Sonny's

Bar
83 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
Hours:
Open until 9:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Continuing the farm to table tradition established at Local 188, chef Jay Villani and chef de cuisine Ethan Tobey infuse local ingredients with the flavors of Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico and the Southwestern U.S.

8.4/10

Based on 103 votes

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    Maureen Z.
    "The hot mama is to die for!!!"(2 Tips)
    Lisa
    "The Pinky Tuscadero is a must!"(2 Tips)
    Darcie J.
    "Lots of locals, nice atmosphere, and great cocktails!"(9 Tips)
    Danielle B.
    "Chili infused tequila is on fire!"(2 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • hot mama
  • pinky tuscadero
  • Cuban sandwiches
  • infused vodka
  • great value
  • pancakes
  • trendy
  • french fries
  • tequila
  • enchiladas
  • brunch food
  • beer
  • potatoes
  • rabbit
  • yam fries
  • staff
  • rancheros
  • jalapeños
  • good for special occasions
  • Liam N.

    Best Cocktails (Best of Portland '15, Portland Phoenix) "SONNY’S boasts ornate antebellum digs … Christina Klein is the creative force behind the famous cocktail list and infusion program."

    Liam Nee · June 28
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  • Bree D.

    Meh. Good for a drink.

    Bree Douty · February 2
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  • Zach R.

    Excellent cocktails. Great staff.

    Zach Rand · December 20, 2014
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  • Crystal T.

    Had brunch, the jamossas were wonderful, had a fabulous order of heuvos Rancheros and the BEST yam/sweet potato fries I have ever experienced. Everyone 's food looked rich and plentiful ,satisfying.

    Crystal Taylor · October 7, 2014
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    Check out Sonnys as seen on Drinking Made Easy Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 29, 2014
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  • Chris B.

    The bartenders make killer cocktails!

    Chris Bracco · March 29, 2014
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  • Brian S.

    Both the drinks and the food were outstanding. Unique. A kind of South America version of local food.

    Brian Sharwood · August 30, 2013
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  • Kate B.

    99 Problems is the best drink on the menu.

    Kate Bachman · July 7, 2013
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  • Lisa

    Very cool space in an old bank building. Amazing hand crafted house made infused cocktails. The Pinky Tuscadero is a must!

    Lisa · May 11, 2013
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  • Holly D.

    The coconut pancakes are so good and sweet that you don't need syrup. FULL of shredded coconut goodness.

    Holly Doggett · March 18, 2013
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  • Maureen Z.

    The hot mama is to die for!!!

    Maureen Zemrak · January 20, 2013
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  • Francesca B.

    Great spicy bloody mary

    Francesca Bettinelli · October 12, 2012
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  • Celia B.

    Back 9..do it

    Celia Brown · September 11, 2012
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  • mike l.

    Try the Hot Mama!! Jalapeño and strawberry infused vodka??? it's tasty!!!!

    mike lodge · September 1, 2012
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  • Adam B.

    The Jaycito is a favorite here.

    Adam Burk · August 30, 2012
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  • Richard B.

    Awesome Cuban sandwich.

    Richard Brilli · August 15, 2012
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  • Hayley G.

    Food was good while there, but a few hours later, something wasn't right....I'd avoid the food

    Hayley Gilbert · August 10, 2012
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  • Eater

    He and chef-de-cuisine Ethan Tobey offer a southwestern and Central American-influenced menu featuring bold flavors. [Eater 18 Member]

    Eater · July 30, 2012
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  • Darcie J.

    Favorite bar in Portland. Lots of locals, nice atmosphere, and great cocktails! Try the yam fries!

    Darcie Jakimas · July 30, 2012
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  • Jonathan P.

    Nice little place to hide

    Jonathan Percy · May 29, 2012
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  • Avery N.

    Wonderful & unique cocktails

    Avery Nicole · May 13, 2012
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  • Danielle B.

    Chili infused tequila is on fire! But really good if you like spicy things.

    Danielle Borsari · May 5, 2012
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  • Kathleen L.

    The terrible two is amazing!

    Kathleen Lanigan · May 3, 2012
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  • Meghan Q.

    Hendricks greyhound. Can't lose with hand squeezed grapefruit juice.

    Meghan Quinn · March 12, 2012
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  • Hollie C.

    Wifi key SonnysPortland

    Hollie Chadwick · February 11, 2012
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  • Celia B.

    Delicious original ideas for mixed drinks!! Awesome beer selection!

    Celia Brown · December 5, 2011
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  • Jeff C.

    Go for the drinks and avoid the food. Order a margarita and settle in with the friendly bartenders.

    Jeff Casey · December 4, 2011
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  • Matty E.

    Maria in a car on fire with a grenade in her purse

    Matty Evanosky · September 11, 2011
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  • Marc P.

    Hot pepper infused tequila? AMAZING!

    Marc Pitman · August 25, 2011
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  • Visit Maine

    Another great restaurant by the folks from Local 188 and in one of Portland's most amazing locations.

    Visit Maine · August 19, 2011
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  • Alexander S.

    Order a Pinky Tuscadero. Its the best drink ever

    Alexander Sukeforth · February 13, 2011
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  • John T.

    Try JC's nuts!

    John Trainor · October 15, 2010
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  • Kamron

    Great food, but it took 3 HOURS for dinner us to get through dinner all said and done. I'll go again, but with no more than four people

    Kamron · April 9, 2010
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  • Oakley D.

    Cucumber mojito.

    Oakley Dyer · March 10, 2010
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  • Dan M.

    Try the... ginger ale. It's fantastic.

    Dan MacLeod · March 10, 2010
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  • Kim

    Try the rabbit enchiladas! Awesome!

    Kim · January 31, 2010
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  • Justin E.

    Try the High Life. It's on tap and fantastic

    Justin Ellis · January 19, 2010
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