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The Birch

$$ - $$$American, ,
1231 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507-1314
+1 757-962-5400
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1231 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507-1314
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The Birch has a very limited selection of food a charcuterie plate and high end grilled cheese sandwiches. However you don’t go to the Birch for food. They have an incredible selection of beer and a few ciders. You can frequently find beers at The...More

Thank JDA60
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This is one of my go-to places for a beer that is made to enjoy. All the beers are unique and come from all over the US (and the world). The atmosphere is cozy and it's easy to just have a beer and conversation. This...More

Thank Jerry K
Reviewed 19 November 2017

So, no dinner, but I am told they have gourmet snacks, if hungry, order a fantastic pizza from neighboring "The Bakehouse" and they deliver over to you. This place is known for its local micro brews, had maybe the best stout I have ever had...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I didn't know what to expect, but I was told The Birch had a great selection of beers. I was pleasantly surprised that the staff was very knowledgable on all aspects of the beers they served. I had a great beer ( well a few),...More

Thank SeanStephens
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I arrived about 1hr and 1/2 before closing! A gentlemen at exception-ale told me this was a must stop! When I arrived, there were 4 people outside and 3 gentlemen inside and two bartenders. They have a huge selection located on a chalk board wall!...More

Thank Danben20
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Friendly and cozy environment. My friends and I had drinks along with a meat and cheese platter. Everything was great. The staff are very nice.

Thank Mia P
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

If you are serious about beer and about cheese then this is your spot. Great list of draft beers and an even more impressive list of bottles. The service was spot on!

Thank beerandbreakfast
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This review is for The Bakehouse and The Birch and I have posted the same review for both establishments. For me, New York City pizza or true Neapolitan AVPN (Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana) pizzas are the best. But the pizza at The Bakehouse was a...More

Thank bobscag
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great selection of beer, cider, and mead, and good food to compliment the beer. Tables were full when we arrived, but seating was available at the bar. Not too noisy considering the openness of the restaurant. Our server made several drink recommendations and a sample...More

Thank pez-oz33
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The Birch is a fantastic place. 21 beers on tap, plus cider and mead. The impressive beer list changes frequently and they also have a huge selection of bottles/cans from all over the world. We enjoyed our beers and order both cheese/charcuterie plates and the...More

Thank suegquilts
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1231 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507-1314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-962-5400
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We are a beer bar located in the West Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk, Virginia. The Birch has a 21 tap selection, 100+ bottles, and growlers to go. Our entire menu is available to-go, including bottled beer. the fare includes cheese boards,grilled cheeses, and delicious bar snacks.
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