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The Bier Garden

438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
+1 757-393-6022
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“schnitzel” (48 reviews)
“pretzels” (23 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
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Reviewed yesterday

Three colleagues and I dined at the Bier Garden on our first evening in Portsmouth. Since Hurricane Florence was heading toward the coast, we pretty much had the whole restaurant to ourselves. We ordered four different appetizers for to share. All were good. The meat...More

Thank garbakup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The spatzle was good. The rest of the food went down hill from there. I had been craving potato pancakes and believe it or not, they did not have any. I wanted to use the restroom before the drive back to Hampton in the traffic;...More

Thank Oranutan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A favorite of locals... people keep returning! Might get crowded from time to time but worth waiting...

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I wish that this restaurant were in my hometown - I would be there a lot. It has indoor and outdoor areas, and the outdoor area did remind me of a German biergarten. The selection of beers is exceptional, especially the German beers - they...More

Thank C0ral_L0ver
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has very good food. Now it is not the best German food in the states but it is the best german food I have found in the southeast. Price was very fair. Decor was a bit cheap but nice atmosphere overall, beer selection...More

Thank Don T
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I really enjoyed the Bier Garden , but for me I have never eaten german food Iike this. It just my taste buds the food is good. IF you like different foods try the bier garden.

Thank luv2fish2010
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

After reading the menu I was excited about the selections, already thinking I'd have to come back again to try something else. But then my husband and I waited 35 minutes for our lunch (sandwiches), in a not crowded restaurant, and the waitress forgot our...More

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I've been going in a couple times a year for the last 10 plus years but haven't been in about 2 years and I notice a big difference right off. The whole business is more run down, tables/chairs need repairs, the floor was not good...More

Thank Doc R
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Ive been to Germany many times and wow, this is the real deal! I love the Bier endless amounts of Bier you name it they have it. We ordered a bunch of small plates to sample. The schnitzel bites, potato salad,spaetzel and the giant German...More

Thank dorygirl
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I love the Sauerbraten, and everything else I've had here. This is a really good place to go for a casual meal and great desserts!

Thank Frederic B
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12 April 2018|
Response from thescotthouse | Reviewed this property |
Most parking is on the street and I believe there is a handicap spot in front of the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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