June 2019 News & Events

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. Treat your old man to a few pints of Gritty’s ales. When you bring your dad into any Gritty’s on Father’s Day, he gets all his beers for just $2! As Dad might say, it’s a deal so good, you can’t beat it with a stick.

Get your summer job at Gritty’s before it’s too late! Gritty’s Portland and Freeport are hiring! The Portland pub is seeking experienced line cooks for their busy kitchen, and Freeport is looking for both front- and back-of-house employees (i.e. servers, cooks & more), retail associates and bussers. Have some fun & make both food and friends on the team of Maine’s original brewpub! Apply in person at the pub & bring your resume, or e-mail your resume to Troy in Portland or Bobby or Ryan in Freeport. Troy@Grittys.com; Bobby@Grittys.com; RyanL@Grittys.com.

The decks and patio at all Gritty’s brewpubs are officially open! Enjoy the summer correctly: with beer, food and sunshine! Come to our Portland pub for a dog-friendly experience on the historic Wharf Street; enjoy our deck in Auburn that overlooks the beautiful Androscoggin River; or, swing by our Freeport pub and delight in the sun on our back deck with plenty of seating and a spacious backyard for hanging out while the kids play on the swingset!


Things are getting spooky in our downstairs bar. Every Thursday night, join our bartender Michaela in our downstairs bar for Horror Movie Night! Starting at 8pm, we’ll be playing modern and classic horror movies guaranteed to get you spooked. Make sure to drink enough pints for that liquid courage before you wet your pants.

Game Night is officially going all summer long! Join us in our downstairs bar every Sunday at 4pm for some Super Smash Bros. & Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch! Prizes from Bull Moose await you!


Register for the Y FitFest Race at Gritty’s Auburn! On Saturday, June 8 from 4:30-6:30pm, we’ll give you a beer for $1 when you come to register for this year’s YMCA FitFest race, part of the L/A/ Triple Crown 5k series! The next day is the race itself; we’ll open at 10am so you can have some pints when it’s over. The first one is $1 when you show your race bib!

School’s out for summer! On Wednesday, June 19, come to Gritty’s Auburn to celebrate the end of the school year. We’ll be running food and drink specials all day!


Play an epic game of cornhole to support Durham Youth Baseball on Saturday, June 1, at 11am in Freeport! First place prize is $300;  second place is $150. $40 per two-person team. Double elimination method following ACO rules/ACO cancellation scoring method. Sign up online at DurhamBaseball.com. DYB is currently in the process of planning and developing a baseball field complex on Swamp Road in Durham; proceeds from this event help support this project.

Get your groove on and join us for an out-of-this world, funkadelic dance party to kick off Girlfriends’ Getaway featuring Motor Booty Affair. On Friday, June 21 from 7:30-10:30pm, we’ll be pouring beers & making drinks at Dimillo’s Yacht Services for this electric night just for the ladies out there. There will be snacks from local businesses, a giant inflatable Twister, and all ladies get their first drink on the house!

Kids’ Fest is coming! On Sunday, June 23 from 11am-3pm, head to Gritty’s Freeport for a fun-filled day for the kiddos to celebrate the end of the school year! We’ll have horse riding, face painting, a bouncy house, lawn games, and free food – all for the kids only! Let them be kids while you enjoy a beer with your lunch for this epic extravaganza!