Bars in Maine

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Dressing up the traditional sandwich, Nosh Kitchen Bar is a go-to lunch spot in Portland's Downtown district. Nosh Kitchen Bar is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. With Nosh Kitchen Bar's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Eat out with the little ones at Nosh Kitchen Bar, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. Dine out in the open during Nosh Kitchen Bar's summer season when patio tables are available for use. If space is what you're looking for, Nosh Kitchen Bar has plenty of room for larger parties.

You can also have Nosh Kitchen Bar cater your next event. If time is of the essence, Nosh Kitchen Bar's take-out option may be a better fit.

Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.

Nosh Kitchen Bar offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.

551 Congress Street
Portland,
ME
US

Marché pleases midday noshers Monday–Friday with a menu sprinkled with french crêpes, salads, and signature sandwiches. Chef Molly Basile and her staff sate crêpe crusaders with house-made crêpes ($2.50–$15) created using Julia Child's original recipe and stuffed with flavorful fillings such as all-natural Maine lobster, sautéed mushrooms, and fresh Maine blueberries. The chickpea parmesan salad packs a healthy protein punch ($7.50), and the braised short-rib sandwich draws on the powers of house-made cherry-tomato compote, onion straws, and a floured roll to bring peace and tranquility to strife-ridden valleys of taste buds ($9). Rotisserie chicken punches up poultry by filling it with fresh herbs, garlic cloves, and Cabot Creamery butter and spinning it on a rotisserie until it's cooked and ready to rest dizzily next to green beans ($9, call for availability).

40 Lisbon Street
Lewiston,
ME
US

The 200-seat Fantail Pub is a clam's throw from Frenchman Bay, trickling into the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It's easy to spot with its parasol-lined veranda, housing what Fantail staff call "The Lobster Pound"—a light-catching fish tank where patrons can pick their own live Maine lobster to be sautéed in butter, or they can opt for a pre-chosen lobster for quesadillas and gooey mac ‘n’ cheese In the dining room, lights hang like overturned martini glasses over two 8-foot billiards tables, each covered with red felt. Bar-side flat-screen TVs display NFL Sunday Ticket games, letting patrons watch as many as three games at a time as they quaff beers. After two-handing a burger with pulled pork, patrons can admire the Fantail's wall mural, which shows rippling currents, a color-drenched sunset, and an astronaut falling from space in the background.

6 Pleasant Street
Bar Harbor,
ME
US

A community-oriented coffeehouse and wine bar, The Local Buzz serves a morning, evening, and kids' menu of pastries, paninis, appetizers, and locally made baked goods. Pair a trio of nuts ($2.50), including organic nori and curry and maple cashews, with the hummus-, pita-, and olive-laden Mediterranean platter ($7.50) for a perfect midafternoon or early mid-dusk snack. Select a sip of tea or java from Coffee by Design or adopt an of-age quaff from diverse drink lists of wines and locally brewed beer. The Local Buzz plays host to a variety of events, making it an ideal destination for a lively family outing, an intimate evening date, or a hair-raising combination of both.

327 Ocean House Rd
Cape Elizabeth,
ME
US

Bonos Pizzeria Grille puts its own gourmet spin on Italian culinary tradition. In an open kitchen, executive chef Anthony Guerriero and his team use local ingredients to craft specialties such as slow-braised short ribs with pappardelle, fingerling potatoes, and peas, and juicy burgers crowned with Boursin cheese and wine-poached pears. They also layer pizzas with specialty toppings such as fig jam and hand-picked lobster before firing the pies over flaming Maine hardwoods. A children’s menu offers kid-friendly options like peanut butter and jelly pizza.

29 western ave
south portland,
ME
US

Every day is different at Standard Gastropub. Every day, its chefs dream up new twists for their menu, putting a gourmet touch on pub favorites and infusing global flavors into classic street foods. In the past, that's meant fresh maple bacon glazed donuts, Asian-fusion burritos, schnitzel coated in pork rinds, and crispy egg rolls stuffed with duck confit and goat cheese. The day's short yet captivating menu depends largely on what tickles the chefs' culinary imaginations and what was in the fridge that morning, as well as what ingredients they can source from local vendors.

Standard Gastropub does have a few constants. Its casual interior contains an open kitchen and robin's-egg-blue picnic tables that make for quirky seating options. Against the wall is a large refrigerator with glass doors, which look in on uncommon wines and more than 200 beers from across America. Further proving the team considers beverages to be more than an afterthought is a selection of craft sodas and coffee from Tandem Coffee Roasters.

233 Main Street
Bridgton,
ME
US