The History Of Three Dollar Deweys

$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.

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

Portland’s Original Ale House has returned 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.”

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