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The Thirsty Pig

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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-773-2469
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11:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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boston ma
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Happened upon this little pub for lunch. Don't expect anything fancy. We had creative sausages and sides and tried some local beers. Good lunch place.

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Thank lck68
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't waste your time going here. Nothing exciting about the menu. Food was blah at best. Their pretzel...save yourselfa few bucks and pickup the same exact thing at a gas station convenience store. Nothing exciting with the service...no personality from any of them. Keep on walking. You're not that thirsty to stop into this overrated bar that's cluttered with items... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place. Love the casual vibe. The food is amazing, the beer list is as good and the staff was super friendly and welcoming. We will be back!

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Albany, New York
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being that Portland is such a foodie city, we were sure to experience as much as we could of the scrumptious variety of flavors that make up this wonderful little city while there on a recent trip! Our favorite place, hands down, is an awesome pub on Exchange Street – The Thirsty Pig. We knew immediately upon arriving that we... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for our first drink during a night in Old Port. It's a very small venue but the super friendly staff helped us find a seat. They have a solid beer list and great glassware. We didn't eat but the menu looked fun. The live band was good but a bit too loud in such a small spot.... More 

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Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to eat , home made sausage in a huge variety of dishes with plenty of local beers to choose from. Go on a Saturday afternoon when there is live music from local musicians / singers. Staff are very friendly offering advice on which beers you may like giving a free taister to help you decide... More 

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Worcester
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stopped in for lunch on a cold Wednesday afternoon. In December, we expect the weather to be cold, but not the inside of the restaurant (the heat was turned on/up after we complained). My wife ordered a hot dog which she enjoyed. I had the chili which was served barely room temperature (remember, it was cold inside) and the Italian... More 

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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Always a favorite when in Portland. Features great local beers and handmade sausages and pickles. Enjoyed a spicy hot dog wrapped in crispy cheese.

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Thank David W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to come mid-afternoon to get a snack and a drink. Self-seating, great beers on draft (different every time we've been but last time had Bissel Bros, Trilium and a few others), and really good sausages and pretzels to share.

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Thank Kevin D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Do not miss. Headed to Portland for a quick 2 night getaway and were blown away by the art, beer and food scene. We went to Thirsty Pig with our 2 medium sized kids on a blustery November day after a long beach hike. It felt like coming home. 90s grunge blaring, amazing taps, low-key vibe, awesome games to play... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-2469
Description
Beer and Sausage. The two things we do best. Paring our house-made sausages with the best Maine-made beer we can find.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?