Green Man Review has published a review of Novare Res.
Great bars, like barbells, work when patrons put as much into them as they expect to get out. Over time, places that spoon feed themes and gimmicks to entertain their customers grow stale. Façades crack and age, and regulars grow dissatisfied with the passive entertainment they’ve contributed nothing too.
In Portland, Maine, a hero now challenges this unsustainable pattern. They don’t serve much food — some soups and a selection of meat and cheese plates. They don’t serve martinis or cosmos, but they do have a couple of whiskeys. Their focus is good beer and they stick to it myopically.