Open until 1 a.m., Sneaky Pete Billiards riles up the spirit of friendly competition with a variety of different games, including video games, darts, foosball, and billiards atop eight tables. Tournaments are posted on their Facebook page, and leagues take place three nights a week. Patrons of all ages can fuel the competition by diving into hearty dishes such as chili mac or shepherd's pie—a homemade heap of savory ground beef and fresh mashed potatoes that leaves bellies more full than a drill sergeant's swear jar. Guests can also stroll up to the full-service bar and imbibe a selection of 36 bottled beers or variety of cocktails.
As a child, Jason Litalien watched Cheers with his dad; even then, he knew that in the future he wanted to open a neighborhood sports bar inspired by the hit television show's signature watering hole. Duty came first, though; Jason enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for 13 years, keeping his dream alive all the while. Three years ago, he returned from service and opened The Frosty Pint, a friendly pub decorated with Boston sports memorabilia, including a neon Celtics sign and framed Red Sox and Tom Brady jerseys. Cooks curate a menu of American favorites such as chicken wings drenched in teriyaki or thai honey sauce, jalapeño poppers, and deep-fried baseballs. Bartenders, meanwhile, fill glasses with 20 types of draft beer, pour a handful of wines, and mix spirits into cocktails. The Frosty Pint also has an outdoor seating area with umbrellas to protect them from the elements.
Quickly ease your appetite at this laid-back American eatery — The Great Lost Bear serves sandwiches, salads and more. Gluten-sensitive diners can still find plenty of options on The Great Lost Bear's menu, as can vegans. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — The Great Lost Bear offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to The Great Lost Bear — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at The Great Lost Bear, which offers great seating for large groups. Open air seating is ready for diners at The Great Lost Bear when the weather is warm.
If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most The Great Lost Bear patrons come in casual attire. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Those driving to The Great Lost Bear can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
A visit to The Great Lost Bear will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. All major credit cards are accepted.
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.
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.
Some meat-centric restaurants may try to evoke an old-time Western ranch, but chef Harding Lee Smith dubs The Grill Room & Bar an “urban steakhouse.” Although the open, high-ceilinged dining room exudes plenty of rustic charm, Smith is most inspired by his restaurant's own bustling neighborhood and the local farms beyond it. Starring in a cast of fresh, locally grown produce are grass-fed, all-natural meats from New Gloucester's Pineland Farms. These meats—think spice-rubbed skirt steaks, butterflied pork chops, and organic Cornish game hen—are seared on the open kitchen’s wood-fired grill and then plated with modern flourishes such as truffled mash and grilled onion jam. Seafood dishes benefit equally from the wood grills, while a wood pizza oven creates crackly, chewy pies such as a duck and brie pizza with shaved apples and balsamic syrup.
Wines range through France, Italy, and New Zealand, and bartenders kick out cocktails such as hot buttered rum and the Creole Bull, a Twenty-2 vodka concoction with peppers and smoked peppercorns. Desserts tend toward the rich and creamy, with house-made bean crème brulee and New York–style cheesecakes whose flavors vary with the seasons and the Statue of Liberty's moods.