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Novare Res Bier Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, Belgian, European
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4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Jackson, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in here for a few beers before dinner - they have a very expansive selection. We enjoyed the ambiance as well.

Thank Tyler C
Medford, Oregon
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586 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool place to relax after a long week. The IPA list is a bit lacking- but we managed to find a few. The service was friendly. I loved the setting- so many things to look at. Have you ever heard of Baconost? There is a tube of it on display! We did not try the food. Will return... More 

Thank YearoftheRabbit
Lowell, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a couple beers. It's a really cool spot with a nice chill atmosphere. Great beer selection.

Thank mikaelatherrien
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun, cozy place to relax and enjoy a wide selection of Maine & International beers! Food was excellent and paired well with the beers. Owners and staff friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful atmosphere!

Thank Glo313
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Truly Portland spot. Awesome atmosphere, can't imagine what it would be like if the place was packed. Definitely has everything that you want from a Portland watering hole.

Thank Nathaniel M
Auburn, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The Novare Res is one of the best bars in Portland and the best bar for people that appreciate beer. They have over 30 beers on tap and over 250 in their cellar. The second best thing about that place is the atmosphere. This bar has very german/beer-garden feel to it. The staff is very nice and knowledge. It's a... More 

Thank Vladimir T
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I did some research on the internet, including TripAdvisor, and figured I would check this place out. I am a huge beer geek, and figured this looked awesome. Well when we arrived to this place, it was their annual Oktoberfest! It was amazing! They have a lot of taps but were only using them for Oktoberfest beers. So we got... More 

Thank IanIS250
Beijing, China
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Their beer list is extensive, but their service leaves much to be desired. Our waitress did a great job with our beer order but forgot out food entirely, and we didn't see her again until our beers were drained. We found a better place down the road.

Thank melbell3
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Visited this place after being recommended to do so. Not the easy of places to find if you don't know Portland but worth the effort when you do. Where to start? In my case I ask for the best stout on offer. Left Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout was the answer from behind the bar and from the tables. The... More 

Thank Mick B
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Welcome to a bier keller that somehow landed in Maine. Wide selection of beers on tap and in special bottles. Shared tables. Loud and fun.

1 Thank Paul F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American, Belgian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-761-2437

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?