The Wallingford Dram

A tiny cocktail bar punching well above its weight.

By Catherine Smart

Neighborhood bistros, noodle bars … you knew a cocktail bar was coming to Kittery Foreside, didn’t you? The folks from Anju and Portsmouth’s The Wilder also run The Wallingford Dram, which serves a frequently-rotating selection of drinks like the peppy Swear to Me, with gin, Thai basil, ginger, grapefruit liqueur, lemon, black pepper, and honey. Then there’s the toe-warming Golden Hour with reposado tequila, Fino sherry, apricot liqueur, lime, and orange-chipotle-cinnamon agave nectar. If you’re into smoky, but still fresh and foamy, try the Dovetail with tequila, mezcal, lime, grapefruit, egg white, and salt. The Dram also offers snacks like charcuterie plates with spreadable ‘nduja sausage and garlickly saucisson sec, or roasted pork sliders dubbed “Little Tonys” with arugula-walnut pesto and tomato-onion jam.

The Wallingford Dram

7 Wallingford Sq. #101, Kittery, ME

  • Must Have


Like a blushing margarita that’s smolderingly sophisticated, this drink is a go-to if you’re lucky enough to find it on the menu.

  • Insider Tip

Located in the same building as sister restaurant Anju, it’s the perfect location for an aperitif or digestif—never the wrong time for the right cocktail.

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