Imagine where your grandpa would have hung out if he’d been a Maine fisherman. Now add in your dad’s vinyl collection, along with some antiques and vintage furniture, and you have Maps. This basement bar on Market Street is the perfect place to go when the Portland weather takes a turn for the worse, or when you just want a spot where you can drink a few beers, listen to good music, and eat a grilled cheese or some cake.
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