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Novare Res Bier Café

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Novare Res Bier CaféNovare Res Bier Café
BA SCORE
99
world-class

188 Ratings
Ratings: 188
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
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

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(Place added by: indiapaleale on 05-28-2008)
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Reviews by busterthecat:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Saw the reviews and had to check this place out while on an overnight trip to Portland. We (GF & I) walked in about 8:45pm and the place was lively. We didn't have to wait much to get some seats at the bar. They offer the traditional long bench/table seating which is great if you have a large party and for inviting conversation.
After browsing the solid tap list, we ordered up a victoria & a victor from Allagash after going there earlier that day and wanting to try these side-by-side. The prices I thought were quite fair, average of $6.5 for solid offerings. They had an extensive bottle list that was awesome to read through and dream about. The atmosphere was great, lively but not to loud so you couldn't have a convo. Lots of interesting bottles and items crated the decor. The old brick walls and lighting gave the impression of being in an old world cellar and really contributed to the great feel. The staff was attentive, friendly, and offered up suggestions and insight in to where to go for a late dinner. They also have a rear room for darts and hanging out with friends, also a great outdoor deck.
I would totally check this place out if in the portland area or if wanting a belgian themed place to break up all the american/ irish bars in the area. Will go again next time in portland.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Cdowd10
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of MtnSoup
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Novare Res is one of the best beers I've ever visited. Their tap and bottle lists are insane, and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We visited three times in four days, and each time found a new draft list with beers we'd been searching for everywhere.

Can be tough to find since it's in a back alley, but it only adds to the ambience. They also have a great outdoor terrace for the warmer months.

Highly recommend making it here if in Portland, ME.

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Amazing list of rotating taps with events every month or two. Even better is the bottle selection, with multiple vintages of hard to find beer including Cantillon and other European brews. A must-visit.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Great selection!

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4.4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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!

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Novare Res Bier Café in Portland, ME
99 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.