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“Interesting place, generous staff, lots of beer, good food”

Novare Res Bier Cafe
Ranked #48 of 607 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, American, Belgian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neshanic Station, New Jersey
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Interesting place, generous staff, lots of beer, good food”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a great place to get together with groups or for just a dinner. We went here for food and drinks on a rainy night and were treated very well. They don't serve food and drink normally outside but sometimes make exceptions. The beer menu is extensive. The food menu is less so but has some good, unique options. The decor is fine and it's large inside. I'd definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2014
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East Kingston, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Gold Standard for Craft Beer in Portland”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

World class craft beer selection. Very knowledgable staff. The owner Patrick is very welcoming and informative.

Visited August 2014
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Warwick, RI
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Only had beer”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was here with a group of 8 people. We are all beer geeks and we loved it. We did not have food however we did look at the menu. It is limited but if you like an intresting mix then go for it. The beer selection was amazing and the prices seem right.

  • Visited August 2014
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Belgian Bar this side of boston or even New York”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

The title says it all. Oh there was plenty of other beers, but we are true Belgian beer fans, and if u r likewise, just go. From the Mad ?itch, to very Belgian standard, to a bunch of specialty local brewery, Allagash delights, I just can't say enough. Don't open til 4 andwewerewaiting. By 6:00 or so when we left the place was packed, it was a Thursday night. The bar is great and we started there. We picked an outside table which shortly after turned into the end of some throwing game, maybe even a Belgian game. That sucked as we had to move to not be hit with the bags and that made anew seat hard to come by, but who cares, as the high alveoli content of the brews deliciousness of it all quenched any less than stellar mood. It's very hard to find, which adds to the authenticity. There is a parking garage just to the port side of the place, and it's an odd meander up-street from there. Go, you will not be disappointed. It seems to only be rivaled as far as I'm. Concerned by Monk's in Philly, or the 2 or 3 in Manhattan I've been at. That and most any bar in Begium. Not sure what's in Boston. Amazingly, we aren't even sure if this place serves any food, and we don't recall seeing any being served. Who cares, he greatest bikers this side of Brussels for sure.....

Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome beer bar! ”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

If you love beer, this is a must! They have a huge selection and the staff is super knowledgable. The food is really good, as well. Another thing I love about it is the ambiance. No TVs on the walls. It's a great place to go on a date because there aren't any distractions and you can just focus on the good beer and each other. We went here before a concert on our first date night after the baby was born. It was a perfect night! I'm so glad we found this gem in Portland!!

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