Novare Res Bier Café

Mayor: porterhouse (4) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 500+
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
iacopino_IpA  (119) , | June 18, 2015
Ok ok this is the place to go if ur on the east coast!! Built inside an old bank this place is cozy but at the same is huge! Obviously you can’t get in most of the hidden rooms but still the room with the fire place really warms u up during Maine winters. Service is simply outstanding and selection is one the best so far in the U.S.! Get there!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
juandela  (15) kalamazoo, Michigan | May 22, 2016
Another legendary American beer bar. The beer list and crabmeat grilled cheese will alter your world. Be warned. Owned by the Liquid Riot peeps and THEY are the pulse of Portland
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
aredletterlife  (13) New Jersey | July 25, 2015
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Vandet  (3) Maine | December 8, 2013
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  • 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)
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  • 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
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
HeadyDE  (82) 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..
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  • 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!

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