The Bangor Daily News named Blyth & Burrows "The bar that Portland needs."

Portland's newest bar opens at 4 this afternoon and you should really check this place out.

Blyth & Burrows is at 26 Exchange Street in the heart of the Old Port, the new bar boasts a drink menu with classic and craft cocktails all made with local ingredients. They'll also be serving local craft beers and microbrews, and a kitchen that will specialize in seafood and stay open until midnight.

The bar was named after 2 captains from the war of 1812, both buried right in Portland, and the staff will be well versed in the history it is based upon, because the owner told them to read Knights of the Sea.