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Novare Res Bier Cafe

$$ - $$$, , American
4 Canal Plz Ste 1, Portland, ME 04101-4594
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pretzels” (4 reviews)
“great beer” (21 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
4 Canal Plz Ste 1, Portland, ME 04101-4594
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding beer, nice atmosphere, friendly service, good choices for the meat and cheese plates! Lively area of Portland on the walk to the piers. If walking down Exchange, look carefully for the sign on the right side of the street. Highly recommended!

Thank weyl-59
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome beer selection...Bissell Brothers, Maine Beer Company, New England Brewing, etc. Loved the apps & sandwiches. Service was great.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

So a group of us went to Portland over Columbus Day weekend and we were brought here by one of the couples who had visited before. We loved the location off of the main drag and LOVED the beer selection and choices for gourmet pub...More

Thank Krissyatcrest
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I like that this place is off the beaten path. Some have noted that it caters to college kids but I say “Nay!” There is a very diverse crowd here. And most are BEER lovers and dig the scene. There are plenty of contemporary “blah”...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A large assortment of draft beers from around the world. One of a kind bottle beers that will set you back double figures. Knowledgable servers. The. Van steenberge triple de Garre in 12 oz goblets is a steal. Just drank did not try foods. If...More

Thank boldgo
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Easily the best place to have a beer in Portland. Massive draft list, bigger bottle list. There is a great emphasis on selection here. The draft list is nicely balanced with IPAs, Belgian beers, etc. The bartenders were great. Go here and nowhere else if...More

Thank dinkle50
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This place was pretty gross and dirty. I guess if you can get outside seating it may not be so bad but the inside was grimy. Definitely geared towards the college students who will go there to get wasted. Definitely would not make a trip...More

Thank dolphinmaniac31
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Novare Res was recommended by a bartender at another bar that didn't have any of the darker brews that I prefer. Novare Res had Dogfish Head's hard-to-find Worldwide Stout on tap for less than it costs in bottles in my part of the country, as...More

Thank saleswords
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Portland is so touristy during the summer and going to Novare Res was such a breath of fresh air! Amazing beer selection and delicious cheese and charcuterie boards.We loved sitting outside under the stars and the servers were fun and accommodating. Definitely recommend this place...More

Thank Jacqueline D
Reviewed 17 August 2017

When the weather is great on a summer afternoon, snag a spot on the deck and try a few new beers. The selection is so amazing that you'll be looking forward to the next one as you finish your current one. I guess that might...More

Thank Gina D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Canal Plz Ste 1, Portland, ME 04101-4594
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-761-2437
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