Best Quasi-Date Spot
In last year’s Best Editors’ Picks, we declared Rosie’s the best place for a first date; this year, we’re dubbing The Snug our favorite spot for a semi-date. Don’t pretend you don’t know what we’re talking about. You’ve been flirting with that girl from your job/class/extracurricular activity for weeks, and now you’re meeting up for a one-on-one drink session — it’s not a date, per se (no romantic interests have been divulged), but you’re toying with the idea of taking things to the next level. If this scenario sounds familiar, we recommend parking yourself at The Snug: if things stay casual, you can stay at the bar or mingle in the front of the establishment, but if the evening takes a turn toward the cozy, you can retreat to a snug for a more intimate chat. Plus, bartendress Michelle’s drink-slinging, wise-cracking, and jerk-corralling provides ample fodder for laughs, conversation, or distraction if your non-date gets dull.
The Snug | 223 Congress St, Portland | 207.772.6839 | thesnugpub.com
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