Dine Next To Crashing Waves With New Beach Seating At The Pier In OOB
If there's one great thing that came from a strenuous year in 2020, it's that it may have reshaped the way Maine does outdoor dining permanently. Portland has once again adopted the idea of closing off several streets and allowing restaurants to extend their dining space outdoors to enhance the experience for patrons. And now one of Maine's hottest tourist destinations is joining the party with a chance to dine right next to the crashing waves on Old Orchard Beach.
Shared on Facebook by OOB Pier, Hooligan's Pub (part of the Pier family of restaurants) will be getting an outdoor makeover for the 2021 season. As you can see in the photo above, a dozen tables will be available to patrons this summer as a chance to truly dine right on top of the legendary beach. The finished product isn't quite there yet, but many return visitors to The Pier commented at how excited they were for the new seating option right on the sand.
The new beach seating is almost certain to be a massive hit for visitors this summer and could lead other bars and restaurants to consider doing the same. Several other states with seasonal beach communities like Old Orchard Beach have had this place for years. If it works in OOB, other seasonal hotspots in Maine probably won't be far behind with outdoor dining innovations. The time seems right for Maine to continue trying new things and bringing in even bigger crowds year over year. One step at a time and closer to the beach please.