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The Great Lost Bear

Not Rated.
The Great Lost BearThe Great Lost Bear
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

130 Ratings
Ratings: 130
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Taps: 69
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

540 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine, 04101-1507
United States
phone: (207) 772-0300

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @greatlostbear

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Reviews by berley31:
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -8.1%

Took a cab to the Great Lost Bear from our hotel downtown, because I had read so many things about it - mainly the huge beer selection. As expected, the number of available beers did not disappoint. We were looking to try as many as possible, so both of us (my brother and I) ordered 5 of their samplers each - at $1 apiece, you really can't beat it. A lot of bars charge twice that for 5 good-sized samplers. When we made our order, our waiter didn't write anything down. 'Fine', I thought; 'He's obviously on the ball with beer orders'. When our samplers came, he had mixed up one of my beers with one of my brothers. Not such a big deal, but the next time we ordered five more, my brother made a point of writing down what he wanted, just in case. THIS time when our server brought the beers, everything was totally screwed up. For example, one 'beer' that he pointed to on my brother's tray, he identified as a double IPA he had ordered... turns out, on first sip, that it was the cider that I had ordered. After that, it was obvious there were more mistakes, and we had no clue as to what we were drinking, which kind of took the fun out of it.

Update: Was back a couple of months ago, so only fair to expand on this review. No mistakes with beer serving this time, although the waitress still admitted she knew nothing about beer. But the selection really is pretty awesome, had a few real winners when I was there, and got to try the food as well. I had a burger, which was pretty great. The menu is quite huge. Now I have to admit that this place, while maybe not as nice an atmosphere as one or two other beer bars in Portland, is always a must-stop for visits to the city.

06-29-2009 21:25:52 | More by berley31
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Tidesox28

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-06-2014 16:14:23 | More by Tidesox28
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abrodsky

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-29-2014 16:18:09 | More by MacQ32
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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-22-2014 18:33:03 | More by dunix
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Tajmohol

Maine

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%

Very laid back and chill atmosphere. I enjoy sitting in the lounge area which is always busy. The selection of beers is incredible and the food menu is quite large. The service could have been faster but I'm sure that my server just had too many table which happens sometimes. I like the wings and choosing many different beers each time I come back to the GLB.

07-08-2014 14:55:46 | More by Tajmohol
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-08-2014 05:05:30 | More by tommyguz
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-05-2014 13:28:31 | More by BeerThursdays
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mk_ultra

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-19-2014 13:50:22 | More by mk_ultra
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The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME
94 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.