Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a brewpub/restaurant?

We are not a restaurant with table service. We do provide an array of snacks and usually have a food truck on site.

When are you open?

The taproom is open from the first Friday in May through Indigenous Peoples' Day (formerly Columbus Day). Hours will vary before Memorial Day Weekend and After Labor Day weekend. To be sure we're open for your visit, check the Taproom Hours on this site, or give us a call: 207-596-0011

Do you allow dogs?

We do welcome well-behaved dogs on leashes. However, please note that Monhegan Island does not have publish trash cans or dog waste recepticals. This may be something to consider when deciding whether to bring your dog for a day trip to Monhegan.

Can we bring our own food?

You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. (Though we do sell bottled water, root beer, and ginger beer!)

Do you host private events?

We do not host private events. 

Do you have inside or outside seating?

All of our seating is outside. We provide several outside tables and seating options, most of which are protected from sun and light rain by umbrellas and tents.

Do you only serve beer?

Beer is the only alcoholic beverage we serve. We strive to keep a range of beers on tap to suit many different beer preferences. 

Monhegan Links


Lodging/Dining - Hotels marked with * have dining rooms open to the public

The Island Inn -  Rooms and suites overlooking the harbor.  Buffet breakfast included with stay.*

The Trailing Yew - A range of rooms and amenities.  Homemade breakfast included with stay.*

Monhegan House - Single and Double rooms.  Breakfast included with stay.*

Shining Sails - Efficiency apartments and some rooms with private baths.  Shining Sails also manages many weekly   rentals on Monhegan.

Sterling Harbor House - guest house atop wharf hill.

Tribler Cottage - Housekeeping apartments.  Three night minimum stay.

The Hitchcock House - Rooms and apartments available by the night, week, or long-term.

Brackett Rentals - Manager of many weekly house and cottage rentals on Monhegan Island.

Fish House Fish Market - Casual beachfront lunches and dinners and fresh fish market.

The Barnacle - Soups, sandwiches, espresso drinks, baked goods and more.

Other Can't- Miss Attractions and Services

The Black Duck Emporium - Coffee/soda shop, gifts, treats and more.   Right in town.

La Nef Chocolate - Monhegan-made chocolate bars, truffles, and other delights sold on-island and online.

The Lupine Gallery - Purveyor of fine Monhegan art, prints, and artists' supplies.

Monhegan Coffee Roasters - Freshly roasted coffee, sold year-round. Bags of roasted beans and cans of cold brew can be found at retailers island-wide. Online orders also available.

Monhegan Trucking - A necessary service if renting a house on the island.  Available at every boat for trucking luggage and supplies.

Winter Works - A craft cooperative featuring fine handcrafted work sold by Monhegan residents.  Visit the shop at the top of wharf hill.