Novare Res Bier Café
Taps: 26 / Bottles: 250
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 112 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cleeze:
4.9/5 rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Now this is how a beer bar should be!!!! I finally stopped in after waiting a long time to check this place out (pretty hard to find!) But well worth the journey.
Atmosphere is right up my alley! Very chill and low key with killer tunes! Some killer hip hop and some great classic rock! I love the long tables. and the bar is really cool.
Service was perfect. Me and my girlfriend reconazined our bartender from somewhere else. She was really chill and knew her shit about beer. I got brooklyn's chocolate stout on tap for only 5$! So tasty! our bartender picked out a really good brew for my girlfriend (can't remember and it's really bugging me!) She was very attentive even though it was kinda busy and we were hinding in the corner.
Selection is best I've seen. I was a huge fan and still am of the bear expecially when I lived in Portland. Hate to say it but this place blows it outta the water.
I didn't get a chance to try the food since I was so caught up in the beer. Some interesting stuff. My girlfriend liked it but nothing that really caught my eye (No WINGS!?!?) haha
Anyways I can't stress how cool this place is. Only if I lived in Portland still!
01-15-2009 15:08:19 | More by cleeze
More User Reviews:
4.85/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I haven't rated a beer establishment yet, which is strange as I spend 75 percent of my time in them. Just spent a day visiting Portland - great beer town. Even beats the other portland in Oregon. Found this bar on BA and agree with all the recommendations. Such a diverse list of beer and the atmosphere in there is great. Wait staff was very helpful. They recommended that I take it easy with the barley wines which was excellent advice - although I ignored it and now surprisingly my wife is telling me I ruined dinner at Street Co which I dispute since I don't recall dinner. Two solid thumbs up for Novares Res
02-09-2014 16:28:02 | More by BradMacMullin
4.74/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Off the beaten path. My first time in Maine - I could safely say: I'd be a regular there if I moved to Maine! Excellent selection of beers. Service was great: knowledgable & friendly staff. Atmosphere: because you feel like you're in a cellar, one could stay way too long! Loved it!
01-13-2014 15:56:40 | More by shahn
4.25/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Regular visitor to novare, love this place. Kinda hidden off exchange street, a definite European feel with the beer garden and wood tables. Always an awesome draft list and a great way to educate people or friends to beers. Can always find a beer that fits a persons palate. Service can be a bit spotty, depending on the bartender, but that really has to do more with individual personalities than anything else.
12-20-2013 20:02:23 | More by Twobeards
Novare Res Bier Café in Portland, ME
99 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.