Candy’s is a community space, coffee shop and bar located in Portland, Maine designed to create space and resources for queer people and allies to achieve outcomes that further benefit our community. This is a space for gathering, learning, conversing, connecting, networking, socializing, celebrating, and addressing and rectifying community issues.
Grab a coffee and hang in the queer library in the morning. Shoot some pool. Teach a workshop. Attend a workshop. Come to a show. Host a show. Listen to our podcast. bring the fam, whatever that may mean to you. Drink a drink. Eat some snacks. Talk to pals. Be kind to one another.
with the goal of maintaining a self-sustaining queer space, all Candy’s revenue is recycled back into programming, the space itself, paying the people who work there, and supporting the community. one way of maintaining this cycle is participating in our Membership Program.
we support open dialogue, learning and growth by providing a space where we can gather, exchange ideas, share stories and relate to one another in a safe, supportive and engaging environment.
Candy’s welcomes all allies!