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“Stop looking. This is the best bar in town.”
Review of Cottage Street Pub

Cottage Street Pub
Ranked #62 of 152 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed August 17, 2014

They are a small bar, but wow, what a wonderful drink menu. Their cocktails are unique and tasty. My wife and I still talk about 'dirty water'.
Just a nice small bar to enjoy drinks and company.

Thank beesakay
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is the ultimate Bar Harbor dive bar and mixologist's paradise. The wine and beer selections are adequate, but the Cottage Bar really shines in its cocktails. No festive evening in Bar Harbor is complete without one of them, available in classic strains (the left hand chalkboard) and original (on the right hand of, er, the mixologist, if she/he is facing them). Following a Corpse Reviver (with extra absinthe) with a Remember the Maine (ditto), which of course I would never dream of doing, will leave most people well and truly saponsified. The locals favor the original-mix Dirty Water, which is more refined and lower-impact.

As expected in a venue of this caliber, the service is unimpeachable. No food is formally served, but free popcorn flavored with Lawry's steak seasoning is available. The other patrons are often interesting to talk with. And did I mention that the music mix is amazing, on a good but unobtrusive sound system with satisfying bass, though not played at overpowering volume?

Pro top: after indulging, head kitty corner to the Finback and have their incredible pan-seared scallops and port belly appetizer on baby spinach and corn with a red wine reduction. Amazing.

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1  Thank SoItinerant
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Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I came here twice on our 4 day visit. The cocktails were unique and service prompt. Loved the small bar atmosphere. The Beehive was my favorite but also enjoyed the Albert Meadow. Stop by....you won't be disappointed!

1  Thank FloridaBeachaholic
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for a couple of cocktails at lunchtime. Super bartender; absolutely wonderful drinks - dirty water and Albert meadow. Amazing combinations. Fun ice cubes made onsite. Would return. No food, but enjoyed a pre-meal cocktail. Right next to Route 66, but didn't eat there.

Thank Linda N
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

I managed to escape the wife and kids for a few hours while in Bar Harbor and ducked into the Cottage street Pub for a few pints. The bartender was great conversation and the beers arrived in good time. Too bad the wife and kids found me again : )

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1  Thank xTheKingfisherx
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