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Beer Available At The Busy Bee (arranged by most recent)
Olde Hickory Saison Revolution , Green Flash Hop Odyssey Black IPA 93, Olde Hickory Imperial Dominance , Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel 99, Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout 100, Left Hand Chainsaw Ale (Double Sawtooth) 95, New Belgium Abbey 96, Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca - Bronze 90, Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale 91, Thirsty Dog Citra Dog 80, Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels 99, Boon Kriek 86, Terrapin Hopsecutioner India Pale Ale 96, 21st Amendment Sneak Attack Saison 78, Green Flash Palate Wrecker 99, Olde Hickory Orion Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale 39, Olde Hickory Redeemer 89, Mystery Six Impossible Things , Lagunitas Sucks 99, Allagash Fluxus 2012 94
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Dixonian (121) Dallas, Texas | October 3, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Really enjoyed my visit here - the owner, Chris, sat and chatted with me for a bit. I had a perfectly cooked burger with a fried green tomato and pepper jack on it. Seems like they do some cool events as there were pictures of past beer dinners with folks like Sam from DFH on the walls.
NachlamSie (454) Tennessee | October 3, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a hip, classy beverage-focused joint. The beer selection was pretty good with a mix of micros and imports. I ended up going with the Tilquin Geuze. This seems to be one of the best places to get a quality beer in downtown Raleigh. The only drawback is the prices of drafts. They are noticeably higher than the other three bars I visited in downtown. A higher price point does fit with the classier ambiance and food menu, however.
jimtiii (4) , | August 17, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Can always find some interesting beers here.
Rrauth (12) North Carolina | April 24, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Love the busy bee. I can always find a beer or cask Iíve never tried. It can be pricy but who cares just skip the food if your trying to be cheap. I go here for beer that I canít find on tap other places. The tater tots are nice but if you do get them go ahead and spend the extra money for a lunch meal and get the tots on the side. Itís better than just getting the side dish.
PackPride (12) Raleigh, North Carolina | November 21, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place to go and hangout after work or on Friday and Saturday nights. Right in the heart of Downtown Raleigh on Wilmington street sits this nice bar that has a lot of beers to choose from and really good food to go with it. If you plan on going on a Friday or Saturday night plan on waiting for a table to open up for a while, or get there really early to claim a spot. Overall the atmosphere is hopping, the bartenders are knowledgeable and the food is top notch. Great place!
Illini08 (40) Raleigh, North Carolina | July 10, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite bars in Raleigh. Only 6-10 taps or so, but theyíre always excellent. The food is incredible - the "crack tots" aka tater tots with truffle oil on them are delicious. Ambience is great with lots of exposed brick and lots of different local artists featured every month.
jtd6628 (8) North Carolina | July 9, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 10/20
Good looking swanky place. A little high with their prices.
emacgee (60) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | July 7, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty cool layout with the three levels and such. Kind of makes an adventure out of it. Found a few things here that I hadnít seen on tap around. Usually see some cool stuff on their email list.
Frank (50) Chicago, Illinois | June 25, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I stopped in for a few brews before a set I played at the bar next door. Nice place. There was a good selection of drafts and some good bottles too. They were focused heavily on Terrapin for some reason and nearly half the drafts were those beers. One cool thing they had was an apparent one off bourbon barrel beer from LoneRider. It is a sign of a good beer bar when they go out and get special, rare beers. I didnít eat the food myself but some friends got it and it seemed like your typical high-end pub eats. I will be back my next time in Raleigh.
Suttree (131) Knoxville, Tennessee | April 11, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Dinner here before the WBF. The selection was not huge but there were quite a few rarities and hard to find beers. Service was perfectly fine, and the food was tasty. I will say this, though - I rarely complain about price, but I did notice that everything seemed a bit on the high side. A nice place, to be sure, but maybe a little too precious.
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