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Novare Res Bier Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, Belgian
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4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
16:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri 15:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This spot has an extensive draft and bottle list. It's a total hipster paradise and our server was a bit pretentious but we had a great time trying some new beers. The pretzels and slim jims were tasty. We will definitely visit again when we're in town.

Thank Kendra S
Portland, Maine
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518 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

OK, so Novare Res has been around for nearly a decade now, and I've finally gotten on the bandwagon to go visit. The occasion was during a friend's visit from the Boston area when we decided it would be fun to go on a speak-easy quest and do some bar-hopping in Portland on a Monday night. Novare Res is "hidden"... More 

Thank James F
Saint John, Canada
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244 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Huge beer selection, some really expensive. Good venue, good service. They do have one of the larger selections of cider available, most on the expensive side. Did not eat here, so cannot comment on the food. A beer heaven for those so inclined.

1 Thank AAleR
Jackson, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stopped in here for a few beers before dinner - they have a very expansive selection. We enjoyed the ambiance as well.

Thank Tyler C
Medford, Oregon
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643 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

What a cool place to relax after a long week. The IPA list is a bit lacking- but we managed to find a few. The service was friendly. I loved the setting- so many things to look at. Have you ever heard of Baconost? There is a tube of it on display! We did not try the food. Will return... More 

1 Thank YearoftheRabbit
Lowell, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a couple beers. It's a really cool spot with a nice chill atmosphere. Great beer selection.

Thank mikaelatherrien
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Fun, cozy place to relax and enjoy a wide selection of Maine & International beers! Food was excellent and paired well with the beers. Owners and staff friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful atmosphere!

Thank Glo313
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Truly Portland spot. Awesome atmosphere, can't imagine what it would be like if the place was packed. Definitely has everything that you want from a Portland watering hole.

Thank Nathaniel M
Auburn, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Novare Res is one of the best bars in Portland and the best bar for people that appreciate beer. They have over 30 beers on tap and over 250 in their cellar. The second best thing about that place is the atmosphere. This bar has very german/beer-garden feel to it. The staff is very nice and knowledge. It's a... More 

1 Thank Vladimir T
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I did some research on the internet, including TripAdvisor, and figured I would check this place out. I am a huge beer geek, and figured this looked awesome. Well when we arrived to this place, it was their annual Oktoberfest! It was amazing! They have a lot of taps but were only using them for Oktoberfest beers. So we got... More 

1 Thank IanIS250

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American, Belgian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-761-2437

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?