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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: Lunch, Drinks, 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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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, bad seating

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Love2TrvlMM
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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18 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 572 helpful votes
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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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was great. I liked being able to hold a conversation without shouting, even though it was crowded.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had drinks and apps while sitting outside. Great little place that I had heard about but not visited before. If you like different international beers you should definitely try this place out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I had an awesome time there yesterday, ended up trying several different beers and the Vikings blod was epic, will definitely be going back.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I love German food. That being said, the food here is very authentic. Is it the best food in the world? no, but it is a homey feel, and all the classics are here. Since I don't drink, I can't really comment on the beer, except to say that they boast the largest collection of Belgian beers on the planet,... More 

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Westport, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a lovely little piece of Germany in the U.typical german beers both on tap and in bottle and good german style food presented well with a good staff who had good knowledge of german beers and in fact one of them had been to the oldest brewery in the world in Germany

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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: 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?