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Novare Res Bier Cafe

4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
207-761-2437
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English first
Yokohama, Japan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This place was pretty cool but definitely hard to find. We wandered around with Google map trying to pinpoint its exact location. Well, it's in an inner courtyard off the sidewalk. The establishment itself looks like what I imagine an old European pub would look like. Dim lit with long tables and barrels. The weather was great, so we took... More 

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Massachusetts
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361 reviews 361 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I felt like I was in a European bar...what a great place, but it is not easy to find (even once you are in the "courtyard" it is not obvious!). Great selection of beers on draft as well as in bottles. A few interesting munchies and sandwiches. We had the cheese plate which was terrific to go with the hearty,... More 

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Orlando
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place was awesome! Warm old style European pub feel, with low ceilings, October fest style tables (picnic), unbelievable world bier list.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went with a group of friends. The food is not your average fare, everything had a unique twist. Where else can you get a burger between two slices of pizza or two mac'n cheese patties. Good beer selection.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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