Bars in Portsmouth


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Think beyond just the traditional bratwurst to a whole world of delicious German cuisine at Portsmouth's Bier Garden. Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both. With Bier Garden's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Take the kids along too — Bier Garden is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Bier Garden. Bier Garden is well-known for being able to seat large parties. If you plan to hit the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to fend off the crowds by calling ahead for a reservation. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Bier Garden patrons come in casual attire. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. You can also have Bier Garden cater your next event. Those driving to Bier Garden can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot. If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant. Taste the greatness Bier Garden is serving up with meals around $30.
438 High Street
Portsmouth,
VA
US
Enjoy a large array of finger food at The Barrel, a local pub. None of the fare at The Barrel is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to The Barrel for a group meal. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back The Barrel is ultra casual. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of The Barrel to your next party or event. Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near The Barrel and save time on hunting for a parking spot. The average check at The Barrel will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. At The Barrel, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card. The Barrel offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
3221 Tyre Neck Rd
Portsmouth,
VA
US
Snack on tasty pub fare at Sunny's Pub, a local favorite. Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes. Have a large group? No problem. Head to Sunny's Pub for easy seating. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Sunny's Pub in jeans and a hoodie. Sunny's Pub can also cater your next party; call today for details. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. Prices at Sunny's Pub are a bargain (usually less than $15 for a meal), so you'll have plenty of cash left over to treat a friend (or two). Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Sunny's Pub since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
722 Mt Vernon Ave
Portsmouth,
VA
US
Though flavorful Italian cuisine is at the core of Cogan's Pizza, taste buds aren’t the only sensory receptors that perk up when visiting the vibrant eatery. The interior provides a visual feast with huge chandeliers casting subtle twinkles across pressed-tin ceilings and walls covered with posters and music memorabilia. The music motif also engages ears and vocal cords with regular live performances and karaoke. At the bar, more than 30 beers flow from a lineup of seasonally rotating taps, each carbonated with the perfect number of bubbles to wash down cheesy and meaty pies. For patrons who adhere to a more plant-based diet, the cooks can also top crusts with faux meats, soy cheese, or an evil aunt’s favorite orchid. Pasta dishes, hot sandwiches, and subs stacked with roasted chicken, italian sausage, or roast beef round out the menu.
1901 Colonial Ave
Norfolk,
VA
US
Resting in the shadow of the Grand Wayne Convention Center, Thirsty Camel features more than a handful of beers on tap and more than a dozen imported and premium bottled beers. The restaurant's suds selection makes for a model accomplice to its food spread, which includes such shareable munchies, such as buffalo-style wings and onion petals served with an onion-petal sauce. After warming up with some appetizers, diners can tackle homemade hamburgers and 16-ounce T-bone steaks—all while nodding to the beats of a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.
394 West Ocean View Avenue
Norfolk,
VA
US
For Kombuchick Inc. owner Leslie Crews, the communal spirit that comes with brewing and sharing kombucha—a probiotic fermented tea—is integral to why she makes it a part of her lifestyle and business. And it's why she sells starter cultures for brewing it online at no profit. When Leslie started transitioning to a raw-food lifestyle, she became determined to brew her own kombucha. Soon enough, she found a starter culture from a woman on the Internet who brought Leslie into her home for a brewing demo—which was the first time Leslie realized the tea’s ability to create a communal spirit among its drinkers. Today, she hopes the healthful blends and brews that come from the recipes sold at her store continue to inspire the same sense of gratitude and generosity they spring from. At Leslie's Kombuchick Bar, fizzy tea brews flow from taps or sit tight in bottles in regular and seasonal flavors. Each is blended from organic and fair-trade herbs wherever possible by Leslie, who likens her skill with blending herbs to “someone who knows how to play the piano by ear.” A dry green tea-based Bangkok Blazin’ melds lemongrass, ginger, and galangal, and a popular winter brew mixes allspice, cloves, and snowman hearts for sips of warm comfort. Depending on the season, the bar also stocks fresh fruit juices to mix with the kombucha on draft. Even the loose-leaf teas sold in her shop are the same she uses at the bar, which she hopes further encourage kombucha brewing in the community alongside her regular three-session brewing classes.
2500 Church St
Norfolk,
VA
US
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