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The Great Lost Bear

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

102 Reviews
Reviews: 102
Visits: 164
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Taps: 69
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
[ 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: 102 | Visits: 164
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Todd
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (1,070 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of snansel
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of MRVermont
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nice bar, nice beer selection with awesome ME offerings, solid food options and a great vibe. (93 characters)

Photo of SveNss0N
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of OJT1993
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great food, great beer selection, all around a great place (58 characters)

Photo of Wickedasitseems
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great place to hang out and have a beer....good food too!! (58 characters)

Photo of slasich
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of josephwcarr
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Rekrule
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Cdowd10
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of irishevans
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Reds76
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of illpass78
5/5  rDev +18.5%

A must-go-to on the Maine beer trail. Dozens of Maine beers on tap. Great staff and tasty food, too. (100 characters)

Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of meb3476
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of ferillo
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of etmur007
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of meehandennis
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of asherchase
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%

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The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME
94 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.