PORTLAND’S ORIGINAL ALE HOUSE

AN OLD PORT STAPLE

BEER. FOOD. FUN.

 

“This is all thousands of years old.

 It’s the same the world over.  Anyone who has ever walked upright has loved beer, celebrated over it, had talks over it, hatched plots over it, courted over it.  It’s what we do as a species.  It’s what makes us human.  We Brew.”

Alan D Eames

“Beer is sacred business,

a mood-altering food substance that may have preserved the human species.  To drink beer is to be human.”

Alan D Eames

“Beer was the driving force

that led nomadic mankind into village life.  It was this appetite for beer-making material that led to crop cultivation, permanent settlement, and agriculture”

– Alan D Eames

“Beer is a gift from the Goddesses,

 a soothing balm given to our species to bring joy and comfort in compensation for the curse of self-awareness, the awful realization of our own morality”

– Alan D Eames

$3 Deweys originated in the Old Port back in 1980 when it was started by Alan D. Eames. Through his work as a beer anthropologist, Mr. Eames earned the reputation as the “Indiana Jones of Beer”. Known as a pioneer of Maine’s craft beer scene, it was the otherworldly beers and the bar’s friendly atmosphere that set Deweys apart from the rest.

Hailed as the first place in Portland to pour a pint, $3 Deweys unexpectedly closed its doors on July 28th, 2018. As a local staple and historically significant piece of Portland, Maine’s culture, the announcement of the bar’s closure was widely covered by local – and even national – media outlets.

Now, Portland’s Original Ale House is returning to its former glory. Armed with 36 tap lines and a rich history, the new $3 Deweys will be staying true to its roots – “Serving the best beers from Maine and away.”

On March 1, 2019, $3 Deweys re-opened under new management with upgraded aesthetics, a new menu, and a passion for superior service.

$3 Deweys originated in the Old Port back in 1980 when it was started by Alan D. Eames. Through his work as a beer anthropologist, Mr. Eames earned the reputation as the “Indiana Jones of Beer”. Known as a pioneer of Maine’s craft beer scene, it was the otherworldly beers and the bar’s friendly atmosphere that set Deweys apart from the rest.
Hailed as the first place in Portland to pour a pint, $3 Deweys unexpectedly closed its doors on July 28th, 2018. As a local staple and historically significant piece of Portland, Maine’s culture, the announcement of the bar’s closure was widely covered by local – and even national – media outlets.
Now, Portland’s Original Ale House is returning to its former glory. Armed with 36 tap lines and a rich history, the new $3 Deweys will be staying true to its roots – “Serving the best beers from Maine and away.”
On March 1, 2019, $3 Deweys re-opened under new management with upgraded aesthetics, a new menu, and a passion for superior service.

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10AM - 1AM

Sat & Sun
9AM - 1AM

 

  

241 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101

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Three Dollar Deweys

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