetizers; late night: $1 off pints, $8 burger and fries, $5 call drink, $7.50 appetizers.

211 Fore St.
4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 p.m. to close daily
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Photo: Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Sichuan Kitchen
$2 Coors Banquet, $5 mixed drinks, wine and small plates.

612 Congress St.
2:30-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
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Photo: Aimsel Ponti

Slab
$1 off draft beers, wine and select drinks; half-off cheese hand slabs.

25 Preble St.
3-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
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Photo: Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

Solo Italiano
$3 crispy chickpea fries, $8 crudo and antipasti misto, $7 cocktail special, $8 wine, $6 draft.

100 Commercial St.
4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Amy Paradysz

The Snug
$2 off everything.

223 Congress St.
4-6 p.m. daily
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Photo: Aimsel Ponti

Stroudwater Distillery
$5 rotating cocktails; restaurant, bar and hotel workers get 30 percent off Monday; 30 percent off all whiskey cocktails Wednesday.

4 Thompson’s Point
4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, all day Tuesday
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Photo: Samantha Schnare

Sur Lie
$2 off select local drafts, $8 red and white wine, four happy hour cocktails, seven appetizer specials.

11 Free St.
4-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
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Photo: Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Taco Escobarr
$6 house margaritas, select drafts $3.50, free chips and salsa.

548 Congress St.
4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Gordon Chibroski

Terlingua
$7 house margaritas and sangria; $5 prosecco, rotating draft, Michelada, Tito’s and soda, and Hardshore gin and tonic; $4 chips and salsa; $6 chips and queso; $10 daily ceviche; $11 chips and guacamole; rotating food special.

52 Washington Ave.
2-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
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Photo: Claire Jeffers

Three Dollar Dewey’s
$4 Sam ’76 cans, $3 variety of bar snacks.

241 Commercial St.
3-6 p.m. daily
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Photo: John Patriquin

Timber
$6 glasses of wine, $4 pints, $7 premium cocktails, $6 appetizers.

106 Exchange St.
4-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
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Photo: Claire Jeffers

Tipo
$6 drinks, $6 drafts, $5-$8 snacks.

182 Ocean Ave.
4-6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
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Photo: Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Tiqa
Half-price draft and bottled beer and wine by the glass, free mezze (hummus, baba ganoush, olives, falafel, house pita and pickles).

327 Commercial St.
4-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
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Photo: Claire Jeffers

Tomaso’s Canteen
$2.50 Narragansett and Miller Lite tallboys, $3.50 Sierra Nevada Torpedo tallboys, $5 Ice Pick vodka drinks, $2.50 red hot dogs, $6 Italian sausage sandwiches.

18 Hampshire St.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Photo: Joel Page


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