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“Fun place for drinks!”

The Dog and Pony Tavern
Ranked #43 of 146 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 14
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: The Dog and Pony Tavern is a unique dining and drinking spot that is hidden in a cluster of trees off the beaten path in Bar Harbor. Those who are adventurous enough to find it will enjoy cheap but delicious cocktails and meals in the "treehouse" beer garden, outdoor gazebo bar, or may find themselves at the indoor dining area watching the day's sports game. D 'n P (as the locals call it, short for Dog and Pony) opens at 11:00 am for lunch and drinks and stays open until 1 am! Food is served until 12:00am, but after the tavern closes at 1 am in the summer, a take out window opens, and food is available from 1am 'till approximately 2am. It's a great peaceful place to eat and drink during the day and a happening night spot after the sun sets. In 2010, Dog and Pony was voted #1 Patio Dining and #1 Night Spot! Locally owned and operated, the DnP offers a unique Bar Harbor experience you can't find anywhere else!
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fun place for drinks!”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

The treehouse! Great place for drinks and there is a very addicting game on the deck. You can meet some interesting characters here, but it just adds to the fun and people watching. Good times!

Visited August 2011
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Local bar with perfect local atmosphere”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

My traveling partner said it perfectly: "This is how I always imagined it would look if we built a bar in the basement". We felt right at home here and everyone was just so friendly. The food was pretty good bar food, there were plenty of beers on tap and it was just a comfortable, warm, and cozy place to hang out. We were playing cards and when another table lamented that there were no other cards, the bartender just took off for the store, returning a few minutes later with a new deck! That's service!

Visited November 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun and quirkey bar”
Reviewed 21 October 2011

Where the locals go. Fun place. Don't expect a lot of fancy bar food or drinks. Just sit back and relax.

Visited October 2011
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Stratton, ME
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always a fun time.”
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Great indoor/outdoor design and friendly staff keep everyone having a good time. A nice, fun place to have a good night out.

  • Visited September 2011
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Milwaukee, WI
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great spot for a beer!”
Reviewed 15 September 2011

My husband and I loved our time in Bar Harbor. One of our favorite spots was the Dog and Pony Tavern. They had a good beer selection (we're beer snops) as well as fun bar games like darts and bean bags. Most of the bar is outside on a deck - it is high on a hill so you feel like you are in a treehouse! Be sure to stop here on your way to dinner, or after for a fun night out!

  • Visited June 2011
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