Bull City Burger And Brewery
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GJ40:
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
I stopped in before seeing Elvis Costello at the DPAC. It was my first visit as I don't get up to Durham that often.
It's conveniently located right downtown. The atmosphere is open and very comfortable with a large bar on the side, table seating in the middle and the brewing tanks on the other side. They have a patio in back but I didn't make it out there.
The beer lineup is pretty typical (and pretty safe) with several beers including a Pale Ale, Maibock, Brown, American IPA and a Stout. They were all good but relatively tame.
I'm a big burger fan so the name was a definite part of my stopping in. My interest was piqued early as I started seeing burgers served to others at the bar. They have some really great options on the menu including both standard combinations and an arsenal of choices when building your own. They were outstanding! I especially like and appreciate BC's commitment to serving only local ingredients and using only NC pasture raised beef.
The guy behind the bar was very outgoing, knowledgeable and helpful (even as it got busy).
The beer alone, while good, isn't enough to bring me back (as much simply because we have so many good options in the Triangle) but given the whole package, I really like this place and will definitely make it a regular stop when I'm in Durham.
04-30-2012 11:23:35 | More by GJ40
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -3.1%
Had dinner with a flight of beers here back in late May/Early June 2014. One thing that really stood out to me was the play area towards the back designed specifically to keep kids busy while their parents eat or drink. This is just brilliant. This should be in every restaurant and more importantly, in every brewery.
I was impressed by what I remember were lots of local ingredients on the menu and that helped to temper the seemingly higher prices and smaller portions. Yes, you may be disappointed by your portions here. But you won't be disappointed by the food.
We had the pickle chips to start and they were very tasty if far too few to feed our big group. We ended up ordering another of these. I had the burger with pimento cheese because when you see pimento cheese on a menu and it's linked to a burger you order that shit and don't ask questions. It was fire.
As for the beer, which of course is why I really decided to eat here, the lineup at Bull City was very respectable. The standouts for me were the Parrish Street Pale Ale with its tad of sweetness and a floral taste and aroma and the 27701 Durham Mild Ale with it's huge, robust flavors despite the tiny 3.5% ABV. I enjoyed all of the other beers with the one exception being the smoked rye beer that had none of the smokiness or smoked ham flavor I like in a beer and was cloyingly sweet.
I also appreciated the bench-style seating and kind of free-for-all, line-through-the-restaurant ordering system as it made me feel more than comfortable about our nutty group of children running around.
The service was fairly quick and polite, there's wine for those of you foolish enough not to enjoy beer, and an outdoor patio as well (if I remember correctly).
Overall, a great stop for us in Durham.
08-17-2014 19:38:03 | More by ONovoMexicano
Bull City Burger And Brewery in Durham, NC
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.