Nosh Kitchen Bar

Bar, Eatery

551 Congress St
Portland, Maine, 04101-3307
United States

(207) 553-2227 | map

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Rated: 4.06 by coombski from Maine

Oct 22, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by BEERMILER12 from Maine

Dec 21, 2015
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Rated by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Visited 10-24-2015
Nov 03, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by cherche from Washington

Jun 24, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by garyloveman from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5
Sat at the bar.

Sel - a great selection of Maine and Northeast beers- Allagsh, Foundation, Uinta, Pretty Little Things, Oxbow, Southern Tier, Ommegang

Food - the Mac N Stack burger - a must try!
May 13, 2015
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Reviewed by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
Bacon dusted fries....if you need to know more they have an awesome draft list that is comprised on tons of local offerings as well as most of the standard and popular brewing co's. Great spot for lunch or dinner and a few beers, just be prepared to wait at the bar for a table because the place is popular....and rightfully so!
Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 4.56 by MacQ32 from South Carolina

Mar 04, 2015
Rated: 4.32 by OJT1993 from Maine

Feb 03, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Sweeneydawg from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2014
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Rated by hudsonheat from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
Great burgers. You have to try the bacon dusted fries... memorable!
Beer selections is very good, always local stuff on tap.
Sep 11, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Jul 19, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by HookerBrews from Oregon

May 19, 2014
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Reviewed by slander from New York

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
3 hourish run out from Vermont this morning. Portland now and drink drank, but I could use a bite. Witz knows a place and I can get anywhere accidentally although this one’s easy. You run Forest from points out Allagash right up the goddamn hill to where it ends at Congress. Hook a left and land a sweet slander spot if you can (you can’t, ‘cause you’re not him), or set on circling sadly instead...

Corner joint up high in Portland proper. Deep place with a long concrete topped straight bar to the right; panel base, a foot box, & seating for nearly a dozen and a half on shorty backed hightop chairs. A pair of 3 tap ‘T’ towers on the bar and a pair of twofers further along, 10 taps in all. Barback wall of black; a center flat with a shelf above holding bottled selections and tiered booze countered below. Units to both sides with vertical blackboard inners listing food selections and glassware shelved fronting mirrorage with small flatscreens atop. A dozen copper topped 2-seaters adjacent on a looong bench shared, and a single larger table up front.

Something of a dark concrete floor and an arched center ceiling with white framings. Front wall of vertical paned windows, which I suspect are doors a-folding, and a N-O-S-H piece in the 4 panel windows above. Far wall holds large windows over side street Oak with strawberryishlike planters potted. There’s some art between the windows (some great pen & ink drawings on the cheap, I sooo wish I could do), and a cluster more up front. Open kitchen area to the rear backed by shelves sauces and jarred things. Mounted corn on the cob lanterns on the outer wall, a single mesh cylinder lamp up front, drop strung baby spots over the kitchenings, and sunken spots over the bar proper.

10 taps; half of them Maine and border offerings (In’Finiti The Killing, Bunker Brown Ale, Oxbow Saison Noel, Captain Dick’s Pecan Bourbon Porter, Smuttynose Winter), and the other half a mix of craft (Prairie Xmas, Green Flash Cedar Plank Pale Ale, Uinta Sea Legs Baltic Porter, Weyerbacher Winter), and a cider (JK Scrumpys Organic Cider). I drank the In’Finiti The Killing (a great cranberry sour) and Bunker Brown (tasty tasty). Oh, the bottle list, sure. Nearly 2 dozen options, macro, micro, import, gluten free, cider, & N/A. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to see it; but I just cannot fathom how Carnegie Porter made this list.

And food. I noshed with the dumpling board and Nosh crispy wings, both had heat in their own ways. Witz described his as a wonderful pretzel and fantastic poutine. Our server was polite and tolerant. This was a good idea for a beer(s) and a bite but don’t tell Witzel as he’s already completely impossible.

Revisited 3 months later one night not too late and ordered a pair of Stone Enjoy By’s.
Bartender asks, “Who’s the other one for?”
“My buddy, he’s hitting the bathroom”.
“Well, I’ll have to hold it until he shows”.
Really, dick bartender? ‘cause I look like a guy’s who’s going to pound a pair of 9 and a half percvent Double IPA’s, right? That guy’s a jaaackass. But otherwise…
May 04, 2014
Nosh Kitchen Bar in Portland, ME
Place rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 14 ratings