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Top bar recommendations from locals

Japanese Restaurant
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“Go here if you're looking for ramen. They have a small menu, but it's all delicious! Also, of course, a large selection of local beers. This place is a great option for an affordable and filling dinner!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Go for happy hour. The ribs are great. Don't forget to save room for the bread pudding. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Bar
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“Comfort food at its finest. Cozy and comfortable spot to relax, eat and enjoy company.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Right across the street From the museum! A great place to eat dim sum. Try the green beans, eggplant or honey/walnut shrimp with a nice cozy bowl of ramen:)”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bar
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“My neighborhood bar. It's cozy and funky (gets a little loud and wild on Friday and Saturday nights, otherwise it's pretty tame and good for conversing over a drink or playing cribbage). ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Café
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“Guy Fieri and DDD put this diner on the must visit at least once bucket list stop.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
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“A thoughtfully assembled eclectic atmosphere and creative, high quality cocktails. The Jewel Box is a great place to start or end the night.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This is great pizza and it’s 100 feet from our door. Good beer selection too and a terrific staff”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bar
“Small plates, drinks and live Blues, jazz and folk in an intimate inviting atmosphere. A five minute walk.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
“Get a 360 view of Portland from the 15th floor of the Westin Hotel. Great cocktails and snacks in comfy seating. A two minute walk.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
“Think Hampton Beach and Salisbury Beach, but all jammed into a half mile stretch of road. It’s a pier that caters to tourists. Crowded, noisy, and it can get wild at night. Play some skee ball, ride a roller coaster, play video games, or just get some fried dough/funnel cake and people watch. Fireworks on Thursday nights in the summer, but if you are just going for that then park around Temple Street and make your way to the beach from there. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sometimes you need a big ol' burger and some bacon dusted fries. Afterward, you can walk it off up and down Congress Street.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is our neighborhood spot. Sam and I are very proudly "regulars" here. The food is great and the space and staff are almost too cool. This little brewery has incredible beer. They make it on-site and the tap rotations are ever-changing. They are really taking off, and have recently started canning! Stop by for an insanely good meal, a flight, and take some cans home with you!! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Cozy, speakeasy vibes with amazing cocktails and delicious food. Check out their "power to the people pour" on Tuesday, where they offer top shelf whiskey at cost!!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“It looks like you're headed to an empty garage but the entrance is around back and you'll be in for a treat of great brews at their tasting room.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our closest little restaurant and bar. Good, cheap pub food. Been in the hood forever.”
  • 19 locals recommend