Bull & Bush Brewery
Active Beers: 49
Beer Ratings: 406
Beer Avg: 3.85
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 58 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Domingo:
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
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
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3.74/5 rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$
The interior atmosphere (and exterior) of the Bull & Bush are something that will remain with you long after your visit. If you'd prefer more sunlight, there is also covered outdoors patio seating w/ table service as well. What a great building and patrons for some memorable times imbibing with friends.
Always a solid selection of brews, with a range from OK to excellent.
A little something for everyone. When I come here we are typicaly meeting friends for a meal and I've always been happy with their food also but the bigger meals can get a bit more pricy. The new kitchen did not change the interior at all, so I assume the back of the house is running smoother now that the remodel is finished.
Bull & Bush is a Denver landmark restaurant & brewery. You don't stay around for 43 years by not doing many different things right.
02-04-2014 18:56:26 | More by rsdaugherty
3.8/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Great building, and very comfy decor. Plenty of indoor tables, as well as an outdoor patio with a jumbo screen that was plenty warm in December. A comfy set of couches inside as well. Quality seemed pretty good, a few rough edges, dirty silverware and other small things, but not enough to seriously ding it. Service was great, waiter stopped by several times, well spaced to make sure everything was ok, but not too much to feel rushed in any way. Selection of beer was lacking when I went. They only had 2 tap lines, and 3 of their beers in bottle, but this was explained as a ongoing overhaul to establish 42 taps. Food was varied, but beer a bit thin for what I would expect a brewpub that bottles to carry. Food was great, reasonably priced, quick to arrive, and no real issues. Definitely brewpub-esque food. Overall, a good place I'd love to try again when they had their other taps running.
12-03-2013 03:09:35 | More by mountdew1
Bull & Bush Brewery in Denver, CO
90 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.