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The Great Lost Bear

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The Great Lost BearThe Great Lost Bear
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

157 Ratings
Ratings: 157
Reviews: 106
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

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Reviews by slander:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Outstandin'!!
I counted roughly 51 taps, including the 3 casks and a cider. The beer menu breaks it all out for you by beer type which makes for easy reading. Currently, roughly 30 are from Maine breweries, and about another dozen and a half hail from the other New England states. That means the beer's pretty damn fresh.
They have specials nights (Mondays & Tuesdays are "short beer nights", where they serve jumbo drafts at pint prices and then there's the Thursday Showcase where they feature a specific brewery @ $1.99 a pint). You can do a taster paddle or a beer tower, they've got a weekly draft special, it's a beautiful thing.
Service was good and the place was nicely comfortable. They have dining areas along the perimeters with pleasant collectibles posters throughtout. If there's a better beerbar up North I ain't heard about it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of OJT1993
5/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great food, great beer selection, all around a great place

Photo of Wickedasitseems
4.41/5  rDev +4%
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!!

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4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.72/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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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!

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME
94 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.