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Bull & Bush Brewery

Not Rated.
Bull & Bush BreweryBull & Bush Brewery
BEER AVG
3.84/5
Based on:
39 Beers
558 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 96
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bandbmanbeer

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(Place added by: marc77)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DenverHopHead
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!

Photo of NordeastFan26
5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of rsdaugherty
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of Caleb
3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of mountdew1
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of dirtylou
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +9.9%
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 -17.5%
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.

Bull & Bush Brewery in Denver, CO
91 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.