The Bier Garden | Portsmouth, Virginia
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The Bier Garden
Excellent based on 35 ratings
Type: Restaurant

438 High Street
Portsmouth, Virginia United States 23704 [ print map ]
757 393 6022

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday

Mayor: AKORN (2) | Taps: 23 | Bottles: 350

The Bier Garden

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Beer Available At The Bier Garden (arranged by most recent)
St. Bernardus Abt 12 100, Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA 100, Nøgne Ø Two Captains Double IPA 99, Ayinger Jahrhundert 82, Köstritzer Schwarzbier 81, Alvinne Gaspar 82, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 100, Gulden Draak 99, Unibroue Éphémère Cerise 45, Ommegang Game Of Thrones #2 - Take the Black Stout 95
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35 reviews for The Bier Garden
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  79%
 Selection  85%
 Food  78%
 Value  74%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
ebmalon  (22) Georgia | March 27, 2010
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
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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr  (1564) Washington, Washington DC | January 17, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer  (203) Knoxville, Tennessee | July 2, 2009| Updated October 30, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber  (235) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | June 17, 2009
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)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
maniac  (98) Baltimore, Maryland | June 8, 2009
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...)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
spanky167  (10) , Hawaii | April 29, 2009| Updated August 2, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
BeerIsMyGod  (4) Arizona | June 27, 2008
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
jcweaver  (15) VA Beach, Virginia | April 23, 2008
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
molassesfan  (8) Raleigh, North Carolina | July 15, 2007
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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