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Sunday River Brewing Company

Sunday River Road, Bethel, ME 04217
207 824 3541
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Ranked #23 of 31 Restaurants in Bethel
Price range: $0 - $30
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rt. 2
Transit: Mountain Explorer
Description: One of Maine’s original brew pubs open since 1992. Always has been famous for great beers including Sunday River Alt & Black Bear Porter. An innovator in “Jacuzzi cuisine” (A hybrid process of smoke & sous-vide). Winner of the 2008 Bethel Chowder cook-off. Live lobster tank on premise, fresh haddock and wild caught Atlantic salmon for seafood options. Live après-ski music Saturday 3-8.
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English first
Durham, Maine
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stopped in for dinner this past Saturday, with another couple. Greeted immediately at the door, noticed the specials board listed their "Seasonal Oktoberfest Bier" which we were excited to try. Ordered drinks, and when they were delivered we noticed immediately that beer appeared flat, no beer head. Waitress took our food order. We tasted the beer and it was ok... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Ok place if nothing else is open - very large so you're likely to get a table quickly - very good beer - food mediocre

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Freeport, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have been here many times over the years and have always had a pleasant experience. This last time was the same. My husband and I came in for a light snack and a few beers. The bartender greeted us right away and was very helpful and friendly. We decided to get the sampler of beers and salads. I ordered... More

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Groveland, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

After a perfect day of golf at Sunday River Golf Club, we were looking forward to hitting this Brew Pub. We enjoy visiting local breweries and sampling their unique creation. We grabbed 2 seats at the quiet bar and each ordered a different house draft from the less than enthusiastic bartender. The back deck had about 3 tables of customers... More

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Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A group of 7 of us, 4 adults and 3 kids (12, 8 and 6) went to the Brewing Company when we were visiting a Sunday River resort in Maine. I have to say that the beer was very tasty (I loved the IPA, and the other 3 adults quite enjoyed the beer sampler) and quite inexpensive ($5 for a... More

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Moretown, Vermont
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Go here for the beer. Priced right and tasty. Burgers were good, but a bit pricy. Handcut fries delicious. The sweet potato fries had an interesting coating and when I asked about them, was told they were frozen. Friendly, no-nonsense service. Booth a little uncomfortable, but soothing reggae music from the speakers helped set the mood. Good stop on a... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We ate dinner here one rainy evening in July. The menu was fairly small and, with it being the off-season, there were not many employees working. The food was like typical bar food (nothing to brag about). It was one of the few places open during the summer, so we hoped for a few more options on the menu.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We love to visit local brewing companies when we travel. So we stopped into Sunday River brewing company to pick up some local libations. It was after a long day of hiking and we just wanted to get a couple of growlers to take home and enjoy. Guess what? "We are out of growlers. It's before the season." We visited... More

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southern NH
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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited this restaurant during what the locals call, "Mud Season" We enjoyed great sandwiches made at lunch time and we loved visiting with other guests who live in the area. The bartender was friendly and helped us select just the right beer! We had a great lunch with good service.

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Arlington, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My husband and I had just come back from a hike of Mt. Wills and stopped by this restaurant for an early dinner. The place reminded me of a local bar, with most of the folks seated at the bar watching sports on the TVs. Our service was fine, and the food was tasty. Nothing spectacular but the food was... More

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