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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 - 9:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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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  • 26
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  • 13
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious German resturant in downtown Portsmouth, VA

When touring & shopping in downtown Portsmouth, VA we were guided to the Bier Garden (on High Street) for a wonderful lunch. They have a very wide international selection of beers & very friendly servers. Perfect garden spot for a summer afternoon lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Peg B
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Silver Spring, Maryland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our business group often visits the Bier Garden and is never disappointed. The knowledgeable staff guided us through the extensive beer menu. The German food was authentic and fantastic, as always.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Unless you are in Europe, you will not find another bar/restaurant that has the selection of European beers as The Bier Garden. The food is fantastic and authentic. It's a must visit if you want to get great beer.

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were disappointed this trip with the food. The spaetzle was cold and dried out. The fried bologna was not thick and the pretzel roll was dried. Unfortunately we left half our food on our plate and left seeking better food. My husband went for the beer but they were out of everything he requested from the list

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

When touring & shopping in downtown Portsmouth, VA we were guided to the Bier Garden (on High Street) for a wonderful lunch. They have a very wide international selection of beers & very friendly servers. Perfect garden spot for a summer afternoon lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I stayed in the area for a couple of days, unfortunately I found out about this place 2 days before leaving. I was able to eat here twice though. The food her is great with a reasonable price. The servers are friendly as well. I'm definitely coming back.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I absolutely love the saurbraten here. The sides are all good--spaetzle, red cabbage, cucumber and onion salad, etc. The bier list comes in a notebook. It takes me longer to read the bier list and decide on a beverage than the menu. A bonus is that I can take my dog and sit on the patio. Great German food and... More 

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Davie, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Loved the beer, loved the atmosphere, a little hidden gem. Well worth going to for an incredible selection of beers, and the feel of being in Europe.

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Galt, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is the greatest place! Love to come here for a beer and the schnitzel bites are so good, I told them they should offer a bucket of schnitzel bites. We have been here three times, always with the intentention of having a beer here and then going somewhere else. The Bier Garden is so good, we have never made... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I loved the food here. All of the food was very good. The only problem I had was the outside seating. The table and chairs are made for patios and don't leave much room underneath for tall people like myself to get close to my meal. My knees were always against the table legs and the tables just aren't designed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We enjoyed a nice lunch at the Bier Garden during a recent weekend trip to Portsmouth. The restaurant reminded me of the places that I used to frequent while living in Germany. Our server was attentive even though she seemed to be the only server inside the dining area (we wanted to eat outside in the lovely "bier garden" but... More 

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Additional Information about The Bier Garden

Address: 438 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone Number: +1 757-393-6022
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: German, European

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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: Special occasions, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?