Novare Res Bier Café
Taps: 26 / Bottles: 250
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 112 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by busterthecat:
4.5/5 rDev +0.4%
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.
05-30-2011 13:50:53 | More by busterthecat
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Novare Res Bier Café in Portland, ME
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