Nightlife in South Portland


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Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Flask Lounge caters to those craving an all-American meal. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. For your viewing pleasure, Flask Lounge also stocks TVs in the bar area. The patio tables outside of Flask Lounge are the perfect spot for a summer meal. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Flask Lounge, which accommodates plenty of large groups. The restaurant also features a DJ, and visitors are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation. Call Flask Lounge for catering if you have a big event coming up. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. With prices below $15 per person, you can eat at Flask Lounge as often as you like!
117 Spring St
Portland,
ME
US
For ethnic cuisine with a Spanish twist, dine at Local 188. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Local 188 also offers a full bar with a variety of beers, wine, and cocktails to complement your meal. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Local 188. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Local 188, which accommodates plenty of large groups. Al fresco eating options are also available at Local 188, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Be sure to call for a reservation if the bar is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Casual dining at its best, Local 188 customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door. Local 188's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the bar, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
685 Congress St
Portland,
ME
US
Styxx is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes. None of the fare at Styxx is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Styxx offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. The restaurant frequently features a DJ, so visitors can treat their ears to some of the best beats around town. Those who enjoy dancing can make their mark on the open floor. Between the music and the crowds, expect noise levels to reach upper limits at the restaurant. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. No need to gussy up for a trip to Styxx, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. Throwing a big party? Count on Styxx to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. null Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Styxx's moderately priced fare.
3 Spring St
Portland,
ME
US
Visit The Armory Lounge for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Portland's Downtown. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at The Armory Lounge, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Toast your evening out at The Armory Lounge with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. The Armory Lounge is great for big groups, and diners favor its private room for important events. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table. Call The Armory Lounge for catering if you have a big event coming up. There's nearby street parking available as well as a valet service. The menu at The Armory Lounge is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at The Armory Lounge, so come by whenever it fits your schedule. No need to sweat your schedule — the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
20 Milk Street
Portland,
ME
US
For casual American-style cuisine, burger-loving diners head to Norm's Bar and Grill. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Norm's Bar and Grill, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Norm's Bar and Grill — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Wireless internet access is available for no charge at Norm's Bar and Grill. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Norm's Bar and Grill's seasonally available outdoor seating. During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick). Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Norm's Bar and Grill. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Norm's Bar and Grill patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the Congress St location. Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Norm's Bar and Grill's moderately priced fare. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Norm's Bar and Grill — swing by for for favorite meal.
617 Congress St
Portland,
ME
US
Find old friends or make new ones at Ri Ra — this welcoming Irish bar is a solid hangout for residents of Portland's Downtown area. Plan to indulge a bit at Ri Ra, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. The drink list at Ri Ra has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Grab the kids when you head to Ri Ra — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Ri Ra has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at Ri Ra. Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table if you're headed over on a weeknight — it can get quite busy with the after-work crowds. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Ri Ra is come-as-you-are. Ri Ra can also cater your next party; call today for details. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's Commercial Street location offers nearby street parking. Dining at Ri Ra will set you back about $30 per person on average.
72 Commercial Street
Portland,
ME
US
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