Bull & Bush Brewery

Bull & Bush BreweryBull & Bush Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(303) 759-0333 | map

No notes at this time.

Added by marc77

View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 125
Photo of SudsTerkel
4.95/5  rDev +21%
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!

 793 characters

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.9/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

 584 characters

Photo of MrMonkey
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

 1,288 characters

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

 518 characters

Photo of GilGarp
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

 1,342 characters

Photo of russpowell
4.58/5  rDev +12%
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

 1,001 characters

Photo of gueuzegeek
4.58/5  rDev +12%
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!!

 1,685 characters

Photo of dlloyd4114
4.58/5  rDev +12%
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!

 503 characters

Photo of Joey2timer
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
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

 167 characters

Photo of rye726
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

 504 characters

Photo of jokelahoma
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

 2,609 characters

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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!

 633 characters

Photo of thanatos2948
4.5/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

First off the architecture from the outside looks like I should be somewhere in England about 1850. There is an outdoor deck visible from the parking lot that works great on cool summer nights. Stepping inside you quickly notice the dark, woodsy feel of the place, instantly comfortable. Sitting at the back of the bar able to look out over the dining room is the place to be. Lots of nice touches, the bar top being one of my favorites. Usually about 12 pub brews on tap. The best in my opinion being the Justice IPA. Great service, low-key, authentic pub atmosphere.

 568 characters

Photo of session1979
4.5/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I was introduced to the B&B beers at the 2007 Colorado Strong Ale Fest where they stole the show, allow me to recreate the scene.

Early April 2007, a cold day in the town of Boulder, CO. Its late afternoon and we were approx 12 sample tastings into the day so we were feeling pretty good. We decide to try and grab a table so we can have a quick snack and recharge for a few minutes. On the way to the table we grab one more sample, The Royal Oil. We sat down and take in the aroma, fantastic, huge, bourbon, lovely amazing but will the taste support it? YES! and YES again. This beer stole the show.

I made my first visit to the pub a couple weeks ago and it was very impressive. First off the beer selection is fantastic but more importantly my wife loved the atmosphere and the expansive menu. Men, this is saying something as she is 7 months pregnant and hard to please. The Friday special is all you can eat fish and chips which was great. A few others got the burgers and green chili and everyone loved their meal. A true diamond in the rough, this place is my new favorite pub. Thanks!

 1,098 characters

Photo of sommersb
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

 894 characters

Photo of ArrogantB
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Bull and Bush is one of my favorite places to drink beer in Denver. That is mostly based upon the quality of the beers that they brew. My favorites are the Man beer and the Man-Man DIPA. The place is styled after an English pub with a really cool copper bar. The service is good and so is the food. They have a "Growler Tuesday" where you can get refills for $6. They also have a growler club where you can get your 10th growler free. The patio is nice but the last time I went they had the heaters on and it was like 70 degrees outside.

 537 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

What a jewel of an English Pub. Too bad it's located in the middle of urban sprawl. The quaint tudor style building gets overlooked by the contemporary suburban buildings nearby. The quaint, masculine motif extends inside with low-lying ceilings, oversized wood beams and columns, and dimly lit stained glass. We were fortunate enough to get seating near the fireplace. The beers are predominately English in character and recipe and do the styles well. The sheppards pie was as good as I have ever had and the price was more reasonable than expected. Good sized portions all around. The waitress was very attentive, knowlegable, and knew her beers well. I could see me spending a full Sunday here watching the football games and loading up on Man Beer. It's as good as English pubs get outside of England-- just ignore the neighborhoods on the way in.

 852 characters

Photo of Crosling
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Bull & Bush is one of the top destinations in Colorado.

First things first, this is in every way a top notch brewpub, with several brewed in house styles available, the best being the barrel aged strong ales. When those are not available there are plenty of other well brewed ales available.

The service I have experienced in my few visits has been very good. Well staffed and well managed place.

The food, which I have only had once, was fairly average grub. Nothing outstanding.

The best part about this place....but shhhh, keep it a secret...is the vintage beer menu.

 578 characters

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

An English pub with unfortunate splashes of American sports bar. Nice leather seating, some couches and a nice patio. Large wooden beams are exposed on the ceiling making it appear older than it is. Nice selection of scotch, beer and whiskey.
The TVs are loud when sports are on and takes away from the intimacy.
Food was very good, nice selection of english and american food, good service, friendly staff.
Fairly good location, just off a main street (Colorado Blvd.), but far enough away from traffic.
Pricing is decent, especially on 'special' nights. The Man Beer was 2.75/pint and is very good. They also had a special on scotch that night, but, hey, I like beer.

 674 characters

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
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!

 607 characters

Photo of AlleywayRover
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped by this bar during a recent trip to Denver, CO.
The atmosphere is very cool. I really dig the copper-topped bar and the English pub feel.

Their selection of brew was fantastic. They had a five or six core brews that (mostly) kept with the English theme of the place. But the brewer is obviously of the experimental variety. There were two beers that were unique to say the least, and it's always a lot of fun to try a beer that is truly different.

Their bar staff was friendly and fairly knowledgeable. They kept the gasses filled and stopped every once in a while to talk about their beers.

I had their 'famous fish and chips'. It was good, nothing exceptional, but very good. The fries (or chips if you like) were fantastic.

Overall, this was a really fun place to visit, and I would not hesitate to do so again.

 826 characters

Photo of rowew
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

So I've had B&B beers many times in the past, at beer fests and at Falling Rock. Somehow I had never made it down here. Stopped by after visiting the cherry creek farmers market. The location was not at all what I expected - this is back in a mostly residential district - nice pub looking building. Main bar area is fairly dark - looks like a nice old style pub, long bar. All the brewing equipment is in the back. We sat on the patio - a nice large covered area off of the dining room. Samplers were in quantities of 3 beers, and they had enough on tap to do 3 different samplers. All the beers were better than average, with some being very nice. Food we tried was good - I had the fish and chips and the wife had fish tacos. I'll definitely be back to try more of the food, and have larger samples of the well made beers.

 825 characters

Photo of mikeys01
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The Bull and Bush kind of pops out at you where you might least expect it, buried amidst an area full of upscale business offices and situated near Cherry Creek. The building itself is something to behold in this environment, with a heavy wood framed Tudorish appearance. Venturing inside does not disappoint, this place serves a heavy dose of English Pub with a side order of TV’s and sports bar. Interior is filled with lots of dark wood, dim lighting, and an inviting bar plopped down front and center. Lots of interesting and peculiar signage hung about as well. Crowd is quite a mix, consisting of trendy business types, friendly locals, and newcomers like myself.

Beer list is quite impressive, on the order of 12-14 house beers on tap on both days I visited. Styles range from English to experimental American, I offer no complaints on any I’ve tried, from tasty IPA’s to delicious bocks. Food is mostly standard pub fare, though all done pretty well, for instance you can get a regular, kobe, or bison burger with any fixins you can imagine. Fries are homemade and darn tasty. Service on both of my visits has been quite good, and servers were well acquainted with the beer list. I didn’t think the TV’s interfered with the atmosphere at all, the ‘Bull is one of those places where you feel pretty comfortable walking in and planting yourself on a barstool for a while.

 1,386 characters

Photo of flexabull
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

 662 characters

Photo of NVbeer
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We took the short drive out of downtown to the Cherry Creek area to enjoy lunch. The drive was well worth it as this was a great establishment. The outside and inside both reflect a european flair with seating available in the bar area or away from the bar seperated by a doorway. The food seleciton was above the usual pubfare, again having a european flair. The beer selection was quite nice, with some specials on tap, most likely due to it being GABF week, but my wife enjoyed a IPA while I had an ESB, and to end we split a double brown ale..quite tasty that would have gone well with desert. When in the denver area, definatly take a ride to the bull and bush..

 667 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Bull & Bush Brewery in Denver, CO
3.82 out of 5 based on 876 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.