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The Birch

Not Rated.
The BirchThe Birch
BA SCORE
100
world-class

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.7
pDev: 6.17%
Taps: 22
Bottles: 100
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1231 W Olney Rd
Norfolk, Virginia, 23507-1314
United States
phone: (757) 962-5400

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thebirchbar

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: DoctorB2B on 01-03-2011)
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Reviews by Fluffheady:
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Fluffheady

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -10.9%

Really great spot. They have some amazing exclusives on draft, and they obviously have ridiculous connections. The ambiance is great, and I wish I lived around here so I could hang out here more often.

The staff was a little awkward. When we asked why they served so much Belgian/German beer - which is fine!!!! We just wanted to know their inspiration - they said ’to be different’. Interesting, because we all know the first generation of US craft beer bars were heavily Belgian/German. Is this the first ’retro’ craft beer bar? (Or was I too dense/drunk to take a joke? Probably.) I also felt a familiar vibe from the management - a vibe I’ve experienced before - when someone has a bar they obviously know is good, but competition in the area is so limited they become a little ostentatious. Meh. They were so damn nice I honestly didn’t care.

Go here. It’s a special place.

11-24-2013 23:12:29 | More by Fluffheady
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-20-2014 13:05:12 | More by John_Beeryman
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BoilerUpNavy

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-06-2014 16:37:26 | More by BoilerUpNavy
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-26-2014 01:38:34 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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dollybil

California

5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-20-2014 20:18:41 | More by dollybil
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newcomer81

Virginia

5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-21-2014 19:40:35 | More by newcomer81
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Flowyn82

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

04-14-2014 20:31:05 | More by Flowyn82
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.86/5  rDev +3.4%

One of the best beer-geek bars I've been to. An amazing assortment of drafts, and a great selection of tough-get bottles - all 20% off if you're taking them home. No sports vibe, or chain feel, just a bar dedicated to the love of beer. The cheese plates looked good, we didn't eat, and they had a neat guide for pairing brews and cheese. Our bartender was very knowledgeable. If you're a true beer geek, you'll love this place. Not to be missed.

04-09-2014 18:18:39 | More by Mantooth
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RonJeezy

Virginia

4/5  rDev -14.9%

03-13-2014 01:16:48 | More by RonJeezy
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EvilBambi

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-21-2014 15:16:22 | More by EvilBambi
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The Birch in Norfolk, VA
100 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.