Sunday River Nightlife
Winter’s short, pale-gray days provide the perfect setting for skiing and snowboarding at Sunday River. But as the sun begins to set, the region’s bars and restaurants swell with off-duty winter thrill seekers.
Matterhorn Ski Bar | Newry
Open after Thanksgiving, Matterhorn Ski Bar features live music all winter long. The Sunday River standby also serves food—think quick, comfort fare like pizza and garlic knots that pair well with filled-to-the-brim beer steins and quirky, camp decor.
Sunday River Brewing Company | Bethel
Recently renovated, Sunday River Brewing Company specializes in casual dining options like pizza, burgers, and donuts. After the kitchen closes, classic beers like the Black Bear Porter, a dark and roasted malt blend, or a hoppy Mountain Mama IPA help the après-ski crowd carry on with their festivities.
Suds Pub | Bethel
On the lower level of the Sudbury Inn, Suds Pub prides itself on the largest selection of New England beers in western Maine. Expect traditional pub offerings, including burgers and pizza, with some variation, such as a lobster and artichoke dip.
Funky Red Barn | Bethel
From its picnic tables to cafeteria-style chairs, the decor at Funky Red Barn is quaint and comfortable, and bar games like darts, pool, and checkers also keep the ambience casual. On Thursday nights, its famous 14-ounce prime rib is heavily discounted.
The Foggy Goggle | Newry
Located at South Ridge Lodge, the Foggy Goggle is an après-ski favorite, hosting Sunday River’s popular Bud Light Music Series, along with other live bands and dance parties; on weekends, après-ski drinks can stretch well past the traditional 6 p.m. cutoff. Try their famous nachos with shredded chicken, chili, or Shipyard Export beer cheese dip.
The Millbrook Tavern & Terrace | Bethel
A top pick for families, the Millbrook Tavern and Terrace at the Bethel Inn Resort is open year-round. Happy hour specials include $2 draft beers and half-price appetizers from 3 to 5 p.m., and the game room, complete with a pool table, provides extra entertainment.