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The Great Lost Bear

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

138 Ratings
Ratings: 138
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
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 the Alström Bros:
Photo of Todd
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

Todd, Nov 04, 2002
More User Reviews:
Photo of mdaschaf
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

mdaschaf, Monday at 03:28 AM
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

EyePeeAyBryan, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of hudsonheat
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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!

hudsonheat, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Gatordaddy, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of aking32753
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

aking32753, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of bosshop
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

bosshop, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Kevincredible
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Kevincredible, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Tidesox28
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Tidesox28, Aug 06, 2014
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The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME
94 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.