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The Bier Garden

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
+1 757-393-6022
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The selection of brews is awesome. The service is great. Located in the historic down town portsmouth. Stop by have a brew. I think they serve food as well.

Thank Dave D
Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here twice and are blown away! The food is authentic and the beers on tap are excellent and super cold. The actual beer selection isn't matched in Portsmouth(that we have found)

Thank David S
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family comes here a couple of times a year. The food, service and beer is always good. They are usually busy so a reservation is a good idea. If you like German food and beer, this is the place!! Prices are reasonable.

Thank wayne s
Portsmouth, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this family owned and operated restaurant has been here for a long time, and has been getting great reviews since day one. When I have business associates and friends from Germany in town, I have taken them here often. To an individual, they claim that it is as close to being in Germany as anywhere outside of Germany.

Thank Greg A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For such a small place, it has some very different food and all kinds of beers to try, been there 3 times and never walked out disappointed. The bacon beer was one I tried that was great!

Thank Skip S
Omaha, Nebraska
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145 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had some time after the end of my conference in Norfolk, so I thought I take a ferry across the Elizabeth River and walk around Old Town Portsmouth. I got as far as The Bier Garden and didn't go any further! Both bartenders were experts (and almost freakish :-) ). They have probably 100 different beers, domestic and imported.... More 

Thank burnsomaha
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147 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some suggested we try this place, so we did. I really enjoyed the food. I had the goulash. It was very tasty. We also had the schnitzel bites. Those were very good as well. They have a ton of beers to choose from if that's your thing. I'm sure we'll make a return trip soon.

Thank Kyle G
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

I ordered the schnitzel and soup, Both dishes were very good. I also tried an ale recommended by my waitress. Service was very good, everyone was friendly.

Thank Caressa
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

A group of 6 adults were here Thursday night and the restaurant was nearly empty. Seated promptly in the back dining room. Excelent selection of draft bears and the waitress was very knowledgeable of the different tastes. We all ordered different thinks from the menu, nothing special. One request was not sent to the kitchen as we were told and... More 

Thank John41354
Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

You like schnitzel? You like bier? Come here! Mom and Dad still show up and do some of the work though the day-to-day management is now by the brother-sister team. Absolutely wonderful! The food is authentic and the myriad of beers is amazing.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-393-6022

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