Business Insider names Camden rooftop bar "best in Maine"

CAMDEN, Maine. (WABI) - A bar in Camden is the best rooftop bar in Maine. So said, "Business Insider", which is the largest business news site on the web.

Matthew Levin, Director of Hotels, Bayview Hotels said, "We are a four diamond property, really pride ourselves in delivering an experience for people."

An experience - with sights to see. That's what you'll get if you’re in Camden if you stop over at The View at 16 Bay View.

"It’s our seasonal rooftop bar and it's open from early June to mid-October."

A menu with small plates and handcrafted cocktails are among some of the items you can enjoy.

"It’s simply very popular among our local residents in town and of course the people that come here season long for the tourist season have to come up here"

But, it wasn't always a rooftop bar and terrace, this property was built in 1906 and history surrounds it.

'Originally had the top floor as a social hall and then the main floor was Packard Dealership and then the lowest level was a garage."

Recently The View was named best rooftop bar in Maine by Business Insider.

"Pretty proud pretty humbled by it. I think being on the map as one of the best places to see and be seen right here in Camden was very exciting for us."

The views of Camden harbor and beyond may leave you breathless but, staff said, it's all about their guests.

"We really want them to remember the staff and interaction and how well they were served."

The view is open from 4 to 9 nightly.

The view also offers Saturday morning brunch. For more information, you can log onto