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Best bars in Kittery

Gastropub
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“Venture down to Kittery and order a variety of dishes — you will regret nothing. I’ve never had a bad bite of food here. MY FAVORITE. ”
31local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great seafood restaurant on the marsh, across from the beach. Rooftop bar. ”
14local recommendations
Tapas Restaurant
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“Chef Matt Louis, who trained with Thomas Keller at the French Laundry, is a community favorite. At Moxy (his first of three restaurants, see: The Franklin and soon to open, Luigi's) he serves up small plates (tapas) with an America twist. Not only do his dishes feature local ingredients, he pushes the boundaries by including ingredients like green crab, an invasive species on the coast of Maine. This is a place to share food. Reservation recommended. ”
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Cocktail Bar
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“This place requires its own category. Perhaps, file under "Top Notch Craft Cocktails"? Yet there is only one Dram. This is a cozy, limited seating establishment that escapes notice, like a secret portal to another universe. Everything, besides what comes in a bottle, is handmade; the bitters, the garnishes, the mixers. The menu takes time to absorb...take your time...find your libation. Don't embarrass yourself by ordering "white wine" or a "beer"...I scoff when I hear that. This is a cocktail emporium. Have a cocktail or leave a seat open for someone who is serious. Limited bar menu and snacks. If you're on the wait list at Black Birch, they'll text you...its just across the parking lot. Its actually a fabulous one- two punch of an evening.”
15local recommendations
Gastropub
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“A solid public house with thoughtfully created (pub) food and its own tasty beers on tap. Plenty of vegetarian options. After dinner go downstairs and play pool in the Jimmy LaPanza Lounge. ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“One word: "Seafood". Whether it's lobster, sushi, raw oysters or classic fish and chips you're after, this is THE place to go to satisfy your seafood craving. And the ambience is killer- great atmosphere and right on the water, just above Martingale Wharf. Some of our fave dishes: Lobster Sara, Wicked Awesome Tuna rolls, Fried Tomato and Bacon salad and Parmesan-fried Calamari. Disclaimer: Beware the Oyster shooters!”
9local recommendations
Hotel
“The downstairs restaurant, the Ship's Cellar Pub, is a cozy casual spot in town...a bit overpriced for what it is, but a good option if you want to eat out without leaving York.”
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Tapas Restaurant
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“Spanish-style tapas. Romantic, low-lit, with delicious food. There is a patio for outside dining. May need reservations in the summer. ”
6local recommendations
New American Restaurant
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“Chef Evan Mallet brings you on a gastronomic journey at this local favorite for a "fancy" night out. You'll need reservations but if you don't have them check the cozy, romantic bar upstairs...sometime you can snag a table for two. ”
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Restaurant
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“This is the go-to patio in Portsmouth. Live music on weekends, great spot for drinks and a bite in an ambient open air space. ”
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American Restaurant
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“The menu is fantastic and the view is unparalleled. Right on the water. Watch the tugboats bring ships to port as you wine and dine. Often has live music . A great place for cocktails as well. The blood orange margaritas are to die for. ”
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Pub
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“This is an old watering hole and music venue that recently had an extensive facelift. Food, drink, and really good music...it is a staple of our local scene. Used to be people showed up on Friday nights, with instruments, to sing sea shanties...not sure that happens anymore.”
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Brewery
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“Our friends (who are big beer people) drive miles for releases from this Kittery brewery.”
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Bar
“Envisioned by three longtime booksellers and a creative chef, Portsmouth Book & Bar offers much more than select used books, great food, and beers; we offer a sense of place, a unique experience created through design, community events, and cultural events. We've restored one of the most historic spaces in downtown Portsmouth—the Custom House—and given it an old world, defiantly non-digital ambience—an old fashioned browser's bookshop offering espresso, craft beers, and lovely small plates. We built the shelves, the bar, and the kitchen ourselves, handpicked the titles and bake the croissants each morning. We offer a wide range of live music, readings, and happenings in a beautiful, intimate”
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Bar
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“Old Ferry Landing is one of a number of bars that are collectively known as "The Decks." When it's sunny out, they are the most popular destination for anyone in the seacoast who wants to sit (or stand) outside and have a drink. They are definitely very crowded, but the energy of The Decks is contagious. One drink you can get at all of the bars at The Decks is Jimmy's Juice. It's a crazy concoction of many fruit juices and many liquors (I think it's 5 liquors). It takes like punch and will get you tipsy very quickly. ”
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Bar
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“Food drink and revelry in a (former bank with vault etc ) cool old building right in the heart of Portsmouth”
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