Posted on September 6, 2018
The word Karaoke comes from a combination of two abbreviated Japanese words, “karappo” (kara), meaning empty, and “okesutura” (oke), meaning orchestra. Legend has it that this cultural phenomenon was born 20 years ago at a humble snack bar in Japan’s Kobe City when a guitar player scheduled to perform had to cancel. The bar owner prepared some cassette tapes of recorded accompaniments to play while the vocalists sang, and it was an instant hit. Its popularity rapidly spread throughout Japan, and its success is largely due to the Japanese’ love of parties and, specifically, singing at parties. Large parties have long been a staple of Japanese culture and taking turns singing (regardless of vocal talent) isn’t just a way to liven up the atmosphere, it serves a much deeper purpose. Singing generates camaraderie between strangers and forges a deep sense of human connection in a world where social isolation is all-too-common.
While the thought of singing in front of a room full of people you don’t know might seem more nightmare than fun time, it is something that everyone should experience at least once. There’s a reason why karaoke has become so popular worldwide over the past two decades, and to understand it you need to immerse yourself into this truly unique activity. What surprises most karaoke first-timers is just how fun it actually is, and how embraced they feel by cheering and smiling onlookers. When it comes to karaoke, nobody is expected to be Mariah Carey or Frank Sinatra. In fact, expectations are thrown out the window right along with judgment. It doesn’t matter if you’re a good singer or if you’re completely tone deaf; people love to watch others let loose and belt out cheesy songs with gusto. Let go of your fear of taking the mic and open your mind to the world of karaoke. Chances are you’ll truly enjoy yourself more than you can imagine, and the resulting adrenaline rush just might make you a lifelong fan!
Posted on August 18, 2016 by webmaster
Join us every Friday for the best local bands, starting up at 8pm - just after Happy Hour and Trivia from 4-7pm.
Saturday is Karaoke night starting up at 8:30pm. Join in and sing or just sit back and watch some really good (and some just entertaining) singers.
Posted on April 9, 2014
It’s no secret that Monday can be the most dreaded day of the week, so why not make it something to look forward to instead? Monday may be the start of the workweek, but it doesn’t mean you need to save all of the fun for Friday. One Portland, Maine restaurant believes that kicking off your long week with an evening of excellent food and ice-cold margaritas at unbeatable prices might be just what you need to boost morale.
Jumpstart the week at Seasons Grille and Bar with Margarita Mondays! This wonderful restaurant in Portland Maine serves up some of the freshest local cuisine and tastiest specialty drinks in a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. The margaritas are delicious, refreshing—and only $4! Whether you prefer yours blended or on the rocks with salt, the crew at Seasons will make it perfect for you.
And while you’re enjoying your Mexican beverage, why not go all out and embrace some of our south-of-the-border-inspired appetizers? Our Grilled Chicken Quesadilla is the perfect complement. Made with grilled tequila lime chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, crispy bacon, caramelized onions, fresh cilantro and Pico de Gallo salsa combined in a grilled flour tortilla and served with sour cream, it is a great appetizer to split—or even a perfect light dinner for one. For some of the tastiest nachos around, order our mouthwatering Mexicali Nachos. Crisp, fresh tortilla chips piled high with Wrangler chili, queso cheese, fresh Pico de Gallo salsa, jalapenos, chopped tomatoes, olives and sour cream will make your taste buds sing. If you prefer to stop in with friends, co-workers or loved ones after work for a quick drink and a light appetizer, we have Queso Blanco and Salsa and Chips for you to nosh on while you take advantage of our discounted margaritas.
Make Margarita Mondays a new tradition and start off the week with something that’s as fun as it is relaxing! You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a spectacular dining experience, and Seasons offers plenty of great deals throughout the week for you to savor. Whether you’re looking for the best happy hour in Portland, or a memorable meal in a friendly atmosphere, Seasons Grille and Bar is the perfect place to spend an evening. Come visit us and see why most of our Seasons Grill and Bar customers become regulars after their first visit.
Posted on March 10, 2014
When thinking of comfort foods, it is impossible to not conjure up images of a mouthwatering, juicy burger. The burger is a timeless American classic, and for good reason: it is easily one of the most delicious creations that has ever been bestowed upon us. They are quick, deeply satisfying, an excellent value, and you can now find them in just about every restaurant. Over the past few years, a hamburger revolution has swept through the nation and turned the burger into something that is anything but ordinary. Gone are the days when the only toppings offered were cheese, ketchup, mustard and pickles; chefs across the country are now using burgers as a platform to showcase their creativity, including those right here at Seasons Grille and Bar, and the results are mouthwatering.
Posted on January 28, 2014
New and exciting things are happening at Seasons Grille and Bar, and there’s never been a better time to visit this exceptional Portland, Maine restaurant! Happy Hour is beloved by diners across the country, and it’s easy to see why. Appetizers and drinks can be enjoyed at a fraction of their regular price, plus it’s a great way to end a stressful day at the office. Most restaurants offer Happy Hour specials from Monday-Friday, but for those who work late, taking advantage of the great deals isn’t an option.
At Seasons Grille and Bar, we believe that everyone deserves a Happy Hour. Rather than the typical Monday-Friday schedule, our Happy Hour in Portland runs from 4-7pm Sunday-Friday. This extra day gives everyone a chance to come in and enjoy our delicious, famous Flatbreads and Boneless Wings for just $5 each, as well as Bud Light drafts for $2.50.
Posted on February 5, 2013
At the end of a long week, you deserve a Friday night where you can truly kick back and celebrate the weekend ahead. What better way to do just that than to treat yourself to a great meal and outstanding live music in Westbrook with friends and family? When you come to Seasons Grille and Bar on Friday nights, that’s exactly what you’ll get—and much more!
And live music isn’t the only thing you’ll find here each Friday evening. If you come in between 4:00-7:00pm, you can take advantage of our Happy Hour specials including $2.25 draft beers, $4 well drinks and any of our mouthwatering flatbread pizza appetizers and burgers at half-price. From 5:00-7:00pm, Big Hits Y100.9’s entertaining host, Chuck Igo, broadcasts live from the restaurant and he brings along plenty of great prizes for our diners to win. Music begins at 7:00, and it’s a wonderful way to see some of the most talented musicians in the area and become familiar with Greater Portland’s rapidly growing music scene. Relax and let the stress from the week melt away as you enjoy a refreshing drink and fabulous meal while listening to original tunes from up-and-coming bands. We love all types of music so we showcase musicians from a variety of genres to give our diners something new every week.
Posted on October 12, 2012
While there are over 230 great restaurants in Portland, Maine, you may be missing out if you forget about the neighboring city of Westbrook. Many of us are guilty-as-charged of always turning to our short list of favorite restaurants each time we go out to eat. Going with what you know, is a safe fallback because, it is just plain easier to pick an old standby than it is to choose from all of the great dining establishments in the Portland area. This is especially true at the end of an exhausting day when the last thing you want to do is think, or make even one more decision. As much as it is a matter of convenience, we also make the mistake of believing that because our usual restaurant has our favorite dish, we couldn’t possibly find another dining experience to match it. But this way of thinking couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to going out to eat in this foodie town. (And by town, we mean Greater Portland.) Our best advice? Stay calm, take a deep breath, don’t let the sheer volume of options overwhelm you, and consider a restaurant in Westbrook that is known for its consistent offerings of fresh, delicious and high-quality food. And that Westbrook restaurant is … Seasons Grille and Bar.
Sure we’re prejudiced, but we believe that we stack right up there with very best of the best Portland and Westbrook area restaurants. And the next time you’re thinking about a great place to go for a quick bite and a drink or a delicious three-course meal that won’t disappoint, we want you to consider us. Seasons Grille and Bar has something for everyone’s preferences and our cozy and relaxed atmosphere makes our restaurant the ideal spot to relax after a long day. And while the ambiance will make you feel right at home, it’s our delicious entrees, appetizers, and frosty cold adult beverages that keep our customers coming back. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh from the ocean Maine seafood, a thick steak cooked to juicy perfection, a delectably crisp salad, or a good old American burger and fries, you can be sure that when you dine at our restaurant, your meal will be nothing short of wonderful.