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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
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
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, beer and atmosphere. Our waitress Britta gave us recommendations and all were perfect. We started with the fried mushrooms. I had the Sauer beaten and Mt wife the goulash. Both were excellent. The beer menu was too large too select from. Waitress recommendations worked out.

Thank stevervb
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In town on Business, I ate dinner at the bier garden. My schwein haxen (port hock) was great. I eat this meal a lot, and this was one of the best i have had in a while. I highly recommend it.

Thank Gary W
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is amazing and the service can't be be beat. A very large beer selection. A must for all beer lovers. A must visit

Thank kgrizzard
Richmond, Virginia
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this was my first visit to this place. I ordered the gulash (?). It was a bowl of spaetzel (?) with 6 small pieces of beef. what I did have tasted authentic but I left most of the noodles because there was just too much of it. would rather have had more beef. Also ordered the mushroom appetizer and they... More 

Thank happysmoke
Smithfield, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place always serves excellent German food - at least in my opinion. Have German friends who say we don't have any real German food in Hampton Roads. Food service was fast, good sized portions, have eaten here many times and the food is consistently good. Our server was a little less pleasing - did not seem too enthused in... More 

Thank Brandon W
martinsville, nj
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262 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a huge selection of beer. very good German food. All of us enjoyed our meals. The portions are large. Unless you have a huge appetite you really don't need to order any appetizers. Pleasant staff. We were able to find on-street parking very close to the restaurant. I would definitely go back the next time I am in... More 

Thank robertmaster123
Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and wonderful selection of beer. Staff at times can be a bit of a turn-off as they can make it feel like they don't want you there at times.

Thank dpez15
Richmond, VA
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been there twice, and both times were memorable. OK, we love German food. Sauerbraten, Beef Rouladen, Plate of wursts were all delicious! Best "potato soup" either of us ever tasted. I put potato in quotes, as it is really an oxtail soup wilt lots of potato (and meat) pieces in a rich, hearty beef broth.... More 

Thank jeffg1
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband ate here earlier in the week with our son. They both loved it. Bratwurst, knock wurst, sauerkraut best ever, and an awesome Beer Tap selection. He brought my daughter and me last night. Loved it! And the vegan teen was happy with her selections. Reasonably priced too!

Thank Tracey R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on 8/28/16 with my sister friend who lives in Ptown. Tiffany was our server and she was excellent! Great food, nice atmosphere outside, good prices, fast service. Would definitely visit again!

Thank Jillie2016

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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
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
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?