United States > Virginia > Portsmouth
ebmalon (22) Georgia | March 27, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 17/20
Friends brought us to The Bier Garden while we were visiting Norfolk. Great beer selection. The resto was packed so we sat in the bar. My husband is a German National and ended up striking up a conversation with the owner who in turn served us during our visit. Again, the beer selection was great. Food was nothing to write home about, but definately go for beer and atmosphere.
avantcoreVB (4) Virginia Beach, Virginia | February 18, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A small bar in the back with a large restaurant. I sat in the bar with a couple friends so I didn’t have a chance to taste the food. Started the night off with a Dogfish Head 120 which made me a happy man. An excellent selection and the bar staff knew their beers, their pours, and their jokes. An excellent place and a step closer towards finding an exceptional Hampton Roads beer bar. Keep up the great work!
Travlr (1564) Washington, Washington DC | January 17, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Large place, bar at the back. Restaurant in the front specializes in German food, which is tasty and genuine. Beer list is very large, probably the best in the area. Restaurant staff know nothing about beers or how to serve them, but the bar staff may be better, I haven’t tried it. Restaurant is, miraculously, non-smoking. Worth trying.
nearbeer (203) Knoxville, Tennessee | July 2, 2009| Updated October 30, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice German restaurant in historic downtown, with separate bar and bier garden area. Food was about as good as a German restaurant in the US gets. Beer selection was great. Service pretty good too.
Radek Kliber (235) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | June 17, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice place in Portsmouth. Had few bottles there and quickly made few friends there. Friendly with good line up of German beers (and not only)
maniac (98) Baltimore, Maryland | June 8, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice spot for beer. A reasonable draft list and certainly a nice bottle selection. Was a bit crowded the day I went, but it seems that everyone judging at the homebrew competition ended up here. Staff was friendly and knew a bit about beer. The food was tasty. Good spot to drop by if you’re near Portsmouth (and it’s the only place now...)
spanky167 (10) , Hawaii | April 29, 2009| Updated August 2, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I recently moved to the Hampton Roads area. After hearing about the Bier Garden for a good two months, I decided to give it a try. The beer menu is so large it is like being a kid in a candy store. They have anything you could want or something similar. Atmosphere is great and staff and food are good too. I am used to paying alot less for beer where I am originlally from, but after paying $20 for a Coors Light and a Malibu and coke for my wife, I’ll gladly pay $7-10 average for a great import. Get to this place if you are in the area.
BeerIsMyGod (4) Arizona | June 27, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Placed in downtown Portsmouth, VA and run by a German couple, this place has just about everything a beer lover could want. The menu is extensive and can satiate just about any beer appetite. The food is authentic (owner was peeling red potatoes as we were coming in) and good, as well as very reasonably priced. Recommended for anyone in the area.
jcweaver (15) VA Beach, Virginia | April 23, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Went on a Sunday, the restaurant was quite packed but the bar was empty. A nice selection of bottles, would like to see more on tap. The food was fine not anything special, but the service was good. Enjoyed the time spent and was even worth the drive through the stupid tunnel.
molassesfan (8) Raleigh, North Carolina | July 15, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Good German food except for the German chocolate cake. Ate much more than I should have. Beer selection was quite good. Price was decent too. No one there on a Saturday morning, which was nice. Waitress took a long time to get back to me.
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