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Busy Bee Cafe

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Busy Bee CafeBusy Bee Cafe

53 Ratings
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.24%
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

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(Place added by: rtratzlaff on 04-18-2009)
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Reviews by ewright:
Photo of ewright
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%

Was in Busy Bee about two weeks back on a Wednesday night. There were very few patrons in the place ... not overly surprising for a downtown location on a mid-week night.

We stayed downstairs, where they have about 16 taps. I had a Great Divide 17th Anniversary Wood Aged DIPA and my wife had Lagunitas Cappucino Stout. I was surprised to see a sour beer on tap, considering the relatively low number of overall taps.

The food selection is somewhat limited, but what we had was really good. I've only been once, but I get the impression that the menu rotates on a regular basis.

I'd definitely go back and have recommended it to out-of-towners coming to the area.

ewright, May 04, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of daryk77
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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, Tuesday at 02:34 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

wesbourne, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Mantooth, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Zimm, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Highbury09, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Dreizhen
4.89/5  rDev +11.9%

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
Photo of jak
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jak, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

MIchael_D_Larkin, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

dunix, Jul 22, 2014
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Busy Bee Cafe in Raleigh, NC
96 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.