Lou Ares, 42, of Searsport, lost his battle with addiction Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. He is survived by his mother Meredith Ares, also of Searsport. Known fondly in the Searsport/Belfast area for his humor, his music and his kindness, Lou tended bar at various establishments in the area and briefly owned The Brick House Restaurant in Searsport. There will be a gathering for his friends Saturday, Dec. 1, at Young Funeral Home, 31 W. Main St., Searsport, from 4 to 6 p.m. If you have pictures or photos of Lou, please bring them with you. Donations in Lou’s memory may be made to the Belfast Soup Kitchen.