Top 50 Places to Have a Pint 2003
Gourmet Magazine July 2003
"one of the greatest bars on earth.....the truly great Great Lost Bear"
(sorry no link to the article ... gotta get the mag)
Golf Digest August 2006
"Maine is microbrew heaven, producing about three million gallons last year. An ideal locale is The Great Lost Bear in Portland, with 54 beers on tap, including local charmers such as Shipyard's Old Thumper and Gritty McDuff's Black Fly Stout. The menu ranges from vegan chili to burgers as varied and satisfying as Acadia National Park."
Maine is microbrew heaven, producing about three million gallons last yer. An ideal locale is The Great Lost Bear in Portland, with 54 beers on tap, including local charmers such as Shipyard's Old Thumper and Gritty McDuff's black Fly Stout. The menu ranges from vegan chili to burgers as varied and satisfying as Acadia National Park.
Great Lost Bear
In neon blue and pink lights, the Great Lost Bear is hard to miss. Voted one of the greatest bars on earth by Gourmet Magazine, this place is more than just a bar---offering not only 52 beers on tap, but over 19 different kinds of burgers! We decided on the deep fried veggies. Served with plenty of ranch for dipping, each veggie was deep fried and a delightful golden brown. Next we dug right into our specka spanakopita--- this Greek Spanish pastry was a wonderful combination of feta cheese and spinach all layered with flaky fillo dough. With over 18 different burgers to choose from, we decided on the four top. Served with melted mozzarella, Swiss, provolone and American cheeses, our burger came cooked exactly to order. Our next selection was the Jamaican jerk chicken sandwich. Made with Stone's wicked hot spices, our chicken was a little on the dry side, but still had a great bite to it. As recommended by our server, we decided on the home-made strawberry cheesecake. Large and topped with a generous portion of strawberries and cream, the cheesecake had great texture and flavor. Make way for the tollhouse pie! Bite after bite, it was impossible to surrender to the mound of melted chocolate goodness. Our server was helpful and cheerful, offering much needed help in making our menu selections. Appetizers averaged $7, entrees $10 and desserts $6 a burger and a beer and your out the door without breaking the bank! Overall, the Great Lost Bear will earn the gold plate!
|Maine Sunday Telegram
Most Creative Burgers
1. The Great Lost Bear, Portland
There are often 19 or 20 kinds of burgers on
|Casco Bay Weekly
Best Burger: The Great Lost Bear
Besides the great towers of beer, people go to
(See: Best Non-TGI Fridays)
" Beer connoisseurs will enjoy the many
brewpubs in Portland but also - down
Forest Avenue heading out of the city - the
Great Lost Bear, with dozens of microbrews
on tap and a fine pub menu."
from: Boston Globe
"The Christmas lights never come down
here, but plenty of holiday decorations are
added to the flea market motif." The bar's 12
Beers of Christmas event actually includes
many more holiday beers from the 50-plus
taps. "No bar in the country does a better
job of showcasing regional breweries."
from: USA Today