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!
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!
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.
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.
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 I’m 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.