Novare Res Bier Cafe

Bar and Beer Garden
4 Canal Plz (at Exchange St.), Portland, ME 04101, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 4:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 3:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • Noon–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Wine
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    Portland Old Port
    By far the largest selection of beer in Portland.(14 Tips)
    Jim F.
    Join the Uprising!(3 Tips)
    Ashley J.
    Corn hole and an amazing beer selection.(3 Tips)
    Tully's Beer & Wine
    Simply the best beer bar in Maine.(2 Tips)
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  • cornhole
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  • good for a late night
  • great value
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  • waffles
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  • good for dates
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  • tacos
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  • todd f.

    Impressive beer list with a pretty good amount of Belgians. Great meat & cheese plate!

    todd f · 3 weeks ago
  • Kane S.

    @liquidriot #lumbersmack... Yummm

    Kane Stevenson · March 21
  • Devin R.

    This is one of the few bars in Portland where I recommend NOT trying a local beer but instead learning about some of the amazing ones they have from around the world.

    Devin Reams · February 20
  • Marc C.

    Great beer selection! Get some cheese and meat pairings too.

    Marc Charbonneau · February 12
  • Jason C.

    A great selection of Founders beers.

    Jason Chalifour · December 14, 2014
  • Yelliw E.

    Marshal Wharf cream ale! No TVs! Excellent atmosphere for good company.

    Yelliw Enna · October 29, 2014
  • Jeremy K.

    One of the few, select American bars that has bottles of Cantillon frequently available to the public. Pricey but incredible.

    Jeremy Krantz · October 9, 2014
  • Luc V.

    Bonne dégustation entre amis!

    Luc Van Steene · September 21, 2014
  • mike p.

    They also have locally-made mead

    mike popovic · September 13, 2014
  • Cutter H.

    Interesting crowd and knowledgable bartenders. Cellar like inside but large space. Impressive Belgian Beer/Local selection with appropriate glassware. Bites- cheeses, wild boar salami, lobster roll

    Cutter Houck · August 23, 2014
  • Joe R.

    One of the best places in town for a beer. Great staff. Huge inventory of rare bottles as well as an exceptional draught offering.

    Joe Reynolds · August 21, 2014
  • Danielle H.

    The Crab Rangoon grilled cheese is amazing. Savory, creamy...buttery. Yum. The Foie is awesome as is the jerk tacos.

    Danielle Hunt · August 19, 2014
  • Frank R.

    Amazing beer selection and atmosphere

    Frank Rich · August 18, 2014
  • Brent S.

    Huge selection. Belgian beers!

    Brent Smith · August 17, 2014
  • Craig D.

    Beer is amazing!

    Craig Durgy · August 9, 2014
  • Joe G.

    Fantastic place. Great beer and atmosphere!

    Joe Garland · August 2, 2014
  • Benjamin H.

    Get any stouts.

    Benjamin H. · June 7, 2014
  • Justin V.

    If you're a member of The Uprising, check out the unofficial companion app for iPhone:

    Justin V · April 3, 2014
  • Chris B.

    Tons of awesome, local craft beer on tap.

    Chris Bracco · March 29, 2014
  • David P.

    Directions to Novare: Fly to the Portland (PWM). Get a taxi. Enjoy a big beer or two. Big = 22 oz+, 9%+. Best in Portland, 2nd best in Maine. Best is Ebenezer's Pub Lovell, Maine.

    David Parker · March 23, 2014
  • Andrew W.

    Draft Victory Oak Horizontal. You will be so glad.

    Andrew Williams · March 16, 2014
  • Heather B.

    Great Beers!

    Heather Burch · February 8, 2014
  • Matt E.

    Try to order some beer. It's remarkable.

    Matt Evanosky · February 2, 2014
  • Wyngspan

    A beer lovers must-do in a city for beer lovers. Open the menu, point to something new and enjoy. Share with your trust network here:

    Wyngspan · January 27, 2014
  • Ashley T.

    Awesome place. Great vibe and really awesome service.

    Ashley T · January 26, 2014
  • Jamie R.

    Best bathroom wall commentary I've ever seen in the ladies.

    Jamie Rae · January 12, 2014
  • Abdul H.

    It’s a rustic, brick-walled beer hall with 25 rotating taps, two hand pumps, and over 500 bottled beers. Offering range from popular American craft brews. - © 2013 BuzzFeed, Inc

    Abdul Hakkim · December 31, 2013
  • Philip C.

    Damn, some Belgian beers from the tap that you can't find in Belgium

    Philip Claes · December 28, 2013
  • Daniel F.

    Rose de Gambrinus!!! My favorite. Life is the best

    Daniel Filson · November 24, 2013
  • Matt S.

    Terrific, quaint atmosphere. Excellent choice of brews.

    Matt Smith · August 31, 2013
  • JoAnn D.

    Mead is yummy!

    JoAnn Donovan · August 13, 2013
  • Jeff S.

    Awesome beer list...incredible beer garden! Great spot to soak up some suds and sun!

    Jeff Snyder · August 8, 2013
  • Shelly T.

    Unbelievable beer selection. Be sure to sit outside in the beer garden and be sure to bring friends!

    Shelly T. · August 2, 2013
  • Portland Old Port

    The biggest selection of brews in the Portland Old Port.

    Portland Old Port · July 30, 2013
  • Carla J.

    The quintessential beer bar in downtown Portland. Bottle list is off the hook, but check out the taps first. Outdoor deck during the summer is where to be!

    Carla Jean · July 11, 2013
  • Danny S.

    Bier Belgian waffle

    Danny S · July 5, 2013
  • Danny S.

    Oxbow and/or in'finiti beer-don't steal the glasses ;)

    Danny S · July 5, 2013
  • Kelly A.

    If you venture to my old stomping ground and love beer, this is a must visit!

    Kelly Ahearn · June 27, 2013
  • Portland Dry Goods Co.

    Make your way up to the bar and order a brew from Marshal Wharf. Stop by and thank us after.

    Portland Dry Goods Co. · June 26, 2013
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    Meatloaf · June 7, 2013
  • Tamara H.

    Tucked into the basement level of a back alley, this place feels like the best kind of secret. Order something local at the bar, then head to the back room (yep, there's a back room).

    Tamara H · May 27, 2013
  • Jamie D.

    Hands down best bier bar in Maine

    Jamie Dickson · May 6, 2013
  • Lisa M.

    Don't forget your Spock t-shirt. Great place to pregame before you hit up Android's dungeon.

    Lisa Minogue · April 19, 2013
  • Portland Old Port

    By far the largest selection of beer in Portland. Stop in to try beers you've never heard of and some of your favorite hard-to-find brews!

    Portland Old Port · April 15, 2013
  • Aliona А.

    Make sure you know the price before you get them the bottle open for you;)... Its always good, but could be pricy.

    Aliona Алена · March 24, 2013
  • Tully's Beer & Wine

    Simply the best beer bar in Maine. Novare Res changed everything in terms of what the definition of a beer bar is. Bravo.

    Tully's Beer & Wine · March 4, 2013
  • sorepheet

    Do. Or do not. There is no try. Join the Uprising! (#32 tells you these are the beers you're looking for)

    sorepheet · January 24, 2013
  • Katherine G.

    Everything about this bar is AMAZING!!! The beer selection, the food, and the staff, LOVE it all!!! Definitely awesome!!!

    Katherine Gaskell · January 13, 2013
  • Ted P.

    Dyson Air Blade in the bathroom!

    Ted Pennings · December 31, 2012
  • Al S.

    Drink a bottle of Cantillon lambic. I recommend St. Lamvinus or Vigneronne. Not cheap, but so worth it. Cheers.

    Al S · November 26, 2012