Weekend Guide March 24th-26th 2017

Friday, March 24th– This Friday, March 24, 2017, at H.O.M.E – Portland House of Music and Events the annual Stache Pag is back! Part talent show, part costume contest, part facial hair competition, it’s the 2017 Stache Pag. Grab your tickets and come join the fun as mustachioed men (and facial hair-clad women!) perform for your adulation while competing for the title of the 10th Annual Mr. Stache Pag. The competition will begin at 9:00 pm Sharp. Contestants will strut their stuff on the catwalk while the host announces his name and a few observations. Each mustachio gets five seconds and some funky music to work with. After the first round, competitors will enter into the talent portion of the show. Awards and the “Mr. Stache Pag- Best in Show,” will directly follow. [Read more…]

Blizzard Stella: Bar & Restaurant Openings and Specials For Tonight

You might think Portland shut down because of the blizzard but these bars and restaurants are open and ready to serve you.

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Ultimate Guide to the 2017 Old Port NYE Festivities

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Whether you’re looking to dine with style, walk the red carpet, pop bottles of champagne, or dance your way into the New Year, we’ve compiled a list of options making sure you know just where to go this New Year’s in Portland!
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Exchange Your Usual Happy Hour Haunt for A Drink at Sonny’s

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I’ve been a frequent patron of Sonny’s for a number of years because, honestly, there’s a lot to love about this restaurant and bar. One of Sonny’s most attractive qualities is their Happy Hour. (I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of tasty drinks on the cheap!) [Read more…]

Crooners & Cocktails: The Skinny on Happy Hour

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Crooners & Cocktails has the kind of razzmatazz that Ol’ Blue Eyes would be proud of. Although Chicago was Sinatra’s kind of town, I like to think he’d appreciate Portland, Maine, and the abundance of Happy Hour deals (especially those featuring his favorite gasoline, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey.)

Choosing a watering hole can be frustrating, thanks to an average of 230 restaurants in the area. The pressure to offer something different to patrons is high… and Crooners & Cocktails is the first of its kind here.  [Read more…]

Taco Escobarr Quenches Happy Hour Thirst

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I have this undiagnosed “condition” where I find myself extremely parched around 5 o’clock on weekdays. Fortunately, (or perhaps unfortunately) my walk home from work parades past more than a few watering holes in Portland. On one particular Taco Tuesday, I decided to drink al fresco at Taco Escobarr with a $5 Happy Hour House Margarita in my hands. [Read more…]

Maine Breweries Are Top Winners at Great American Beer Festival

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Maine brewers did our state proud at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) awards, which were handed out this past weekend in Boulder, Colorado, and is the largest commercial beer competition in the world. [Read more…]

Beer Samples Take Flight In Portland

Beer Samples Take Flight In PortlandThe past 4 years have shown that Portland is a formidable force in the craft beer industry. Heck, 4 years? You can also say for the past 32 years since DL Geary’s incorporated that Portland, Maine has made big impacts on the beer industry. I’ve ran into beer geeks who take their annual beercations to Portland just from what they’ve heard online about our local beer. I want to show these people what Maine has to offer for craft beer in their limited time here. The best way to do that? Beer flights. [Read more…]

Swashbuckling Scallywags Tap Takeover At Sea

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Avast ye mateys, and mark your calendars for August 19th for the Swashbuckling Scallywags Tap Takeover At Sea! We will hoist the Jolly Roger and be setting sail at 7pm Maine State Pier, leaving the Portland peninsula behind for 3 hours of swashbuckling excitement. Wear your best pirate attire, lest ye be forced to walk the plank!

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#PortlandBeerScout July 24th

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THE beer festival of the year in Maine is happening tomorrow at Thompson’s Point. The most amount of Maine breweries will be poured at Thompson’s Point. It’s being hosted by the Maine Brewers’ Guild where the proceeds will go back into the Guild to help with Maine beer legislation and education throughout the state. The Guild fest 3 years ago in Boothbay Harbor was my first experience with beer fests. Since then, the Guild’s fests have always stood out as well organized and very clean. [Read more…]