This is "after supper time"....go to the wharf for the last ferry coming in and have an ice cream cone before night time falls.
Night time on cliff is usally reading or for those who can't live without the television or live year round....a t-v.
For us "summer folk", it is watching the sunset, reading or playing cards. I also like sitting on the porch wrapped in a blanket, and watching the two lights LIghthouse blink off across the Luckes Sound.
Dress Code: wear something.
Well, gather up the kids or old folks, hop on your bikes, or golf carts or walk down to the Ferry Wharf and to the Cafe, for an ice cream cone. Last Ferry off for the day.
Sit on the picnic table or go down on the wharf benches, visit with the other folks there, watch the fisherman cast for mackerel, watch the sunset over the mainland (can be gorgeous firey red orange sky). Just a relaxing fun evening on Cliff Island, Maine
Dress Code: Bathing suits, shorts, sundresses....you name it (no birthday suits please!).
After spending a fair amount of time searching for the name of this place online (because I had forgotten--I'm really bad with names), I finally came across it. Thank goodness for online menus.
But anyway...This place was a lot of fun:) Not only do they have GREAT food here, but the live music was entertaining. The night we were there is was a one man show and he played some decent stuff. We got to sit right next to him, but thanks to smart acoustics, the table didn't vibrate or anything (though, that could have made things even more interesting, hehe) Additionally, they have a nice selection of beers--this is where I had the blueberry ale
Dress Code: Casual. It's a "beach"/national park/boating town. Though Bar Harbor itself is pretty upscale, the community seems rather laid back and most of the people eating or drinking at these places are most likely NOT from Bar Harbor.
this is just a cool, rustic old place in Bar Harbor to get good beer, some munchies, and possibly live music. our first time there happened to be an open mic night, and my boyfriend got up and played with some guys there. we've been back each time we go to maine, its not too touristy or expensive. BUT WATCH OUT!! bars close at 1 am, and they mean it...our 1/2 full drinks were whisked away from us at the strike of 1!!
Dress Code: exteremely casual
I generally will not go into an Irish pub outside of Ireland but Gritty's service and cold atmosphere forced me up the street and I loved the old building anyway. It turned out to be a nice little place with great nightly specials and a decent beer selection too, offering not only he ubiquitous Guinness but also local Maine products as well.
This is Maine's premier brewpub and with its great cask conditioned beer and cool funky wooden bar, it is easy to see why. But I must say the service was the worst on the whole trip. Still, for the beer lover, you have to go and sample their brews. If in Freeport, you can do this at their much more friendly location. We were lucky to be there for their tasty Halloween Ale and the Freeport location had it cask too. :))
If you remember going to the drive in with your friends maybe many people packed in the trunk for free entry , you are probably old as dirt ; as I am . ;>). There are 2 drive ins that I am aware of in MAine one one route 302 in Westbrook and another on 302 in Bridgeton . Perhaps there are others.
Dress Code: Shoes in the concession stand
Portland's Old Port. The coolest Hippest place to be - in Maine of course. Tons of relatively hip bars, restaurnats, and enteretainment. Very little in the way of 'nightclubs'
Ogunquit is rumored to be a bit hopping on weekends in summer but I have yet to experience it (I'm always too worn out from the whole outdoor thing)
Old Port is cool. A bit hip, urban, and somewhat modern (in its old fishing wharf setting)
Dress Code: New England chic (Jeans and something black)
I spent my 21st Birthday at this pub, and in the US that is a big deal. The reggae band that was playing upstairs that night came out to the curb and sang 'happy birthday' while I was retrieving my dinner...sorry about the visual.
Dress Code: Casual
Carmen Veranda's in Bar Harbor
We had a great time playing pool in drinking their excellent microbrews. There wasn't live music the night we were there, but they do have music some nights.
Dress Code: Anything. We were wearing the clothes we'd hiked in, baseball hats, etc.
The question was never what place would
win this category. The question was
whether Zootz would be able to remain at
its funky digs on Forest Avenue or be
forced to move to some less Zootzy
location because of conflicts with nearby
elderly housing. 'There's been no progress
in finding a new site,' said co-owner
George Sweeting. Is it going to happen
eventually? 'Not that I can see. You just
can't find space like this anywhere else in
the city.' Sweeting cites the club's high
ceilings and hardwood floors as
irreplaceable aspects of the Zootz
atmosphere. As for the rest of the
rug-cutting field, The Pavilion, The
Underground, Asylum, The Basement, the
(now departed) Big Easy and Metropolis
all had their adherents.
BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE. STONE COAS
They've upgraded the sound system.
They've improved the acoustics. They've
broadened the bookings. They've instituted
a series of free Friday performances. And
they've eliminated the hated snow fence at
18+ shows. So it's no shocker that Stone
Coast repeats as the winner of this
category. 'We've definitely pulled in
higher profile stuff this year,' said owner
Grant Wilson. 'We're bringing in the
people with the hits.' Merrill Auditorium,
City Hall's showpiece concert venue,
finished second. The
rest of the pack included
The Basement, Asylum, Zootz and
the Free Street Taverna
It's a littlebit hard to find pubs and bars around Maine. You have to travel a lot, but if you find one, drink beer. I was in Portland and Portland is a place for nightlife.
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