My wife and I love taking road trips to check out new food spots, whether it's a diner, pub, sandwich shop, or coffee joint. It's always an adventure, and we never know what to expect.

One thing's for sure, Maine never disappoints when it comes to tasty eats. And there are so many under-the-radar places out there, it's exciting knowing there are a bunch of restaurants to try all over.

But let's not forget about the bars and lounges.

Get our free mobile app

These spots deserve just as much love as the restaurants. Every local has their own opinion on the best place to grab a drink, and it's always a topic of conversation among friends and family.

Who doesn't have a favorite? I certainly do, but I wanted to know where else in Maine one could find some good bars and lounges to check out and enjoy.

We hit up our social media to ask for people's go-to "must-try" bars, pubs, and breweries in Maine. And boy, did they deliver. We got a lot of responses, and we aren't surprised.

Check out the list below of some true Maine originals, from dive bars to sports bars to late-night joints. Each one is unique and worth checking out (I can't wait to visit them and see what they are all about).

And a quick shoutout to those who kept their faves on the DL. We respect the loyalty. Cheers!

20 "Must Try" Bars in Maine

Thanks to our great listeners we were able to compile a list of many of Maine's great "must try" bars, dives, sports bars, and grills.

These great spots can be found across the state and are waiting for you to give them a try.

How many have you been to?

30 "Under-the-Radar" Restaurants in Maine

Thanks to our great listeners we were able to compile a list of many of Maine's great "under-the-radar" restaurants, cafes, pubs and bakeries.

These great spots can be found across the state, and waiting for you to give them a try.

How many have you been to?

More From Q97.9