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 and locals to enjoy daily happy hour snacks and 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 6 beers and 1 cider on tap daily. Or, choose from our eclectic boutique wine list that includes Cellardoor Winery from Lincolnville, ME and our own house wine. Share memories over a delectable charcuterie board or fresh-baked pizza.

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.


We are thrilled with the renovation and response from patrons thus far. The tavern could not have been completed at a better time as we continue to make our space more socially-distancing friendly for you. We are open daily from 6:00 – 7:30PM. See you at The 1874 Tavern!

Generous bowl of chips with salsa next to Tavern menus on the bar top. A mug of cold beer and class of wine in the background.

Tavern Snacks

  • Freshly Popped Popcorn
  • Hummus & Pita
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Salami & Hothouse Cucumbers
  • Mini Cheeseboard
    Assortment of cheese and crackers that pairs perfectly with our house wine.
  • Charcuterie
    Selection of artisan cheese, cured meats, fruits, nuts, and crackers custom made with seasonal availability.
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Pepperoni Pizza



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