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Sunday River Brewing Company

Sunday River Road, Bethel, ME 04217
207 824 3541
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Ranked #20 of 31 Restaurants in Bethel
Price range: $0 - $30
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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
Groveland, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Fairfield, Maine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Sunday River Brewing Company is about a two minute drive from the base of Sunday Mountain Ski Resort and is one of the few places open year near the mountain around to eat. This was my first trip to the restaurant and having just finished up the Though Mountain Challenge hours before I can say I was starving and ready... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Used to come here all the time for a beer and a snack.. The last few times my husband and I have been it's been nothing but local/employees partying and acting less than accommodating and professional. Don't know if we will ever return or recommend! A real let down of what used to be a great place...two thumbs down!!

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Buffalo, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Food is OK , but not special. Good place to go come off the mountain from skiing. They brew their own beers which are good and a gathering place for happy hour. Their nachos are really good!!! I do come here, but not at the top of my list. Just for the drinks and people.

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