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The Thirsty Pig

37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009
+1 207-773-2469
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kielbasa” (8 reviews)
“chili” (13 reviews)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this place for a drink because we found the name to be very interesting. To our surprise we kept ordering the difference hotdogs and sausages. They were interesting and delicious. Would definitely love to go back.

Thank WorldTraveler_and_Co
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Pros: - Strictly craft beer (local beer) - Great food but small menu - Great deck when weather permits Con - If quite, the atmosphere can be depressing

Thank Local R
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

It’s a bar atmosphere but there’s plenty of tables to sit at, even late at night. We came for the hotdogs. They were excellent. Very short wait once we self ordered. Great for a quick beer and specialty wiener

Thank JuannyChico
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I️ go to Maine every few months because we both spent every summer growing up there. This time we ended up in Portland so my girlfriend could get a tattoo finished. We decided to try the tasty pig because of its great...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Quick stop for a glas of beer/wine and live music on the back patio before heading home on a summer evening. Great band and fun people watching in a bit of a rustic atmosphere.

Thank RCS3rd
Reviewed 22 October 2017

A couple of friends from our home town recommended this place and I'm so glad they did! The beer was excellent and we really enjoyed sitting outside on the patio. I wish we hadn't already eaten somewhere else so that we could have also sampled...More

Thank solshines
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Nice bar downtown with different beers on tap. Check out for the dog of the month for a snack to the beer. Life music and a patio in the backyard tops the visit..

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

PROS: Great beers on tap. Comfortable ambiance Bartender was friendly and personable Chorizo sausage was great Thai chili sausage was AMAZING CONS: I don't live near by

Thank Reneembm
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for just a beer. The beer was good and the atmosphere great. I loved the outside seating! I’m sorry we didn’t have time to try the food.

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Assortment of many types of sausage from around the world. What makes a great pig roll is the bread and extras. This place has it with great light roll that accents the meat and excellent mustards, onions peppers, etc. outdoor bear garden with a variety...More

1  Thank boldgo
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21 June 2015|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
There is seating outside on a patio and booths inside. There is no table service, you order at the counter. I believe they have a kids menu, but it may be limited. I went with friends and there were some families there, I'm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-2469
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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