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“Great beers and the small plates excellent!”

Novare Res Bier Cafe
Ranked #51 of 638 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went there twice on back-to-back days. Friends and I really enjoyed the beer varieties and the small plates of cheeses and meats. The outdoor patio is a nice place to find shade on an afternoon. Our servers were constantly available to take drink or food orders. Overall, an excellent way to spend leisure time in the Old Port!!!

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

As many will say, this amazing, but somewhat hidden Bier cafe is one of the best belgian beer bars in the world. If you can't make it to Ebenezer's in Brunswick or are looking for a great place to eat/drink in downtown Portland, this is the place!

They have one of the best collections of Belgian and Maine beers. They offer great food and a nice outdoor patio. For serious beer drinkers, hand out in the underground "cave" and learn from the knowledgeable bartenders.

Note that this is not a sports bar. There aren't TVs, video games, and darts or scantily clad women serving you beer. Go somewhere else for that. Looking for a 2009 Allagash Fluxus? A 2008 Roquefort? Then this is your place!

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

This indoor-outdoor brewpub has a wonderful laid-back vibe, an excellent beer list, and feels far more secluded/off the beaten track from the downtown Portland scene - even though it's right near downtown. Outdoor games, an oldschool CD player blasting fun retro tunes. The food was pretty good for such a place - but not quite as excellent as I had hoped. Still, the mix of ages and the chill nature of the placed trumped.

1  Thank JTK20132013
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Would definitely go back for beers and the atmosphere. Awesome outdoor deck where you can play cornole and sit at picnic tables. Servers are all great. Awesome beer selection. Menu was a little lacking, so we went elsewhere for food, but would definitely go back, would just probably eat first elsewhere.

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1  Thank tksmitty11
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great atmosphere, even better beer selection. This is a must stop for anyone passing through Portland looking for a fun night out with friends.

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