Novare Res Bier Café | Portland, Maine
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Novare Res Bier Café
World Class based on 80 ratings
Type: Bar

4 Canal Plaza
Portland, Maine United States 04101 [ print map ]
207 761 2437

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Hours: Mon - Thurs 4-1; Fri 3-1; Sat & Sun 12-1


Mayor: 50belair (3) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 300


Novare Res Bier Café

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Beer Available At Novare Res Bier Café (arranged by most recent)
Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur 98, De Dolle Oerbier 99, Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel 100, Rising Tide Entrepôt [printemps] , Upright Seven (#7) 97, Banded Horn Bineary DIPA , Off Color / Three Floyds Rats in the Ashes 82, Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier 100, Foundation Eddy , De Dolle Extra Export Stout 98, Ölvisholt Skađi 83, Against the Grain Who Shvarted? , Martini Winterbier 29, Victory Oak Horizontal 99, Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 1 Jenever 78, Nřgne Ř Dark Horizon Fourth Edition 100, Emelisse Innovation Serie: Smoked Coffee Porter 74, Founders Boyl’Rmayk’R 81, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal 99, Weißenoher Eucharius Märzen 58
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80 reviews for Novare Res Bier Café
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  79%
 Selection  89%
 Food  74%
 Value  74%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
ranie  (3) | November 3, 2012
This place is unbelievably good. Located down an alley in the Old Port, it is hard to find but well worth the effort. The draft selection is varied, local, and extremely fresh. The bottle selection is deep, and of extremely high quality. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. This could very well be the best beeer bar we have ever visited, including a few in Belgium. We can’t wait to come back.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
noradeirdre  (16) New Orleans, Louisiana | September 15, 2013
This place is amazing. I love the atmosphere, the selection, the lack of pretentiousness.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
Vandet  (3) Maine | December 8, 2013
Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie. Weetie.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
boydstradamus  (8) North Carolina | August 13, 2011
nice shady beer garden deck with exposed brick cellar to hide out when the weather turns cold. well curated list with an unparalleled variety of styles and regions represented. in addition, great special events rotating through, example rogue week/dogfish week with drafts of almost all available styles from each brewery during the event. must see if you are in the area. little hard to find (look for their sidewalk sign keying you in to the garden)
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Sourhead  (10) Massachusetts | June 2, 2011
Great spot!! Killer patio, super knowledgeable staff and a top notch beer selection. This place makes me feel like im in Europe!. Well worth the trip from MA
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
HeadyDE  (59) Delaware | July 27, 2012
Stopped here recently while in Portland. Basement type setting with two separate bar areas. Draft list was very impressive, one of the best I have seen, excellent mix of imports and quality USA offerings. Had logo glassware to match most beers. Didn’t eat at all, but most people seemed to be enjoying their food. Outdoor patio is very large and had a beer garden feel. Beer cellar had a ton of offerings, but they didn’t have a few of these that patrons were ordering at the bar. Not a big deal since the draft list was world class. Overall, I left very impressed..
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Comrock12  (4) Maynard, Massachusetts | June 3, 2012
Follow the monk down an alley in Portland, and you may end up in this delightfully dingy beer hall. Limited but delicious food menu compliments a top notch selection of both local and distant brews, with a strong affection for Belgian beers. The crowd was a mix of students beer geeks, and the staff very friendly. I sat by the local taps at the end of the bar, enjoyed a Vietnamese inspired Bahn Mi sandwich and a selection of beers from the local area including Rising Tide and Maine Brewing. Novare Res Bier Cafe is easily one of my top 10 beer bars in the country!
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
beeroverwithme  (147) Třnsberg, Norway | May 12, 2010
I didn’t know what to expect when, after a bit of searching, I managed to locate the Novare Res Bier Café in the heart of Portland. But, wow, what a great beer pub! The beer selection is awesome, both on bottle, on draught and on cask (BrewDog Paradox when I visited!). The atmosphere was awesome too, located in the cellar of an old bank building with heavy wooden tables and a vast bar. Service was friendly and great. All in all my favorite pub in Maine.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
rickhall28  (256) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 11, 2013
This place is it for me when in Portland...or anyplace between Boston and Lovell, Maine (Ebenezer’s). I love the low ceilings and the stone. It’s also tough to find for a first-timer...which just adds to the allure. Add an amazing beer list and tap offering along with some great food...and you have a very winning combination. This is a must visit when in the area...and worth a detour if not.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
adnielsen  (413) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 22, 2010| Updated December 12, 2013
One of the best beer bars I have ever visited. The beer menu is unbelievable. I loved sitting out on the deck and tasting fine and rare beers on a nice Fall evening.

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