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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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!