We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

The Bier Garden

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
438 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
+1 757-393-6022
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

293 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 293: English reviews
Portsmouth, Virginia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

food is excellent service was great romantic beer is exceptional i thoroughly enjoyed every minute i was there.

Thank Sue V
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a lovely meal here. Enjoyable for the whole family and great service from the lovely girl Christina.

Thank tinetinex
Denton, Texas
Level Contributor
53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was pretty good. The beer selection was very good. My only problem was with the service. I travel weekly and get used to the guy eating by himself getting slow service, but it took forever and two visits from the hostess to get a waitress to come to my table.

Thank Kevin R
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two out of three meals were poor. The $16 Gulasch consisted of a bowl of undercooked Spätzle with 5 tiny pieces of beef. The Schnitzel was overcooked and hard as shoe leather. They were also out of the beer that my husband order (despite having about a 10 page beer menu) and when he ordered a second round it took... More 

Thank Kate Y
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here several times over the last six months. Always had a good time. Great beer. Great food. The wait staff and bartenders have always been great. I will definitely be back

Thank Michael C
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for authentic German food this is the place for you. I tried the cordonized chicken sandwich on a pretzel bun, potato salad, and red cabbage. I honestly, could do it all over again... and again... and again. I woke up thinking about it the next morning, that's how good their food is. Great atmosphere, a little... More 

Thank Kristin M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is tired and not kept up. The Rouladen was dry and the slices of beef were too thick. The rotkraut was bitter. A touch of sugar would have cut the bitterness. One of my favs, but it appears they are resting on their laurels. Too bad, I used to live in Portsmouth. Come on guys, get back in... More 

Thank Powell T
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The food was good.. the portions were also okay... i was dissapointed that the food temp was slightly warm... my wifes plate was the same way look warm... also the reataurant had no fries, chicken, cucumbers, or some of the beers were all out... i think they need to whip the chef and bar manager into shape... that shouldn't happen..... More 

Thank jose l
Portsmouth, Virginia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Wasn't the first time I've been to the Bier garden so needless to say I go there often lol. Food is great. Beer is even better.

Thank Celia S
Suwanee, Georgia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great ambiance and atmosphere, but service was lethargic and average. Draft beer options were bountiful and beautiful!

Thank foosball2016

Travelers who viewed The Bier Garden also viewed


Been to The Bier Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
German, Bar, 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
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, 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 Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-393-6022

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Bier Garden staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?