Thanks for checking out this post on where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Portland, Maine. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can.
A list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Portland wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the area area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other posts on wine, liquor, and beer around the Northeast.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Portland
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Portland:
- Bow Street Beverage at 495 Forest Ave
- RSVP Discount Beverage at 887 Forest Ave
- Bier Cellar at 299 Forest Ave
- Old Port Wine Merchants at 223 Commercial St
- Maine & Loire at 59 Washington Ave
- Grippy Tannins at 16 Middle St #101
Bow Street Beverage focuses on world-class wines, local and international craft brews, and top alcohol brands. It is open every day from 9am to 8pm, except on Sundays when it is open from 10am to 8pm offering a tasting room at 6pm for special events.
RSVP Discount Beverage is open seven days a week, provides a visit to their retail store, and a call-ahead curbside pick-up every day until 6pm. If you’re planning a party for your home, office, or any other type of event and need help choosing beverages or have questions about how much to spend, RSVP Discount Beverage is your go-to party planner.
Bier Cellar is a local liquor store run by a couple of native Mainers who also happen to be beer geeks. They have two locations to choose from.
Old Port Wine and Cigar is the largest independent wine distributor in your area with an experience of 15 years serving a fantastic selection of beers, liquors, wines, and cigars.
Maine and Loire has a wine club and opening time from 10am to 6pm every day. The Grippy Tannins wine shop and tasting room provides a wide range of wines from classic wine regions across the world.
Tastings are available in the lounge and on the terrace weather permitting. They are open Monday through Saturday from 1pm to 6pm, and by reservation after 6pm provides a space for events.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Island Dog Brewing at 125 John Roberts Rd
- Foulmouthed Brewing at 15 Ocean St
- Portland Beer Hub at 320 Fore St
- Bissell Brothers Brewing at 38 Resurgam Pl
- Austin Street Brewery at 1 Industrial Way #8
- Bunker Brewing at 17 Westfield St D
- Foundation Brewing at 1 Industrial Way #5
Island Dog Brewing was founded in 2016 and you can order online or pick up at the store. They brew a wide range of beers near you with Belgian and German influences but also make IPAs, stouts, brown beers, fruit fermented beers, and sours.
They have a set of Giant Jenga and Cornhole, as well as a variety of other games. Many happy hour parties and events may be easily accommodated at the bar without the need to rent out space.
Foulmouthed Brewing accepts online orders and has an open-air terrace with opening time from 4pm to 8pm Thursday to Friday, and on weekends from noon to 8pm. Portland Beer Hub accepts online requests and is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 10pm, and Sundays from 10am to 6pm.
Bissell Brothers Brewing was established in 2013 with two locations and their hours are from Monday through Saturday from 11am to 7pm, and Sundays from 11am to 5pm. They also offer home delivery.
Austin Street Brewery was established in 2014 and has a clothing, jewelry, and accessories line.
Bunker Brewing has plenty of patio seating as well as some limited indoor seating. They end their day at 9pm. Foundation Brewing started in 2014, has a nice patio, and they are open every day excluding Tuesdays.
Wine Bars In Portland
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
Novare Res Bier is a small, self-sufficient cafe with a large open-air patio.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
Cellardoor Winery offers a veranda and a terrace open from Friday through Sunday with a reservation. Blue Lobster Urban Winery collaborates with winemakers, vineyard managers, and wine traders near you and from all around the world.
The wine bar and tasting room is open from 4pm to 7pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and from 12 to 5pm on Mondays with sitting available in the fresh air.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Portland can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- Downtown Lounge at 606 Congress St
- Old Port Sea Grill & Raw Bar at 93 Commercial St
- The Portland Hunt & Alpine Club at 75 Market St
- The North Point at 35 Silver St
- Tomaso’s Canteen at 18 Hampshire St
- David’s Restaurant at 22 Monument Sq
- The Front Room at 73 Congress St
Downtown Lounge has one of the best happy hours near you from 5pm to 7pm from Monday through Saturday. Restaurant Old Port Sea Grill and Raw Bar offers happy hour from 3pm to 6pm every day.
Restaurant David’s local happy hour is from 3pm to 6pm on Monday, while The Front Room’s happy hour is from 4pm to 6pm from Monday to Friday. The Portland Hunt and Alpine provides open-air dinners on their terrace as well as carry-out meals while being open from 2pm to 11pm, Monday through Saturday.
The North Point provides online services and serves delicious meats and cheeses, as well as small dishes with outdoor dining. Tomaso’s Canteen offers outdoor dining, curbside takeout, and limited indoor seating from Monday through Friday, 11am to 1am, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1am.
You can read more of our posts on:
- Best Liquor Stores In Boston
- Best Liquor Stores In Providence
- Best Liquor Stores In New York City
- Best Liquor Stores In Montreal
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Portland
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Portland, Maine.