We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Gold Standard for Craft Beer in Portland”

Novare Res Bier Cafe
Ranked #51 of 638 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 12 August 2014

World class craft beer selection. Very knowledgable staff. The owner Patrick is very welcoming and informative.

Thank RobertL603
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (236)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

131 - 135 of 236 reviews

Reviewed 5 August 2014

I was here with a group of 8 people. We are all beer geeks and we loved it. We did not have food however we did look at the menu. It is limited but if you like an intresting mix then go for it. The beer selection was amazing and the prices seem right.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
Thank nancydutra
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 August 2014

The title says it all. Oh there was plenty of other beers, but we are true Belgian beer fans, and if u r likewise, just go. From the Mad ?itch, to very Belgian standard, to a bunch of specialty local brewery, Allagash delights, I just can't say enough. Don't open til 4 andwewerewaiting. By 6:00 or so when we left the place was packed, it was a Thursday night. The bar is great and we started there. We picked an outside table which shortly after turned into the end of some throwing game, maybe even a Belgian game. That sucked as we had to move to not be hit with the bags and that made anew seat hard to come by, but who cares, as the high alveoli content of the brews deliciousness of it all quenched any less than stellar mood. It's very hard to find, which adds to the authenticity. There is a parking garage just to the port side of the place, and it's an odd meander up-street from there. Go, you will not be disappointed. It seems to only be rivaled as far as I'm. Concerned by Monk's in Philly, or the 2 or 3 in Manhattan I've been at. That and most any bar in Begium. Not sure what's in Boston. Amazingly, we aren't even sure if this place serves any food, and we don't recall seeing any being served. Who cares, he greatest bikers this side of Brussels for sure.....

Thank greenmanwl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

If you love beer, this is a must! They have a huge selection and the staff is super knowledgable. The food is really good, as well. Another thing I love about it is the ambiance. No TVs on the walls. It's a great place to go on a date because there aren't any distractions and you can just focus on the good beer and each other. We went here before a concert on our first date night after the baby was born. It was a perfect night! I'm so glad we found this gem in Portland!!

1  Thank Pandavt23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Went there twice on back-to-back days. Friends and I really enjoyed the beer varieties and the small plates of cheeses and meats. The outdoor patio is a nice place to find shade on an afternoon. Our servers were constantly available to take drink or food orders. Overall, an excellent way to spend leisure time in the Old Port!!!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank EdofMaineSoCarolina
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Novare Res Bier Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Novare Res Bier Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing