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The Great Lost Bear

Not Rated.
The Great Lost BearThe Great Lost Bear

Taps: 69 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

126 Ratings
Ratings: 126
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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slander

New York

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.

03-02-2003 19:09:49 | More by slander
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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-22-2014 18:33:03 | More by dunix
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Tajmohol

Maine

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

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.

07-08-2014 14:55:46 | More by Tajmohol
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-08-2014 05:05:30 | More by tommyguz
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-05-2014 13:28:31 | More by BeerThursdays
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mk_ultra

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-19-2014 13:50:22 | More by mk_ultra
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-17-2014 17:58:03 | More by RKing44
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gehlbach

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-17-2014 02:31:41 | More by gehlbach
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TTTBeer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-01-2014 02:41:12 | More by TTTBeer
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CATVDK

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-28-2014 16:16:06 | More by CATVDK
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The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME
94 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.