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The Bier Garden

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438 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
+1 757-393-6022
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and better service

With only a few German restaurants in Hampton Roads, this is best we've found. It's cozy place with seating inside and out in the best adaptation of a bier garden you'll find here. The inside dining room is decorated like country German restaurants I've seen in Bavaria. They have a large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
RGK51
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had walked and walked and walked and were ready for a rest. The sign out front pointed the way to Frankfurt and we followed it right in to a Bier Garden. It has a super staff who helped us with which beers to drink and chat a bit about the area. They have a great selection of sweatshirts which... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

With only a few German restaurants in Hampton Roads, this is best we've found. It's cozy place with seating inside and out in the best adaptation of a bier garden you'll find here. The inside dining room is decorated like country German restaurants I've seen in Bavaria. They have a large selection of beers, mostly German but a smaller selection... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I visited the Bier Garden with friends during an afternoon trip in Portsmouth. The German food was very reasonably priced and the portions were filling. Several in our party ordered beers and were satisfied with their choices. The restaurant has terrace dining off-street. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is visiting Portsmouth and wants something different than a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great atmosphere, par service, and outstanding Reuben Sandwich. This had no bottled dressing on it....homemade and fantastic! Large serving. We will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Food - good food Beer - they have gazillion of it. I don't drink alcohol/beer but I was told they have a wide variety 2. Ambiance - very inviting 3. Service - ask for Tiffany - she is awesome and very helpful Overall - when in Portsmouth - it's a must see and eat!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The service and food were great, the beer even better. Stopped in several times while on business in the area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

At least that was our impression. Good beer (bier) wide selection. Ask for recommendations if you're not sure. They will be eager to assist. Gluten-free offerings too.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We sat in the outdoor part of the beer garden on Thursday night. The weather was great, our food was too, and our waiter was efficient and attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we went before the Phish show for a few beers and left stuffed and feeling "excellent"! The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the extensive beer list. The food was served quickly and tasted delicious. We will definitely be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I both had the sausages, him 4 and me just 2. The red cabbage was made the way my German Grandma made it and it brought me back to my childhood. If you are looking for a great beef selection, this is the place. Waitstaff was very nice and helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 438 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-393-6022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: German, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?