Novare Res Bier Cafe
Inside this cavernous, back alley beer mecca in Portland, map-clutching pilgrims rub elbows with local fisherman and be-flanneled artists sniffing out the latest addition to the uber-impressive collection of 25 taps, two casks, and over 300 bottles while eclectic snacks provide support for those long bouts of dedicated imbibing. That, or you and the other beer lovers who are in the know have found one of Maine's best beer bars. Spend a few hours at one of Novare Res’ long communal tables and you’re guaranteed to reemerge with a whole new appreciation for the good drink.
If you love beer, this is your place. Novare Res is a beer drinker's heaven with an endless selection of brews from around the world, and many from local breweries. With about 30 beers on tap and more than 400 bottles lined up for sipping, you could literally spend years here trying everything they offer. That being said, the cozy bar area is a great spot to waste away an afternoon and the large patio feels like a tucked away hidden courtyard that sits just off one of the busiest cobblestone streets in town.