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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 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Suffolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been here with my wife a couple of times now and we have nothing but good things to say! The beer selection is amazing! I like to try new beers and they always have something new on tap. The food is great too. We had the Schnitzel bites as well as the regular Schnitzel and they were both pretty legit!... More 

Thank nicklasvanstraaten
Riner, Virginia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place to have dinner. The food is outstanding and truly authentic. Add in a menu that has over 400 beer choices it is a definite must when visiting the area. Makes me wish I lived there.

Thank YankeeFan74
Luray, Virginia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went at the same time as everyone else and so the service was slightly slow; but Megan was really hustling and very friendly. The schnitzel bites were the bomb. So many beers to choose from it was overwhelming. I loved my food choice (Wednesdays special); my husband was not as enamored with his selection or sides.

Thank Janet B
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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 21 February 2017 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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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 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 15 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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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147 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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 6 February 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?