Great Lost Bear | Portland, Maine
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Great Lost Bear
Excellent based on 72 ratings
Type: Bar

540 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine United States 04101 [ print map ]
207 772 0300 | facebook | twitter

Hours: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Mayor: dlovell2 (4) | Taps: 72 | Bottles: Not much

Great Lost Bear

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Beer Available At Great Lost Bear (arranged by most recent)
Tumbledown Bull Horse Double Black , SoMe Apostrophe IPA , Gneiss The Nameless Entity , Allagash One T 94, Shipyard American Pale Ale 48, Ringwood Old Thumper (USA) 51
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72 reviews for Great Lost Bear
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  74%
 Selection  80%
 Food  67%
 Value  75%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
PhilHarmstead  (2) Vermont | May 15, 2013
A dream come true! The Bear is happy times every time. My friends and I have made it an annual tradition when weíre in New England, visiting from Michigan. Very nice selection and you MUST try the chili fries. Good idea to get a taxi to/from this one, though. If only it were downtown!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Mep3222  (48) East Greenbush, New York | January 11, 2014
Good food, especially the buffalo fries and wings. Good need selection and a cool ambiance. Definitely would visit again.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
rich_beer  (3) , | April 2, 2014
This is a great place, wide selection of beer and decent food with reasonable prices. The atmosphere is fun and the crowd is mixed from barely legal age to old farts like me. The bar tenders are good and responsive. Grab a seat at the bar if you can find one. Enjoy!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Pivoyager  (88) Gaithersburg, Maryland | November 26, 2013
was in the city for their annual beer week and the event mandated a journey her, to Portlandís beloved Great Lost Bear and their great beer list of some 70 drafts - mainly Maine brews, natch. Located about 2 miles north of downtown, the Bear lives behind a modest storefront benaeth a green awning. Upon entry, you find a lively place: a fun and lively dining room to one side, an active bar to the other. All amid an exuberant display of beer paraphanalia. Kids are more than welcome. The food menu is ecclectic and loaded with a variety of choices: I went for the cajun chicken wrap and chili, the latter being a particular specialty here. This was my fourth visit and, hopefully, not the last. To anyone wishing to partake of the malted beverages without the prospect of a DWI, the city bus No, 2 passes right by the front door. Donít you pass this place up.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
davidm  (57) Sunnyvale, California | January 8, 2011
Great place, I would live there if I could. Massive list of taps. Very nice food. The staff was friendly and helpful. The ambiance was very relaxed.
michael-pollack  (100) King of Prussia, Pennsylvania | February 29, 2004
Great selection of local brews.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone  (38) Las Vegas, Nevada | March 23, 2010
Its been a while since I went here, but I recall a solid and extensive list. Service was pretty good for us. The food didnt stand out one way or another, but the atmosphere was very welcoming. Definitely stop if you in the area, at least for a beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
EastCoaster  (10) | August 27, 2009
Very friendly staff, and good food. I was amazed at how many beers they had on tap with a couple of cask versions as well. Will definitely drop in next time Iím in town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Vballnbeer  (72) Gorham, Maine | July 5, 2013
Great place to take a date or hang out with buddies. This is my favorite place to go in Portland. They have daily drink specials and really good food.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tajmohol  (3) Portland, Maine | July 8, 2014
Very laid back and chill atmosphere. I enjoy sitting in the lounge area which is always busy. The selection of beers is incredible and the food menu is quite large. The service could have been faster but Iím sure that my server just had too many table which happens sometimes. I like the wings and choosing many different beers each time I come back to the GLB.

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