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The Birch

$$ - $$$American, ,
1231 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507-1314
+1 757-962-5400
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“charcuterie” (6 reviews)
“pretzels” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1231 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507-1314
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This review is for The Bakehouse and The Birch and I have posted the same review for both establishments. For me, New York City pizza or true Neapolitan AVPN (Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana) pizzas are the best. But the pizza at The Bakehouse was a...More

Thank bobscag
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great selection of beer, cider, and mead, and good food to compliment the beer. Tables were full when we arrived, but seating was available at the bar. Not too noisy considering the openness of the restaurant. Our server made several drink recommendations and a sample...More

Thank pez-oz33
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The Birch is a fantastic place. 21 beers on tap, plus cider and mead. The impressive beer list changes frequently and they also have a huge selection of bottles/cans from all over the world. We enjoyed our beers and order both cheese/charcuterie plates and the...More

Thank suegquilts
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stopped in here one afternoon to check out their selection and was very pleased that they had a Mead as one of their drink options along with a wide variety of brews. The drink was good but the beer was not cold. The bartender was...More

Thank Mike and Diane K
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a beer. Great selection of local beer and cider. Found a new favorite. They also have a very nice selection of cheese. Definitely will go back. Service was fantastic!

Thank 4Orr12
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Happened to drop by for their weekend of beers from around the world. As a world traveler, I was excited and impressed by the selections they had available on tap. Beer could be bought by the taster glass or as a pint and each beer...More

Thank kgrunau
Reviewed 4 July 2016

It's no surprise that The Birch is nationally recognized as one of the best beer bars in the US. They offer a broad selection of craft and import beers with a focus on what one would normally not find in the area. In addition to...More

Thank OHWanderingProf
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Attentive service, knowledgeable staff, a selection of beers (made in-house and a good selection of other local, national, and international brews) that will suit most tastes, community atmosphere (20% of their profits that day were going to a local charity), and an interesting selection of...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Went here for the beer selection. It is not for everyone's taste. More of a beer connoisseur place. Excellent selection and very knowledgeable staff. Particularly the young lady who said she was the owner. In addition, they have a wonderful selection of meats and cheeses...More

Thank Pirateskully
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Sparsely decorated yet upbeat, The Birch offers an impressive array of beer, cider, and mead on tap and in bottles. Tap beverages can be ordered in three sizes, including demi, a great way to sample--which is practically a given with such a large number of...More

Thank Shay S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1231 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507-1314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-962-5400
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We are a beer bar located in the West Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk, Virginia. The Birch has a 21 tap selection, 100+ bottles, and growlers to go. Our entire menu is available to-go, including bottled beer. the fare includes cheese boards,grilled cheeses, and delicious bar snacks.
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