Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 2,624
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JayQue:
4.13/5 rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I have been meaning to check this place out since it opened. I wasn't disappointed. Very pleasant atmosphere and decor. I went there on a working dinner and found it a very relaxing place to spend time. Looked attractive, not too noisy and the service was great. Our waitress was actually an Army ROTC candidate, she took great care of us and obviously made some effort to be knowlegeable about the beers they serve. We ordered three appetizer platters and they were tasty, attractively prepared and plentiful. One of my companions brews her own beer and she was impressed with their hefe. I had the Schwarzbier and found it very good. The price was right, service good, liked the food and the beer was high quality. If you are looking for 40 taps of goodies, this isn't your place, but if you are willing to deal with a limited selection of quality beer, I recommend Gordon Biersch.
02-06-2007 02:51:11 | More by JayQue
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3.53/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
My girlfriend and I visited this Gordon Biersch in VA Beach after a trip to Grape and Gourmet to stock up on some fine brew selections. During our visit it was happy hour at the bar (Saturday afternoon), so all GB beers were $1 off and they had appetizer specials in which we partook.
Overall, the beer (schwarzbier) was quite tasty and fresh and the appetizer served was salty goodness -- just right for keeping the beer flowing. We've had a meal at the DC location and recalled similar experience in which the quality of both food and beverage were better than average. They also featured a few local brews on their guest taps including O'Connor and Legend.
Our server was fine and was able to answer basic questions about guest taps and different styles of beer available. Overall service was prompt and courteous.
Mind you, you do not go to Gordon Biersch to get blown over by the selection of beer nor innovation of the brew master. The idea behind GB, I gather, is to showcase a consistent line of beer product that compliments what I would regard as good pub grub. It is not a fine dining restaurant, it is not going to change your mind about beer or food pairings, and so on. If you go in expecting any of those things or more, you will be disappointed. There is a time and place for everything -- if you do subscribe to this philosophy, than you can probably roll with it and enjoy an afternoon sucking down half-way decent schwarzbier or marzen at GB.
Also, I've yet to have a beer at either location visited (DC & VA Beach) that didn't taste fresh, clean, and sessionable. Kudos for making a consistent beer that isn't plowed down with adjuncts, gimmicks, or appeal to lowest common denominator. Sometimes a refreshing beer and a good sandwich is all one needs and on that front, GB delivers.
11-06-2011 00:52:09 | More by Zraly
Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.