It’s been a pretty mild winter so far, but we are finally starting to see some real snow! That being said, a little snow isn’t going to hold us down, even when there are parking bans downtown. Heck, some of our favorite spots offer deals when that’s the case.
We’re putting together a list of all the best deals in town when the white stuff is falling.
Pro tip: Make sure you check the Yellow Zone map for priority levels on snow bans – much of the Old Port does not start towing until 1:30AM!
Pro Pro tip: The weather is an unpredictable beast, and we can only plan so far ahead. It’s always best to call ahead to make sure!
Amigos will often take advantage of the late Old Port parking hours before a snow ban, giving Happy Hour deals from 10PM – 1AM, such as $2 off on house margaritas and select drafts.
Apres plans on being open during any storm, and offering snow discounts on draft seltzers to the tune of 33% off.
Eventide tries to be open as often as possible during storms, but usually make the call the morning of. That said, they’ll be bringing back $1 oysters during parking bans. Keep an eye on their social media for the most up-to-the-minute information.
Head over to Free Street when the snow’s falling and the parking bans are in effect – they’ll be open and pouring $1 draft beers!
Friends & Family is always known to be open during storm days, offering their $5 bubbles as a snow day special, but keep an eye on their social media for any last minute changes!
The Honey Paw will be open during storms, offering different specials each storm. Keep an eye on their social media for specifics.
Luke’s stays open through all major snow storms and parking bans, offering a free cup of chowder with a purchase of a 4oz lobster roll! Nothing like some classic Maine seafood during a classic Maine Nor’easter!
Maine Craft Distilling will stay open during snow storms as much as possible with specials such as $5 boozy coffee drinks.
If there’s something about the snow that makes you crave sushi, you’re in look. Mr. Tuna plans to open every storm unless they are physically unable to get to Monument Square. Even better than that – they offer half-price handrolls during parking bans!
Escape the snowy cold and embrace the island-style vibes at Paper Tiger. Their crew will be slinging an all day happy hour that includes $2 off wine and draft beers, $2 off their pork and shrimp wontons, $10 Extra Fancy Daiquiri, and a $16 Late Night Triple Threat (Red Stripe + Shot + Chicken Sandwich). Paper Tiger will remain open with normal hours every day, regardless of weather.
There’s something about a giant snow storm that makes us Mainers want to drink, and Portland Beer Hub is a great place to do so when the white stuff is falling. They’ll have $5 draft pours during any parking bans!
Get your fix of Italian food for cheap on the snow ban days at Roma, who will be offering a Special for Two deal: one extra large salad to share, choice of entrée, dessert and a bottle of wine, all for $60.