Portland's 3 top bars (that won't break the bank)

25 September 2019

Photo: Riverside Grill/Yelp

Looking to try the top bars around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable bars in Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

1. Dock Fore

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Dock Fore, located at 336 Fore St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive bar four stars out of 31 reviews.

In 2017, Maine Eater named this spot one of the top 16 Portland restaurants with "amazing happy hours" for its budget-friendly draft beer, cocktails and wine. On the drink list, look for a mimosa or Bloody Mary. 

2. Portland House of Music & Events

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Portland House of Music & Events, a music venue and bar that offers sandwiches and more, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 14 Yelp reviews. Head over to 25 Temple St. to see for yourself. 

This spot hosts live music happy hours during its shows, according to its website. Look for 21-and-over events like stand-up comedy and electro fun dance parties. 

3. Riverside Grill

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Over in Riverton, check out Riverside Grill, which has earned four stars out of 10 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the bar and New American and fast food spot by heading over to 1158 Riverside St. 

Maine Today called this full-service restaurant and bar a "city gem overlooking the golf course." On the menu, look for starters like Swedish meatballs and main dishes like chicken sandwiches and plant-based burgers. 

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