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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 slander:
Photo of slander
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
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. (849 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)

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

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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%

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%

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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%

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.