Ogunquit Bars: 4 Great Places to Grab a Drink

After a long day out on the water or relaxing by the beach, nothing is better than heading into town for a nice, cold drink. Despite the town’s size, the Ogunquit bar scene has quite a few gems for you to discover. From a lively dance hall to a legendary piano bar, these Ogunquit nightlife spots will bring your evenings to life.

Dunes on the Waterfront Porch

The Front Porch – Piano Bar & Martini Lounge

Located on Main Street in downtown, The Front Porch serves up cocktails mingled with melodies. This classic Ogunquit bar features live music every Friday and Saturday night. And with so many songs in the air, it’s impossible not to singalong. Have your bartender make you a specialty cocktail or order something from their excellent wine list. Whatever you choose, you’re bound to have a good time.


Sometimes you just want to dance. When that’s the case, no bar in Ogunquit is better than MaineStreet. It is a staple in the Ogunquit gay community and is by no means your average small town bar. It features a large dance floor and drag shows that New York City would envy. Stop in any night to boogie or attend one of this Ogunquit bar’s many themed parties. And if you’re visiting during the winter, you’re in luck: Mainestreet is the only Ogunquit bar reliably open all winter long.

fire pit at BeachFire Bar & Grille
Photo: BeachFire Bar & Grille

BeachFire Bar & Grille

What would a trip to Maine be without a beachside bonfire? BeachFire Bar & Grille serves up smoky barbeque and delicious drinks that you can enjoy outside around their signature fire pit. And in case that doesn’t satisfy you, this Ogunquit bar has much more to offer. They often have live music and comedy performances as well as a jazz bar upstairs. The friendly atmosphere and extensive food menu make this Ogunquit bar a place that anyone can enjoy.

That Place In Ogunquit

The playfully named That Place In Ogunquit is perfect for the hungry bar-goer. Pair your brews or specialty cocktails with a five course meal or simply grab some pub fare—whatever you’re in the mood for, That Place in Ogunquit can provide. While it isn’t open as late as some of the other Ogunquit bars on this list (it closes most nights at 10 p.m.), it’s a great pick for when you want a high quality drink but staying out all night just isn’t on the menu.

After an evening exploring Ogunquit bars, you don’t want to be burdened with a long journey home. Luckily we have you covered. Check out our list of ways to get around Ogunquit, and consider staying at The Dunes on the Waterfront, just a ten minute stroll from town.

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