30 Market Street, Portland, Maine
Pat’s Pizza is a Maine institution with locations all over the state. Pat’s Old Port location is located on Market Street, just a short walk up from Middle Street. Pat’s is a great spot for hanging with friends, grabbing some tasty food, or catching a game. It’s also a great place to snag good happy hour specials. Now we certainly love to hang outside but the Maine weather doesn’t always cooperate and when the temps start to dip you’ll need some great indoor spots in your happy hour arsenal. Pat’s fits the bill perfectly.
Happy hour runs Monday-Thursday 4-6pm. It features $2 Coors Light, PBR, and Bud Light; $3 Shipyard Export and house wines; and $5 well drinks. They also have a selections of $3 appetizers including jalapeno poppers, breadsticks, and mozzarella sticks.
We snagged a high top table in the bar area and ordered us some wine and hot apps. It was a busy place already but there is ample seating. If you’re a larger group you may want to be on the early side however. Pat’s is a fun and relaxed place where you can feel free to laugh with friends and not elicit stares from your fellow diners. The food is simple and good. You can easily stay for dinner and sample their menu of pizzas and sandwiches. They also have a mug club if you decide Pat’s is the place you want to drink often.
What else can we say? Pat’s is a solid happy hour place. We had a great time escaping a dreary, rainy day while enjoying some tasty drinks and snacks. The drink specials have something for everyone and having food specials to go along with them is great. It’s always nice to have something to nibble on and space out those drinks. Our biggest complaint is that happy hour doesn’t extend till Friday. We know Fridays are typically a big business day anyway, but happy hour is a great way to kick off the weekend and often morphs into dinner and a willingness to buy regular priced drinks once happy hour is over.