The Birch Bar is one of the premier places in Norfolk to sample craft beers. If you're looking for rare, fancy artisanal beers from both the USA and abroad, then look no further than Birch. In addition to the beers, the bar offers up delicious artisanal cheeses to accompany the beers, always about ten different options to choose from, so there's always a perfect pairing. The bar also hosts special events for sampling extra rare beers and more.
In operation since 1987, this restaurant is a casual place for friends and family to meet up and dig into great food and drink. The menu is varied to say the least, with food options ranging from pita breads and burgers to pastas and burritos. Besides the regular menu, they also have a specials menu that changes daily. If the extensive menu leaves you spoiled for choice, don't hesitate to ask the knowledgeable wait staff for recommendations. The staff members are extremely friendly and will gladly help you to decide the best dish for you. If you are looking for a hearty American meal, than there are few options better than No Frill Bar & Grill.
For a truly European-style beer garden experience, look no further than, you guessed it- The Bier Garden. Enjoy Belgian, German and English beers in a cheerful environment. During good weather, take advantage of the ample outdoor seating while you enjoy refreshing beer and German food.
The concept behind Luna Maya in Norfolk was to bring authentic South American recipes passed down from family members to the general public. So far, the product has been a hit with locals and visitors and people can't get enough of this spicy and flavorful cuisine. Try some of the simple and traditional dishes like the tamale Luna Maya or enchiladas de queso and you won't leave dissatisfied.
The Public House is a gastropub in Ghent serving up delicious craft beers, creative cocktails and delectable food. Try all kinds of artisan beers from Belgians to ales, lagers, IPAs and ciders. Food is contemporary, ranging from melt in your mouth duck fat fries to sandwiches, salads, flatbreads and creative entrees. In addition to the beers there is also a good selection of cocktails and wine.
For over ten years the Norfolk Taphouse has been pouring out delicious craft beer for the thirsty citizens of Hampton Roads. With 45 taps and over 100 bottles, you will definitely find the brew you've been craving. In addition to the craft beers, the Taphouse also serves up tasty pub grub, with plenty of vegetarian options. There is also live music on a regular basis.
Baxter's is a happening sports lounge to watch the big game and then hang out in a lounge atmosphere afterward. However, be sure to dress to impress when you are at Baxter's when there isn't a game going on. With great prices for Happy Hour, surely the trade-off to looking your best is definitely worth it.
Although Chef Phillip Craig Thomason has traveled to numerous places as a consultant and executive chef, he began the Vintage Kitchen in his hometown. His work and dedication is obvious to those that patronize the Vintage Kitchen due to it's exquisite quality in regards to freshness and flavor and the decor is absolutely breathtaking with unbeatable sweeping views of the river. Many publications are singing the praises of Vintage Kitchen for its slow food movement style and its flawless execution. For those that are really lucky (and have some extra money to spend), you can dine in the private library on the weekends when the restaurant is shut to guests. Reservations are needed in advance for the private tastings as well as recommended for weekly dining.
If you're looking for a restaurant with great seafood in Norfolk, then look no further than A.W. Shucks Raw Bar & Grill. Just the thought of having their soft-shell crab sandwich is enough to make a person salivate. You can also expect good service to go along with a great atmosphere. The patio is a great place to come enjoy a beautiful day with some tasty food and cold brews.
Cheap beer and cheap pizza make for a good hangout spot in Norfolk. The Red Dog Saloon attracts a younger, more college town scene but anybody is welcome at this roadhouse saloon. The bar is also known for its daily drink specials like its happy hour that keep the regulars coming back for more. There is also a patio for those who like to drink and chill in the sun.