Friday April 25th 2014

Tagged: drinking

Winter (drinking) will be here soon: Ice Bar 2014 tickets on sale (yes, already)

Winter (drinking) will be here soon: Ice Bar 2014 tickets on sale (yes, already)
November 08, 2013

It’s only November. Early November. Most of us haven’t even pulled our winter coats out of storage yet. But the folks at Portland Harbor Hotel are thinking about the future. They’re planners, like that, and are probably already done with their Christmas shopping. The hotel’s annual Ice Bar is slated for January 23-25, 2014. And tickets are ALREADY ON SALE.

Reggae Sunday on Peaks Island

Reggae Sunday on Peaks Island
May 17, 2013

Reggae Sunday on Peaks Island has become a summer staple, with ferry-loads of locals showing up on the island to pile into Jones Landing for an afternoon of reggae and beer specials. The reggae gets revived every summer and continues on Sundays into September.

Drink historically with Maine Cocktail Tours

Drink historically with Maine Cocktail Tours
March 05, 2013

Maine Cocktail Tours combine Portland’s cocktails with Portland’s history in 2.5-hour walking tours. There are five stops along the way to sample the city’s cocktails, and plenty of education, too. The cost is $49 and includes all drinks (and wisdom). Drinks won’t be full-sized, to help keep tourgoers from – ahem – over-appreciating and making bad “I’m on vacation” decisions.

For the page-turning addict: Beer & Books book club

For the page-turning addict: Beer & Books book club
February 19, 2013

Book fans can seek out fellow reading geeks in libraries, where the conversation might be halted by a shushing librarian, or in book stores, where shop owners will still politely request that you stop haranguing customers at the register. An easier option for the addicted page turner: Beer & Books Book Club.

The 3 Stages of Snowbound

The 3 Stages of Snowbound
February 13, 2013

As it turns out, putting Hannaford bags on your feet DOES NOT make last year’s busted boots appropriate for this year’s blizzard. This and other helpful lessons from the annals of the hopelessly snowed in.

Historic meets alcoholic: Maine Cocktail Tours

Historic meets alcoholic: Maine Cocktail Tours
January 31, 2013

It’s taken a long 160 years for cocktails to become a local craft – something more complex than the apple martini of our twenties. Something created, not poured from a half-frozen bag and tinted a painfully artificial red. Local Noah Love believes the time for craft cocktails is here. The Portland native is the founder of Maine Cocktail Tours, a walking tour of Portland bars that highlights our city’s alcoholic history. And yes, there will be cocktails.

Paint & drink during Paint Nite Portland

Paint & drink during Paint Nite Portland
January 06, 2013

Paint Nite combines artistry with the good ol’ fashioned art of drinking. Everything you need to paint – paint, brushes, canvas, apron, easel, guidance – is provided. You buy the drink of your choice.

200+ Santas walk into a bar: Santacon

200+ Santas walk into a bar: Santacon
December 03, 2012

There’s no rest for the cheery this time of year. Santa’s working overtime to ensure his one night of worldwide present dispensing goes off without a hitch. It’s a joyful gig. But the stress sometimes keeps him up nights. Makes sense that he might choose to blow off some steam with an innocent bar crawl around town.

On the rocks: Ice Bar returns Jan 24-26

On the rocks: Ice Bar returns Jan 24-26
November 20, 2012

The 2013 Ice Bar at Portland Harbor Hotel is Thursday to Saturday, January 24-26. Tickets are on sale, order yours now. Ticket prices are $20 (entry) and $26 (entry plus a cocktail). Additional drink tickets will be on sale during each night of the Ice Bar.

Brushes and brews: Paint Nite in Portland

Brushes and brews: Paint Nite in Portland
October 23, 2012

Fact: Beer and wine make you a better painter. The people behind Paint Nite get it, and they’ve brought painting to local pubs like Bull Feeney’s and Flask Lounge.