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“wonderful spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Novare Res Bier Cafe

Novare Res Bier Cafe
4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
207-761-2437
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Ranked #31 of 539 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“wonderful spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We are a family of beer enthusiasts, and this was quite the find. The selection was amazing. I told our waiter a type of beer I enjoyed, and he recommended several I might like. I also appreciated being able to purchase "half beers", so I might be able to try a variety without rolling out the door. The atmosphere is great, kind of a dark, hidden pub. We ate various hummus and sandwiches which were just okay, but good to have if you are imbibing! Beer and atmosphere alone would be 5 stars!

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Unbelieable beer selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Great line of beers. However bring your wallet as this place is very expensive. However you get what you pay for.

Visited October 2012
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New London, Connecticut
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best selection and atmospher around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I wish there were more places like this around the country. One of a kind experience. Nearly endless beer selections with 30 rotating taps. A lot of local beers and plenty of international and national selection. This place gets packed on the weekends. The deserts are both amazing but I have not tried the rest of the menu yet. Limited menu, mostly bar snacks and sandwiches, but that is not the main reason to go there. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“This place is for beer lovers!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Our Hotel recommended this restaurant and we were very pleased they did. An awesome choice of beer and food. The staff was very friendly and helpful and knew their beers. We had a meat and cheese plate and arugula salad that was very good. We will be back!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Crowded on a Friday night, but amazing selection, decent service and a fun atmosphere for serious beer drinkers. A must-stop for beer geeks.

Visited November 2012
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