United States > Maine > Portland
PhilHarmstead (2) Vermont | May 15, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
A dream come true! The Bear is happy times every time. My friends and I have made it an annual tradition when we’re 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!
Mep3222 (16) East Greenbush, New York | January 11, 2014
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Good food, especially the buffalo fries and wings. Good need selection and a cool ambiance. Definitely would visit again.
Pivoyager (83) Gaithersburg, Maryland | November 26, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
was in the city for their annual beer week and the event mandated a journey her, to Portland’s 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. Don’t you pass this place up.
davidm (53) Sunnyvale, California | January 8, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Great selection of local brews.
dnstone (37) Las Vegas, Nevada | March 23, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
EastCoaster (10) | August 27, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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 I’m in town.
Vballnbeer (72) Gorham, Maine | July 5, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
jabersquawk (2) Portland, Maine | January 2, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
You may not find that obscure beer you're looking for, but with more taps than I can count, you'll probably find something you like.
KPD (157) Michigan | June 21, 2013| Updated June 23, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited before the Shelton brothers beer fest. Several beers on draft made for the fest. Impressive tap list lots I’ve not seen both fest beers and Maine beers. Did a couple samplers really good. Had nachos. Some of the Maine beers were hit and miss. Excellent beer stop.
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