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The Birch

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The BirchThe Birch
BA SCORE
100
world-class

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 23
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

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(Place added by: DoctorB2B on 01-03-2011)
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Photo of Geuzedad
4.86/5  rDev +3.4%

Just got introduced to this place by my son. To say I was totally blown away would be an understatement. The atmosphere was perfect, great music, no rowdy crowds, well lit, and great patrons enjoying great beer. Next were the owners Ben and Malia. Two wonderful people who's knowledge of beer is amazing. They are both very friendly and inviting and make sure your experience is superb. Next were the beers. What an amazing assortment. Something for every taste and a selection like none I have seen anywhere else in the Tidewater area. If your looking for a great experience and the opportunity to sample some of the best hard to find beers then the Birch is for you!

Geuzedad, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of DoctorB2B
5/5  rDev +6.4%

The best place to go in Hampton Roads for craft beer on tap. The taps rotate on a near-nightly basis from one outstanding beer to the next. Opening day they showed what was to come when they had Firestone Walker 14 on tap ... I mean who else around here can say that? As far as I know, no one.

The bottle selection is just as nice. A couple of weeks ago, I split a bottle of Ola Dubh Reserve 30. Again, who else around here can say that? No one.

The rare beers are here to stay (relatively speaking anyway, because they sell out quickly).

I haven't had the food so I can't speak to it, but they offer different cheese to pair with many of the beers as well as an adult grilled cheese that I've been told is AMAZING!

I've been there since day one, and I'll be there until I leave this place.

DoctorB2B, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of galengueuze
4.63/5  rDev -1.5%

The Birch just opened up the first of this year and it's been having a great run so far. I really like the whole atmosphere from the music to the lighting. The draft list is impressive for a bar in Norfolk, usually always 21 beers on tap, and their planning on always having a beer on cask. The bottle list is nice as well, not sure how many are stocked but looks like a great selection. Everyone there is friendly and even under pressure they still take care of you. I would recommend to anyone looking for an alternative to Cogan's or Taphouse. I went almost everyday last week and each time was worth it! The Birch is a welcome addition to the area and promises to be the new craft beer spot for Hampton Roads.

galengueuze, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of electricbrewer
4.6/5  rDev -2.1%

Just opened in the Norfolk/Ghent area. I walked by this place a many of times wondering...what is it? Now I know, this place is the best beer bar in Norfolk... and they have only been open a short time. Other places in the Hampton Roads area struggle to have a beer list so diverse as this one.

I was very impressed by the assortment of styles. This place has a beer for every style, and not just any beer, but exceptional examples of the style. I mean Mikkellar on tap!?!?!? I don't think the other places in town even know who Mikkellar is and the fine beers they make.

Look out for this place, it's going to be the beer place to be in Hampton Roads.

I can't wait to go back... and it's adjacent to tortilla west. 0.75 cent tacos monday and teusday nights.... awesome beer selection next door! Oh man, I'm getting thirsty....

electricbrewer, Jan 05, 2011
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The Birch in Norfolk, VA
100 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.