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Novare Res Bier Café

Not Rated.
Novare Res Bier CaféNovare Res Bier Café
BA SCORE
99
world-class

169 Ratings
Ratings: 169
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.6%
Taps: 26
Bottles: 250
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4 Canal Plz
Portland, Maine, 04101-4034
United States
phone: (207) 761-2437

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @novareresbiercf

Notes:
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(Place added by: indiapaleale on 05-28-2008)
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Reviews by Mebuzzard:
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.72/5  rDev +5.4%

Wow! I really liked this place. Very hard to find, though. No maps I saw had this street marked. It's behind the Key Bank parking lot in Old Port. A sidewalk sign hitting my shin got my attention, thankfully.

Brick cellar feel to it with German Hall-like indoor seating. Service at the bar was great; service outside seemed awkward. Not much of view outside, but hey, it's OUTSIDE. Indoors is cozy and clean. Some pockets of privacy and comfy seating.

Very large selection of beer. Would like to see more local stuff, but hey I went on a Sunday. Had some Maine Lunch IPA and Peepers and some other goodies. Nice above-head chalk board marking the taps...mostly up-to-date. Some oddball tappings, too. A must hit in Portland! Cheap T-shirts

Didn't try the food.

Mebuzzard, Aug 18, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of jeff71189
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%

jeff71189, Yesterday at 02:52 AM
Photo of hudsonheat
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

You don't come here for the food, and that's okay, mostly small plates. Their tap list is always interesting, very Belgian leaning. Their bottle list, especially their rare stuff, is what excites me. Always something interesting and new to try!

hudsonheat, Thursday at 04:46 PM
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4.08/5  rDev -8.9%

polloenfuego, Monday at 09:24 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

BierBliss, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of KornWallace
4.75/5  rDev +6%

While a little difficult to find using GPS, once you get to Novare Res you're going to be their a while.

They have the nicest bottle list I saw on my trip to Maine and a fantastic tap selection as well. The food is also fantastic, the cheese plate was my personal favorite but I also had the roast beef sandwich which was worth it.

Our server seemed very knowledgable in the beers and suggested a couple nice beers.

We were seated in the outside area which was very nice I'm always a fan of the communal tables in the summers. The inside area was worth checking out with a large bar and enough seating on the inside.

The pricing seemed a little expensive. But nothing outrageous and in my belief I think it was totally worthwhile.

KornWallace, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

sunnytropic, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

muskiesman, Aug 17, 2014
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Novare Res Bier Café in Portland, ME
99 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.