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Novare Res Bier Cafe

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4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
207-761-2437
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great beer list, interesting food, fun atmosphere

We stopped in on a recent trip to Portland. An extensive beer list, knowledgeable and friendly staff and long wood tables where you can get to know other patrons. Food was very good and different from typical pub food. The crowd was a mix where everyone could feel comfortable - there were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
JustAskMe27
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Ottawa, Canada
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stopped in on a recent trip to Portland. An extensive beer list, knowledgeable and friendly staff and long wood tables where you can get to know other patrons. Food was very good and different from typical pub food. The crowd was a mix where everyone could feel comfortable - there were students, families, tourists, older folks. Definitely a unique... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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374 reviews 374 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
91 helpful votes 91 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-761-2437

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian
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

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