Bull & Bush Brewery
Active Beers: 53
Beer Ratings: 483
Beer Avg: 3.86
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Reviews by Domingo:
4.15/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I'd never heard of the place until I saw it on BA. In kind of an odd spot, so it's easy to never know it exists until you look for it!
Looks very much like a cross between a British pub and a German beerhall.
Wood and "old memorabilia" style decor. Has a long bar with tankards hanging a lot like a German hall does. 6-7 taps are in the back with a variety of brews. It's a little crowded, but that's not a bad thing. Very laid back atmosphere make this place a great hang-out. The layout seems like it makes it a little more packed in than it should've been, though.
On to the beer, right? The night we were there, they had Justice and Man Beer (2 IPA's using different hops), an Amber, a Stout, a Dunkel-Weiss, a Pils, an English Brown, a Saison, a hoppy Barleywine, a pumpkin ale, and a peppermint spiced Winter Warmer called "Yule Fuel." We split all but the Amber, Pils, Man Beer, and Brown. Every beer we had was great, too. The Yule Fuel was shockingly the favorite just because it was so unusual. It might be a little too sweet for some, but it was so different it'll grow on you. I plan on going back for a growler in the next few weeks.
Food's good. Kobe burgers are only $1 more than normal ones and the fish and chips are shockingly REALLY good. Instead of giving you overpriced Gordon's fillets, the fish tastes fresh and is only lightly breaded. It's still pub food, but it's a good version of it.
Service was good, although the waitress seemed very concerned that we wouldn't like some of the beers. I think she was just likely used to macro drinkers sending things back! Either way, it's appreciated that someone offers you a free sample to try regardless of how much of a beer fan you might be.
It's not really the cheapest of places to spend an evening, but with GREAT beer and solid enough morsels, I think I might have a new back up to the downtown beer hubs.
EDIT: As I've moved to the eastern 'burbs, the B&B has become my pub of choice and I find myself here almost every week. I should also mention that they have AMAZING weekend brunch offerings that aren't very expensive to boot. There's something wonderful about having chicken & eggs with a brown ale on a Sunday morning.
EDIT2: Starting in 2009 I've noticed that the B&B has really started catering to the beer geek crowd a bit more. Lots of release parties, more rotating offerings, and generally I'd say the beers have been consistently made better, too. Whenever people come in from out of town, this is where I take them, often even over the downtown spots.
12-04-2006 00:39:34 | More by Domingo
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Atmosphere - dig the contrast from inside and patio. Dark, cozy inside at the bar and the fireplace seating is a nice touch; patio is open roomy, enough!
Quality - they have some outstanding offerings, and usually one that I try is one I'll have again!
Service - never sat at the bar, but I don't recall a time that I've been disappointed.
Selection - something for everyone, a nice variety! Always 2 or 3 I'll order or want to try! They have a few standard brews and some eclectic ones as well!
Food - again, something for everyone and I can almost always get something that "hits the spot"!
Value - hard to beat the weekend brunch!
04-15-2014 03:26:56 | More by DenverHopHead
Bull & Bush Brewery in Denver, CO
91 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.