Little Tap House

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

106 High St
Portland, Maine, 04101-3815
United States

(207) 518-9283 | map
littletaphouse.com

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Added by brewandbbq on 04-08-2013

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
32
pDev:
10%
 
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 11
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4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of John_M
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Stopped by on a cold rainy afternoon in April.

Located on the corner of High Street and Spring street, the taphouse is a small cozy affair, with a warm, laid back appealing vibe. In addition to the 10 seat bar off to the right as you come in, there's also a modest size dining room, holding around 10 or 12 tables and chairs. The exposed brick and warm yellow brown color inside adds to the warm cozy vibe. In terms of beer, the taphouse is unapologetically Maine and Portland- centric (something that mentioned on the tap list). On this day, they had 13 beers on tap, most of them from right here in Portland (couple of beers from both Allagash and Bissell brothers). Quality is good, as you expect, though there were no high abv. beers on tap (I think 8% was about as high as I saw). Didn't try the food, but what I saw on the menu looked pretty good (some interesting, inventive dishes on the menu for sure). Service was OK. This is one of those places where the bartender takes your order (pretty quickly), brings you your beer, and pretty much leaves you alone until it appears you might need another drink.

Really like the feel of this place, despite the somewhat diminutive tap list.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Enjoyed dinner and a couple a pints while in town. Great vibe - engaging but not pushy wait staff. Awesome rotating selection of local beers - MBC, Foundation, Austin St., Bissell, and a handful mote from ME. Reasonably priced full pours. Food was awesome - I had the fish and chips, wife had the Caesar and French Onion soup. Delicious. We shared the fresh made chips and pickled beets. Fantastic. Definitely worth a visit - one of those places you can have your cake and eat it too: awesome beer list and great food/vibe.

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Photo of MattyTibbs
4.79/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Small, quaint & vibrant atmosphere. Tap list is definitely one of the best in the city. They have a lot of the most popular (and BEST) brews from the greater Portland area for real. If you find yourself looking at the many options on the menu, do yourself a favor and order the Rueben eggroll. You'll thank me later. Oh yeah, the other options are also fantastic. Get in there. Slainte!

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of WillieNelson
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Attentive, polite waitstaff and bartenders. No question, one of my favorite places to grab amazing food with really amazing beer.

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Photo of deuce5645
4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I stopped by for a business meeting after meeting my associates we were promptly seated and served drinks, my partner had soup which he raved about. But after that the service dropped i was completely ignored by our waitress. The bartender made up for it though. Pretty decent beer selection as well.

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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Great little restaurant and bar. Atmosphere is comfortable and the building is one I have always liked. The hip menu has enough options for everyone to find something they like. Beer selection is targeted towards local options, noting crazy, but all high quality and carefully selected options. Great place for dinner before a show at Port City which is just around the corner.

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Photo of coombski
3.3/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.76/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of HopsnMalts_NJ
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of cherche
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kinopio
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Wanted a nice, laid back place with a good local draft list on my first stop in Portland and Little Tap house definitely delivered.

Big focus on local stuff. Allagash One T, Bissell Bros LUX, Maine Lunch were some of the drafts when I was there. Pour sizes, ABV and price were displayed on the menu. Didn't see a bottle list.

1 TV on each side of the bar. There is also a large dining area. Great views out the windows to the nice old buildings in the area. Beer and a bite for $4 or something during happy hour. Definitely pop in here if you are seeing a show at the State Theater or staying at the Holiday Inn, both of which are super close.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Sat at the bar for Happy Hour on a Tuesday PM. Not too busy.
V - As many people drinking wine as beer. Not a place to go get your beer geek on. But bring clean nice place. 3.5
Q - No complaints 4
Ser - Bartender and manager were both attentive to the crowd.
Sel - Somewhat small, but a good variety of local Portland beers. 4
F - Excellent - had the potato chips with egg salad as well as with the cheese dip. 4.5

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Photo of ChrisinRI
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of psweendogg
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SmallMegss
4.98/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best food and local craft beers!!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of MacQ32
4.16/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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Little Tap House in Portland, ME
Place rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 32 ratings