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The Bier Garden

438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
+1 757-393-6022
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (42 reviews)
“pretzels” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
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Reviewed yesterday

I no longer live in the 757, and when I come home to visit it's usually driving around seeing everyone we grew up with. I treasure the discovery of an awesome spot during these visits and my sister brought us out to The Bier Garten...More

Thank Tomifer213
Reviewed yesterday

I adore German food and had high hopes for this place but....while the beer selection is really good the food, not so much. The pretzel appetizer was just...awful (dry and tasteless) The Jagersnitzel was acceptable as was the spaetzle but NO potato pancakes :( This...More

Thank travelgalAvon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Authentic German dishes and a beer selection that would appease the snobbiest of beer aficionado. Really friendly server who doubled as beer expert. Been there multiple times, and have enjoyed apps of hot pretzels to porkrinds and dinners of cordon blue chicken sandwich with knodels-...More

Thank Kaybee66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was introduced to this place by my German teacher while on German club. My mom is from Germany and she adores the place. Owned by German Immigrants, the establishment is tucked away with authentic German food. You can eat outside or inside and are given...More

Thank mtfarmer2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a unique, authentic family run restaurant with a great beer selection and German cuisine. My husband likes to get the flounder sandwich and I had the burger this time. The burger is great but I'm not thrilled with the quality of the pretzel...More

Thank Sprout211
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

again a very rainy nite in portsmouth but the Bier Garden was very good . food and beer selection is good but the only down fall was we had to move inside because the rain caused a flood in the out door area. other wise...More

Thank Travis F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even I, a non-beer drinker can find a beer I like here! Just tell Russell what you like (or don't like) & it will appear. The food is unsurpassed, service great & everyone is welcomed by friendly staff. You can't beat the ambiance and location...More

Thank bjvi757
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If there is a German restaurant in the area, we always give it a try. Having spent 4 years in Germany we have fond memories of Jagersnitzel. You won't find your dreams met at the Bier Garden. We were there for a late lunch and...More

Thank TogoNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I typically don't like reviews that do not sample several items on the menu. However, I am making an exception for this place. Let me first say their beer menu is vast. My biggest complaint is with the server. It was obvious that he knew...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I love this restaurant. My family lived in Germany for a few years, and this restaurant serves authentic German food. It is the best German food we have found outside of Germany. The beer selection is huge with selections from not only Germany but also...More

Thank travelcouple1970
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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
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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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