The Bier Garden

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
smegworm  (10) Alabama | February 4, 2012
Decent Beer selection, great food
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba  (72) Raleigh, North Carolina | May 24, 2010
The Bier Garden is a German restaurant in downtown Portsmouth with a rather extensive beer menu. The food is good to excellent from what I have had. I have found that the waitstaff is very knowledgeable about the beers they have. I have one annoyance, however, that continues to bother me everytime I visit The Bier Garden. For some reason this place never has enough beer menus. Instead they would rather recommend a beer for you and never give you a chance to view their extensive beer list. Eventually you may be able to track down a beer menu but it doesnít seem like it should be so damn difficult to have enough beer menus at a place called THE BIER GARDEN.
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  • 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
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 didnít 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!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Travlr  (2340) 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 havenít tried it. Restaurant is, miraculously, non-smoking. Worth trying.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer  (227) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber  (278) 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)
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  • 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 youíre near Portsmouth (and itís the only place now...)
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  • 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, Iíll gladly pay $7-10 average for a great import. Get to this place if you are in the area.
84
  • 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.
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  • 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.

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