The Birch | Norfolk, Virginia
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The Birch
World Class based on 43 ratings
Type: Bar

1231 West Olney Road
Norfolk, Virginia United States 23507 [ print map ]
(757) 962 5400

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Hours: Tue - Thurs: 5 pm - 12 am Fri - Sat: 3 pm - 2 am


Mayor: bytemesis (8) | Affiliated user(s) here drinktomymood | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 100+


The Birch

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Beer Available At The Birch (arranged by most recent)
Birrificio del Ducato Verdi Zymatore (Chili Mead) , Baladin Isaac Zymatore (Gin/Pinot Noir) , Mikkeller Ňrh Hvad?! 95, Baladin Al-Iksir Zymatore (Pommeau Barrel) , Champion Tart Berliner Weiss 63, Ducato Verdi Imperial Stout Zymatore (Granache & Chili Mead) , Cantillon Cuvťe Florian 100, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Cantillon Iris 99, Cantillon Rosť De Gambrinus 98, Alvinne Wild West Zymatore (Sherry Barrel) , Bayerischer Bahnhof Leipziger Porticus Zymatore (Red Wine) , Gueuze Tilquin (Draft Version) 99, Firestone Walker Agrestic 98, Evil Twin / Intangible Ales Sour Bikini 96, AleWerks Loverís Greed 74, BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2013 99, Birrificio Italiano Nigredo (Negra 3.0) 92, Alvinne Morpheus Wild Undressed 79, Smartmouth Cowcatcher Milk Stout 87
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43 reviews for The Birch
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  93%
 Selection  96%
 Food  71%
 Value  78%
 Overall  92%
 Rating  99%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
nbublick  (11) , | October 1, 2011
Kicks many edgy brews on tap every day.Very enjoyable crowd. Bottled selection in great depth with large variety of unique hard to find beers from many many countries. Cheese pairings to compliment your beer choices. Off beaten path location with on and off beaten path beers !
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
National  (1) Virginia | January 16, 2011
This is the awesome new beer bar in W. Ghent you heard about, and itís just minutes away from ODU. Check it out. The staff really know their beers and maintain a constantly rotating selection of the latest and greatest. Plus they always have something special on cask. They fill growlers! What more could you ask for??
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
MissMaryFaith  (3) , | January 15, 2011
What an amazing place right in my own backyard! Great beer, great people and great atmosphere.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 20/20
gsmitty80  (190) Washington DC | July 14, 2011
Amazing bar and a must stop in Norfolk. Finally got the chance to spend a night here and had an excellent time. The owner was very knowledgeable and paired me a few beers with my cheese plate. Atmosphere was dark and inviting with very few people (Tuesday night) and nice jazz playing at the appropriate level. Selection was unmatched by bars in the area and iím sure in the region. Great place for a date or some beers with friends but you will pay for what you get.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Bier_Meister  (1) , | January 26, 2012
Excellent selection of outstanding beers both on tap and in bottles and exactly the right glassware to go with each beer. We also love the cheese pairings, not your average cheddar and swiss. Thereís limited seating outside but on a pleasant evening they open the garage door. Fortunately we donít live anywhere near Norfolk or weíd be there every night!
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
WannaBs  (2) Alabama | February 11, 2012
For a night out of craft beer, track down the Birch. It is the standard in Hampton Roads if you want to enjoy that one-of-a-kind brew at a one-of-a-kind beer bar.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
ghiaman74  (1) , | February 17, 2012
The Birch is by far my favorite beer bar. The food selection is small, but thatís because the focus is all about the beer. The staff is incredibly knowledgable and freindly. I always find something new when I go there.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
kindacold  (17) Norfolk, Virginia | February 3, 2012| Updated June 26, 2012
This is by far the best beer bar I have ever been to. Most decent bars, at least in the Hampton Roads area, have a predictable selection that, while good, cannot compare to the rare and unusual selection of beers that can be found at this bar. If I can name more 10% of the beers on the draft menu at any time, it is only because Iíve been there too frequently. Additionally, the ambiance is perfect. A good music selection played at a comfortable volume, no televisions, and the small space encourage conversation and tasting rather than staring at a sporting event. Their specialty is not food. The food menu is limited, but what they do have is outstanding. I refuse to buy grilled cheese sandwiches at a restaurant, except here. Their cheese boards are also the greatest Iíve had in this area, comparable to some of the 5-Star B&Bs and Inns that I have worked for. Come here, and drink up. If you are worried about your wallet, order half-pours. Cheers!
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
smegworm  (10) Alabama | February 4, 2012
YEAAAAA!
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
floater268  (1) Portsmouth, | January 25, 2013
Amazing bar that raises the bar for bars on the entire east coast, lol. Ben and Malea know more about beer than anyone and can recommend your next favorite beer if youíre unsure what to order. Donít forget to meet the most interesting man, Norbie, while youíre there.

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