Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 2,591
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by WVbeergeek:
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Commerical district with cookie cutter chain restaurants and across the street from a mall. Well, at least these were newer really good cookie cutter chains like a Ruth Chris Steak House and the Cheese Cake Factory. Gordon Biersch was located on the corner opposite to the Cheese Cake Factory. Very new location with dark woods in the interior, the bar was two sided with folks sitting outside on barstools which was pretty cool. We sat in the dining area with the kids. Our server was great gave a break down of all of the beers served on draft, only five draft options. Marzen, Hefe, Export Lager, Czech Pils, and Schwarzbier no seasonals at this time. Solid line up in all reality although my two faves were the Schwarzbier and the Czech Pils of which I enjoyed a half liter of each. Chain brewpubs do get annoying when you look at one like the Rock Bottom Brewery in Pittsburgh where they have dumbed down their beers since the restaurant started. But this experience was rock solid, our tabled ordered a burger, a blackened Mahi Mahi, and one of wood oven cooked pizzas. Food was excellent across the board and the Garlic Fries were killer had me burping Garlic with every other sip of my beers. Of course my girl and her sis were very skeptical of bypassing the other restaurants in the area for the "brewpub" but in the end they both enjoyed the experience and the little one had a tasty grilled cheese. We capped the night off with Coldstone Creamery right down the way, good time.
06-08-2008 19:58:07 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.53/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
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
3.65/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
I've going to to Gordon Biersch for a while now and always seem to enjoy the food and beers! I usually drink the Marzen which goes well with just about anything on the menu, especially the steak cut up over fries with the Marzen sauce covering it all! Last time I was there I did try the Festbrew which was not bad at all. The service can be slow at times and on occasion, they will run out of my wife's favorate appetizer which is the house chips, with bacon and cheese. The growlers here are pretty expensive, filled or not it doesn't matter, they are pricey but I do have a few. Overall, great place with good food and drink! Will keep going back for many years to come!
10-07-2011 18:57:46 | More by travisnd
Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.