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The Great Lost Bear

Not Rated.
The Great Lost BearThe Great Lost Bear
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 mltobin:
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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%

Stopped here for lunch while heading further north into Maine/

It was a tad difficult to find for someone who was coming from "away", but after driving underneath 295, we eventually came across the Great Lost Bear. From the outside, it looks shady, kind of like a low scale strip club (for real).

The quality was good overall, with the beers presented in proper glassware.

The service was the best feature with a knowledgeable and friendly waitress, thanks!!!

The selection was good, especially good if you want to see what the brewers of Maine have to offer.

Food is good, not amazing, but hey its a bar, so im happy.

mltobin, May 15, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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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, Thursday at 04:48 PM
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good food good beer good service what else can you expect.. maybe more parking

aking32753, Aug 23, 2014
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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.

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Very laid back and chill atmosphere. I enjoy sitting in the lounge area which is always busy. The selection of beers is incredible and the food menu is quite large. The service could have been faster but I'm sure that my server just had too many table which happens sometimes. I like the wings and choosing many different beers each time I come back to the GLB.

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