Curbside Menus

Starting tomorrow, 3/26, you can finally take Gritty’s home with you! 🙌 From 1-7pm Friday through Sunday, all three Gritty’s will be offering curbside take out! We’ll have fresh growler fills for ONLY $10, as well as some special selections to get that comfort food feel you need during this time 🍺☮️🍺 First, check each Gritty’s Facebook page or visit Grittys.com for what food is being offered at your pub of choice (we’ll have all menus up by the end of today). Then, simply call the pub to place the order and we’ll take your payment over the phone. Once you arrive we’ll ensure your food and beer are delivered to you with a smile – from behind closed doors, of course 😆 We’re raising a pint to good health for everyone – cheers!! 🍻🍻

COVID-19 UPDATE

Effective tomorrow, Wednesday March 18, all three Gritty’s pubs will be open for dining and curbside take-out from 12-8pm. (A special take-out menu for our Freeport will be available online tomorrow.) During this time our in-house dining patrons will be limited to 50 per pub and we will remain vigilant about our meticulous cleaning & sanitation practices. While we welcome diners, we encourage take-out to get your Gritty’s fix. We also have growlers to go to accompany your meal, as well as 22oz bombers in Portland & Freeport! Of course, given the nature of this evolving situation, keep in mind that all of this is subject to change. We’ll keep you updated if this indeed changes. Stay Gritty during these uncertain times, pub people 🍺👊🍺

March 2020 News and Events

Good luck comes in threes. Come experience the luck of the Irish at all three Gritty’s pubs on St. Patrick’s Day! Whether it’swatching the Kora Temple Highlanders jam out on the bagpipes and drums in Portland and Auburn, or devouring lamb stew and deviled eggs in Freeport, or enjoying whiskey specials and giveaways in Auburn, we’ll be having more fun than anyone on the luckiest day of the year! Follow us on social media or visit grittys.com to find out what each pub is doing for St. Patrick’s Day 2020!

Help us welcome…THE MALLETT BROTHERS! Playing for their first time at Gritty’s Portland on Friday, March 27 from 9pm to close, these local legends can’t be missed! We’ll also have TWO special guest beers on tap from BISSELL BROTHERS, one of which we can’t talk about just yet! One of the best parts of this show? No cover!

The KARAOKE CONTEST in Auburn continues! On Wednesday, March 4, Karaoke will be country themed, and on Wednesday, March 11, it’s YOUR PICK! Head down to the pub for these fun events and compete to win a $20 Gritty’s gift card! On the final week, March 11, win up to $100 in cash (1st place), $50 in gift cards (2nd place), or a swag basket (3rd place)! Karoke begins at 8pm. Will a star be born?

This is your last chance to get your favorites on the Auburn winter specials menu! All good things must come to an end, and we’re sad to see them go, too. Come to Gritty’s Auburn for your last chance to devour all the best winter offerings on our seasonal menu before we welcome spring!

February 2020 News and Events

MUG CLUB OLYMPICS ARE BACK! – Celebrate 25 YEARS of Gritty’s Freeport with one of the most legendary Gritty’s events! We’ll have games like tug-of-war, keg tossing, volleyball, beer pong & more, plus plenty of food, beer, music & a few surprises! Ask your server or bartender today to sign up – slots fill up fast! This event will include members from all three Gritty’s pubs, and there’s still some openings in Portland and Auburn so sign up FAST! Fine Print: $20 per person; 4 teams of 5; members must be current on memberships to sign up. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23!

Help us launch our 30-Day March to St. Patrick’s Day in Auburn…for a cause! On Tuesday, February 17 at 6pm, enjoy a beer and some food as the Kora Shriners “wow” you with their bagpipes & drums on one of the most fun annual community pint nights! Proceeds from each beer sold support the Shriners.

Find us at the Flavors of Freeport: Fare and Ice! For an authentic & local culinary adventure, join us at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Freeport from 5-9pm and enjoy delicious samples from some of Maine’s best chefs, sample local brews and beverages, and learn about what’s new in Freeport’s culinary world. We’ll be there pouring & serving! Head to VisitFreeport.com to learn more and reserve your tickets!

Join us at the Maine Brewers Guild Winter Session beer festival! Set indoors within the Brick South Building at Thompson’s Point in Portland on February 29th, 2020, we’ll be hanging out and providing tasters of our beer for one of the best beer festivals of the year! Visit MaineBrewersGuild.org to learn more and grab your tickets!

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January 2020 News and Events

MUG CLUB OLYMPICS ARE BACK! – Celebrate 25 YEARS of Gritty’s Freeport with one of the most legendary Gritty’s events! We’ll have games like tug-of-war, keg tossing, volleyball, beer pong & more, plus plenty of food, beer, music & a few surprises! Ask your server or bartender today to sign up – slots fill up fast! This event will include members from all three Gritty’s pubs, with a sign-up party all day in Portland on Sunday, January 19! Fine Print: $20 per person; 4 teams of 5; members must be current on memberships to sign up.

Celebrate SKOSH with their OFFICIAL beer release party & live show in Auburn! We love Skosh so much we decided to brew an IPA after them! Put your party pants on and join us and Skosh for their OFFICIAL beer release party, accompanied with live music by the band! What better way to celebrate one of the most beloved local bands?! NO COVER!

Open Mic Nights are here in Portland for the musician in you! Starting at 9pm, come show off your mad skills at Gritty’s Portland! This is a great opportunity for musicians to audition for paid gigs at Gritty’s Portland, or just play for fun! Sign-ups begin at 8:30pm. For inquiries or to book ahead, contact music@grittys.com

December 2019 News and Events

Help us welcome our NEW winter menus in all three pubs! From Asian Stir Fry in Auburn to Maple Bacon Pork Burrito in Freeport to the Chili Cheese Smothered Tater Tots in Portland, we have all the winter comfort you need to get through the season! Come enjoy some high-quality comfort food to warm you this season!

Give the gift of Gritty’s for your friends and family. Stop by our Brewtiques in Freeport or Portland, or visit www.grittys-brewtique.com and check out our killer selection of t-shirts and hoodies, plus get FREE $10 gift cards with the purchase of $50 gift cards! We also have limited edition STAR WARS themed t-shirts in our Portland Brewtique – come harness the force!

Don’t miss the biggest and BEST New Year’s celebration right in Auburn! Join us the City of Auburn as we ring in the New Year at our second annual “NEW YEAR’S AUBURN!” We’ll be serving beer on Main Street & the Festival Plaza, complete with food trucks, fireworks & live music! FMI visit https://www.facebook.com/events/559869908179062/

The 3rd annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl awaits you! On Saturday, December 14, bust out your ugly sweaters and come have some holiday fun at Gritty’s Portland! We’ll have discounted themed drinks, live music by Zealous Bellus and more! Buy tickets today at www.barcrawlusa.com!

Want to score a sweet Tom Brady jersey? Hang out with us in Freeport for Monday Night Football! On Monday, December 16, enjoy some football-themed drinks before the Monday Night Football game and enter a raffle for your chance to walk away with a Tom Brady jersey! We’ll also be giving away free swag and offering $2 pints and mugs, as well as 1/2 off nachos! Swing by at 7pm to get in on the fun!

November 2019 News & Events

Help us welcome our NEW winter menus in all three pubs! From Asian Stir Fry in Auburn to Maple Bacon Pork Burrito in Freeport to the Chili Cheese Smothered Tater Tots in Portland, we have all the winter comfort you need to get through the season! The Auburn and Freeport menus are live now, but you’ll have to wait another week for Portland’s! Come enjoy some pints and new food items this season!

Support Maine kids by making a donation to the Toys for Tots drop box at our Freeport pub this month, and support the Dirigo Kids/Toys for Tots 2019 annual campaign with a pint night! Sponsored by Dirigo Kids, we will have a Toys for Tots drop box all month long that we encourage our customers to donate new toys to. Then, from 5-8pm on December 3, we’ll host a Community Pint Night for a night of fun where 50¢ from every pint sold – and maybe a few surprises – goes to support Dirigo Kids / Toys for Tots 2019 annual campaign!Support an amazing cause for amazing kids at Gritty’s Freeport! (FMI about Dirigo Kids: https://dirigokids.com/)

Ornaments for Hope 2019 is coming soon to Auburn! Back for its 5th year, we’ll be hosting Ornaments for Hope Community Pint Night on Thursday, December 5. From 5:30-9:30pm, swing by Gritty’s Auburn to support local teen Brayden Bashaw, who last year raised $9,000 for Make-A-Wish Maine® and granted a wish, and who this year is setting a goal of $10,000! He will be doing a silent auction and selling ornaments, so join us for some fun and help Brayden’s mission!

Drink some drafts & enjoy some laughs at Gritty’s Auburn every Tuesday night! From 8:30-10pm, join us and The River Comics for our Comedy Open Mic and Workshop! Try out a joke or tell a story on the mic or simply enjoy the show! Stick around ’til the end and play Comedy Wire Corner,  where we come up with funny one-line responses to headlines! Non-comedians get double points! Sign ups begin at 8pm; show at 8:30!

Want to win tickets to Dark Star Orchestra at the State Theatre on November 15th? Then come jam out with the Band Beyond Description at our Portland Pub the night before! We will be giving away two tickets to the DSO show on Thursday night (11/14) to two lucky patrons. Come on – it’s time to channel your inner Dead Head, and who knows, you might get lucky!

October 2019 News & Events

Throw on your jersey for Monday Night Football in Freeport! Exclusively in our taproom from pre-game to close, enjoy football every Monday night with specials Tom Brady wish he could get his MVP hands on: $2 pints, $2 mugs, and half-off nachos!

Later this month, bring your pumpkin to carve and get a FREE Kid’s meal at Gritty’s in Freeport! We had so much fun last year we’re doing it again! Put your kids in their favorite costumes, bring your own pumpkins and enjoy a kids meal for FREE! At dusk, we’ll line up the pumpkins on the deck to take photos! (Fine print: Pumpkin carving must be accompanied by parent supervision, and kids must come in costume. Date and time TBD.)

Get Dancing Clown DIPA merch before it’s too late! We’ve been FLYING through our Dancing Clown tees and hoodies, so swing by the Gritty’s Portland Brewtique to get some for friends, family, and of course you before we run out! Can’t make it to the pub? Visit our online Brewtique at www.grittys-brewtique.com and get one shipped straight to your house!

Help us fight polio on our Pints for Polio Community Pint Night! Join us and Rotary International on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30-9:30pm at Gritty’s Auburn for a 50/50 raffle, ticket auction and a lot of fun! We’ll have the Jody Boys playing live, and 50¢ from each pint sold goes to the cause!

September 2019 News & Events

Everyone’s childhood nightmare, Pennywise the Clown, returns to theaters this Friday,  and we’re celebrating in Portland! Come to our Portland pub this Thursday, September 5, for Horror Movie Night where we’ll watch the first IT and enjoy some Dancing Clown Double IPAs! We’ll have limited-edition t-shirts and hoodies available with Dancing Clown artwork on them that everyone is already raving about! The movie begins around 7pm. It might be scary, but you CAN’T miss this!

Monday Night Football is BACK in Freeport! Exclusively in our taproom from pre-game to close, enjoy football every Monday night with specials Tom Brady wish he could get his MVP hands on: $2 pints, $2 mugs, and half-off nachos!

The Dempsey Challenge will be cruising through Auburn again, and we’ll be there! On Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29, Gritty’s will be serving beers for all you Dempsey Challenge participants! Swing by the beer tent, say hello and enjoy all the Gritty’s beer you can get!

The balls will be flying again at the Great Golf Ball Drop 2019! But don’t worry, it’s not as dirty as it sounds. Come to the annual Great Golf Ball Drop at Gritty’s Freeport on Friday, September 13 and enter to win $2,500 from Kennebec Savings Bank! While we won’t have the hot air balloon this year, you can watch golf balls fly from the Freeport fire truck ladder!  The ball closest to the target wins! Tickets available online at freeportmainechamber.com.

August 2019 News & Events

Register to play in one of the most fun charity events of the year – Gritty’s 12th Gripped & Ripped Golf Tournament at Riverside Golf Course in Portland, Maine! This year the tournament will benefit Maine native Rachel Dufresne, who after a lifetime of heart complications and a common but unsuccessful heart surgery in April of this year is permanently paralyzed from the diaphragm down. Rachel now faces extraordinary financial burdens related to this condition. As such, we want to help and invite you to please aid us in the effort. Proceeds will be donated to Rachel from this event. We’ll have food and beer, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and prizes! Register or sponsor the event here: https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/gritty-s-gripped-ripped-2019-golf-tournament

Run a race and earn a $1 beer! The third and final Triple Crown 5k race, the Bridge Run, is Sunday, 25th, and we’ll be opening an hour early at 10am! Come in after the race and get one beer for $1 when you display your race bib. Register and learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/2519007554792915/

Gritty’s Freeport & Auburn are HIRING! Come into the restaurant, fill out an application and drop off your resume at our busy (but fun!) brewpub. All positions are available in both pubs. Come join our team!