It's been just over a month since The SugarBowl opened its doors in Carrabassett Valley, a quaint drinking town with a skiing problem. Nearby Sugarloaf Mountain may not be a top tourist destination in the summer, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer with one of the top rated golf courses in New England, zip line tours of the Appalachian Trail over Mount Bigelow, and great fishing by Grand Falls on the Dead River.
In Maine, of course, you're likely to run into some inclement weather during your getaway, and The SugarBowl is a perfect solution for rainy days in the Valley. Check out the scene at the restaurant, bar, and entertainment center on a rainy Father's Day. Offering $4 Bloody Mary and Mimosa specials, owner Kerry Audet's $2 million dollar facility stayed quite busy throughout the day. The bar won't win any major accolades for its draft program (unless there's an award for "coldest beer" around, a claim the company's sign and Facebook posts frequently tout), but a handful of ubiquitous locals are on tap, including Allagash White and options from Shipyard and Geary's. The SugarBowl hosts eight lanes of 10-pin bowling, an arcade, and a golf simulator along with its pub-style menu.