Located at the Captain Nickels Inn, The 1874 Tavern in Searsport, Maine invites guests for lively libations, good company, and views of Maine’s mid-coast. In the true art of hospitality, the tavern provides a social atmosphere for guests of the inn to enjoy a curated selection of beverages. Join us for Maine craft brews like Bigelow Brewing, Geaghan Brothers Brewing, and Rock Harbor Brewing. We have a rotating selection of beers and cider on tap. Or, choose from our eclectic boutique wine list that has been curated to suit nearly every palate.

Looking for a unique bar or tavern in Searsport, Maine? Set in the parlor of a Victorian ballroom, The 1874 Tavern evokes days gone by with chandelier lighting and intricate crown molding. Vintage boat photography and nautical artwork mingle with updated chrome fixtures and flat screen TVs for a modern yet classic coastal Maine aesthetic. Sit beneath large bay windows that overlook the Inn’s grounds for an intimate setting or grab a bar top to chat with friends.

See you at The 1874 Tavern!

Charcuterie board and wine on the bar with tavern seating in the background

Event Space

The tavern seats 15-20 people and is the perfect place for a birthday celebration, bridal shower, or even baby shower. Our decor provides an iconic Maine backdrop for your party. With various types of seating, this space can also be transformed for a workshop or retreat. With advanced noticed we may be able to cater your event based on our selection of beverages and small plates. Planning a larger event? Adjacent to the tavern is our recent renovated ballroom which comfortably seats 50 people. Request More Information

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Take advantage of our multi-night discount when you stay two nights or more.  No code needed.

Consider a stay in the Willard Room – our newest luxury accommodation! Located on the third floor, it offers added privacy. Updated amenities such as a walk-in jetted shower and sitting room provide luxury comforts.