Blyth and Burrows

Est. 2017

Vintage-inspired cocktail bar & upscale small plates

Commander Samuel Blyth and Lt. William Burrows

"The captain of HMS Boxer, Commander Samuel Blyth, was killed early in the action by a cannonball; had he lived he might have defended his ship more desperately, but it is not probable with more success. It was his fate now to receive like courtesy at the hands of his enemy. His remains, in company with those of the brave Lieutenant William Burrows, were brought to Portland, where they were interred with military honours in Eastern Cemetery. It was a striking and affecting sight, to behold two gallant commanders, who had lately been arrayed in deadly hostility against each other, descending into one quiet grave, there to mingle their dust peacefully together."

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Caitlyn Burke
Caitlyn Burke
17:35 01 Feb 23
Came here late on a Friday night after flying in and was able to snag a seat at the bar. Really cool spot, awesome music, great drinks and bartenders. I love when I can just say what I am looking for and let the bartender do their thing. Glad they’re open to going off menu!
Tom Caruso
Tom Caruso
00:47 27 Jan 23
Excellent food, great drinks, and the vibe... the atmosphere....amazing! So relaxing, so calming! LOVED IT and our server, Ashley, was amazing!!! Top shelf!!!
Arianna Dines
Arianna Dines
13:33 25 Jan 23
My friends and I heard about this place but didn't know the speakeasy part existed until the host asked us if we wanted to sit there. We were SO glad we did because we had an amazing experience at the bar. The bartender was extremely kind and attentive and let us sample all the flavors of the milk punches, which was great because we had never had something like that before. They really take pride in their drinks here, it's such a special place!
Travis LeVan
Travis LeVan
16:43 24 Jan 23
Second time in Portland and we stumbled across this place on our last day. Anna (Ana?) was amazing. Being in the food and bev industry I can tell when someone is just going through the motions or if someone really cares about providing excellent service and I was blown away. I was sure she was a manager/owner/been there since day one based on her knowledge and enthusiasm but she revealed she was one of the newest employees. Everyone there was amazing and they left a great impression. Food and drinks were outstanding and the atmosphere there is incredible. Will be back again and again for sure
Nicholas Cannella
Nicholas Cannella
02:36 19 Jan 23
My wife and I recently moved to Portland and it was tough not having our go-to spots from home on hard days.When I say Blyth & Burrows made us feel at place here, I mean it. The cocktails are some of the best in New England, the staff is welcoming, versed, and eager to craft your perfect drink (they even helped us create our wedding signature cocktails!)When friends visit, we always take them to Blyth, and it’s always a hit.
Lauren Lyons
Lauren Lyons
15:29 18 Jan 23
Blyth & Burrows is a must visit anytime I am in Portland! They have mastered their food, cocktails, and atmosphere. It is the perfect spot to start your night out.
Jongpol J.
Jongpol J.
07:00 15 Jan 23
Amazing cocktails. I ordered the tom yum cocktail and literally tasted like tom yum soup. It was so good. Nice interior decoration too as well.
Nicholas Shuster
Nicholas Shuster
01:32 15 Jan 23
Absolutely exceptional in every way. Mind blowing cocktails and delicious nosh. All of the applause.
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
02:26 08 Jan 23
We’re not typically bar people, so when we do go out, we want something we wouldn’t normally think of making ourselves at home. Blyth & Burrows delivers that and then some. The cocktails aren’t based off of what’s trendy and popular at the moment, rather what will taste good mixed together. We tried the ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’, the ‘Banana Smuggler’ and ‘The Daily Ration’. All of them contained ingredients we wouldn’t normally expect, yet all of them blew our taste buds away.The drinks were strong enough that unfortunately we had to call it a night after this sampling, but if these offerings are anything to say about the rest of their menu, this is the place to be. Our bartender, Chad, was fantastic. He truly knows his craft and was super pleasant to chat with throughout the night. We were made to feel right at home from the moment we sat down until the moment we walked out the door.Overall, don’t let the price tag scare you off. This is one of, if not the best place to get a drink or three in Portland. We’ve been coming here for 20+ years to visit family and our only complaint is that we never found Blyth & Burrows sooner.Seriously, stop in some time!
Volt
Volt
22:22 07 Jan 23
Gem! We loved this bar. Has a lot of charm, creative cocktails, bartenders that love what they’re doing, and nice vibes. Will go again!
Jay Mandziuk
Jay Mandziuk
02:45 30 Dec 22
Great cocktails.Loose Cannon
Nicholas Frenette
Nicholas Frenette
14:45 27 Dec 22
Fantastic food and cocktails. Go with the deviled eggs and mushroom toast... Trust me 😁
K E
K E
12:05 12 Dec 22
We stopped in on 12/3/22, we have visited quite a few times but this time we actually sat in an area we never knew was there (behind the bookcase). Great service and exceptional drinks, we always look forward to our visits there!
Lee Demers
Lee Demers
04:40 05 Dec 22
First time visiting Blyth & Burrows, it was with a friend who says they have the best cocktails in Portland. It's always packed every time I pass by. Cozy atmosphere, fitting for a night that was below 30F. Cocktails we got: Fra-Gee-Lay, Feats of Strength, and Loose Cannon (not pictured). All were excellent, the Feats of Strength was the best sipping drink, but Fra-Gee-Lay was so smooth, and Loose Cannon was one of the best espresso cocktail I've had.
Diana Iquique
Diana Iquique
18:33 28 Nov 22
Amazing cocktails. Very unique. Bathroom very cool. Goat Cheese & Honey was amazing. Oysters 🦪 very good.
tonymsloan
tonymsloan
15:51 28 Nov 22
The most amazing cocktails anywhere
J. Haworth
J. Haworth
19:00 27 Nov 22
Stopped in early on a Saturday night. No line which was a pleasant surprise. Hostess brought us back for a table for two in the back by the bookshelf. Very dark. Definitely felt ambience which was great. Unfortunately, their music choice was some double bass/club themed and really killed that vibe. Drinks were recommended by the server and were interesting. Would go back for another round.
Juliette Esposito
Juliette Esposito
22:32 26 Nov 22
Absolutely amazing, unique, unlike anything I've ever had drinks. If you want something different then the norm, go here! Actually, go here anyway!!
Jacob Owens
Jacob Owens
12:30 21 Nov 22
Incredible. The Ship to Captain made with bourbon and Pecan wood smoke is the best old fashioned I’ve ever had. Don’t let it over smoke.
Dana Tarlow
Dana Tarlow
23:51 12 Nov 22
Great cocktails and small plates!
Ryo Shigemitsu
Ryo Shigemitsu
22:07 06 Nov 22
Probably the best dumplings I got in my life! Absolutely delicious! The cocktails were nice.
Darren
Darren
11:57 06 Nov 22
Go to this bar. A mixoligists heaven for cocktails. The secret bar behind the library door os the best. Sorry, not the best pictures, a dark soace but so worth visiting.
Paulo Barboza
Paulo Barboza
12:23 05 Nov 22
Great place for drinks
Shark Skin
Shark Skin
01:17 05 Nov 22
Champion Vesper martini
shark skin
shark skin
01:15 05 Nov 22
Champion "Vesper" martini!
S Kim
S Kim
15:21 04 Nov 22
we were lucky to have stopped by here on a whim during a surprise happy hour - which we took FULL advantage of. the drinks were good and the interior was a great vibe. we ordered plenty of oysters and a few drinks. i had to dock a star because the charcuterie board we ordered had a single very small slice of cheese and the rest was unfortunately only nuts, jams, pickles, etc.
Susan Cyr
Susan Cyr
00:30 04 Nov 22
Drinks are unique and amazing. Love the vibe! It's not cheap, but nothing great ever is!
Trevor Cabrera
Trevor Cabrera
00:35 02 Nov 22
Best smoked cocktail around
Cliff Hunt
Cliff Hunt
02:03 31 Oct 22
Great vibes and sips
Nick Elliott
Nick Elliott
01:10 31 Oct 22
Best cocktail bar I’ve visited in a long time. The atmosphere was 10/10, the drinks were absolutely amazing, and the staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They had great suggestions for both cocktail and Mocktails. I would highly recommend this be a stop for any before or after dinner meal.
HoneyBelle
HoneyBelle
22:34 29 Oct 22
Wonderful Cocktails. Great Service; bartender very knowledgeable. No Rush at All. Spooky atmosphere for Halloween! Perfect.
Joshua D
Joshua D
03:23 28 Oct 22
Went here three nights in a row in my visit to Portland. Was excited to try their menu every night. Unfortunately, did not have a chance to try their food but the cocktails were on point. Attractive bar staff to boot!
Tod Zacher
Tod Zacher
01:58 26 Oct 22
Best place for mixed drinks in Portland. Very creative and tasty drinks. Prices are very good. The ambiance is perfect.Then we had an order of pretzel bites with, ham & cheese dip and a gravey dip. Oh, these were spectacilar. Highly recomended!!
Tabitha Kirk
Tabitha Kirk
19:56 25 Oct 22
Incredible food. Small, nice vibe. Great deviled eggs and pretzels. Lived the ham & cheese sauce. Would recommend!
Sunita S
Sunita S
13:48 23 Oct 22
Stopped in late last night for a quick drink before close. Loved the classy, speak easy vibe
Scott Brown
Scott Brown
17:56 21 Oct 22
For Bourbon lovers. Knowledgeable bartenders
Kuanhua Huang
Kuanhua Huang
03:08 21 Oct 22
They are creative and friendlyThere menus are much more interesting than NYC cocktails bar like ex: death CoWill come back again
Nitzan Shapira
Nitzan Shapira
22:46 16 Oct 22
The Spice Trade and Seabeast cocktails were great (especially the former). Oysters were great as well! And the vibe is awesome.
Millie Obregon
Millie Obregon
12:35 15 Oct 22
Incredible ambience, knowledgeable and personable staff, and phenomenal drinks! This was my first time here and I absolutely love it.
Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson
02:55 14 Oct 22
Some truly innovative cocktails and great snacks. Loved every drink there, especially one the bartender came up with on the fly for me. Atmosphere struck a great balance - fun without being so loud you couldn't have a conversation. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in town! Can't wait!
Dan Blais
Dan Blais
21:12 13 Oct 22
Fun bar. Find the hidden door 🤓
cody Simpson
cody Simpson
13:41 12 Oct 22
Friendly staff and great drinks in a cool setting!
Bethesda Bees
Bethesda Bees
21:24 11 Oct 22
Great place for cocktails. Highly recommend the Ship Captain Crew. Good smokey flavor without being overwhelming. And the deviled eggs with ginger were quite good.
Leah White
Leah White
03:31 11 Oct 22
Awesome bartenders and great drinks & atmosphere!
Katie Busse
Katie Busse
03:28 11 Oct 22
Amazing drinks, very cool bartenders.
Jessica Pendleton
Jessica Pendleton
00:30 09 Oct 22
Cool place and great drinks - try one of their carbonated cocktails!
Laura Lyons-Conary
Laura Lyons-Conary
03:16 08 Oct 22
Great vibe! Great bar tender! Ask for Caleb!
P S
P S
15:29 07 Oct 22
Must visit place when in Portland. This place is packed but we were lucky to find a spot at the bar. We were here for cocktails and oh my God what a treat to have them. Every cocktail is curated well and has different notes. Tom Yum punch was my favorite and Jewel of the east. Push through the book shelf and get transformed into another heavenly bar !! Our bar tender Caleb was amazing. He suggested cocktails for us and they were point on. Numerous savory cocktails on their menu!
Colleen
Colleen
01:53 06 Oct 22
Super cool vibe here! Never in a million years thought a cocktail with Tom yum soup and clarified milk would be good, but it was! My husband loved the oysters and can't beat $1 each on Wednesdays. Our server (I forget her name) was super outgoing and welcoming.
Amelia Pousson
Amelia Pousson
01:48 06 Oct 22
Absolutely amazing & creative cocktails! The snacks (oysters, brie & honey and lamb skewers) were also extremely flavorful and balanced. Shocked this place isn't on more tourists' radar - one of our favorite stops of a whirlwind 24h in Portland.
Kate Ward
Kate Ward
01:10 06 Oct 22
Such a cool place to visit! I just went for drinks and it was awesome! The pirate ship out front, so cool, the lounge area by the restrooms BEAUTIFUL! And the drinks were great...try the banana smuggler 😉
Jeffrey Savarino
Jeffrey Savarino
02:36 04 Oct 22
Interesting and tasty cocktails.
Jennifer Adams
Jennifer Adams
03:27 03 Oct 22
Cute atmosphere, good food and drinks . Outdoor and indoor seating options. Lamb skewers and deviled eggs were delicious.
Vincent
Vincent
00:54 26 Sep 22
This had such a good vibe, great drinks and the staff was awesome!
tanaz yazdani
tanaz yazdani
20:50 25 Sep 22
The most innovative and amazing cocktails we’ve ever had. This place is perfect! Amazing food, great cocktails, and very very speakeasy-like vibe. Don’t go in thinking this is just a cocktail bar because it’s not that, you can even have a full meal here. Don’t miss out on the lamb. My only complaint: they don’t make desserts.We tried 3 shaken cocktails, one stirred, one clarified and one off menu based on my description of my preferences- ALL EXCELLENT! The shaken ones being my favorite as that’s my general preference.We even got the clarified mai tai to go.We went here all 3 nights we were in Portland and can confidently recommend this place to anyone.
Jordan Curelo
Jordan Curelo
19:38 25 Sep 22
A must visit in Portland. Incredibly knowledgeable bartenders and very fun environment! We will be back!
Mark Dunn
Mark Dunn
18:42 18 Sep 22
Awesome cocktails and excellent service! The drinks are expensive.
Philip Mierswa
Philip Mierswa
17:02 18 Sep 22
Great atmosphere, knowledgeable bartender, and open late for a Portland bar.
Chris Richardson
Chris Richardson
21:30 14 Sep 22
This place is really cool and the drinks are off the charts. Definitely worth checking out
Stephanie Marker
Stephanie Marker
01:57 11 Sep 22
I really liked the taste of Japan drink and the atmosphere was very unique!
Jennifer Dobson
Jennifer Dobson
01:42 11 Sep 22
Unique flavorful drinks and great service.But they have to get rid of the new plastic treasure chest out front. They are ruining the otherwise alluring decor.
Danni Smith
Danni Smith
12:20 10 Sep 22
Delicious cocktails & food - plus the ambiance is incredible.
Victoria Robichaud
Victoria Robichaud
03:36 10 Sep 22
Incredible cocktails, definitely make the stop!!
Darrah Miller
Darrah Miller
19:25 07 Sep 22
Fantastic atmosphere, unique drinks, great food. Blyth and Burrows hit every mark!! Highly recommend this place when you're in Portland! It will undoubtedly be on our list for when we return!
Michael Perdomo
Michael Perdomo
02:51 05 Sep 22
Excellent and very unique cocktails. Everything from the stamped ice cubes to the classy glassware we're impressive. Were able to sit outside which was so nice.
nikki wichtendahl
nikki wichtendahl
23:38 04 Sep 22
Amazing cocktails, osters ans staff. Diamond ice is amazing
Robert Wichtendahl
Robert Wichtendahl
23:15 04 Sep 22
Cocktails? 10 out of 10. Hands downs.
Paige Gindi
Paige Gindi
02:53 01 Sep 22
Everything about our experience was 11/10. We loved the hot pretzel bites, curry chicken dumplings, $1 oysters, and all the cocktails. The environment was awesome. Absolute must if you’re in Portland.
william brantley
william brantley
12:02 31 Aug 22
Great spot. Be sure to try one of their clarified cocktails; like nothing I’ve ever had before.
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