If you're interested in new Portland bars, consider dropping into one of these new spots. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in search of a new bar near you.
35B Diamond St.
Three of Strong Spirits is a bar and distillery.
The business produces rums using evaporated cane syrup and molasses, yeast and pure water from Sebago Lake. Visitors can sample Three of Strong Spirits rum and other cocktails, as well as munch of small bites.
With a five-star Yelp rating out four reviews, Three of Strong Spirits has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Lena M. noted, "Crystal did an incredible job making ridiculously good rum cocktails. Everything looked better than the next, and we'll certainly be back to work through the rest of the menu."
Three of Strong Spirits is open from 4 p.m.–9 p.m. on Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m.–9 a.m. on Saturday and noon–7 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed on Monday.)
747 Congress St., Parkside
Flood's is a cocktail bar and traditional American spot.
Flood's features a menu with salads, roasted oysters, griddled mackerel, homemade pork sausage and chicken schnitzel, with sides like grilled summer squash, marinated beans and fries. When it comes to drinks, look for craft beer, house cocktails, wine and spirits and classic cocktails made with vodka, gin, rum, tequila, bourbon and more.
Flood's currently holds five stars out of five reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Steve M., who reviewed Flood's on July 14, wrote, "We were greeted by a staff of very friendly people and had a drink at the bar. Our dinner was excellent. Both the homemade pork sausage and the "house special" hamburger were terrific and cooked perfectly."
Flood's is open from 5 p.m.–10 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 5 p.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. (It's closed on Tuesday.)
82 Hanover St., Suite 7, West Bayside
The Whiskey Barrel is a bar.
Touting itself as Portland's only live country music bar, The Whiskey Barrel serves specialty cocktails, like the cucumber lemon spritzer (Effen Cucumber Vodka, lemonade and soda water), lean cocktails, such as the Sunny Margarita (Be Mixed Margarita, tequila, orange juice, lime juice) and two dozen different whiskeys. See the full menu here.
Yelper George G., who was one of the first users to visit The Whiskey Barrel on June 8, wrote, "The inside bar is great with tons of seats and fast service."
The Whiskey Barrel is open from 4 p.m.–1 a.m. on Monday-Thursday, noon–1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon–10 p.m. on Sunday.