The Great Lost Bear has become a Portland institution since opening in 1979. The "Bear" is located about two miles from Portland's touristy Old Port but well worth the journey across town to the Mysterious Woodford's Area. The Great Lost Bear features an enormous eclectic menu with something for everyone: from hearty, spicy junk food to a large vegetarian selection, from steaks, salads and All American Burgers to award winning, wicked gooey desserts... all served in an entertaining atmosphere.
The Bear has a Craft Beer Showcase every Thursday from 5 - 9 PM with reduced prices, fabulous prizes and a bar full of local brewers and beer lovers. Annual Showcase highlights include the Maine Brew Pub Cup (Run of the Mill 2011 cup holder) held in January. The Abita Mardi Gras in February....love those beads! Christmas in July happens every July, and everyone's favorite....THE WHEEL OF DESTINY happens throughout the year, a spin of our wheel of fortune determines which beer is on special....get on our mailing list!!! Of course we have an Octobearfest at the end of September, Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale Party in October and the year ends with the Twelve Beers of Christmas in December...... During the Showcase, all Pints are $2.99 unless it is very strong or rare in which case you will get a great deal in a 13.5 ounce glass all between 5 and 9 PM PLUS there are lots and lots of Brewery and Great Lost Bear Prize Giveaways every week.