Siano’s

IMG_16975 Brentwood Street, Portland, Maine

Pizza and beer is a classic combination right up there with apple pie and ice cream. At Siano’s Pizzeria you can order up some during happy hour and save some cash while enjoying a local brew and brick oven pizza.  Yum!

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Located on the corner of Brentwood St. and Steven’s Avenue Siano’s is nestled in the Deering neighborhoods, providing a great place to meet up with friends without having to venture downtown. They do have a small parking lot but there is also street parking available. Happy hour runs weekdays from 3 to 7 pm and features $1 off drafts and house wines.

The bar area offers up plenty of space for groups of all sizes or you can grab a table in the dining room. The music playing was a great classic rock mix which kept the vibe upbeat and fun. Siano’s also has a large menu featuring Italian classics if you want to have something other than pizza.

So if you live in Deering or are just looking to avoid the craziness downtown, check out Siano’s. You’ll get a tasty drink at a great price and a comfortable place to enjoy it in!

Bueno Loco Restaurante

IMG_1762240 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, ME

We love to find great happy hours located away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and at Bueno Loco we scored! Located just up Route 1 from Portland in Falmouth, Bueno Loco serves up a bounty of $5 happy hour goodness from 4-6pm Monday – Friday.

Many Mexican restaurants serve up tasty $5 margaritas during happy hour and Bueno Loco is no exception. The house margaritas are delicious, tangy and refreshing, and generously sized for happy hour special. They also have specials on a house wine and feature $3 Mexican beers if margaritas aren’t your thing.

IMG_1691Bueno Loco follows up the great drink specials with $5 select appetizers as well. Normally when a restaurant does this there are one or two items on special here there are five different $5 options you can choose from baby chimis, taquitos, chicken tacos, chicken wings, and a cheese quesadilla. So you can easily turn drinks into dinner for a very reasonable price. Portions are easy enough to share with two or more people so feel free to order one of everything!

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Instead of the customary chips and salsa provided at your table, Bueno Loco serves up jalepeno cornbread with olive oil for dipping. It’s delicious! Don’t miss out on it.

The regular fare at Bueno Loco is also delicious and worth perusing if you are considering extending your stay. Their take on Mayan Mexican cuisine sets it apart from many other Mexican establishments in the Greater Portland area and provides a different take on traditional flavors. It’s definitely not your garden variety Mexican restaurant. It has also proved to be quite a popular place in Falmouth so heading out early to catch happy hour then staying for dinner might be a sound strategy, especially on a Friday evening.