Boylan Bridge Brewpub | Raleigh, North Carolina
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Boylan Bridge Brewpub
Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

201 South Boylan Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina United States 27603 [ print map ]
919 803 8927

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Hours: Monday - Sunday 11:00 am - until


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12 reviews for Boylan Bridge Brewpub
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  68%
 Selection  55%
 Food  71%
 Value  68%
 Overall  67%
 Rating  67%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39  (248) Montana | October 1, 2012
Cool building. Parking stinks. Beer just average.
42
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux  (123) Everett, Washington | July 7, 2012
I had some high hopes when I headed here, but I was a little disappointed. The service wasnít all that great, and the food was mediocre, at best. It was just bar food served in irritating ways that werenít amenable to people eating. Now the beer: the selection was pretty bad. For a brewpub, Iíve never seen a place with so few of their own brews on tap. And the beers they did have on tap werenít great. The porter wasnít too bad, but none of the others were worth talking about.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON  (153) Durham, North Carolina | April 28, 2012
Cool little spot in downtown Raleigh. Beer was very mediocre. Because they are such a small production, they only had 4 of their own beers on tap, plus two guest taps one of which is shitty Red Oak Amber. Might go back if they have something interesting on tap. Yes, Iím a snob.
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
Bart  (108) Brussels, Belgium | October 28, 2011
Smaller place near downtown Raleigh. Selection of 6 own brewed beers of medium to ok quality. Missing some ambiance. Ok service, but not very attentive. I had better pub food as well.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie  (576) Denver, Colorado | September 1, 2011
This is a new-looking brewpub with a modern feel. There is a nice patio outside. Beers are pretty standard brewpub fare with no surprises. I enjoyed the porter quite well. We had lunch here which was tasty. The stout rib sandwich was very good. Service was good too. Overall a pleasant experience.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
DukeBrewDevil  (41) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | January 27, 2011
Stopped in for lunch during a brewery tour with friends. Itís a new, clean diner/cafe style place with a cool looking outdoor patio overlooking Raleigh. The food was very good with interesting twists on standard sounding items. The beer was fine and the ones I tried were without flaws, but also werenít very interesting. Iíd stop by here again if I wanted a nice lunch or inexpensive dinner, or maybe if the weather was nice to hang out on the patio for a beer, but I wouldnít go out of my way for the beer itself.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
adavis234  (11) Columbia, South Carolina | May 21, 2010
Not the best beer youíve ever had but good nonetheless. Food is typical pub food. Also good but not incredible. The best parts are the ambiance and the people. A great view of downtown Raleigh and a nice porch. Servers are attentive and friendly, and my father and I were allowed to go back and explore the brewery unsupervised, which was both enjoyable and a breath of fresh air in a day and age where suspicion and fears of legal liability seem to put a damper on any fun. I will definitely go back to Boylan Bridge.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood  (102) Leesburg, Virginia | April 26, 2010
I stopped in here with a friend to see if the beers have improved any. The good news is they have. The bad news is they havenít improved too much. And the waitress seemed like she wanted to be somewhere else. My guess is she was trying to visit there during her shift since she hardly ever came by our table. Canít say anything about the food since we didnít eat, but I donít think you are missing much other than a decent view of downtown Raleigh. Oh, and good luck finding a parking spot!
52
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Sandor  (5) Pennsylvania | March 27, 2010
Stopped by for lunch before flying out of Raleigh. The beer was okay...the stout was the only beer that I actually got a little excited about. Their anniversary beer was a belgian strong ale that just wasnít remarkable. For food, I was really happy with the beer & cheese soup. I was also glad that I ordered dessert after having a really good brownie on caramel sauce (which paired nicely with the stout). The bratwurst sandwich was served on a stale roll and was dissapointing. The staff was pretty wrapped up in determining how they were going to cover the eveningís service. It was just an okay experience. I probably would pass on this place if Iím in Raleigh again.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
JCB  (223) Durham, North Carolina | December 1, 2009
First visit to this cozy neighborhood spot, and I will definitely look forward to going again. Blonde wood and chrome interior, but nothing particularly sterile about the early 90s look. Feels homey and friendly, in fact, with soft lighting and ample room to stretch out. Very friendly and knowledgeable service, generous with samples too. Didnít try the food this time, but the menu looks about average. All taps are their own, but I gave it good marks for selection simply because they have a range of styles available. Good to see local craft brew so close to downtown. May they thrive.

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