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“PORTLAND ME. IS GREAT..ESPECIALLY GRITTY MCDUFFS AND MAXWELLS POTTERY.” 5 of 5 stars
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Gritty McDuff's
396 Fore St., Portland, ME
207-772-2739
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Ranked #2 of 25 Nightlife in Portland
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Beertasting
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Owner description: Popular brewpub in the Old Port district.
St. Catharines, On. Canada
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“PORTLAND ME. IS GREAT..ESPECIALLY GRITTY MCDUFFS AND MAXWELLS POTTERY.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Recently visiting Portland ME., we ate at Gritty McDuffs. The atmosphere was great, the chowder and shepherds pie was super yummy and we had more than enough help getting a ramp out for my wheelchair. PLUS, it was later on at night and the manager opened up his gift store just for us. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
ALSO...I would like to say how kind and warm hearted the people are there. We went down Fore St. to MAXWELL'S POTTERY and besides being closed the store entrance was about 8 very steep steps up. My friends were peeking in and at that moment the owner came by and he, also , opened up the store for us. PLUS, with the help of my sister and the owner and an entire Chinese family walking by, they lifted me into the store. TOTALLY AMAZING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Moments like that make life a little more special.

Visited June 2013
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Portland, Maine
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“The Most Overrated Brew-Pub in Portland”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The Old Port is where this local beer franchise began. What was once a path-breaking microbrewery having an onsite brewpub with strong local color has morphed into a mere shadow of it’s former self. Replacing it at this flagship location is just another mediocre and characterless local tourist trap. Bartenders and servers have all the charm of ravenous wharf rats. Above the bartenders’ heads on hooks hang hundreds of serially numbered members’ beer mugs. These regular inebriates are the only patrons who appear to matter here. If you hanker for a seismic hangover after drinking overpriced ales that all taste about the same, then this is the place to do it. Located just next-door is the pub’s souvenir shop; its product lines are perfect for folks who can’t resist showing off their lack of discernment. The restaurant here serves up insipid pub grub at outlandish prices; if you like that sort of thing, this local parody of pubdom is just the ticket. If your cruise ship docks nearby and you venture into the Old Port in search of local color and some superior suds to slake a powerful thirst, this is about the last place in or near the Old Port that you’ll find either.

Visited January 2013
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“Good beer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went here just for some beer and was not disappointed. Sat outside in the back area and it was very nice.

Visited April 2012
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Maryland
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“Great Atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is a seat-yourself pub with wonderful atmosphere. It has great beer selections and good pub food. We sat at the bar and the bartenders were attentive. It's a great place to take a break from shopping and sight seeing and get some food. It's a very relaxed and everyone made us feel welcomed. It's right in the heart of downtown Portland.

Visited November 2012
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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“Great bar with character”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Delicious variety of beer produced in house, a fun upstairs bar and a tiny comfortable 'patio' bar downstairs. And the food is good, hot, and pretty cheap. All things that add up to a great brew pub.

Visited December 2012
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