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Created in the spirit of the hardworking ice harvesters who converged on the frozen Kennebec River each winter, The Independent Ice Co. is a bar specializing in fine whiskeys, from around the world and around the corner. 

Come in and learn about our favorite spirits, try our selection of Maine ales, and enjoy our food offerings. Whether you take your drink with ice, or prefer it neat, you’ll be at home here. 


Sean Elliott
Walked in off the street and had a fantastic experience having drinks at the bar. They had an extensive list of cocktails, of which we tried at least a handful, all of which were enjoyed.This place is a must for whiskey aficionados and one we will surely visit again when we are back in Portland!
Andrew Collins
Had a great time at the Independent, which has somewhere near 500 different types of whiskey. The waitstaff and bartenders were EXTREMELY helpful in helping us make selections amongst such a diverse selection.We liked the Wiggly Bridge bourbon (recommended by our waitress) so much that I bought a bottle to bring home with me on the airplane. Yes, it survived the trip.
Rebecca B
We came here for dinner when visiting Portland and were very pleased! The chicken sandwich was delicious and the drinks were phenomenal (my personal favorite was the maple cider mule and my husband enjoyed their old fashioned). The ambience at the bar was also amazing and the staff were very attentive. Definitely recommend!
Eva C
Best experience ever. We ordered the sticky ribs (they are to dieeee for!) and I ordered the house old fashioned.The owner Larry came over to check on us, AMAZING service, great atmosphere and drinks and everything! Cole was the best waiter!!I can’t recommend enough!
Joe I
Great atmosphere and drink selection. Ordered the filet and didn't need a knife. Great flavor. Also had the crispy Brussel sprouts which were great. My fiancé ordered the tortellini and grilled chicken which was also great. Arrived around 9:30pm, no wait and the staff were very friendly which added to experience. Definitely recommend this place!
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  • Monday04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Thursday04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday04:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Saturday04:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Sunday04:00 PM - 11:00 PM