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The Thirsty Pig

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4.12/5
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61 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

37 Exchange St
Portland, Maine, 04101-5009
United States

(207) 773-2469 | map
thirstypigportland.com

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Added by Doctuh on 10-10-2011

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
61
pDev:
10.19%
 
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of 86sportster883
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Casual place. Seat yourself, grab a menu, go up and order your drinks and food at the bar. Place was mostly empty an hour before closing on a Sunday evening. Packers were playing Cincinnati on the two flatscreens and the music was some sort of Indie mix. Outdoor seating out back seemed inviting but we decided to watch the end of the game. We both enjoyed our Lithuanian Kielbasa with a beer. Selection was all local Maine brews with a decent selection from which to choose.Enjoyed my short visit and would probably return when looking for just a light meal and a good local beer. Not sure I would come here on a busy weekend evening, but it suited me just fine when I was there.

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Photo of dfecteau
3.75/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Popped in for a pint while cruising through the center of town. Cold October day so the patio out back was closed. Kitschy vibe with a bunch of stuff all over the place, including a rack of clothes. Self service setup with about eight taps, including Bissell and Allagash. Looked like a pretty good stash of bottles in the cooler behind the bar. Lively place - they were prepping for some live music later in the evening. Cool vibe.

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Photo of Eddiehop
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Cool typical city restaurant with a nice outdoor deck in the back. Self-service, with great food and about 8 solid taps; mostly local. The vibe is pretty cool and the food and beer and location are all tops.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Went there because I heard they had a pretty decent tap list, and they make their own suasages. The beer selection was not bad, tiny on tap but good quality and a pretty fair amount of bottles and cans. The food was stellar we had the suasage platter with five different suasage links and they were fantastic.

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Photo of JRosolen
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of 7irondave
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.94/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of DrStiffington
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Gavage
3.79/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Stopped here twice on my trip, and mostly because they had mostly local beer. 10 total on draft, and a bunch in bottles. The bar is tiny as it only seats 5, but there are plenty of tables, and a nice outdoor seating area. My first visit some annoying awful DJ doing some dance music crap, and the second visit was more laid back with an acoustic guitarist. I noticed a few more locals here than tourists. worthy of a stop but there are better bars to hit.

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Photo of ColinMac326
5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great sausages. Always amazing beer on tap. Great service from more than friendly and knowledgable staff. I really enjoy how they feature local tap takeovers and help promote the local beer scene as much as possible.

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Photo of deuce5645
4.88/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

The food was awesome, it was a little crowded and there were only about beers 6 taps on. Great beers on though.

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Photo of dee4maine
4.41/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Erockss
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of -Rick
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

A very nice beer bar, located in the hub of Portlands tourist area. The food here was pretty good (no waiters), and the beer tap list was great. Lots of local stuff to try (had a few Bissel Brothers beers on tap) Cool outside sitting area, loved the fact that we could bring our dog with us. Highly recommended.

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Really cool vibe. The taplist is short, but is full of killer beers from Maine's best breweries. "Service" is different since you have to walk to the counter to order everything. If you're not into sausage, you may have a hard time finding something to eat, but if you're a carnivore, then you'll go crazy trying to decide which one of their mouthwatering sausages to choose. I highly recommend this spot to anyone visiting Portland.

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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of LloydDobler
4.49/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of JaredSammy
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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The Thirsty Pig in Portland, ME
Place rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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