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Novare Res Bier Cafe

4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
207-761-2437
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

not what I expected. THe beer list is okay. Certainly sub-par compared to TGLB. If you are downtown, this is the place to try. If not, head to The Great Lost Bear for a better selection.

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Austin TX
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165 reviews 165 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is one of the top 100 beer bars in America and it deserves it. First I will say it is hard to find. It is literally a hidden treasure. We sat on the lovely deck and it took a while for someone to give us menus. We ended up going inside to consult with the bartender about which beers... More

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Concord, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is the bar for you if you love to try different types of beer in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. There are a crazy number and variety of beer on tap. The bartenders were full of great information about the beer and would offer a small tasting to help us decide. The bottle menu is like a reference book and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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193 reviews 193 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Amazing beer list! Servers are very knowledgeable about the beer menu and will let you sample whatever you want on tap. The atmosphere is awesome! If this place was in my hometown, I'd be divorced. We loved this place and will return soon.

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Buffalo
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A little off the radar when it comes to finding it, but that adds to the reputation of the place. Not quite what I expected when I heard it was a bier garden as it didn't have tons of long tables for seating. The beer list is absurdly extensive. If you can't find a beer to drink here then you... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you love beer, this is the place. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about beer, and the atmosphere feels like your favorite English pub.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love beer and I was totally overwhelmed by their selection. This is truly the hub of micro-pub culture in a very global sense. They have beers from just about every country in the world and the atmosphere is just amazing. Its like an old wine cellar with brick surrounding you and folk art scattering the walls. I wish I... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stopped by Novare Res for an afternoon craft beer. We tend to stop here every time we are visiting Portland, ME. We sit outside on the picnic tables and have always enjoyed the beer, the service and the prices.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We arrived after dinner looking to try some good, local beer. We sat on the patio and it took a while for us to figure out if the wait staff came to us, or if we were supposed to order at the bar (they eventually came to us). We were hoping for a flight, so that we could try a... More

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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172 reviews 172 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a great place to get together with groups or for just a dinner. We went here for food and drinks on a rainy night and were treated very well. They don't serve food and drink normally outside but sometimes make exceptions. The beer menu is extensive. The food menu is less so but has some good, unique options.... More

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Additional Information about Novare Res Bier Cafe

Address: 4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
Phone Number: 207-761-2437
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Belgian

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