Local 188

Bar, American, Spanish
$ $
685 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 761-7909
5:30pm - 1:00am
5:30pm - 1:00am
5:30pm - 1:00am
5:30pm - 1:00am
5:30pm - 1:00am
9:00am - 1:00am
9:00am - 1:00am



  • Get the mussels! Delicious.
  • You can taste every ingredient in the bloody mary. This is a good thing.
  • Really special place.
  • Great food and bar and 70ish music. But great place to hang out.
  • Hands down one of my favorite spots in Portland. Great food, spectacular Bulleit Rye Sidecar. Perfect digestif.
  • A wide-open kitchen, Spanish-inspired menu and quirky, shabby-chic decor define chef/owner Jay Villani's West End institution. Eater 38 Member]
  • It's like eating in your living room...your really, really cool living room. Try the braised short ribs, and a "Dropkick Murphy," a cocktail made with Jameson, root beer, and a splash of cream stout.
  • Rye sidecar is delightful...
  • Zach Galifanakis works at the bar.
  • Meatballs. That is all I have to say.
  • Whiskey sidecar, ask for it in a tumbler not a martini glass. Unless you are more coordinated than I am
  • Basil lemonade, basil lemonade, basil lemonade
  • Best, most underrated place in town. Great food that won't bankrupt you.
  • Great atmosphere, excellent cocktails (try the house infused spirits), tasty food and friendly service.
  • Perfect for a first date! A cozy atmosphere with a great variety of brews available and some of the best food in Portland!
  • Amaze drinks.
  • Very "hip"
  • House paela was awesome
  • Perfect time for an Irish Coffee to perk up the eve!
  • Huge mimosas for $5 ! Check out the infused vodkas.

Nearby places

188A State St
645 Congress St (State St)
609 Congress St (at High St.)