Visited here last summer on a busy night. We just had beers. The place has a lot of character and seemed to be filled with a mix of locals and tourists. Can’t remember the beers much, they didn’t have a big selection, but the overall quality was OK.
Centrally located in the Old Port, a great place to stop in for a beer with friends. They usually have one or two seasonals going, plus the classics. I’ve never really thought their beer was amazing in any way, but it’s a fun place to chill.
A quite cozy place, looking ofd-fashioned with several rooms and wooden panels. The beers are rather dull seen from a beer enthusiast point of view, but clean and honest. They are honest about their selection as well, and told us that they had chosen to go for beers that wouldn’t frighten anyone as they were situated in the tourist area. I think they’re wrong doing so, but it’s of course up to them.
Établissement visité le dimanche 17 août vers 17h. Ambiance: Longue table commune. Bar central. Lors de notre passage un trio de blues était en prestation. Service: Correct et sympathique. Aucune présentation des bières. Sélection: 5 régulières et 2 saisonnières en fûts. 1 cidre en fût. Nourriture: Grilled cheese, Haddock burger ainsi qu’un lobster roll et un clam chowder. (244e rating d’établissement)
Basically a relic of Portland’s history of English beer culture. Luckily, things have changed significantly in recent years, but places like this remain to remind us what life was once like. Atmosphere is nice and this is a good spot to hang out with friends when bar hopping the Old Port, but not worth visiting for the beer. Their beers are all muddled Ringwood crap.
Great ambiance. Beers are at best average but mostly mediocre. All pretty samey: sweet, not very hoppy. Staff couldn’t give me precise ABVs on the beers. Prices not great but so so. Good, central location. Definitely not a must-visit place.
A very nice looking, rustic English-style, brewpub. Unfortunately that’s about where it ends for this place. Located downtown with some outdoor seating in the back. Definitely a tourist trap. Menu prices back that up as well. Food was poor. I’m glad to have come and seen this place while visiting Portland though. If I were to open my own bar then this is the type of place I’d to open. Just would have to change the food and beer around.
Gritty’s is a bustling sports bar/pub type place with a decent list of house brews. There wasn’t anything crazy on tap, but a decently solid selection instead. The place was slammed to the gills both upstairs and downstairs on a Saturday evening. It’s a decent place to come grab a local brew and shoot pool or watch the game, but not as beer-intensive as In’Finiti Brewing.