Bull & Bush Brewery
Active Beers: 53
Beer Ratings: 511
Beer Avg: 3.85
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 59 | Display Reviews Only:
2.78/5 rDev -31%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Came here the Sunday after GABF mostly to try their award winning Turnip the Beets. Walked through the main bar area which seemed quite nice. No seating for four plus a baby so we sat out on the patio in the sun.
The service we had was horrible. Not sure if it was the girl's first day or not, but she really didn't have a clue. Among her mistakes, she messed up my brother's entre order and didn't know what a cask beer was until I informed her it was listed on the beer menu. When my cask beer did arrive, it was beyond flat and the head had completely subsided to the point where I easily lost a few ounces of beer to the pint glass. It was such a shame. Plus, she often took a very, very long time to check back in with us.
Ordered a burger with fries and a side of chili. Came out a little cold as it felt like it was sitting in the kitchen too long - probably because our server forgot about it. Burger still didn't taste all that but the chili was quite good.
Prices were on the high side. They didn't take AHA cards for any kinds of discount.
Overall, I was greatly disappointed as it was my first time there and I really wanted to like this place as my brother talked some good things about it. I'll honestly have second thoughts on coming again the next time I'm in Denver.
10-14-2011 02:27:45 | More by jwhancher
3.23/5 rDev -19.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
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.
08-02-2008 21:34:37 | More by mentor
3.3/5 rDev -18.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$
I tried two beers here. The "Man Beer" was a pretty good representation of an English IPA. The summer ale was not impressive at all. Food was also mediocre. Other people rave about the atmosphere but the interior actually lacks character and very tacky. It was stuffy inside, could use more ventilation for sure. However, they do have a very extensive collection of whisky. There are many more nicer beer establishments in Denver. Do not recommend this place. One of my least favorite brew pubs in the area.
06-29-2010 22:01:38 | More by paulheuts
3.34/5 rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
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.
06-07-2012 23:00:44 | More by champ103
3.4/5 rDev -15.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Bull & Bush sits in southeast Denver but not too far out of the way if you're beer hunting. Though I typically enjoy British style pubs, I wasn't much impressed with the vibe of the place. On one hand it's a sports bar...large TV's all over. On the other hand it's dark (too dark) and laid back. Not sure what they're shooting for because the two themes seems to clash with each other and for some reason didn't work well with me.
The beers for the most part were good. I greatly enjoyed Gargamel and Man Beer, but the others were so-so. They had five regulars and one specialty (Gargamel) on draft. Though I didn't partake, I did appreciate seeing a cellar list, and I wish more brewpubs had something like this available.
The service and food were good. We ordered shrimp tacos...maybe too spicy for our taste, but the rest of the menu looked appetizing. They also have a cool retail "closet" with tons of shirts, logoed glasses, etc. for purchase.
Bull & Bush is a good place, but I'm not so sure I'd revisit unless I happen to be right in the area. Being the highest rated brewpub in the Denver area, I believe I was expecting more. Go for Man Beer if you must have it at the source.
07-13-2008 22:34:30 | More by wolffman17
Bull & Bush Brewery in Denver, CO
90 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.