Bull City is best at burgers and beer

Bull City Burger and Brewery
bull city beersWhenever I’m in Durham around dinner time, Bull City Burger and Brewery always comes to mind. Not only do they brew their own beer, they take pride in making their own burgers, right down to the bun and condiments!

Enjoy dinner inside at one of their long, community tables. The first time I ate there, we sat with the brewmaster from Lonerider Brewery and his family – I was starstruck! There’s also a nice patio area outside, weather permitting

This restaurant is kid- and family-friendly. There’s even a kid play area in one corner. Order at the counter, serve your own drinks (not beer – sorry) and the wait staff will bring your food to the table.

bull city exteriorIn May, they offered a “Wicked Burger,” in honor of the musical “Wicked” playing at the nearby Durham Performing Arts Center. Durham Bulls fans come here to eat before ballgames. DPAC, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and American Tobacco Complex are all just a short walk from the brewery.

With our burgers, my family ordered Parrish Street Pale Ale, DPAC Dunkelweisen and Merrick Marzen. The dunkelweisen – a darker wheat beer – had me at “signature clove, banana and spice qualities that define a Bavarian style wheat beer.”

If beer isn’t really your thing, you can sample wine through the Enomatic self-service wine dispensing machine. A card allows you to “pour” your own wine from Enomatic samples, then pay for what you drink when you leave. Wine enthusiasts say it’s a great way to sample some pricier wines, without having to buy the whole bottle.

Bull City Burger and Brewery
107 E. Parrish St., Durham
Open seven days
Note: Closed for vacation July 2-4, 2012

burgers and beer

The burgers at Bull City are a great complement to the beer.


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