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70 /100 2 PINCHY LANE
“Located on the water on the main drag of town. I would imagine parking might be hard to find during the high season, but it was pretty dead when I was there: both the town and the bar. Beer and food were both solid though neither were particularly memorable.“
DiarmaidBHK 1457 days ago
68 /100 2 PINCHY LANE
“beers are ok at this pier type hangout. fun vibe. relaxed and worth stopping if staying in area “
Sammy 1631 days ago
92 /100 2 PINCHY LANE
“This is a grade for the ’bier garden’ just below the restaurant. It’s awesome. I wish I could give more than 5 for ambiance, as where else could you drink in the sun, overlooking the Penobscot, gazing past mounds of oyster and clam shells, sitting on old subway (?) couches, and order another MW beer? Awesome.“
CamdenD 3093 days ago
80 /100 2 PINCHY LANE
“Great Maine spot ! Classic fisherman style bar with rustic appeal... inside is dark and dank with a big tap list of fresh high quality in house brews. Great outside deck with two levels overlooking Belfast Bay... and when I say overlooking i mean the lower level of the deck is on the water.... big ole heap off oyster shells with tiki torches and a old fire pit for extra appeal. Love their beer and I cant go there and not order a plate of local grilled oysters topped with parmesan... first time I had oysters not raw and wow are they great !“
bottleforager 3529 days ago
80 /100
Belfast Co-op Store (Beer Store)
123 HIGH ST
“The beer selection here was moderately above average. The best part was a good selection of regional and local productions, including the Bar Harbor hits. Prices were reasonable. I love co-ops, so I’m not trying to "homer" this place for being my type of yuppie, but if you’re looking to score some quality food too, this is a great stop.“
auerbrau 3859 days ago
90 /100 2 PINCHY LANE
“I loved the Three Tides. Cool people, great prices, fun outdoor summer atmosphere. The outdoor seating is funky and fun, with two bars, bocce, and a huge fire place with seating. The oysters were had were served well and delicious. The staff for both of our visits were helpful, informative, fun, and engaging. The crowd and scene were hip, but relaxed. Not much stuffiness flying here. A definite and absolute visit if in Belfast. Makes me wish I had a decent brewpub like this just down the street.“
auerbrau 3859 days ago
60 /100
Belfast Co-op Store (Beer Store)
123 HIGH ST
“Very old school co-op which is both good and bad. I remember the beer section as being MUCH better a few years ago with an interesting selection of imports. The current beer selection doesn’t offer much in the way of unusual beers. Compared to the Rising Tide Co-op in Damariscotta the deli and bakery food and the seating area are better in Belfast but Rising Tide has a superior and cheaper beer section. If you’re headed north on Hwy 1 I recommend stocking up on beer farther south or stopping at Marshall Wharf. The Belfast Co-op is, however, a good place to pick up some road food.“
ShaneMacGowan 4126 days ago
74 /100 2 PINCHY LANE
“First things first, the Marshall Wharf beers are mostly very good and some are excellent (Cant Dog IIPA, Pemaquid Oyster Stout, Ace Hole APA, Phil Brown). Their best efforts are among the best beers being brewed in Maine. The interior is small, dark and a bit on the rustic and funky side. It can get quite crowed and noisy especially on Friday and Saturday nights. The deck seating is great for the limited period, mostly between the 4th of July and Columbus Day, when the weather is conducive to sitting outside. The menu is decent but consists mostly appetizers. If the beer wasn’t as good as it is I wouldn’t come for the food alone. With more seating and a better and more extensive menu I would kick my rating up several notches. I have no desire to see the place become slick and soulless but a bit more polish on the food, decor and service wouldn’t hurt. It also would be great if the brewery offered 32 oz growlers in addition to the 64s or bottled some beers in bombers.“
ShaneMacGowan 4126 days ago
78 /100 2 PINCHY LANE
“Nice place on the water, a tad more funky and alternative than I was expecting due to the area, tho thats not a bad thing. A nice selection of brews on the menu tho most seemed pretty muted by some standards- there were some poppin brews and some nice experiences. The food was reasonable but maybe different from what would be expected of a brewery on a wharf in Maine. Service was good and timely and helped the nice pleasing atmosphere. Certainly worth a stop in the area because the area itself is a destination, why else would you be there ( as an outsider) A nice place to go for sure outsider or not“
cbeers21 4158 days ago
96 /100 2 PINCHY LANE
“Great indoor seating, even better outside ambiance and hang out area! It sits right near the water in Belfast with a cool wooden ramp leading up its side bringing you into a restaurant that has the feel of an old wooden ship. It was very comfortable, with a bar spanning one side, and dining room tables on the other. On the chalk board are all of their available beers on tap with a menu giving them a more in depth description. English, Indian and American Pale Ales, a delicious Imperial Russian stout, a high abv Barley Wine among other delicious choices. To add to their great beers, warm atmosphere, and good simple menu was THEIR OUTDOOR SEATING!!! There is an outdoor deck that sits above a ground level hang out area right on the water with a great outdoor fireplace as well. If you are in the area, this place has a lot going for it and should be visited.“
Chaseman 4307 days ago
60 /100
Belfast Co-op Store (Beer Store)
123 HIGH ST
“Interesting spot. Biggest collection of sandals and pony taills in one place that I’ve seen in the US. Good place to pick up pulses in bulk or herbal medicines if you’re into that kind of thing. Smallish but eclectic beer selection. Didn’t count them but I’d be surprised if there was anywhere near 200 bottles. Primarily called in in the hope of finding something from Sheepscot and was successful. Also found a beer from Maine Beer Co, which I’d not heard of before and was glad I did. And managed to fill a request from a friend back home for a DFH WWS, which had been proving elusive. Good prices. Not necessarily a destination in itself but worth a visit if passing which is likely if you want to try the Marshall Wharf beers at the nearby Three Tides (which unfortunately was inexplicably closed on the day we passed through).“
chriso 4315 days ago
88 /100
Belfast Co-op Store (Beer Store)
123 HIGH ST
“Definitely worth a visit. The atmosphere was wonderfully social, lots of different little groups of people were laughing and talking. As was already mention, there’s a great selection of Maine beer. The Oak Pond caught my eye because I have only seen it at the brewery. There isn’t a huge selection but what’s there is great, fresh, and can accompany any occasion or meal.“
simonbilyk 4537 days ago
78 /100 2 PINCHY LANE
“A pyramid of oysters on the bay-level terrace, with an olden metal fireplace and huge tree stumps to sit on. Worn, disparate lampshades hanging on a thick rope all along the bar-level terrace. Rough wood everywhere, from stairs to beams to walls. Jazz music, a tiny kitchen beside the bar, mist coming in from the Belfast Bay. 2 different Double IPAs, a Doppelbock, a Barley Wine, a smashing Pale Ale, a complex Brown Ale, a wheat beer brewed with blue agave nectar, all available on tap at the same time. Needless to say, this is NOT your typical Maine brewpub. Whether you like it or not, personality oozes from the Three Tides Restaurant which serves the Marshall Wharf beers brewed next door. I liked it. A lot!“
MartinT 4595 days ago
70 /100
Belfast Co-op Store (Beer Store)
123 HIGH ST
“This Co-Op store is quite similar to the one in Brattleboro (VT) with all of its beans, grains, etc. in bulk and its multitude of organic foods. The beer selection is quite good for the area, from local micros (Andrew’s, Oak Pond, Bar Harbor, Allagash, Penobscot Bay) to Stone, North Coast, Dogfish Head and the like. Prices are reasonable too. THE place to stock up on American micros in Belfast. If you are looking for imports, a small store called "Lily, Lupine and Fern" on the main drag could do the trick too.“
MartinT 4595 days ago
78 /100 2 PINCHY LANE
“Sort of a rough-hewn ambiance, like it’s still a work in progess. I’d feel sort of awkward if I came here just to dine because the restaurant and bar are in the same small upstairs room and the bar kind of dominates. Very informal. I wasn’t wowed by the beers I had unfortunately but I plan to try more. The folks seem friendly. The beers are served in a rather odd-looking vessel that looks like a vase with a mug handle. I didn’t try any food but the menu looks pretty interesting. They do offer a more a larger and more ambitious selection of house-brewed beers than is common in this area. UPDATE 6/26/11: OK, I need to upgrade my rating - enjoyed the food, enjoyed the service, even enjoyed the funky atmosphere incl. the smoke from the firepit and most of all enjoyed the fresh beer - nothing like getting it right at the source! And visit the brewery!“
porterhouse 4807 days ago
60 /100 2 PINCHY LANE
“Went today and had all of their house brewed beers, the location is very nice, with a space right on the water and a patio as well as a cool indoor bar. This was a fun place, the service was slow for food but fast for beer. My parents had some great fresh oysters that took a long time to come but they liked them.“
WeeHeavySD 4915 days ago
82 /100
Belfast Co-op Store (Beer Store)
123 HIGH ST
“Si vous êtes entre Portland et Bar Harbor et vous êtes sur la US 1, dépaclez-vous dans le centre-ville de Belfast pour faire un tour. Bien que l’endroit où leur bières sont est petit et tassé, mais la sélection est quelque chose. Des bons prix et tous peuvent achèté à l’unité.“
Quevillon 5313 days ago
88 /100
Belfast Co-op Store (Beer Store)
123 HIGH ST
“One of the better beer stores in New England, let alone Maine. Not the typical beer geek store, with aisles and aisles of stuff and in fact, they only really have 3 shelves and 2 cooler doors of beer. However, they always have an interesting selection and always have Allagash and Andrews (what more do you need?). Fantastic prices on everything, singles and more, with always some oddball keg can and magnums of stuff. (Had a keg can of Schlenkerla Marzen recently). Often they have stuff in a $1 sale bin. I recently purchased 3 bottles of De Dolle Dulle Teve from this sale bin, quite happily. Lots of random Belgians/Germans/Czech and other weird stuff too. But my favorite part, I’d have to say, is the sake and mead/cider selection. Not as much mead/cider, but always tons of interesting (and high quality) sakes that you cant find elsewhere in New England. Great shopping for food here too.“
ClarkVV 5602 days ago
74 /100
Belfast Co-op Store (Beer Store)
123 HIGH ST
“This was great, a real potpourri of different things. Plenty of ME micros plus all kinds of others - Smuttynose, DFH, Unibroue, Rogue, some obscurities. They had 3 different Schlenkerlas, 2 of which I didn’t know were available in ME! Found a Unibroue Quelque-chose from 2002, a LeCoq Imp Stout, from 2001. They had great big bottles of Chouffe, stuff like that. I almost missed alot of it because it was on the other side of the aisle from the cooler and I didn’t notice it at first. Fun to check out and not too far off Rte 1.“
porterhouse 5683 days ago
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