Portland Old Port and Hosted by Hawkes present the 1st Annual Big Deck Crawl happening September 17th, 2022 from 2 PM – 8 PM.
If you like big decks and you cannot lie or you have B.D.E. (Big Deck Energy), then this is the event for you! Come wind down the summer on some of Portland’s best decks, including Thirsty Pig, Novare Res Bier Café, The Porthole, Amigos, and Bonfire Country Bar.
Afternoon festivities will include drink specials, a “Guess-that-Deck” game with prizes, and an after-party at Citrus.
This is a Choose Your Own Deck Adventure – check out any of the decks on the list for drink specials and find a “Guess-that-Deck” fact. All decks are within walking distance of each other. Tickets available here.
As Portland’s Biggest Deck, it’s only rightfully so that the deck crawl kicks off at The Porthole Restaurant and Pub!
“The way Portland does summer”, The Porthole deck is where locals come to hang out and listen to the undeniable sounds of Maine and smell the great sea air on their large waterfront deck. Lobster, oysters, craft beer, seltzers, cocktails and live music by evening.
Registration begins at 2PM at Porthole and wraps up at 5PM. Drink special details to come.
The Thirsty Pig
A greenery oasis settled within the bustling city life of the Old Port, Thirsty Pig’s spacious deck is where crawlers can grab some of the freshest and best of Maine’s craft beer, all while chowing down on Thirsty Pig’s house-made (and widely known) sausages! A staple to the community, Thirsty Pig is where revelers can kick back and let loose.
Drink Specials: $6 Allagash White + $6 Bissell Brothers Substance New England Hazy IPA
Novare Res Bier Café
When it comes to big decks (and good beer), Novare Res doesn’t mess around. Another well-know (and James Beard Semi-Finalist) watering hole, Novare Res is a beer bar inspired by many people, places and experiences. Taking bits and pieces from some of their favorite bars, restaurants, and brewpubs from both near and far, Novare Res has created a space for everyone to hang out in. With ample room, shady seating, and colorful mural displays, you can enjoy a selection of over 33+ drafts and/or 400+ bottles on their deck.
Drink Specials: Beer + Shot Combo of a 12 oz Weihenstephan Festbier + an Underberg (german digestif shot) for $7.
A favorite hangout for locals for 45+ years and counting, deck-goers can stumble on down next to Amigos in the Old Port.
At Amigos you can dine on delicious Mexican cuisine, sip fresh squeezed margaritas and get in a game of pool or darts before you hit the next deck! With TWO big decks, Amigos back deck frequently hosts live music while their newly built front deck makes for great people watching.
Drink Specials: $2 PBR Drafts + $5 House Margs.
Bonfire Country Bar
Next stop? Bonfire Country Bar & Restaurant! Located within the historic Old Port on Wharf Street, Bonfire has an extensive whiskey selection, hand made cocktails and 20 beers for those in need of an extra kick. Bonfire’s deck is where all kinds of Urban Cowboys and Cowgirls can meet-up for a stiff drink before the final send-off!
Drink Specials: B.D.E. (Big Deck Energy) Shot for $6 + “Decked Down” – Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Mixed with Lemonade.