Portland, Maine has an impressive culinary scene and has gained renown as a top foodie spot, home to many highly-rated restaurants. But restaurants in Portland are more than just sophisticated entrees and accomplished chefs. There is also a fantastic happy hour scene in Portland.
From the Old Port to the waterfront, and Portland’s best hotels, there is a lot to be happy about when it comes to happy hour in Portland. Here are some of our favorite Portland happy hour spots.
Editor’s Note: Please check with the individual establishment first on their site/social media before visiting as these specials can change seasonally.
Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room | 86 Commercial Street
You can stop by this waterfront eatery every day from Labor through Memorial Day for great Happy Hour specials.
Happy Hour lasts from 3-5 p.m. each day. Drinks, including select pints and house wines are $5, and small plates of offerings like Brussel sprouts, calamari, and haddock are just $5.
The Corner Room Kitchen and Bar | 110 Exchange Street
This Italian eatery has happy hour from 4-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Enjoy $3 house wine and $3-5 craft beer specials.
The Grill Room & Bar | 84 Exchange Street
The Grill Room has a daily Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. with draft beers, wines by the glass, and bar snacks for $3.
Little Tap House | 106 High Street
Happy Hour here goes from 4-6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. House liquor, house red and white wines and daily local drafts are only $6 and there’s a rotating selection of chef’s Happy Hour bar bites.
Bonfire Country Bar | 37 Wharf Street
Happy Hour runs from 4-7 p.m., every day. There are a lot of great deals, including $2 Bonfire Whiskey, $3 steak and chicken tacos, $4 hand-cut fries or beer, and $5 burgers.
Sur Lie | 11 Free Street
Come on Wednesday when Happy Hour lasts all day. It continues from 5-6 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. Treat yourself to one of Sur Lie’s special cocktails and get a plate of shishitos, olives, wings, or even charcuterie.
The North Point | 35 Silver Street
The North Point has Happy Hour drinks and snacks every Tuesday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Come and get $5 beers, $7 snacks, $8 wines, or a $10 cocktail.
C2 – Congress Squared | 157 High Street
This is known as one of the best Happy Hours in Portland, so come join the fun Thursday-Monday from 3-6 p.m. Bar bites are just $5 and C2 also offers handcrafted cocktails and draft beer.
They do have happy hour, but their website menu says 3-6 p.m. without any dates and the google page says 4-7 p.m. every day.
Dock Fore | 336 Fore Street
What’s better than one Happy Hour? The answer of course is two happy hours.
Every day from 3-7 p.m., come in for $1.95 pints of Bud, Rolling Rock, and Bud Light. Stick around from 7 p.m. to close for discounted beers and other drinks.
If you come on the weekend, Happy Hour goes from noon to 7 p.m. with $3.95 mimosas.
ViA VECCHiA | 10 Dana Street
This is a fine dining Italian restaurant that offers small plates of delicious food. From Tuesday-Friday, they offer a discounted Aperitivo menu, which includes mouthwatering food and a Spritz and Giggles drink menu.
Inkwell | 119 Exchange Street
Located inside the Union Press Hotel, Inkwell has Evening Delights and Bites hours every day: Monday-Friday from 4-10 p.m. and 4-11 p.m. on weekends. Come for $1 oysters, fried chicken wings and custom cocktails
Bayside Bowl | 58 Alder Street
What could be better than happy hour and a little bowling? Happy Hour runs Monday-Friday until 5 p.m. Enjoy $2 domestic brews, $2 Moosehead drafts, and $5 margaritas. You can get chips with salsa and house-made guacamole for just $5 too.
Petite Jacqueline | 46 Market Street
Petite Jacqueline hosts “apero” happy hour on its bar and patio from 4:30-6 p.m. every day but Tuesday and Saturday. Cool off with $4 house wine, $5 draft beer, or $6 cocktails. Don’t forget the food, which includes oysters for $2 each.
El Rayo Taquiera | 26 Free Street
Prepare to get happy every weekday from 4-6 p.m. This eatery offers $5 house margaritas and sangria, $2 Pacfico, Tecate and Corona.
The East Ender | 47 Middle Street
The East Ender offers good vibes and great food. If you’re looking for a fun happy hour, this is one you’ll want to go to. The East Ender’s Hideaway Happy Hour goes from 3-6 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. Guests can get $1.50 oysters and half-priced bottles of fun and natty wine.
Paper Tiger | 425 Fore Street Suite #104
Come through Old Port each weekday from 4-6 p.m. to snag some delicious deals during the day. Draft beers and wine by the glass are each $2 off and you can get great cocktails like an Old Fashioned or a daiquiri for $7.77.
Amigos Mexican Restaurant | 9 Dana St
If you love Mexican food, you’ll want to visit this Portland eatery which offers all our favorite Mexican dishes. Happy hour is held from 3-6 p.m. on weekdays and from noon to 3 p.m. on weekends. Stop in for $2 off house margaritas and select craft beer on tap. They also offer live music on the weekends, so stop by for great food, great deals, and great music.
Three Dollar Deweys | 241 Commercial Street
Stop by for happy hour every weekday from 4-6 p.m. True to its name, visitors can get Shipyard Discovery IPA and chips and salsa for $3 each. There are also other craft beers available from $4-6 and plenty to nosh on including $6 pretzels and beer cheese, $7 hotdog and fries, and $8 grilled cheese, snack nacho, or Mac and cheese bowl.
Lazzari | 618 Congress Street
There are plenty of reasons to visit this Portland eatery, including Monday Trivia Night, great food, and a fun late-night scene. But they also offer happy hour every weekday from 4-7 p.m. Visitors can get select house wines for $5 and select Maine drafts for $5.
Broken Arrow | 545 Congress Street
Happy hour here is brief — just 5-6 p.m. every day, but it offers plenty to help hungry and thirsty customers make the most of the experience. Visitors can get the cocktail of the day for $8, the daily wine special for $9, plus other drink specials. There are also food offerings including cheese and chocolate, smashed Maine fingerings, and crudo.
Relax at a Portland Maine Happy Hour Spot Today
With dozens of spots to pick from, Portland is the perfect place to go when you want to celebrate happy hour. Whether you’re looking to unwind after a long day or make the most of your weekend, you don’t have to go far to find great deals and good vibes at a Portland Maine happy hour spot. Let us know where your favorite happy hour spot in Portland is.