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Bier Garden INC

438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
(757) 393-7333
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Ranked #11 of 165 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: German, Californian
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You absolutely MUST try a different beer each time you visit! A great place to pop in whenever you are near. Just ask a server for suggestions - the last one I experienced was very dark, frothy and had a hint of chocolate! Exactly the refreshment I needed on a hot sunny afternoon!

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Foods is okay-i love my German food - but the atmosphere and beer selection is where it's at. Sit at the bar if you want to meet truly knowledgeable beirmeisters.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always a pleasure to eat at Bier Gardens for great authentic German food. Be sure to bring your appetite, Buon appetite!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is your classic German restaurant. Service is a little slow, but I think they were just honestly busy. The portions are huge and the beer menu is even bigger

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Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

To start off with, my wife and I visit Bier Garden every couple of months -- after a movie at the Commodore, or riding bikes around P-Town, or just because we want to sit on the patio and enjoy a nice evening breeze while trying a different, non-American beer. We will continue to do so. That said, we've avoided eating... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

With over 360 beers on their menu, you have a hard time choosing what you want to try. It may take several visits to taste many beers from around the world. German and Belguim beers are most predominant. The restaurant serves German food, and it is average in taste. Location is along the main street in downtown old Portsmouth. The... More

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Charlotte
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My biggest draw to this place was the beer, where I was able to get some of my favorite Belgian and Dutch beers that I haven't seen outside of Europe before. Be warned though, rare beers come at a high price. Food was excellent and priced right. Probably the best spot on main street.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Bier Garden has been around a long time, I've been going there over 20 years. Their beer selection is clearly the most extensive in the Tidewater area, and contains many quality imports you just can't get anywhere else in the area. The food, to match, is outstanding, classic German fare. They've changed their spatzle recipe, however, and they need... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place was not bad at all, great ambiance and great staff. The food is an interesting American take on German food, all tasted pretty good except the fries (change the oil). The beer selection is huge but very expensive. Overall a great place to visit, unique in Hampton Roads, you won't be disappointed.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

great food, knowledgeable staff, pet friendly patio, even non-alcoholic beers for the pregnant ladies/DDs,

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