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Bull & Bush Brewery

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Bull & Bush BreweryBull & Bush Brewery
BEER AVG
3.83/5
Based on:
46 Beers
280 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 65
Visits: 109
rAvg: 4.12
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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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (505 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
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. (1,781 characters)

Photo of sommersb
4.45/5  rDev +8%
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. (894 characters)

Photo of champ103
3.34/5  rDev -18.9%
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. (1,220 characters)

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.95/5  rDev +20.1%
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! (793 characters)

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
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! (607 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
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 (548 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (1,055 characters)

Photo of jwhancher
2.78/5  rDev -32.5%
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. (1,290 characters)

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
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. (584 characters)

Photo of AlleywayRover
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (826 characters)

Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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! (1,181 characters)

Photo of emmasdad
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

After having had an incredibly bad experience at this place a few years back, I had no intention of ever returning (still haven't eaten there since). Having tried a few of their beers at GABF a year or so ago, I decided to stop by for a couple of beers last week. For the most part, the standard lineup was average, although a few of their special beers (funky cougar, legend of the liquid brain, royal oil, yuel fuel) were very good to excellent. As I mentioned earlier, I did not try the food (it was pretty good years ago), but the menu looked good. Pretty good ambience, and a nice place to have a couple beers. (615 characters)

Photo of paulheuts
3.3/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2

I tried two beers here. The "Man Beer" was a pretty good representation of an English IPA. The summer ale was not impressive at all. Food was also mediocre. Other people rave about the atmosphere but the interior actually lacks character and very tacky. It was stuffy inside, could use more ventilation for sure. However, they do have a very extensive collection of whisky. There are many more nicer beer establishments in Denver. Do not recommend this place. One of my least favorite brew pubs in the area. (507 characters)

Photo of slander
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Play day sandwiched Friday between GABF days. Had it mapped but it took some doin' 'cause Leetsdale doesn't exist as far as I'm concerned. I mean, fuck, I would've turned onto it had it existed, or at least had it been clearly marked, or at least marked at all. Nope, I'm standing by "doesn't exist", having backtracked the way overshooting of not it...

Sprawling Tudory looking place on the corner, you enter from the light blindly "Is anyone there?" letting your head adjust to the dim that is, and taking the steps down into this deep room disappearing into the dark. "J" shaped copper topped bar with a light wood handrail & brass foot rail seating 18 off to the left. 14 tap tower on the barback below rows of shelved booze over mirrored backing and placards above the taps listing selections. Glass mug club mugs line the length & in rows above, and a pair of TV's on one end. Handpump handles on both ends of the bar but I don't think they're live. Sunken spots from the bar overhang, display cases with bottles boxed & tubed Scotch, some mugs & cups, a few rifles of course, and a stained glass panel center. Around the far side of the bar, a small dart nook for the throwing of pointy things.

3 hightops on pillars horsebrassed with colored lanterns adjacent to the bar and 18 square and round tables across the floor; the ones on the far wall being benched leather ½ ovals, brass rail sectioned. Dark wood paneled walls with horse, fox & hound prints, and some English pub signage. High shelving all around with books, urns, barrels, vases, steins, lanterns and jugs. Small TV's in the far corners, larger flats inside. Fat wood rafter on textured ceilings of cementiness, with colored glass box lanterns down the center of the room & a wagon wheel in dead center; the room carpeted except for the exposed plank wood up along the bar.

Raised area to the rear with a pair of roundies to each side of a pair of leather couches hugging a fireplace, the mantle horsebrassed with growlers below a "Now on tap" board. Through to the split level side room, with tables 6 & 6, offering views of the brew room to the rear. The trim lined with ceramic steins strung white lighting, tap handles and bottles. And an outside room patio canopied with windows that fold up & in off that holding a dozen tables with ceiling heaters, TV's lining above.

Samplers are flights of 3 in small rockish glasses, reasonable, I suppose, with the 18 beers they have on. Started with I don't know which 3 and then started ordering the next flight halfway through the one I was in. (Dry The Rain Pale Ale (APA), good hoppiness; Hopsmith Pale Ale (EPA), kind of butter nose but tasted okay; Tower ESB, floral hoppiness, biscuity, fairly pleasant; Man Beer (English IPA), citrus, piney fruity, crisp hoppiness; No Coast IPA (American IPA), more so aggressively bitter, nicely grapefruity; Stonehenge Stout (American Stout), roasty with some bitterness; 38th Anniversary Ale (Belgian Style Extra Export Stout), bourbon pruney; Ice Cream Clone (Milk Stout), big vanilla nose & flavor, sweetness follows; Happy Hop Pilsner, not very Pilsnery bitelike; Allgood Amber Ale, nice caramel sweetness, lightly hopped; Highway To Helles, a kind of meh Helles, Dave says "it's tired"; Big Ben Brown Ale (Northern English Brown), nice toffee sweetness). The Dry The Rain APA, Man Beer English IPA, No Coast American IPA, Allgood Amber Ale & Big Ben Brown Ale were the best of the dozen I tried, didn't get to the barrel aged Barleywine & Impy Stout, Hefe & Strawberry Hefe, Saison and the Root Beer.

And a vintage bottle list with some interesting selections, mostly Belgian (Boon Gueuze '00, Oud Beersel Kriek '00 & Gueuze '02, De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel '00 for $50 (ouch) and Oer Bier Reserva '02 for $17.50 (not bad), Saison De Pipaix '85, '95 & '96 (was this beer ever good?), a few American micros (LA Folie '02 & '04, Sierra Bigfoots '02, '04 & '06, too many Sam Adams Triple Bock vintages), and a bunch of 10+ year old imports (Sinbrychoff, Carnegie Porter, Harvey A Le Coq, Thomas Hardy's & Lees Harvest going back to '88).

And we'll be getting our food on, as well. Started with a bowl of pork green chili, chunks of pork, this one with cheese & onions on the side, and flour tortillas to help. Rip, scoop, wrap, eat, repeat. And a killer sandwich, too. It's wonderful to see you again, my old friend French Dip. Traded up some random side for a salad of healthy illusion. Food was good and it was plentiful.

Big time English pubbiness and the lack of light you hide things in. I can hardly see but I'm telling you, that cat there (pointing with elbow) has Andy Crouch's face. Beerwise, they have a large number of house taps up with a decent range. I particularly liked having the ability to do verticals of the English vs American style IPA's & Pale Ales. Good house, glad I saw what I could. Nice start to the well into the day. (4,916 characters)

Photo of MrMonkey
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I had read about this place here on BA but figured I wouldn't have the chance to visit on my recent trip to Denver. While driving to a friend's apartment to spend the night, my girlfriend and I drove right by, and to my surprise our friend's building was next door! It didn't take much to convince him to go and grab a pint.
The decor was that of a traditional English pub, both inside and out: it looked like a cottage in the countryside, and inside there was lots of exposed wood, a roaring fireplace, some comfy couches, a long copper bar, antique artwork and stained glass.
Both our bartender and the owner were very knowledgeable and helpful, letting us sample beers before trying them. One pint proved not to be enough, so I started with the Yule Fuel, then a Man Beer, followed by a free shot of the whiskey of the month courtesy of the barkeep,finishing the night off with a wonderful chalice of Royal Oil. Needless to say we were quite happy to be able to walk home.
We were there rather late and didn't order any food, but were able to take advantage of the late-night happy hour!
They also had probably the most impressive selection of whiskeys that I have ever seen in my life, as well as an extensive vintage bottle list.
This place is a must stop for anyone visiting Denver. (1,288 characters)

Photo of LittleDon
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Had dinner and a couple of beers after arriving in town on business. While the inside has a much better vibe (particularly on a hot summer day as it's dark and cool) I choose to sit outside. The patio is OK, overlooking a parking lot, but with overhead fans and some breeze. The service was the best aspect of my visit. My waitperson was knowledgeable about the beers, knew the menu, and was attentive, but not ominpresent. The beer was the most disappointing. I had the two IPA, neither of which I'd recommend (both were fair). Didn't look at the bottle menu, but there were only ten taps, all in-house brews. The food was OK, nothing to write home about. (656 characters)

Photo of rye726
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great spot to visit if you are ever in the area. Nice English pub feel with a bit of Belgian influence.

Had some nice beers on tap but unfortunately no hand pumps. Nice vintage menu as well.

Great service as well. Bar keep did not have the best beer knowledge, but the owner more than made up for it. I asked about a particular ale and he went back to his office to do soem on locale research.

Did nto try the food, but it looked good. Saw burgers, fish and chips, wings and salads. Worth the visit. (504 characters)

Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Visited Sunday, May 31, 2009:

Located in more of a suburban area of Denver, surrounded by some office buildings, it almost seems out of place when comparing the establishment to its surroundings, but none-the-less, I ventured in.

The interior reminded me of an English pub and oddly enough what I would imagine a German drinking hall would look like, only a little smaller...dark woods, wood paneling and it was dimly lit...but they had a New Orleans-type jazz band playing, who were really good. Good atmosphere as there were a lot of people for a Sunday...may be because it was the only place open on Sunday that you can get a beer in Denver. I called a half dozen other brew pubs and bars in and around Denver and they were either closed or closing before 8pm. Not sure what that was about. The place did quite down a bit after the band ended its session, but a good bit of the crowd hung around. Anyway, a nice big bar with plenty of room for 20+, but the place was not overly big. The place had maybe 10 beers on tap. The beers covered a number of styles. I believe that they also had some vintage beers, but I am not so sure about if they had bottles or not. They also had an extensive list of whiskey.

I tried the Hail Brau Hefe, the Tower ESB and the Stonehenge Stout. All were good, fresh and well done.

The food was pretty good and the staff and bartenders were knowledgeable about the beers. Overall, I thought the place was fairly reasonable as far as price goes. This is really a must for any BA in the area. (1,526 characters)

Photo of Floydster
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Visited on 4/28/09 at noon, reviewed from notes, located in a cool area near a nice long river in the Cherry Creek part of Denver, dark inside with old wooden furniture and fixtures but it is fitting, walk in and are greeted by a neat area with lots of accessories for sale including several different shirts coming in various colors and multiple kinds of glassware, awards hanging from the walls all over the place, ten taps with all their beers, three of those were seasonals, an IPA, coffee stout, and barleywine, had those as well as Man Beer was impressed for the most part with the beers, this would be a neat place to lounge with friends at night and have a beer, lots of history in this place and has been going since 1971, met the brewer and he was a nice guy as well, nachos, fish and chips, and sandwiches looked good but we did not eat anything, place had awesome root beer, tank room and brew house are in separate buildings behind the pub and rather small but they seem to get the job done, nice local hangout, I am bummed I missed their famous beer Legend of the Liquid Brain but I am sure I will be able to try it one day (1,137 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

What a jewel of an English Pub. Too bad it's located in the middle of urban sprawl. The quaint tudor style building gets overlooked by the contemporary suburban buildings nearby. The quaint, masculine motif extends inside with low-lying ceilings, oversized wood beams and columns, and dimly lit stained glass. We were fortunate enough to get seating near the fireplace. The beers are predominately English in character and recipe and do the styles well. The sheppards pie was as good as I have ever had and the price was more reasonable than expected. Good sized portions all around. The waitress was very attentive, knowlegable, and knew her beers well. I could see me spending a full Sunday here watching the football games and loading up on Man Beer. It's as good as English pubs get outside of England-- just ignore the neighborhoods on the way in. (852 characters)

Photo of jokelahoma
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I first went to this place back in 2003, I think, but finally decided I'd better review it after visiting again during this year's GABF.

It's not a huge place, and it's easy to miss, sitting as it does in the middle of a residential area. Parking is in a small lot, but again, since the place isn't huge on the inside, parking seems ample.

Once inside, it's all wood, copper and brass. Great ambiance. It just *feels* like a pub, if that makes any sense. Comfortable, with a large fireplace that was going on my latest visit. A bar takes up about 2/3 of the far wall as you enter, and their smallish beerables shop takes up most of the front wall of the place. Lighting was dark, but you could see well enough to get around.

Being GABF week, it was busy as hell when I arrived on a Saturday evening, yet service was prompt, and remained that way throughout. Compare that with other notable beer places in town during GABF, and you'll see why I was duly impressed.

The beers they make themselves are top notch. Depending on the mood of the brewer, you may find more than one example of a particular variety on tap (eg. this last visit they had their "Man Beer" IPA, as well as one called "No Coast" IPA. Both were excellent). I've yet to find a brew of theirs I wouldn't want to try again.

As far as selection, in addition to their 8-10 house brews, they also carry an enormous variety of single malt scotchs, small batch bourbons, etc. But the real kicker is that they have a vintage beer list. You can get bottles of cellared beers here, such as a 2002 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, a few well aged Belgian Flanders Red ales, and as I was fortunate enough to try, a 1988 (!) JW Lees Harvest Ale. With more liquor than most package stores carry, their own fantastic brews, and a book of vintage ales, it's really going to be difficult to not find something you like here.

The food was reasonably priced, especially for Denver. Apps were typically below $10, and entrees around $20, with exceptions. While some of it is pub fare, you can also get burgers made with Kobe beef or bison, if you so choose. The flavor is excellent. Well worth eating here if you're going to be drinking here.

Glad I went back this year. This visit reminded me how much I really love this place. It's not downtown, so it's not exactly in a touristy location. But it's worth the short drive from either downtown or the tech center that it takes to get here. Wait... screw driving. Pay for the cab. With so many good things to drink, you won't want to drive back. Seek this one out, and make it a point to stop by here when in Denver. (2,609 characters)

Photo of Crosling
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Bull & Bush is one of the top destinations in Colorado.

First things first, this is in every way a top notch brewpub, with several brewed in house styles available, the best being the barrel aged strong ales. When those are not available there are plenty of other well brewed ales available.

The service I have experienced in my few visits has been very good. Well staffed and well managed place.

The food, which I have only had once, was fairly average grub. Nothing outstanding.

The best part about this place....but shhhh, keep it a secret...is the vintage beer menu. (578 characters)

Photo of waltonc
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I could see this atmosphere being polarizing. Either you like it a lot or you don't. It's an old school, dimly lit, lots of wood paneling, clubby puffy chairs, kind of place. Very spacious, was not very crowded when I was there. So I thought it was great. You can see the back room where their beer tanks are, and I noticed a bunch of fancy looking bottles, so I asked the server what that was all about, and she said they're beers on their "Vintage Beer Menu," which, of course, I asked her to bring me.

Some interesting stuff on there, categorized by country. Very few American products on the list (one notable one being New Belgium La Folie, going back as far as 2002, but not all years from then until now). Lots of Belgians and U.K. stuff. In addition, they had around 14 of their own beers on tap. I had their dubbel, which was very good. I also had a sip of a friend's hefeweizen, which seemed pretty tasty. Overall, their house beers vastly exceeded my expectations, since I expect most brewpubs beers to suck. Didn't have any other beers here, as I had already consumed several earlier that day while watching Michigan defeat Wisconsin.

Service: Our server was pretty good. She knew all the beers on the menu by heart, and was friendly enough.

Food: I had the shepard's pie, which was bland and mediocre.

I'll definitely come back to this place, and update my review as appropriate. (1,399 characters)

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3.23/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place is difficult to find. It's a low set-back building among a group of large apartment-type buildings. The roads in the area are not a neat grid pattern, which contributed to our confusion as we drove past probably 5 or 6 times before finally finding the destination. We entered into a large dining room with a bar along the back side. Decor was dark wood and English pub despite the large number of TVs for sports lovers. We were seated outside, as the dinner rush was finishing up. The atmosphere was loud and the crowd was young college/recent grad types. Menu selection was English pub fare and service was rather slow. They had a large number of different styles on tap, as well as a vintage cellar to choose from. The two beers I had were not particularly impressive (buttery notes). A bit far of a drive for us to make a standard date destination, especially considering our mediocre experience. (910 characters)

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Bull & Bush Brewery in Denver, CO
92 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.