The Great Lost Bear

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The Great Lost BearThe Great Lost Bear
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154 Ratings
Ratings: 154
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Taps: 69
Bottles: --
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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Photo of Todd
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The "Great Lost Bear." Just the name alone peaks the interest enough for a visit to this fine beer bar.

The atomosphere is my style. Warm, inviting, dimly lit and sectioned off into little cozy areas. You truly get the feeling that you're in a bear cave. Service wise, everyone seemed attentive and quite friendly, with some beer knowlege thrown in.

Food goes a bit beyond your typical pub menu, and then into overkill in some cases. My favourite is the "Super Burger" ... a big ass burger topped with chili, 4 cheese sauce, mushroom sauce, bacon and a fried egg. Also comes with fixings and a side of their fried chips. Just pick-up your fork and knife and attack it.

Now as far as the beer goes, there must be around 60 +/- beers available. Bottle to tap to cask, and most of them are native to Maine. Hampshire Ale on cask? I'm sold! Most impressive and the quality of the beer and pours is superb.

Great Lost Bear is an absolute must if you are in the area, and by far one of the greatest beer bars in New England ... Tell them BeerAdvocate.com sent you.

More User Reviews:
Photo of josephwcarr
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Rekrule
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Cdowd10
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.24/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Reds76
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of illpass78
5/5  rDev +17.9%

A must-go-to on the Maine beer trail. Dozens of Maine beers on tap. Great staff and tasty food, too.

Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of meb3476
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ferillo
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of etmur007
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of meehandennis
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of asherchase
3.72/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of CAMay
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of dexterk1
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hudsonheat
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

My first exposure to the craft beer scene (many years ago). This place will always be something special for me. Always an interesting tap list, and their sandwiches are awesome!

Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of aking32753
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

good food good beer good service what else can you expect.. maybe more parking

Photo of bosshop
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

It was great to finally get in a visit. Funky ass place, great vibe and character. Beer list was impressive and balanced. Service was friendly, knowledgable and prompt. My food was rather disappointing, steak fajita with four huge chunks of very tough 'tips'. But, overall a nice experience and a great spot for a beer geeky couple with three kids in tow.

Photo of Kevincredible
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME
94 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.