Bull & Bush Brewery

Bull & Bush BreweryBull & Bush Brewery
Bull & Bush BreweryBull & Bush Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

4700 Cherry Creek Dr S
Denver, Colorado, 80246
United States

(303) 759-0333 | map

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40ontarget from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

I've been here several times and really enjoy this place. The beer they brew here is for the most part on point. The food is above average and is well made from a varied menu. The whiskey list is outstanding. If I had to knock anything at Bull And Bush it would be that the service is sometimes indifferent. But the bottom line is that this is a pretty good watering hole with pretty good beers.

Nov 23, 2021
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Redrover from Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

This was one of my stops during a recent visit to Denver.

Kudos to the management for doing a great job during this Covid mess. Tables were well spaced and they augmented their nice beer garden with a large tent.

The inside is dominated by a large center bar surrounded by seating areas. There are plenty of TVs inside and out, so easy to watch a game.

Our server was quick with beers and was patient as we perused the large menu. The food was a hit!
They have a large selection of both house and guest beers. I enjoyed their Vienna lager, APA and IPA.

This place may be a little too Old School for some trend chasers, but we really enjoyed it!

Aug 12, 2020
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QuakeAttack from California

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This is just a fun brew pub to go. Larger menu with good/great food. Surprised at how much I enjoyed the beer (both draft and bottle). Good family environment with sports on the telli. Will be back the next time that we are in Denver visting my son!

Apr 13, 2020
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We stopped here because it had some decent reviews and it was near our hotel. Certainly glad we went to Bull & Bush, and will be back again before we leave Denver.
It's a dark place. The bar is fairly well-lit, but the tables are more in the dark. Lots of dark wood in this place. But it's comfortable. There's a covered patio on the outside. My wife and I sat inside, at the bar, and were entertained by some locals. Great people to talk with, and isn't that the point of neighborhood bars?
Large beer selection, both on tap and in bottles. Crowlers are available. Mostly Bull & Bush beers, but several guests also.
Food was very good, as was the service.

Apr 16, 2019
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.15/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped in for lunch. They had seven of their own beer on tap, and a guest tap list of Belgians, German beers, and some nice regional beers.

Their beers were all pretty solid, and with more time, would've had a few more glasses of theirs. By solid I mean they were tasty representations of the style within the style. No top notch offerings, but above average quality and flavor in all beers.

The service was on point, quite friendly, and at an acceptable level. The food was nice and plentiful, if on the high side of normal price for lunch. The house beers were nicely priced, the fine guest offerings also tended towards the higher price range, however.

There is a high probability we will return to this place next opportunity we get.

Sep 09, 2016
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flexabull from California

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Funky old British Pub style place. Really dark inside, but also a really lively crowd. Seems like it's kinda stuck in the 70's/80's, but I liked it.

Quality of their beers were pretty good. Neither were great, but both I tried were solid.

Service was quite good. It was happening on Saturday night here, but they got us a table quickly, and our server was friendly and prompt.

Selection was great. Quite of few of their own beers, (10 or so) plus another 25+ guest brews. So lots to choose from.

Food was quite tasty, and definitely much better than your average pub.

Overall, a very cool and fun old school place. Would visit often if I lived in the area.

Nov 13, 2015
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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I had a pitcher of the Man beer after a long flight. Very laid back atmosphere and it seemed like a drinker's quiet hangout. I would highly recommend it.

Aug 15, 2015
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Joey2timer from Colorado

4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
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

May 18, 2015
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beergoot from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
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...

Jan 24, 2015
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spoony from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

Dec 13, 2014
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

Nov 04, 2014
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dcscientist from Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

Sep 26, 2014
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roan22 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

Aug 16, 2014
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | 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!

Apr 15, 2014
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rsdaugherty from Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -9%
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.

Feb 04, 2014
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mountdew1 from New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Dec 03, 2013
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dirtylou from New York

3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Oct 20, 2013
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MilwaukeeCrusher from Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Mar 15, 2013
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Oct 16, 2012
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sommersb from Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Jul 18, 2012
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champ103 from Texas

3.34/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

Jun 08, 2012
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SudsTerkel from Colorado

4.95/5  rDev +20.4%
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!

Apr 27, 2012
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hopfacebrew from Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
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!

Jan 30, 2012
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

such a cool place. atmosphere is perfect for beer drinking. dark wood and a brass bar, an old english feel to it, dim lighting and a fireplace with comfy couches. this just feels right to me, a good place to hole up, especially in the colder months, but they have a cool patio out back when its nicer. 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, diverse enough menu for a pub, burger of the month is always a hit, green chili on mashed potatoes is legendary, reuben sandwich was really good too. my knock on this place is the prices, it was very expensive, especially if you drink nicer beers and whiskey. worth the money? probably, but i certainly cant afford to hang here as much as i would like to. still, i love this place, one of the seemingly still undiscovered gems in denver!

edit: i have been here a hundred times now and love it more every time, even met my wife here! their own beers keep getting better and better, not just all english stuff anymore, really modern and creative stuff, and they now bottle some of their best as well, royal oil is insane, but they do so many things well. suepr heady guest beers too, things you dont see anywhere else in town. they have an incredible cellar bottle list you have to ask for with some crazy vintage selections on it, they throw wicked events like their christmas party (not to be missed), and it seems like this is still one of the under the radar spots in town. ill never go to denver again without coming here to get loose. it will always have a special place in my heart!

Dec 31, 2011
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Dec 19, 2011
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