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Three Dollar Deweys

Not Rated.
Three Dollar DeweysThree Dollar Deweys

Taps: 36 / Bottles: 40
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
84
good

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

241 Commercial St
Portland, Maine, 04101-4622
United States
phone: (207) 772-3310

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Reviews by msolar:
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msolar

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Good place to visit, but I prefer Gritty’s despite the selection sacrifice (you still get the pub feel). Dewey’s is still a staple if you’re looking to explore Portland’s night life.

Huge benches & tables provide a nice atmosphere, especially if you’re with a larger group.

Food… I can’t say I’ve been when the kitchens were still open, but I’d expect it to be on par with the rest of the stop.

A bit of a late night bar, sort of Portland’s answer to Boston’s BHP. Well, minus the underage college kids and PBR, of course.

09-21-2006 18:25:34 | More by msolar
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richobrien

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-06-2014 11:50:23 | More by richobrien
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j_hollings13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-19-2014 14:27:03 | More by j_hollings13
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coombski

Maine

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-28-2014 23:57:11 | More by coombski
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Tidesox28

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

03-16-2014 02:53:17 | More by Tidesox28
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-14-2013 02:17:07 | More by MJSawyer
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TheRealPour

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-13-2013 03:47:53 | More by TheRealPour
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

2.26/5  rDev -36.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2 | $$

Been here a couple times and last night made another visit prior to dinner. This may be more of a commentary of my expectations of the high quality of certain craft beer bars, but this place is just pedestrian. While they have about 20+ beers on tap, the list is so basic and boring it’s scary. Allagash White and a few Shipyard basics is about as crazy as this place gets. I suppose if you’re from Nebraska and never had any Shipyard or Harpoon it might be worth a session… But other than that this place is barely above a standard bar.

The server clearly didn‘t know a great deal about craft beer and basically was parroting what they were told for the daily special.

Atmosphere is fine, but nothing too creative. It appears that long ago this was a craft destination, but frankly they haven’t kept up. When in town there are many other options that are more intriguing.

05-03-2012 11:30:02 | More by Reagan1984
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $

Stopped by Deweys with the wife for a quick bite and beer after a hellish drive up from Boston. It was 10pm on a Friday night, and the place was almost deserted. And somehow, we still couldn't get anything close to decent service from the bartender.

Food and beer - when we managed to get some - were good, though. At least two dozen taps, including Coal Porter, Gearys, Hop Devil, Harpoon, and lots of Shipyard. Pints were cheap, as were the big bottles of Allagash. Pub grub was tasty, and served up at a relatively late hour.

Still, it's tough to get past near-total inattention when you're one of three couples sitting at the bar. I don't think we'll be back.

10-02-2010 21:58:32 | More by paulmcm
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I stopped in at 3 Dollar Deweys with ffejherb, FooFaa and his wife Kristen - we had to try the seafood chowder. We walked right in as it was lunch time and it was not very crowded. The atmosphere is casual with cafeteria style wooden table seating and the bar in the back - The service was good as we were seated quickly and ordered up a pitcher of espresso amber.

The selection is pretty decent with local selections from Shipyard and Bar Harbor as well as Peak organic and others such as Victory, Geary's Harpoon and Long trail as far as crafts go

The quality is top notch as the food, beer and service were great - the beer and food are both served fresh
speaking of food it was absolutely the best chowder I ever tasted - smoked seafood with salmon clams and shrimp were tender and the cream base was delicious w/ mild smoke I couldn't have asked for better.

Overall I was very pleased with the experience at 3 Dollar Deweys I would only suggest switching some of the taps from Macro to craft, but I recommend the place and the value is very good as the portions are substantial and the prices are reasonable.

03-07-2010 23:57:46 | More by Slatetank
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