Mount Desert Island drinking and nightlife

Brewery in Bar Harbor

Atlantic Brewing Company

Save the ales! About 10 miles northwest of downtown Bar Harbor, this brewery is well worth a visit – for free daily tours (at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, June to September) and tastings, but also for the barbecue joint in the…
Cafe in Southwest Harbor


Nearly every local's favorite coffeehouse is this friendly cafe and bakery, which pulls excellent espressos and makes a mean bagel sandwich. It's about 0.6 miles north of Southwest Harbor's main intersection (Main S…
Pub in Bar Harbor

Dog & Pony Tavern

On a quiet backstreet, this locals' favorite has a laid-back neighborhood pub vibe, with lots of regional microbrews and a leafy garden to drink them in. Things heat up in summer after food service ends around 9pm.
Pub in Bar Harbor

Thirsty Whale

Head here to mingle with locals and lobstermen over a pint and some hearty, inexpensive seafood or a great-value burger. There's live music Friday and Saturday nights.