Bull & Bush Brewery

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Bull & Bush BreweryBull & Bush Brewery
BEER AVG
3.8/5
Based on:
44 Beers
701 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 107
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4700 Cherry Creek Dr S
Denver, Colorado, 80246
United States
phone: (303) 759-0333

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Reviews by rsdaugherty:
Photo of rsdaugherty
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Moose90
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place is an instant classic, always feel right at home.

Photo of jacobdunne
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

I loved this place! It has an authentic Irish pub feel. The food and beer were amazing and I will definitely come again!

Photo of Joey2timer
4.56/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

the guest beer on tap could be better, but the food, service, and vibe is on point. its like a old irish pub. great whiskey selection but this is a beer related review

Photo of traviseses
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing food and beer. Get their ESB.

Photo of beergoot
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A faux Tudor styling on the outside with an equally dated (yet warm and inviting) old wood interior in the main room. There is also a side room with a view of the fermentation tanks and an additional covered outdoor patio area.

The house brews are generally quite good and cover a wide spectrum of styles. During our visit, they offered everything from a very tasty pilsner, English mild, a Scottish ale, and several stouts amongst other things. Their guest tap list is impressive and includes many beers not normally seen in other places. In fact, my first beer was a Spanish smoked ale (DeDues Tocotta from CervesesDeDeus). Other guest beers spanned the styles from German bocks and weizens to English brown ales, porters and stouts to Belgian saisons, strong ales, and tripels (to point out a few).

The food was generally good, inexpensive, and sporting very generous portions. The B&B wings were some of the best, meatiest wings I've had in a long time.

The staff was engaging and helpful throughout.

Our first experience will have us coming back for more...

Photo of spoony
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

A-The Bull & Bush is located where the urban neighborhoods of Denver give way to suburban neighborhoods in Glendale. There is a nice, big, covered patio, and the inside of the joint is a medium sized restaurant with about 12 bar stools and 20-ish tables. In back, some couches encourage lounging. The place is somewhat dark inside with a hint of faux English pub feel and dark wood. Every time I have been to the B&B, it has been full, but not spilling-over crowded. The crowd ranges from hipster beer geeks to families depending on the time of day.

Ser-On my last visit, our waitress impressed me with her knowledge of the beer and the food menu. She was a little slow, but that was OK, we weren't in a hurry. Beers arrived with a good head and they were served at the right temperature.

Sel-In addition to a half-dozen B&B beers on tap, there are maybe 20 guest taps. The options last night included Belgians, U.S. craft of all shapes and sizes, and other higher end imports. I did not see anything mindblowingly rare on the list, but I had no problem finding stuff to drink.

Q-I like all of the beers that I have tried from B&B, from the brown, to the IPA, to the more unusual things like a beet-infused tripel and the BA stout. The guest taps are quality too.

F-The pub fare at B&B is tasty, but nothing spectacular. I have tried the fish and chips (they're solid), as well as various sandwiches, and have been satisfied. You won't find much in the way of health food here.

V-The prices are good for beer and food. I would put them at less than average for Denver.

O-The B&B may not be the next big thing, but it is definitely worth a visit if you are tired of the next big thing.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

This is my kind of place. Dark, old-school, with a very rustic feel. Lots of exposed wood, and extremely old bar, stained glass accent pieces. This place is great. Ton of tvs throughout, and this is a place that packs people in on Sundays for football games. They offer a pretty impressive bottle list of Belgians, sours, and the like. Their tap list runs about 10 deep, and they offer a fresh hop press option where you get to pick your hops and base beer, it all comes in a press, and you get to infuse and drink. Pretty cool. The food was great. We were there for a Sunday brunch, and the prices were extremely reasonable. Staff was awesome. Tons of swag available, and beer to go in bottles and growlers. I can't wait to get back here.

Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev -1.7%

One of Denver's oldest establishments, a traditional English-style pub with good food and beer made right there on premises. Spend an evening here and you'll be back for sure. They have a good number of beers on tap at all times, though they do tend to run out of some now and then. But there's always something good to be had here, and they are offering some new brews now that the expansion is complete.

Photo of roan22
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

A long Uber ride from downtown. This place reminds me of Rock Bottom KOP + the former Blue Ox Brauhaus. The bartender at Falling Rock recommended we go here. Bill gives the food a 5, I didn't eat here. I had the Pilsener and Bill had the Man Beer. It was okay, atmosphere was a little weird to me.

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
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!

Photo of mountdew1
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of dirtylou
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Interesting late night stop on a recent trip to Denver...

Clearly a well-traveled and time-tested brewpub, but it just felt a little dusty and archaic on the inside. I only had a chance to sample the RIS but, despite its rating, was damn near impossible to finish.

It's probably worth another look in the future, but first impressions were not great. Very dead on the Thursday of GABF.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

A dark brewpub that might have had a friar or two lurking in the shadows... you never know. Place has an impressive cellar of beers, although I did just a sampler on this visit. Brewery insignia is hilarious, as I absolutely had to buy a shirt of theirs. I did eat food there and it was very good. Also managed to scarf down a sampler, with the beers all being respectably good to a few greats. I liked this place and even though there are many choices in the area, I can see myself going back again soon.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I swear, this wasn't my idea. I knew when I landed in Denver, Sergio would find a place to drink some beer the day before Great American Beer Festival. Where we did our drinking was left to him, and he came prepared. After he and Rodrigo did some shopping (cuz that's what Brazilians do in America), we came across some older looking building that looks like it was from a century ago. My mistake. Plenty of parking around, showing signs of age, we walked inside and were greeted with a small display of medals. And a dark interior...

Lots of tables and a bar for 15 people inside this pub. There's a fireplace with comfy chairs in the back. A room full of T-shirts for sale are displayed left of the enterence. While dark, it was cool. Cool to be inside. It felt like a dark English-styled tavern, if anything.

We sat ourselves down near the bar, waited for a server and got one. We were informed that the kitchen was closed for remodel (ironic considering we were hungry), but made up by offering us pamplets for delivery of local eateries. Meanwhile, we still had to decide what to drink.

16 different beers being poured, and a good mix of styles. From the traditional amber ale, to fresh hopped pale ale, to hefes, Belgian IPA's, and dark saison, variety is a key to the Bull and Bush. And in general the quality is there too. Pours are reasonably priced, falling around $4.50-5 for many. And if beer wasn't enough, check out their whiskey selection. Hundreds upon hundred of whiskeys, several being of Pappy Van Winkle. Sergio heard of these guys because of their barrels being used to mature beer, so naturally we had to order a pour of 15 year old Family Reserve.

Bull and Bush; it's not just for beer. With so much to choose, you can spend hours in here like we did.

Photo of sommersb
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This spot was a convenient walk from my hotel on a business trip.

The design and atmosphere did well to make you think of an English pub (at least how I'd imagine it, since I've never been to a pub in England). One night I sat outside which was on a pleasant covered porch; another evening I sat at the bar. It was a bit dark on the inside.

Quality of the beer and the food was very good. On my 2 visits I enjoyed the fish & chips and also a burger -- both were excellent. I stuck to the local house beers on draft and though they had a good selection and variety. There were maybe 8 or so beers on tap. I had the Tower ESB, the Big Ben brown, the MAN beer, and a Baltic stout. All were good brews that I would recommend.

Service seemed spot-on, both at a table and also at the bar, where I felt very attended to. I wouldn't hesitate to go back to the Bull & Bush on a future trip to Denver.

Photo of champ103
3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

I had a few beers here with my Dad while on vacation. The atmosphere inside is very divey. Shaky chairs, old bar, carpet that is older than me, and probably has not been clean in that same amount of time. To say the bar area is dark is an under statement. I can barely see my hand in front of my face. The patio outside is great though.

The service is nondescript. Give them your order, and they bring beer. Nothing to complicated, I did not have food, but seems pretty much pub grub.

The house beer selection goes from pils to stout. The ESB I had was below average at best, tasted like nail polish and vinegar, as was the pils. A decent amber ale, and I enjoyed the brown. I originally thought they had cask beers because some of the tap handles looked like a hand pull. Though that was not the case. A bit disappointing for me. An extensive selection of aged bottles to choose from as well. JW Lees, Drie Fonteinen, that sort of thing. All at premium cost, but the draughts are all reasonable.

Overall a laid back divey place. The house beers are not bad, just not great. Not something I would go out of my way for, especially in this town. Though a very nice relaxing time spent with Pops, and I can't beat that.

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.95/5  rDev +21.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I've been going to the B&B for over 10 years and just recently went to celebrate a family birthday. It was a Sunday and it was full of people doing the some of the same. We had a large party and the staff did a stellar job in accommodating us and getting us some of B&B excellent beer. I started with the Man Beer, a double IPA, which is a B&B mainstay, followed by an excellent Belgian Trippel and their standard ESB, The Tower. All were well executed and very satisfying brews.

While there, be sure to sample B&B's outstanding menu offerings, too. It's a varied range with something for everybody - burgers, green chili, steak, tasty salads and one of the best Reuben sandwiches around.

They've just celebrated their 40th anniversary and for good reason - they keep customers coming back!

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Ate at Bull & Bush for lunch and wanted to try the hop-infused beers! I have been to Bull & Bush many times but never ate so it was a good excuse to head to Glendale and check it out. Really cool pub, old decor, similar to English pubs. Dark. Their beer is solid, really enjoyed the hop infuser. The food was pretty good, too. Everyone at my table finished their plates, always a good sign. The people are cool, though our waitress was a bit of a ditz. The bartender and brewers were awesome. When you leave it's so dark in the pub that it takes some time to adjust to the light outside. Highly recommended!

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

such a cool place. atmosphere is perfect for beer drinking. dark wood and a brass bar, dim lighting and a fireplace with comfy couches. this just feels right to me. several beers on tap, none of which wowed me, but all were solid. couple of rare guest taps on as well, which was a nice treat. food was outstanding and great portions. rueben sandwich was really good. my knock on this place is the prices, it was very expensive. worth the money? probably, but i certainly cant afford to hang here as much as i would like to. still, i love this place

Photo of Flounder57
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The place is lined with wood on the walls, timbers on the ceiling, old wooden tables, and a long bar to the left as you walk in. There is also a dart room way to the left and a merchandise room to the left in the front of the restaurant too. Lots of old pictures and a little display when you walk in showing their medals for their brewed beers.

Quality: The quality of the beer and food was good. They had 10+ beers to choose from and a vintage book that boasted some nice cellared beers from around the world with some older than 20 years old.

The service was good. Our serer was from Massachusetts, so I guess he gave us some extra attention. Very knowledgeable about the beers on draft and the food too.

The selection of food and drink was typical of most brewpubs. They offer there beer and vintage ones and the food was common for a brewpub.

The food was good also. We got buffalo tenders, french dip with green chili and mashed, and tacos. The green chili was good considering we only get regular red chili back home. It was good for a change.

Photo of jwhancher
2.78/5  rDev -31.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Came here the Sunday after GABF mostly to try their award winning Turnip the Beets. Walked through the main bar area which seemed quite nice. No seating for four plus a baby so we sat out on the patio in the sun.

The service we had was horrible. Not sure if it was the girl's first day or not, but she really didn't have a clue. Among her mistakes, she messed up my brother's entre order and didn't know what a cask beer was until I informed her it was listed on the beer menu. When my cask beer did arrive, it was beyond flat and the head had completely subsided to the point where I easily lost a few ounces of beer to the pint glass. It was such a shame. Plus, she often took a very, very long time to check back in with us.

Ordered a burger with fries and a side of chili. Came out a little cold as it felt like it was sitting in the kitchen too long - probably because our server forgot about it. Burger still didn't taste all that but the chili was quite good.

Prices were on the high side. They didn't take AHA cards for any kinds of discount.

Overall, I was greatly disappointed as it was my first time there and I really wanted to like this place as my brother talked some good things about it. I'll honestly have second thoughts on coming again the next time I'm in Denver.

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.9/5  rDev +20.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This is an awesome location to go and have a beer. The inside is lined with wood and it reminds me of a pub that I visited in London. It certainly is a great atmosphere to enjoy a beer.

The beer itself is in a league of its own. If you can not find a beer that you like they also have a beer cellar full of Barley wine and Belgian Ales. (Although they will cost you a pretty Penny).

The food is also good but they recently changed the menu and I am not a big fan of the changes that they made.

Overall this is just an awesome place to go and get a beer or have dinner with friends.

Photo of AlleywayRover
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped by this bar during a recent trip to Denver, CO.
The atmosphere is very cool. I really dig the copper-topped bar and the English pub feel.

Their selection of brew was fantastic. They had a five or six core brews that (mostly) kept with the English theme of the place. But the brewer is obviously of the experimental variety. There were two beers that were unique to say the least, and it's always a lot of fun to try a beer that is truly different.

Their bar staff was friendly and fairly knowledgeable. They kept the gasses filled and stopped every once in a while to talk about their beers.

I had their 'famous fish and chips'. It was good, nothing exceptional, but very good. The fries (or chips if you like) were fantastic.

Overall, this was a really fun place to visit, and I would not hesitate to do so again.

Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by this place during my current visit to Denver. The vibe of this place is pretty cool with indoor and outdoor seating options. Very dark inside with a long bar and lots of dark wood accents. Plenty of seating and a hallway that leads to the semi-outdoor seating. This are has all of the tanks behind a glass wall which is a nice touch. Much brighter(obviously) than the indoor part and a better place to enjoy your experience.

The service was decent here but nothing out of the ordinary. They seemed to know what was available but our server wasn't terribly knowledgeable about beer. She did make sure that our glasses were full which was nice.

The selection of beer is very impressive because they brew a large variety of styles, make their own root beer(amazing) an have an insane vintage beer list. Their beers are hit and miss but I was able to get an '02 La Folie for $33!!! This was just the tip of the iceberg. Vintage lambic from 3 Fonteinen, Boon and Oude Beersel. In addition, they had oldr vintages of several De Dolle beers, JW Lees and some other nice rarities. These beers were slightly expensive but pretty reasonable considering the rarity. Just awesome!

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Bull & Bush Brewery in Denver, CO
91 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.