Rivalries - Portland

9 Reviews
$30 and under

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The Portland Maine location is just steps from the Cross Insurance Arena (formerly Cumberland County Civic Center). Often described as an “upscale sports bar and restaurant,” our warm and casual atmosphere is ideal for both sports fans and non-sports fans of all ages.

If you haven’t already tried our Sweet Chili Buffalo Sauce, beware, it’s highly addictive. Craved for by the masses, our signature hot sauce helped put us on the map in the Portland food scene when we opened in 2002 and continues to bring them back again and again. It’s a perfect blend of spicy and sweet with a kick of heat.

Although known for our own unique Sweet Chili Buffalo Wings and Fingers, our extensive menu has something for everyone. With 30+ TV screens and every major professional and college sports package, chances are we’ll have the game you’re looking for.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 9 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021

Rivalries has been our go to to catch some games with friends and family! Great food, great service and the owners and staff are amazing!!

1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021

Good management of COVID realities. Good food. Good Service. Good Vibe.

84 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020

Good sports bar in Portland Maine. We went there to catch an NFL game and they had a good selection of games and plenty of TVs. The bar food was pretty good, wings were high quality, cooked as requested and properly heated. The place prides itself in their sweet chili sauce and it is a winner. They also had a very good lobster rangoon with a house duck dipping sauce. I definitely will go back when in town. A bonus to be able to reserve at a sports bar on Open Table.

1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020

From the exterior Rivalries will look like an average sports bar - don't judge a book by its cover! Much more than beer and football here :-) the food was delicious - 90% of their menu is made from scratch in house. The bartender gave us the rundown of all their in-house sauces and specialties. Try the carne asada tacos. And the chicken wings. Or anything with their specialty sweet chili sauce 🔥👏🏻💥

OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020

Horrible service

5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020

We sat outside which was one television. Inside the atmosphere was more like a sports bar because it had several televisions and a good vibe. The shrimp appetizer and chicken wings were delicious. We wished new england clam chowder or lobster bisque would have been on the menu. The restaurant was clean and COVID precautions were evident. Definitely a restaurant to try.

OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020

Visiting Portland for a getaway weekend, stopped into Rivalries to catch late afternoon college football, drink good beer, enjoy some healthy bar fare :) at an upscale establishment. Scott, behind the bar, was very hospitable and a good dude! Highly recommend Rivalries!

New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020

The prices are a little high! For pub food/fare these days.. people don’t want to leave their house for an expensive meal.

1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020

Really great Manager went above and beyond for us. Great patio with a TV to watch the game. Great food and cocktails.


Rivalries - Portland does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rivalries - Portland also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 774-6044.

Rivalries - Portland is rated 4.6 stars by 9 OpenTable diners.

Rivalries - Portland does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://rivalriesmaine.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.