The Thirsty Pig

Bar, Eatery

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

(207) 773-2469 | map

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Ratings by -Rick:
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Reviewed by -Rick from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
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.
Jan 26, 2016
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.48 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Sep 03, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jan 07, 2018
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Reviewed by 86sportster883 from Maryland

3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
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.
Sep 25, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by dfecteau from Massachusetts

Jun 02, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Nov 30, 2016
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Reviewed by ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
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.
Oct 30, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by Eddiehop from Texas

Oct 09, 2016
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Reviewed by stephenjmoore from Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
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.
Sep 28, 2016
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Reviewed by SomethingClever from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
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.
Sep 03, 2016
Rated: 4.57 by JRosolen from New York

Sep 03, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Jul 15, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Jun 27, 2016
Rated: 4.94 by WhitmansNiece from Massachusetts

May 31, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

May 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
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.
May 14, 2016
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Reviewed by ColinMac326 from Maine

5/5  rDev +21.1%
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.
May 12, 2016
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Rated by deuce5645 from Maine

4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
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.
May 12, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by dee4maine from Maine

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by Erockss from Ohio

Apr 09, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Apr 03, 2016
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Reviewed by SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
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.
Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Jan 08, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by LloydDobler from Indiana

Nov 14, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by mltobin from Connecticut

Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by JaredSammy from New York

Sep 12, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by Sweeneydawg from Massachusetts

Sep 10, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by dailyminefield from North Carolina

Aug 24, 2015
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Rated by Beersilio from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
Fun place. Great location. Really good sausages. Just an awesome place.
Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by mjstern70 from California

Jul 14, 2015
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Rated by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Bissell Bros on tap. Best homemade sausage I ever had.....
Jul 12, 2015
Rated: 4.59 by MRVermont from New Hampshire

Jun 07, 2015
Rated: 4.11 by jebrew from Maine

May 09, 2015
Rated: 4.45 by Csylvia14 from Rhode Island

Apr 12, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2015
Rated: 4 by etmur007 from Maine

Oct 27, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by DinoBlueShoes from Maine

Oct 18, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Chuck_IPA_Mathus from Massachusetts

Oct 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by cshafer7 from Massachusetts

Sep 16, 2014
The Thirsty Pig in Portland, ME
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