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Novare Res Bier Cafe

$$ - $$$, , American
4 Canal Plz Ste 1, Portland, ME 04101-4594
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pretzels” (4 reviews)
“beer selection” (23 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 3 weeks ago

We loved the selection here. The knowledgeable staff recommended different beers for all of us based on what we typically enjoy. Many of us were not beer drinkers at all but we all found something that we enjoyed. We shared the apps and enjoyed the...More

Thank kjwbvw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on the recommendation of my friend who is a beer aficionado. This is his favorite place in the US. I can understand why. Good charcuterie and cheese to go with the beer.

Thank dewey91
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Unique ambiance, great selection of their own beers. If you get a tour - it comes with all you can drink!

Thank red_head_dude
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This place is a must stop when in Portland. It’s a great space right in the heart of downtown. It also has a very cool outside courtyard for warmer weather. The staff is friendly, the food is great and they have the most unique beer...More

Thank myylwlab
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This place had everything we look for in a craft beer establishment. If you like to have a varied selection of craft beer in a comfortable atmosphere, this is the place. Look no further. The Tikka Masala wrap was delicious as an added surprise. The...More

Thank bfaegoyle
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Novare Res has an excellent selection of craft beer, with a focus on Maine but including great brews from around the world. Our server was a nice younger guy named Nate. Nate was great and eagerly provided beer samples to help us decide what to...More

Thank utfiero
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Dinner, 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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