Novare Res Bier Cafe

Bar and Beer Garden · Downtown Portland
4 Canal Plz (at Exchange St.), Portland, ME 04101, United States
Closed until 4:00 PM (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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Outdoor Seating:

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    Carmen N.
    "Excellent beer selection and a very fine cheese plate,"(17 Tips)
    Isabelle C.
    "If you are in Portland and you love beer, this is a MUST."(3 Tips)
    Jim F.
    "Join the Uprising!"(3 Tips)
    Ashley J.
    "Corn hole and an amazing beer selection."(3 Tips)
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  • beer
  • uprising
  • cornhole
  • good for a late night
  • marshal wharf
  • lively
  • casual
  • authentic
  • trendy
  • great value
  • cozy
  • outdoor seating
  • good for dates
  • waffles
  • good for singles
  • cider drinks
  • roses
  • tacos
  • bánh mì sandwiches
  • wild boar
  • Ji a.

    Try the beer test. Get $500 in beverages! Read more

    Ji alger · 5 days ago
  • Ariel W.

    Bartenders are fabulous! Have them pour you something you've never tried before.

    Ariel Welch · October 15
  • Jon

    Nice beer selection (quite a few Dogfish Head brews, too) and a nice vibe.

    Jon · September 29
  • Julie

    Cool underground location. Outdoor seating of it's warm enough. Nice, friendly, and knowledgeable staff.

    Julie · August 22
  • Krishna R.

    Solid outdoor patio

    Krishna Ramaswamy · August 1
  • Carmen N.

    Excellent beer selection and a very fine cheese plate,

    Carmen N · July 22
  • Liam N.

    Best Bar & Best Beer Selection (Best of Portland '15, Portland Phoenix) "National and local rags alike have accoladed [it], and its been the site of many a local drunken celebration or two."

    Liam Nee · June 29
  • Greg G.

    Great beer bar offering a large selection. The deck is a great place to hang out.

    Greg G · June 20
  • Matt P.

    German drafts and outdoor music

    Matt Perejda · June 13
  • Morgan A.


    Morgan Applebee · June 3
  • todd f.

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

    todd f · May 7
  • 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
  • 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
  • Matty E.

    Try to order some beer. It's remarkable.

    Matty 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
  • Meatloaf

    Phil Brown

    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

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