Because Summer in Maine tends to be waaaayyy too short, and we need to enjoy every second of it, we've put together this list of the best bar patios and decks in Central Maine, the Mid-Coast, and beyond.  Some of these are attached to pubs, some to family restaurants, and others to nightclubs.

These venues are listed by town, with the most-central (Augusta, Hallowell, Waterville) near the top of the list.

Let's go!

Augusta

Black & Tan - This Irish restaurant is located on Bridge Street and features a large covered deck with lots of tables.

Cushnoc / Meet Me Out Back - If you love craft beer, check out Cushnoc's tasting room (on Front Street). It has a small patio with a couple of picnic tables that offer an amazing view of the Kennebec River.

Lisa's Restaurant and Catering - Located on Bangor Street in Augusta, their patio features several picnic tables with umbrellas.  Lisa's features live music from great local bands each Friday night.  And, they're open EVERY DAY!  Actually, Lisa's is known for being open 365 days a year.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant - Located on Western Ave in Augusta.

Red Robin - Have a burger and a beer at the Marketplace At Augusta restaurant.


 

Hallowell

The Quarry Tap Room - From late Spring through the fall, the patio at The Quarry Tap Room is the place to be.  Great drinks and live music on various nights throughout the week.  Check the schedule on their Facebook page.


 

Waterville

Cancun Mexican Restaurant - Located in Silver Street in Waterville.  In addition to the patio, they also have a DJ spinning inside on Friday and Saturday nights.

Silver Street Tavern - A staple of Waterville nightlife, the tavern features a spacious patio with several tables.  The restaurant itself also features live music on a regular basis.


 

Lewiston / Auburn

Gritty McDuff's - Main Street in Auburn

Pedro O'hara's - Located in Lewiston, this cool restaurant / pub features a small deck.

The Pit - Lisbon Street in Lewiston.  The establishment features a large patio with picnic tables and games.


 

Boothbay Harbor

McSeagulls - The establishment features a large covered deck AND live music on various nights.

Mine Oyster Raw Bar - Located on Pier One in Boothbay Harbor, it has a large deck and live entertainment.


 

Skowhegan

Whit's End Grill & Bar - on Madison Avenue in Skowhegan


 

Bangor

Half Acre Nightclub - Located on Harlow Street in Bangor, this nightclub features a seasonal patio.

Sea Dog Brewing Company - Features a deck overlooking the Penobscot River


 

Bar Harbor 

Carmen Veranda / Bar Harbor Beer Works - A standout nightclub on Main Street

Paddy's Irish Pub - A great view of the harbor and live music


 

It's inevitable that we missed one or two hotspots.  Lets us know what we missed on our Facebook page!