Liquid Riot Bottling Company

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BEER AVG
3.81/5
Liquid Riot Bottling CompanyLiquid Riot Bottling Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

250 Commercial St
Portland, Maine, 04101-4617
United States

(207) 221-8889 | map
liquidriot.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
70
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
463
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
78
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 78
Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
3.84/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Firstly, as the first BA review noted, the frontage/signage of In`Finiti is very low-key. I had been out for a run, where I figured I would see it, but never did. Later that day, while walking, I asked a local, who had to point it out to me....I had run right past it w/o any idea.

Anyways, upon entering, you will see some nice looking equipment. And then you will see the long bar and a good amount of tables too. So, they have craft beer and "artisinal cocktails" as well. I believe that their house liquors are not yet available. But, some of their house beers are available. While there, I tried both the IPA and DIPA. Both of them were pretty tasty. From what I recall, there was a total of 5-6 house beers on. And they also have a similar amount of beers on from other brewers, with a focus on Maine, i.e. Marshall Wharf, Oxbow.

The food looked very good, but I did not try any. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable of good beer as well as making a mean cocktail. And although it was a bit difficult to find, for the first time anyhow, these folks were doing a good business. The good people of Portland, ME, really enjoy their drinking and dining out. But with places like this, I can`t really blame them. I would be interested to see what other styles or tweaks they may do on their house beers down the road.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chiefbender
4/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Feels like a night club. We went after a late dinner and the place was dead at 11pm. Beers were hit or miss, but pretty solid overall. Real dark interior.

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Photo of Boto
2.85/5  rDev -27.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75

I just had the worst service of my life in this place. Sitting at the bar having a beer while my wife was shopping. She came in and sat down. They were busy, but not overly so. The bartender went by many times over the next ten minutes ignoring her while she tried to order a beer. When he finally brought her one she commented on the slowness of the service. He proceeded to pick up the beer and take it away. There are too many other good places in Portland to go instead of this place. It's a shame because my beer was quite good.

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Photo of Erockss
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75

Photo of stevem1206
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of TTripp725
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of scxcrunner
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of rjp217
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Photo of RhinoBrew
4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gavage
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This is a large bar / restaurant that has a nice patio out back. Glass behind the bar shows some of the brewing and distillery equipment. About 10 beers on draft including some sours, triple IPA, and brett beers. The beers were good and well crafted. Service was very knowledgeable but it was a bit slow because this place was packed on my two visits. Overall this was a great stop and would visit again on a future trip.

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Photo of WillieNelson
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of MarkSansone
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Big, loud place, feels more like a nightclub than a brew pub. Had a solid selection , beers were OK. Not great, not bad. Bartender was very friendly and service was great. Probably wouldn't go back, but glad I stopped to check it out.

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Photo of schroeder1200
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of A-Bull
5/5  rDev +27.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome place. Friendly staff. Fun atmosphere

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Have been here multiple times before the name change, had apps and beer yesterday at a high top table before a concert. Place was very crowded. The atmosphere is nice, kind of industrial and hip. They went with a style and it works. Service does a nice job making sure you get what you need even when crowded. The beer is good to so-so overall but I really enjoyed the Cannonball pale ale. Bright and easy drinking. Food has been well made and the menu has many interesting choices. Their cocktails are also top-notch and made with care and precision. I recommend the Garden Party. Distill their own spirits, which are available for purchase retail.

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Photo of Nomis
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of parris
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of paulish
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of bostonbeans
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of atimari
2/5  rDev -49%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1

Horrible service and food. Beer only thing worth going for.

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Photo of fastestmanalive
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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Liquid Riot Bottling Company in Portland, ME
3.81 out of 5 based on 463 ratings.
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