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Busy Bee Cafe

Not Rated.
Busy Bee CafeBusy Bee Cafe
BA SCORE
96
world-class

56 Ratings
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%
Taps: 19
Bottles: 120
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

225 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601-1433
United States
phone: (919) 424-7817

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
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(Place added by: rtratzlaff on 04-18-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Soto, Sep 27, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +7.1%

delapowicz, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

I really enjoy this place. Great beer and great food. Love the servers, very knowledgeable. This is definitely a must stop if you are in the area. Great place to bring you non-beer nerd girlfriend/boyfriend since the cocktails and food are absolutely superb as well. It's a win all around.

daryk77, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

wesbourne, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Mantooth, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Zimm, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Highbury09, Aug 16, 2014
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4.89/5  rDev +11.4%

I had the great pleasure of visiting the Busy Bee Cafe and the accompanying Hive on a recent trip through Raleigh. I can not say enough nice things about the place.

Food was very good and reasonably priced. Our group ordered a decent variety of items from sandwiches to desserts and everyone was pleased with their selections.

The beer selection was very impressive with a number of bottles I had never seen before. The waitstaff was great at making suggestions and steered our choices in the right direction. Wide variety of styles and prices. Very impressive list.

The atmosphere was lovely, the upstairs patio is gorgeous, and the bar has a fun yet tacitly reserved demeanor.

The service was absolutely incredible. I can't do justice for the experience we had with only a review, but know that the service was perfect. Ask for Catherine. The owner was incredibly hospitable and quite the gracious host.

It would be a crime to not visit the Busy Bee if you have the chance.

Dreizhen, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

jak, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

MIchael_D_Larkin, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

dunix, Jul 22, 2014
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Brewski, Jul 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

beatleszoso86, Jul 13, 2014
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macuistin, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

jophish17, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

dailyminefield, Jun 25, 2014
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woodchip, Jun 25, 2014
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RyanAU, Jun 05, 2014
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ncstateplaya, Jun 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

SmellsofMahagony, May 25, 2014
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3.82/5  rDev -13%

This is a good place but didn't have too much time so can't really say I got a complete layout of the place. Went around 6 on a Friday (for about an hour) during spring break so while place wasn't empty at all there were seats at the bar. Guess I would agree with "hipster" vibe as nothing but college kids with nothing to do were around (doesn't bother me). Bartender was quick and polite, no complaints about service, and while the bottle selection isn't the greatest or that cheap, the tap selection was pretty good as it mixes some local with hard to find domestic gems. Also, the draft beer prices, unlike bottle prices, were pretty even with rest of neighborhood. Seems like a good place to hang out if it doesn't get too crowded and enjoy a couple of drafts.

clayrock81, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

OldhouseRecs, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

alexm1309, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

tdm168, Apr 02, 2014
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Busy Bee Cafe in Raleigh, NC
96 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.