Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant

Abbey Road Pub & RestaurantAbbey Road Pub & Restaurant
Abbey Road Pub & RestaurantAbbey Road Pub & Restaurant
Bar, Eatery

203 22nd Street
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451
United States

(757) 425-6330 | map

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 12
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I wasn't really excepting much of Abbey Road but in the end I was quite surprised.

I thought that it would be just another beach bar / restaurant with a few decent taps, average food, and OK service - and most of that is true, and if I'm honest, it's not really that great looking either. Here are my notes regarding that: large bi-level dining room, just a step up. Green carpet on one side, wood floor on the other. Some booths. Parquet wood bar top (I've never seen that before!), and the tiles on the floor below cheapen it even further. There are TVs behind the bar, and a fish tank towards the center of the room to entertain everyone else. Some exposed brick walls. "Tropical leaf" ceiling fans leave it a mish-mash design disaster.

What it does have going for it then is that it's right off of Atlantic Avenue, the main strip, and they've got a small area for outdoor dining, and they also do breakfast on weekends.

But forget all of that - screeeeech - their tap list is insane! - at least for a beach bar! 42 taps with quite a few locals and almost everything is good. Yes, they have Bud Light and Guinness, but they also have things like Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, Brewer's Alley Scotch Ale, Bell's Two Hearted, Wild Wolf Blonde Hunny Ale, Monacacy Brutis Coffee Stout, and Reaver Beach Hoptopus Double IPA. As far as I can tell this is really the only "beer bar" in Virginia Beach, not including breweries/brewpubs.

Worth a visit!

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Photo of huxcrunner
3.13/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Went to this ple in vacation, they have over 100 beers on tap so there is a very good selection. The beer is averaged priced but the food seems a little over priced for the quailty. Food service was somewhat slow and careless, the theme of this bar was pretty cool though and if your a beatle fan then you might enjoy this bar more. Overal I wouldn't come back for the food but I would for the beer selection since there were so many and at a resonable price so go grab food before here save your money for good beer

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Photo of JamesS
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice enough place, and probably one of the better beach beer bar/restaurants I've been to (any where).

Standard bar/restaurant atmosphere. They do have some neat Beatles memorabilia up, but nothing that would hard to find for yourself. It did help make up for the compactness of the tables that crowded the area.

The service was decent. Our server was pretty busy, so didn't get to come by often, but she did check on us to make sure our food was good and I never had an empty beer mug.

Good beer selection with over 100 brews from around the world. Nothing really hard to find, fo the most part, but it would be very difficult to not find something to really enjoy. I wish their tap list was better, though, as the only craft beer on tap was St. George's IPA (which I got a liter of). They also could've had more local brews.

The steamed seafood platter was quite excellent, as where the couple of appetizers the table ordered. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their food, too. (My wife liked her gumbo quite a bit.)

I will more than likely go back here next time I'm in VA Beach.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Being a beach resident I tend to stay away from the beach bars, even during non-tourist season. This place is a classic example. The service has been good when I go there, but the servers have lapses, especially when busy. Also, the food is good but not worth what you're paying. Finally, as a beer bar, yes it has 100 bottles, but unless you're a BA newb or just don't mind paying beach prices to suck on a few Sam Smith's then don't bother. Then again, other than the Regal Beagle, there isn't really a beer bar by the ocean or in the whole town, period. Drive up to Ghent or Portsmouth.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Went her last weekend with my girlfriend on a little weekend mini vacation.

A: The atmosphere is based on the Beatle's Abbey Road album. While they do play some other music, Beatle's songs are the predominant favorite here. The place is pretty laid back, however, and just off the oceanfront. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. They maintain a decent sized bar and nice outdoor seating.

Q: The place was pretty clean and the beer looked good. As I mentioned above, a nice, cool ocean breeze came off for the outdoor seating, which was quite nice.

S: The service was pretty good, overall. While the waitress seemed to disappear sometimes, that's kind of what it felt like at all the restaurants down there, so it just might be my quick service New Jersey expectations versus a more laid back culture. While glasses were not originally served with the bottles that I ordered, it was easily obtained upon request. (Why a place boasting such a selection wouldn't serve a glass with your beer was kind of surprising to me.)

S: They have over 100 different kinds of beer from all over the world. While they do have the standard BMCs, they had some nice Flying Dog, Flying Fish, Dogfish Head, and a bunch of other domestic craft brews. They also had a nice listing of some imports, including some beers from India I had not heard of and a beer from Kenya!

F: The food was not too bad either. I had a crab cake sandwich that was pretty good. My girlfriend and I split some crab dip which was also pretty good. Overall, the place was nice.

V: Given the location, I'd say that the prices of everything wasn't too bad. While the imports were a little more expensive than the domestics - as expected - you were looking between $4 to $5 per beer. My sandwich was around $9, which was a bit pricey, but still not too bad for the area. The crab dip was fiarly expensive at $9 and you got about half a cup of it.

Overall, the place was pretty good and if I find myself in Virginia Beach again, I can see this place as a nice go to for some nice craft brews.

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Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA
Place rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 12 ratings