The Great Lost Bear

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The Great Lost BearThe Great Lost Bear
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

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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Reviews by cleeze:
Photo of cleeze
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Oh how I miss living by the Bear. I recently stopped by last weekend when I was in town and was quite please to see not much has changed. The atmosphere is off the hook. Walls covered in everything beer, all kinds of vintage stuff too which i really dig. Their quality and selection is what makes the Bear my favorite spot in Portland. Only if they had live music! Their always changing their 50 something taps, and do all kinds of cool promo nights every week. Tues I believe is 2$ beer night, Thurs they pick a brewery and all their beers are on special for like 3$ and they give away all kinds of promo.

Food is typical bar fool. Still the only place i've found delirium tremens on tap around.

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.