The Great Lost Bear

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

102 Reviews
Reviews: 102
Visits: 163
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

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Reviews: 102 | Visits: 163
Reviews by gtn80:
Photo of gtn80
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I have been going to the GLB for about ten years now, and for better or worse, it doesn't seem to have changed a bit.

In the past few years, the beer list has been modified to include a very solid and much larger Belgian section. The rest of the taps are all craft beers, and the selection is crazy.

"Allagash Row", the section of taps dedicated to Allagash beers, means you can get some Allagash drafts in one place that usually you have to go searching for. For example, we were there Sunday night and they had Allagash Blonde and Fluxus 2010 on tap, two beers I haven't seen in the same place before.

Now the big weakness for me at the GLB is the service. Slow, slow, slow and understaffed. Definitely not Novare Res in terms of knowledge of the staff, I had an argument with a waitress when she brought me Rogue Dead Guy when I ordered Rogue Half-E-Weizen. I don't expect staff to talk about rare lambics with inticate knowledge, but knowing a hefe should be cloudy, come on.

The food is very solid pub food. Nothing amazing, but the prices are really solid. The beer is what shines here. (1,097 characters)

More User Reviews:
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

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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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)

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of meb3476
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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