Bull & Bush Brewery

Bull & Bush BreweryBull & Bush Brewery
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Bull & Bush BreweryBull & Bush Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(303) 759-0333 | map

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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.95/5  rDev +20.7%
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!

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing food and beer. Get their ESB.

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4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This is my favorate bar/brewpub in denver, the atmosphere is great, you can't beat the food, and the beer is great and unique. There is always something new to try, and most of the staff is experienced and knowledgeable.Their is always a wide selection of mostly British style beer to try. If you're into whiskey, I believe they do whiskey tastings on certain days as well. The patio outside provides even more of a feel for the place. Definately would reccommend this to anyone visiting Denver, and to all the locals.

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4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of GilGarp
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I went here yesterday for the first time. It turned out to be a great place to escape the inlaws who are in town this week.

Driving up, it looks like has been air-lifted from england. It has a very traditional tudor style and a big shady patio area.

It's near 100 degrees out so I opt for the indoor bar for lunch and a couple of beers. Fairly dark inside with just enough light to make it not feel opressive. There's a long copper-clad bar with big sturdy chairs. The whole place feels 19th century but I see that they will be celebrating their 37th anniversary next month.

Service at the bar was very propt and friendly. I selected the belgian dark ale called Gargamel, looked over the menu, and ordered a reuben with fries. It came out freakishly fast and was excellent. I'm as much a connoisseur of reubens as I am of beer and this one was the best I've had in Colorado. Reasonably priced too at $7.95.

The beers were great too. I followed the belgian with their famous Man Beer and was very impressed.

They also had a vintage beer menu which included Avery's imperial range, some belgians, and of course Hardys' all dating back into the 1990s. Very cool but a bit expensive for my taste.

Overall, Bull and Bush is a great place for a pint and a sandwich. There really should be more like this... but then it wouldn't be as special.

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4.59/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of russpowell
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went there today for lunch. Boy it was scorcher 100+! Nice & cool inside. Dark wood paneled interiors & wood/leather allover the place. Decor is not over the top & could pass for an brit pub, no problem (except you get fantastic table service & food!) . Had vintage beer ( Avery 2003 salvation ), wine & single malt special

Quality of the ales & food were stellar. I Had the double man, rye bock & tower esb. All were tasty...

Mind blowing service, this & the beer means I will come again & again!

9 different beers on tap ( they have cask some times ). It ran the gamut from pils, saison, double ipa & rye bock to the usual suspects

Food was great, loved the blackend hailibut tacos & the green chille/mash taters were good too. Next time, kobe beef cheeseburger I think.

Having said that the food was a tad pricey (this is cherry creek, a pretty pricey little neighborhood near denver university) but that is just FYI, I will still go back with anticipation of the total experience

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Photo of gueuzegeek
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

As I start this review, I am thinking "Man (Beer), I really cannot say enough about this place", but I will try to keep it simple.

When you walk in, your eyes do have to adjust just a bit, as it usually is a bit on the darker side. The place as a real English pub feel to it with lots of dark wood abound. The tables and chairs even feel like you could be in an English pub. There is a great little nook where you can sit at the bar and actually face outward--not many seats there, but it is a great spot!!

Okay, the beer--THE BEER!! I think they had different taps when I was there from one day until about 5 days later--I KNOW they had a different beer on one of the hand pumps. Man Beer on cask (yeh, that is the name of a beer) is fabulous!! The Justice IPA I thought was even more kick A$$ than it was as a cask ale, but that may just be me. While I was there, it was Christmas in July and their Brown was aged in burbon oak and was created as a 'double' version--it was WAY better than the JW Lees they had from i think 2001, which was also aged, but in port--not that I should compare, but heck, why not--they made one better!!

Anyway, the pilsner was quite nice as was the stout. I would just say try anything and you will not be disappointed. I think they had 15 different beers of their own on tap--quite an impressive array and I really could not find fault with any of them!!

During my two weeks there, I was there three times. Oh--just should mention they have lots-o-single malts as well--BONUS!!

I almost forgot twoimportant things...the food is decent for bar food and the service was top notch--they really took care of me, since I was there by myself!!

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4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I tried the Triple ale, very good and an Octoberfest (i think, we had already had few when we got there) and it was very good as well. We were there on a Monday night and it was rib night, they were outstanding but the sides were standard fare. I loved the atmosphere, it was befitting of a place that serves Man Beer. They have a lot on tap and judging by how busy they were and how long they have been in business they will still be there the next time in Denver. I am going back to sample more brews!

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Photo of Joey2timer
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
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

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4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of rye726
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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4.52/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jokelahoma
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Bull & Bush Brewery in Denver, CO
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