Posted: January 15, 2019
10 sports bars around Portland
Written by: Staff Reports
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Grab a pint and cheer your heart out for your favorite team at one of these spots. They all serve all sorts of food to keep your bellies full and most have multiple televisions so you don’t miss any of the action. Go team!
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10 Cotton St, Portland, 207-774-6044, rivalriesmaine.com
Thirty-two TVs and a central Portland location make this 13-year-old institution a popular place on game day (and its new location in Falmouth is sure to be one, too). There is seating on two levels, and a few stools at the bar, and the decor is sleek and modern — more gastro pub than sports bar. The crowd is also more sophisticated than you might expect; the menu, however, sticks to tried-and-true casual favorites like burgers and pizza. Sweet chili chicken wings or fingers are a signature snack; the sweet-spicy sauce, a Rivalries hallmark, also stars in a cheesy chicken dip and a chicken wrap.
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Binga’s Stadium77 Free St., Portland, 207-699-4263, bingasstadium.com
It’s all about the wings at Binga’s Stadium, just a stone’s throw from the Cross Insurance Arena (another Binga’s is on Route 1 in Yarmouth). It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but inside, it’s cavernous, and comfortable, with great views of the game from every seat. Private booths even have their own TVs. At halftime, head to the downstairs game room, equipped with pool tables and video games. Binga’s specializes in barbecue and its famous wings, available traditional-style or smoked, with a choice of 30-plus sauces.
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36 Fore St., Portland, 207-772-8619, facebook.com/dock.fore
In the trendy Old Port, Dock Fore keeps it old-school — a place to chill, sip a drink and chat with friends. It’s been that way for more than three decades. You may be a stranger when you walk in, but you’ll leave having made some new friends. On Sundays, you can partake of the Bloody Mary bar for $3.95 or get $2.95 mimosas.
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200 Gorham Road, South Portland, 207-613-9715, tiltedkilt.com
This is a sports bar with a, um, certain appeal. Think Scottish-themed Hooters. Or maybe it’s Irish. There are plenty of TVs doing their best to keep your eyes on the game instead of the up-to-there kilts on the waitresses (known as “Country Cuties”). Welcoming atmosphere.
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436 Fore St., Portland, 207-780-1111, foreplayportland.com
Fore Play isn’t just a place to watch sports, but also to play them. The two-floor bar has pool, foosball, air hockey and more. The Old Port establishment claims to be Portland’s oldest sports bar. We don’t know if that’s true, but we also don’t know that it isn’t.
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Buffalo Wild Wings
85 Western Ave., South Portland, 207-541-9464, buffalowildwings.com
With more than 30 flat screen TVs, some of which are gigantic, and a massive menu of chicken wings and other nosh-ables, Buffalo Wild Wings is a family-friendly spot that is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Not sure who to root for? Just wing it.
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The Bar8 Exchange st., Portland, 207-899-3333.
The Bar is the place to go if you're not only into sports but also really into
cocktails rather than the more traditional sports-watching beer. You'll also appreciate all of the TVs on both sides of the room that will keep you from
missing any of the action. And hey, nothing says "Go Patriots!" quite like a coconut margarita which you can indeed order at The Bar. As for you beer fans,
not to worry, the Bar has nine on tap and 15 bottled and can varieties to choose from. Cheers and go team!
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Aura121 Middle St., Portland, 207-772-8274, auramaine.com
Aura has a dozen flat screen and two projector screen TVs so you'll be able to see every play no matter where you're sitting. They'll also keep you fed with a wide array of pub fare. Sometimes Aura will show special games on the 600' video wall in the performance space so keep an eye on their Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of Stockhouse Restaurant & Sports Pub
Stockhouse Restaurant & Sports Pub506 Main St., Westbrook, 207-854-5600, thestockhouserestaurant.com
With chicken wings and drink specials aplenty, you'd do well in Westbrook by catching a game at Stockhouse Restaurant & Sports Pub.You can also emotionally eat if Tom Brady is not at his best by polishing off a plate of chili cheese fries. As for TVs, they've got more than 20 flat screens all over the restaurant. Touchdown!
Photo courtesy of Legends Rest Tap Room
Legends Tap Room855 Main St., Westbrook, 207-591-0283, legendsrest.com
They've got $5 shots to celebrate interceptions and touchdowns with and you'll also find a long list of beer, wine and cocktails at Legends Rest Tap Room in Westbrook. On the food front, you can get a Scotch Egg, haddock fritters and roasted cauliflower and that's just some of the appetizers! They've also got seven types of house-made tots and four types of mac & cheese. Looks like this is the place to seriously nosh, whether there's a game or not! But if there is a game on, they've got four TVs to stay glued to.