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(Fark)   Portland, Maine Fark Party June 4th. Drew's in town that weekend, where should it be held?   ( divider line
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2004-05-17 12:59:16 PM  
who lives there?
2004-05-17 01:00:13 PM  
Not the type of people you want to hang out with, real crabby types.
2004-05-17 01:01:21 PM  
Maine? you made that place up... no such thing... move on...
2004-05-17 01:01:53 PM  
Somewhere with lots of lumberjacks.
2004-05-17 01:05:20 PM  
Shows how much people care about this lovely state. Don't head down Portland way too often, but I'll try to make an appearance if a location is set.
2004-05-17 01:05:49 PM  
the Ale House is pretty cool...
2004-05-17 01:07:28 PM  
Where's Maine?
2004-05-17 01:11:05 PM  
meangene There is no Maine... There is only Zule...
2004-05-17 01:12:19 PM  
Head to the Old Port--it is the hub of Portland's bar district.
2004-05-17 01:15:26 PM  
I agree with the Old Port, or we could go to the Great Lost Bear. The 'Bear has an outdoor patio we could try to reserve.
2004-05-17 01:16:09 PM  
I had the misfortune of being stuck in Maine for 8 months... thought I'd never get out.

Drew better be careful... Maine is the blackhole of the US. Not even light can escape that depressing state.
2004-05-17 01:21:46 PM  
I'd recommend the Old Port Tavern. Not quite as elbow to elbow as most of the local bars, but still a great place to have a few drinks.
2004-05-17 01:22:15 PM  
I would be happy to drink Drew under the table at Gritty McDuffs.

Portland has more bars per capita then any other city in the US...
2004-05-17 01:22:53 PM  
Wherever the gays hang out.
2004-05-17 01:24:31 PM  
Why is that TK_421?
2004-05-17 01:25:39 PM  
I live here...

Ale house is cool, Big Easy is blusey, haven't been there since remodeled...
2004-05-17 01:26:26 PM  
Damn, there's some ignorant people in this world.
2004-05-17 01:26:36 PM  
The Old Port definately...
Sebago Brewing Co.
Bull Feeney's
Flatbread Co.
2004-05-17 01:26:50 PM  

Yeah, Maine's full of unpretentious, honest, down to earth, hard-working people. No wonder the rest of the country can't stand us.

Although as a Mainer you can go anywhere in the US and get hired immediately, solely on the fact you're from Maine.
Had a friend from Detroit, and after having been here eight months said he still found it difficult to get used to the people here. Everyone was astonishingly open and honest and friendly from the first word, but the second they decided they didn't like you, you knew it- no two-faced obsequiousness from people, only to have them talk shiat and backstab the second you're out of sight. You always know where you stand with people in Maine.

2004-05-17 01:27:06 PM  
Maine has it's nice parts, and portland is one of the best. It's a cool little city/town, that has great food and bars. Gritty's is one of the best.

Not from there, but visit as often as i can.
2004-05-17 01:29:12 PM  
I second the comments of drredhook. Having been a Mainer all my life, and now living in Washington DC, I can attest to how there are few states as warm, welcome, and friendly as Maine.
2004-05-17 01:29:57 PM  
One thing Portland has going for it is that the Starbucks on Exchange St. has had it's front plate glass window broken more times than any other outlet in the chain.

Gotta respect the persistence of Mainers.
2004-05-17 01:30:53 PM  
What's that bar across from the Portland Post Office? I went there a couple of months ago. It is really cool, but looks like a dive from the outside. It's like a museum that you can drink at!!!

I'll call my wife and ask, hold on...
2004-05-17 01:40:36 PM  
If Stephen King novels have taught us anything, it's that Maine is populated by demons, ghosts, quirky serial killers, Nazis, freaky dogs, haunted cameras, and at least one bizarre writer.

Be damned careful.
2004-05-17 01:40:48 PM  
The Saltwater Grill over in SoPo has a great view of Portland and the bay from the patio (and it's on my way home from work too!) If people are set on the Old Port, I think $3 Dewie's might be better as they have more and larger tables. Oh, and I believe the bar across from the Post Office is inside Bintliff's.
2004-05-17 01:40:56 PM  
cause i think weeners are preferred to boobies.
2004-05-17 01:43:30 PM  
Los Angeles
2004-05-17 01:46:02 PM  
I had the misfortune of being stuck in Maine for 8 months... thought I'd never get out.

Consider yourself lucky, I was stuck there for 22 years. Gritty McDuff's helped me through the last one, though (and even before that - the liquor laws used to be pretty lax in Portland).
2004-05-17 01:46:07 PM  

/heh heh heh
2004-05-17 01:46:24 PM  
Bubba's Sulky Lounge

This place is real cool.
2004-05-17 01:47:15 PM  
Gritty's is my vote.
2004-05-17 01:50:09 PM  
Gritty McDuffs is the University of Southern Maine's favorite bar. Not a dancin' bar, but a real no frills drinkin' bar!
2004-05-17 01:50:19 PM  

/runs away
2004-05-17 01:50:52 PM  

Bubba's Sulky Lounge

Back about 12-13 years ago Bubba's used to be a sketchy place, and I got the crap kicked out of me not too far from there. I'll have to go visit it next time I'm in the area.
2004-05-17 01:51:44 PM  
dcho, you don't want me to launch into my story about how I was almost assaulted by Tabitha King in the Bangor Mall. Scarier than anyone of Steve's books.
2004-05-17 01:57:36 PM  
bubba's is a great place. like a museum for drunkards. there's an illuminated dancefloor a la saturday night fever as well.
2004-05-17 01:58:39 PM  
Maine-the way life should be.(according to the welcome sign when you drive into the state.) The best bar I think I have ever been to was in Maine, called brays brew pub. It's outside Portland right by sebago lake. I think the town was Naples. The bar is a whole house you can walk through with library rooms, living rooms, and a big yard with horseshoes and hammocks and all sorts of crap. And they brew there own beer, and it's fantastic!

no billboards allowed on the roads in Maine. I like that.
2004-05-17 02:00:35 PM  
Did you know that in Bangor,ME you can legally run around town screaming "Bangah?? I wish! I didn't even get an HJ!" Until 6pm EST?
2004-05-17 02:01:24 PM  
Used to live there. Definitely Gritty's.
2004-05-17 02:03:42 PM  
Isn't there a bar somewhere in Maine where you drink Moose urine out of a hollowed out lobster?
2004-05-17 02:05:26 PM  
I think he should ask Kady. I would suspect someplace in the Old Port is best.

A barbeque on Sebago Lake also would be good...

Two things I always like to see near Wells, Maine. That cheese place that looks like a block of cheese w/ the mouse on top of it. I also like that post office sign that says "Warning: Post Office entrance ahead". For some reason I find those things entertaining.
2004-05-17 02:08:03 PM  
I agree that Gritty's is the best bar there, but I also have to agree that 3 Dollar Dewies would be the best place to get together with a larger group of people...1 Dollar Lookie, 2 Dollar Feelie, 3 Dollar Dewies
2004-05-17 02:14:22 PM  
gritty's, great lost bear are great
2004-05-17 02:23:23 PM  
Great Lost Bear is the best place in Portland for a beer. With 50+ taps, you know there will be something you love to drink, and something you've never tried. I agree with evil_carrot and say we try to reserve the patio.
2004-05-17 02:25:25 PM  
Oh yeah, one question, who's the poster/organizer for this event? And who's going to take Drew to the Topless Donut Shop the next morning?
2004-05-17 02:25:36 PM  
Great Lost Bear, beyond the fact that it has a great line up of beers, it has a web cam, which is nice for some reason.
2004-05-17 02:25:50 PM  
Hey don't forget 3 Dollar Dewey's and Brian Boru's. Brian's can get crowded but its a pretty cool pub with a patio upstairs for when u need to yuke. :) Also for anyone that like stoagies its pretty nice to be able to fire one up out there. The big easy is a nice place for those 40+ somethings from the crowd that I have seen there but its not limited to them. Of course, there's that nifty bar on Peaks Island a couple miles out if someone doesn't mind the ferry charge. (no pun intended :D) Old port tavern usually has a somewhat OK live band on friday/sats. Obviously there's plenty of choices.
2004-05-17 02:32:49 PM  
Alehouse and/or Gritty's Definitely in the Old Port.
2004-05-17 02:34:20 PM  
Maine is the best state, bar none... Definitely, if you want portland, hit the old port... its the hangout area... that or reserve like a ferry and take it out on the bay... OR... put all these brainless naysayers (about the state) on that ferry, then sink it.
2004-05-17 02:35:46 PM  
I can't believe there's finally a Fark Party in Portland and I'll be away.
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