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Sebago Brewing Company

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Sebago Brewing CompanySebago Brewing Company
BA SCORE
86
very good

66 Ratings
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.11%
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 1,612
Beer Avg: 3.74
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

211 Fore St
Portland, Maine, 04101-4810
United States
phone: (207) 775-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sebagobrewing

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(Place added by: JohnnyP)
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by berley31:
Photo of berley31
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Been here a few times, once in the afternoon and two late-night visits. All three times happened to coincide with happy hour, so the prices were awesome. Beers were only 3$... of course, they have their Sebago beers on tap to offer. I've always liked the Runabout Red in particular. I've also had appetizers during happy hour, which are also quite cheap - the potato nachos (which are excellent, by the way), were only 5 or 6 bucks for a huge plate.

Atmosphere is nice... no problems with the crowd being too noisy or rambunctious when I've been there, and the upstairs bar part is quite nice and generally laid back. Service is fine.

I'd continue to head back there on further trips, at least to get those potato nachos again, and one or two of their beers.

berley31, Nov 28, 2009
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5/5  rDev +33%

Very relaxed vibe, atmospheric lighting, excellent selection of sebago beers as well as some guests. I've yet to try the food but the beer I tried was delicious. And the $3/22 ounce draft special on Wednesday night was a great deal.

Jessay, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ErinnA, Aug 18, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -8.2%

Went to Portland, Maine for the first time ever and we decided to eat at Sebago Brewery on Fore Street. The restaurant was split between the bar area and a nice and quiet restaurant section. The quiet atmosphere was definitely appealing since we had our infant with us. Service was attentive, even though we felt far away. I liked the overall pub menu and decided to have the seafood bake, which was decently hearty with good sides of potatoes and peas. The beer was pretty good. I had their Simmer Down Summer Ale and then their Fyre's Leap IPA. The Simmer Down was definitely my favorite of the two. The prices were fair for a restaurant in a downtown location and my wife and I, overall, had a good supper here.

fitzy84, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

djrn2, Oct 18, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +6.1%

not too far off the waterfront, this is a good stop in for lunch in Portland. sort of open feel to it, almost like a chain family restaurant, dennys, but nicer. everything looks new, not sure how long they've beer around. sprawling bar with maybe 20 seats, and at least seven beers on tap. all were decent, the casked bonfire with Chinook hops was world class. bartender was very friendly, helpful, and generous with the samples. we didn't eat here, but the food being run out looked outstanding! vibe was good, a little noisy inside, but that's always a good thing for business. the beers were not all particularly interesting, but they were all well made. i guess they do some limited bottling too, but i liked the cask offering the best. apparently this rotates fairly regularly, and they are always doing new stuff with it. a good place to visit on the maine brewery circuit, bonfire rye is highly recommended as far as the beer goes.

StonedTrippin, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Modern location away from the smell of seafish, and close to the public parking garage. A little noisy and buzy at suppertime, it wasn't too bad. A large bar, a comfortable spot (fortunately) and a moderate sized patio if you want it. Their product line is average, but there is usually something interesting on, this night a cask dry hopped citra IPA. People were happy with the food, and beer was ordered by all but a secondary consideration. Some bombers available if you wanted it, I should have checked for a barleywine - never know.

Sammy, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of beerbiatchMD
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%

Jan 3, 2012 (reviewed from notes)
Atmosphere is ok with a clean new interior and ample seating, though seems a bit corporate (like a Cheesecake Factory feels). This is probably what they're going for, however, in their new location underneath the Hampton Inn. It makes a nice place for a large group to meet.

Quality of beers and food is decent. I'm personally not super impressed with their beer, but there are lots of options and it's locally brewed. The Beer is very well priced ($4 for a pint). I feel like appetizers are pretty spendy so be careful there. All food was pretty tasty.

The servers do know about the beer their serving and what's available (which somehow isn't the case everywhere--even in brewpubs). Service time was relatively quick, no major complaints by any means, but nothing special.

It's definitely a place worth going to, and I'd certainly eat/drink there if staying at the Hampton Inn. However, being right in Old Port there are tons of options that locals would consider 'more authentic.'

beerbiatchMD, Feb 08, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

At the end of Old Port, under a bank...or by a bank. Something like that.

Big place, restaurant first it seems. A touch impersonal, but clean and efficient. I sat at the bar across from a nice bartender who was 'calmly enthusiastic' about every order.

About average array of beers, most come in 2 sizes. I went with the Seafood Plate entree....cuz I had to. Beers are solid and worth a stop-by and check-out, more so b/c it's in Old Port (or close to it), so no reason not to. Flat screen TVs above the bar and around the place was expected.

A good place to start off your Old Port touring.

Mebuzzard, Aug 18, 2011
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Sebago Brewing Company in Portland, ME
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.