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Bull & Bush Brewery
Active Beers: 48
Beer Ratings: 373
Beer Avg: 3.85
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
4700 Cherry Creek Dr S
phone: (303) 759-0333
(Place added by: marc77)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
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
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.
07-20-2011 23:28:10 |
More by LeeryLeprechaun
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.
06-29-2011 22:22:00 |
More by AlleywayRover
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Stopped by this place during my current visit to Denver. The vibe of this place is pretty cool with indoor and outdoor seating options. Very dark inside with a long bar and lots of dark wood accents. Plenty of seating and a hallway that leads to the semi-outdoor seating. This are has all of the tanks behind a glass wall which is a nice touch. Much brighter(obviously) than the indoor part and a better place to enjoy your experience.
The service was decent here but nothing out of the ordinary. They seemed to know what was available but our server wasn't terribly knowledgeable about beer. She did make sure that our glasses were full which was nice.
The selection of beer is very impressive because they brew a large variety of styles, make their own root beer(amazing) an have an insane vintage beer list. Their beers are hit and miss but I was able to get an '02 La Folie for $33!!! This was just the tip of the iceberg. Vintage lambic from 3 Fonteinen, Boon and Oude Beersel. In addition, they had oldr vintages of several De Dolle beers, JW Lees and some other nice rarities. These beers were slightly expensive but pretty reasonable considering the rarity. Just awesome!
05-28-2011 01:59:38 |
More by corby112
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
After having had an incredibly bad experience at this place a few years back, I had no intention of ever returning (still haven't eaten there since). Having tried a few of their beers at GABF a year or so ago, I decided to stop by for a couple of beers last week. For the most part, the standard lineup was average, although a few of their special beers (funky cougar, legend of the liquid brain, royal oil, yuel fuel) were very good to excellent. As I mentioned earlier, I did not try the food (it was pretty good years ago), but the menu looked good. Pretty good ambience, and a nice place to have a couple beers.
05-23-2011 23:45:08 |
More by emmasdad
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$
I tried two beers here. The "Man Beer" was a pretty good representation of an English IPA. The summer ale was not impressive at all. Food was also mediocre. Other people rave about the atmosphere but the interior actually lacks character and very tacky. It was stuffy inside, could use more ventilation for sure. However, they do have a very extensive collection of whisky. There are many more nicer beer establishments in Denver. Do not recommend this place. One of my least favorite brew pubs in the area.
06-29-2010 22:01:38 |
More by paulheuts
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Play day sandwiched Friday between GABF days. Had it mapped but it took some doin' 'cause Leetsdale doesn't exist as far as I'm concerned. I mean, fuck, I would've turned onto it had it existed, or at least had it been clearly marked, or at least marked at all. Nope, I'm standing by "doesn't exist", having backtracked the way overshooting of not it...
Sprawling Tudory looking place on the corner, you enter from the light blindly "Is anyone there?" letting your head adjust to the dim that is, and taking the steps down into this deep room disappearing into the dark. "J" shaped copper topped bar with a light wood handrail & brass foot rail seating 18 off to the left. 14 tap tower on the barback below rows of shelved booze over mirrored backing and placards above the taps listing selections. Glass mug club mugs line the length & in rows above, and a pair of TV's on one end. Handpump handles on both ends of the bar but I don't think they're live. Sunken spots from the bar overhang, display cases with bottles boxed & tubed Scotch, some mugs & cups, a few rifles of course, and a stained glass panel center. Around the far side of the bar, a small dart nook for the throwing of pointy things.
3 hightops on pillars horsebrassed with colored lanterns adjacent to the bar and 18 square and round tables across the floor; the ones on the far wall being benched leather ½ ovals, brass rail sectioned. Dark wood paneled walls with horse, fox & hound prints, and some English pub signage. High shelving all around with books, urns, barrels, vases, steins, lanterns and jugs. Small TV's in the far corners, larger flats inside. Fat wood rafter on textured ceilings of cementiness, with colored glass box lanterns down the center of the room & a wagon wheel in dead center; the room carpeted except for the exposed plank wood up along the bar.
Raised area to the rear with a pair of roundies to each side of a pair of leather couches hugging a fireplace, the mantle horsebrassed with growlers below a "Now on tap" board. Through to the split level side room, with tables 6 & 6, offering views of the brew room to the rear. The trim lined with ceramic steins strung white lighting, tap handles and bottles. And an outside room patio canopied with windows that fold up & in off that holding a dozen tables with ceiling heaters, TV's lining above.
Samplers are flights of 3 in small rockish glasses, reasonable, I suppose, with the 18 beers they have on. Started with I don't know which 3 and then started ordering the next flight halfway through the one I was in. (Dry The Rain Pale Ale (APA), good hoppiness; Hopsmith Pale Ale (EPA), kind of butter nose but tasted okay; Tower ESB, floral hoppiness, biscuity, fairly pleasant; Man Beer (English IPA), citrus, piney fruity, crisp hoppiness; No Coast IPA (American IPA), more so aggressively bitter, nicely grapefruity; Stonehenge Stout (American Stout), roasty with some bitterness; 38th Anniversary Ale (Belgian Style Extra Export Stout), bourbon pruney; Ice Cream Clone (Milk Stout), big vanilla nose & flavor, sweetness follows; Happy Hop Pilsner, not very Pilsnery bitelike; Allgood Amber Ale, nice caramel sweetness, lightly hopped; Highway To Helles, a kind of meh Helles, Dave says "it's tired"; Big Ben Brown Ale (Northern English Brown), nice toffee sweetness). The Dry The Rain APA, Man Beer English IPA, No Coast American IPA, Allgood Amber Ale & Big Ben Brown Ale were the best of the dozen I tried, didn't get to the barrel aged Barleywine & Impy Stout, Hefe & Strawberry Hefe, Saison and the Root Beer.
And a vintage bottle list with some interesting selections, mostly Belgian (Boon Gueuze '00, Oud Beersel Kriek '00 & Gueuze '02, De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel '00 for $50 (ouch) and Oer Bier Reserva '02 for $17.50 (not bad), Saison De Pipaix '85, '95 & '96 (was this beer ever good?), a few American micros (LA Folie '02 & '04, Sierra Bigfoots '02, '04 & '06, too many Sam Adams Triple Bock vintages), and a bunch of 10+ year old imports (Sinbrychoff, Carnegie Porter, Harvey A Le Coq, Thomas Hardy's & Lees Harvest going back to '88).
And we'll be getting our food on, as well. Started with a bowl of pork green chili, chunks of pork, this one with cheese & onions on the side, and flour tortillas to help. Rip, scoop, wrap, eat, repeat. And a killer sandwich, too. It's wonderful to see you again, my old friend French Dip. Traded up some random side for a salad of healthy illusion. Food was good and it was plentiful.
Big time English pubbiness and the lack of light you hide things in. I can hardly see but I'm telling you, that cat there (pointing with elbow) has Andy Crouch's face. Beerwise, they have a large number of house taps up with a decent range. I particularly liked having the ability to do verticals of the English vs American style IPA's & Pale Ales. Good house, glad I saw what I could. Nice start to the well into the day.
01-20-2010 01:04:10 |
More by slander
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.
12-10-2009 21:39:37 |
More by MrRetardedMonkey
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Had dinner and a couple of beers after arriving in town on business. While the inside has a much better vibe (particularly on a hot summer day as it's dark and cool) I choose to sit outside. The patio is OK, overlooking a parking lot, but with overhead fans and some breeze. The service was the best aspect of my visit. My waitperson was knowledgeable about the beers, knew the menu, and was attentive, but not ominpresent. The beer was the most disappointing. I had the two IPA, neither of which I'd recommend (both were fair). Didn't look at the bottle menu, but there were only ten taps, all in-house brews. The food was OK, nothing to write home about.
07-10-2009 00:24:04 |
More by LittleDon
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.
06-30-2009 05:59:56 |
More by rye726
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