Looking to try the best bars in town?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end bars in Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.
1. Solo Italiano
Topping the list is Solo Italiano. Located at 100 Commercial St., the bar and Italian spot is the highest-rated high-end bar in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 187 reviews on Yelp.
Condé Nast Traveler named this spot one of the 15 best restaurants in Portland for signature dishes like its handkerchief pasta in a basil pesto sauce. On the drink list, look for house cocktails, drafts and wine.
2. Woodford F & B
Next up is Ocean Avenue's Woodford F & B, situated at 660 Forest Ave. With four stars out of 120 reviews on Yelp, the bar and New American spot, serving seafood and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.
This spot, which was formerly inhabited by the well-known Valle's Steakhouse, offers signature cocktails like the Falling Star, a mix of gin, lavender, honey simple syrup and lemon juice, according to the Conway Daily Sun. Also, look for bites like seared Atlantic Salmon and smoked kielbasa sandwiches.
3. Petite Jacqueline
Petite Jacqueline, located at 46 Market St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy bar and French spot four stars out of 91 reviews.
In 2013, this bistro received a perfect five stars from Maine Sunday Telegram's food reviewer John Golden, according to Maine Eater. Craving a boozy beverage? Look for beer, cocktails and wine by the glass or bottle. On the menu, there's smoked salmon crêpe and roasted half chicken.