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Hops Burger Bar

Not Rated.
Hops Burger BarHops Burger Bar
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

12 Reviews
Reviews: 12
Visits: 35
Avg: 4.07
pDev: n/a
Taps: 17
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2419 Spring Garden St
Greensboro, North Carolina, 27403-2042
United States
phone: (336) 235-2178 | map
www.hopsburgerbar.com

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Place added by: MasterSki on 10-05-2013

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Reviews: 12 | Visits: 35
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Photo of IrishLace
4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of OldManMetal
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is a very burger-centric restaurant with a nice beer selection. It seems to be very popular; went there for lunch on a Saturday, and five minutes after opening most of the tables were full (most of the bar too). Twenty minutes after opening there was a line down the sidewalk and staff had a wait list going.

The interior is close-quarters; it's not a very big place, and they have made the most efficient use of space possible, so it feels a bit claustrophobic when it gets full. The indoor dining area is not very well-lit, either, which probably contributes to that feel, and two of the folks that were with me later commented on a vaguely unpleasant smell that I didn't pick up on. Outside seating is a nice option if the weather is good- that's what we chose.

The menu is burger-heavy, as would be expected from the name of the place. There are ten different named burgers to choose from, with a few options for bun (brioche, potato roll, pretzel roll, and gluten-free) and burger (veggie, turkey, bison, grilled chicken), plus about a dozen different appetizer options, a few salad options, and a few different sandwich options. There is also a pretty comprehensive "build your own burger" option if none of the standard burgers are to your taste. Fries can be had with one of about a dozen different toppings; the base fry is a medium-sized breaded/seasoned fry similar to what Popeye's uses- good stuff. Prices are a bit high, but not outrageous.

Beer selection is very good for a burger joint; 18 taps and about 40 cans/bottles. The selection is very NC-centric, with Wicked Weed as a particular focus. Styles available run the gamut; there should be something here for everyone. Me? I had a Torch pilsner from Highland Brewing Company to go with my Hops Classic 8-oz burger.

Service was very good. Staff were pleasant, efficient, professional, and responsive to customer requests; they are obviously used to being quite busy, as they handled a full push at opening like it was business as usual. The wait time between ordering and the food hitting the table was very good considering how many orders must have gone in at once. Once the food was served, our server was attentive but not over-present. We cashed out at the same time as three other tables, and she handled the checks very quickly.

And the burgers? They were ace. Best burger in Greensboro? Probably not, that's a high bar. A top-notch option that I will make it a point to revisit next time I'm in town? Absolutely!

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Photo of gfx
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 5

The burgers are outstanding, definitely worth the trek. The beer selection is decent, there's usually something on the list worth spending time with. Outside seating is far preferred IMO, inside sometimes has a rather unpleasant smell going on. One of my go-to joints when I'm in the area.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of walkinginplace
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Photo of mwar
3/5  rDev -26.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Had high expectations based on the reviews. The outdoor rooftop is nice. Other than that average....

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Photo of Nctide
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Best burgers and beer list in town. Their draft lineup is constantly rotating with a good mix of local, state, and national craft beers. They often have stuff from wicked weed, haw river, and foothills that can be tough to find in one spot.

I recommend trying any of their specialty burgers, The one that seems to get the most hype is the North Carolinian. I guess having fried egg, fried green tomato, bacon, and pimento cheese on a burger will do that. The spicy goat is great as are the daily specials.

The staff knows their craft beer and are friendly and attentive.

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Photo of JMUbrewz
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Sweet spot to get some grub and beer, but be prepared to wait a bit. This place has been packed every time I've been. In the warmer seasons there is some outdoor seating, so that helps a bit. Pretty unique menu of local and farm raised fare and some really different styles of burgers, as well as gastro pub apps and the sort. Pretty decent taplist of craft beers, with mostly local offerings. The tabled seating is packed in pretty tight, with some booths along the side wall, and the long, straight bar all the way in the back. There are some tvs above the bar for sporting events. This is a pretty cool spot if you are in the Triad area.

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Photo of wilson9603
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Martyrob
5/5  rDev +22.9%

I love this place. They try to always have a great rotating selection of craft beers and consistently produce a great hamburger. If you are looking for a great place for lunch or dinner with your craft beer, this is one of the best places in Greensboro.

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4.73/5  rDev +16.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Photo of irishstoutlvr
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

This is the go-to spot in Greensboro, if you want the best burger in town!!! Their burgers are 100 % Angus fresh ground, they use local veggies, and local made cheeses. They have some cool burger ideas. The Diablo is my favorite.

Friendly, and knowledgeable staff!!

Their beer selection is quality vs. quantity. It would be nice to have a wider selection of beers on tap, but there is always something for everyone's taste buds. It is a busy place, so if you are going on a friday or saturday, expect a wait to sit down.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of paul_db
3.99/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

I drove by this place, and knew it was what i wanted to go to once i saw the name "Hops Burger Bar"…

Confirmed via yelp the reviews spoke highly of this place and their rotating brew selection.

Got in and figured i'd drink local to see what NC was about. Went with the Foothills Hoppyum IPA…. paired with a Classic burger and Sweet potato fries.

Burger was AWESOME. Sweet potato fries came with this sweet cinamin butter type dip.

The beer itself may have not satisfied my palate but it's definitely not the restaurants fault.

I also tried Weyerbacher's Insanity barleywine which i believe is out of PA, very solid.

Overall good selection of brews on tap to choose from, and fantastic food. Everyone with me gave me an applause for calling the shot to stop by here for dinner.

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Hops Burger Bar in Greensboro, NC
91 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.