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BRU Craft & Wurst

4.2
4.2
114 Reviews
$30 and under
German

Bru Craft & Wurst, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a German brewery and eatery. The restaurant features a laidback atmosphere with a garage door wall, full size bar with ample beers on tap and seasonal cocktails to quench your thirst.

Bru Craft & Wurst serves dinner Wednesday-Friday 4pm-close & Saturday & Sunday 1pm-close. Their menu offers a variety of starters, small plates, sandwiches and large plates.

Please keep in mind that we only allow a certain amount of reservations to keep room for our walk up customers. We want to do our best to welcome as many of you as we can!

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Booked 1 time today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    German, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 800-1079

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    13th Street

  • Parking details

    Recommended parking is located at 12th and Sansom (across from Finn McCool's Ale House)

  • Entertainment

    DJ's spinning every Friday and Saturday.

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Snacks

  • Garlic Buffalo Wings$12.00

    served w/ celery, carrot & herbed ranch

    • Garlic Buffalo Cauliflower$9.00

      tempura battered w/ celery & herbed ranch

      • Bavarian Pretzel$6.00

        served w/ sweet & spicy mustard‍

        • Hummus Plate$11.00

          roasted garlic hummus, marinated olives, tabbouleh, carrot, celery, grilled pita

          • Pierogies$10.00

            caramelized onion, bacon, dill, sour cream

            • Cheese Curds$9.00

              ellsworth creamery cheddar curds, panko, pale ale batter, pecorino, spicy tomato jam

              • Fried Oreos$7.00

                nutella

                Sandwiches

                • Housemade Wurst$14.00

                  on a liscio's roll with your choice below: Bratwurst – bavarian mustard, sauerkraut Spicy Bacon Fennel – sweet mustard, caramelized onion, arugula

                  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich$14.00

                    bacon, slaw, herbed ranch, smoked pickle on sesame brioche w/ waffle fries

                    • Bru Burger$15.00

                      moked gouda, gruyere, apple butter, pork roll, red onion, arugula on sesame brioche w/ waffle fries

                      • Smash Burger$14.00

                        two 4oz smashed patties, american cheese, bacon, caramelized onion, special sauce, romaine on sesame brioche w/ waffle fries

                        Sides

                        • Waffle Fries$6.00

                          • Truffle Fries$8.00

                            Last updated: February 22, 2021

                            What 114 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                            4.2
                            4.2 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.4Food
                            • 4.0Service
                            • 4.0Ambience
                            • 4.2Value

                            NoiseModerate

                            Loved For

                            • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

                              Vibrant Bar Scene

                            • Philadelphia

                              Good for Groups

                            • Philadelphia

                              Vibrant Bar Scene

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                            1. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 4 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              First time trying it; food was excellent; service was friendly. Will definitely be back!

                            2. m

                              meredithk

                              Philadelphia

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 9, 2021

                              overall2food3service1ambience1

                              So loud we couldn’t hear each other talk. Was sat outside even though I had a reservation inside but honestly would have been even louder inside. No service for about 20 min after we sat down and went down hill from there. Food was good but the service and atmosphere was awlful

                            3. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 9, 2021

                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                              It was good, just VERY loud as they blasted the Penn State game.

                            4. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Las Vegas

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 9, 2021

                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                              Outdoor dining was nice, they do a great job of keeping the area excluded from the busy walkway of center city. Food was good, drinks were different from the normal but not very strong. We will go there again

                            5. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 2, 2021

                              overall2food3service1ambience2

                              The food was quite good but the service was awful. We never had someone who waited on our table. They just asked us what we wanted and said they would tell our waiter who never turned up. At the end of the night, we received our bill from the only person who ever interacted with us and it was incorrect. The music was so loud and incongruent w a German Restaurant. The website said all patrons had to wear masks, but no one working there was wearing one. Or was wearing them around their chin.

                            6. B

                              Briana

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on August 28, 2021

                              overall4food4service3ambience2

                              The chicken sandwich was good, a little too much slaw. The service was fair, but the restaurant was too loud to enjoy a conversation without shouting.

                            7. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              21 reviews

                              5.0

                              21 reviews

                              Dined on July 17, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              BRU was an excellent spot for great German fare and beer. We got the schnitzel and the wurst. I really liked the wurst, but the schnitzel could have had a little more meat. All in all, a great time.

                            8. LO

                              LOQ8OUS

                              New England

                              4 reviews

                              2.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on July 2, 2021

                              overall2food2service1ambience4

                              We had to ask for assistant several times which was odd since they weren’t that busy. Beer selection was great but won’t likely come back

                            9. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on June 20, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              My boyfriend and I cannot get enough of the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich and the cheese curds. We’ve both said it’s the best chicken sandwich we’ve ever had, and we’ve tried a lot of them. The drinks are also great as well and the prices are not crazy. Definitely our go to restaurant when we want to indulge.

                            10. JD

                              JeffD

                              Philadelphia

                              5 reviews

                              4.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on June 12, 2021

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Everything was very nice, however choice of sausages was limited.

                            11. 1

                              1djraw

                              Washington DC

                              20 reviews

                              5.0

                              20 reviews

                              Dined on May 30, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Good music, great service . What blew us away was the food. Monster burgers, Amazing wings and pretzel. We tweaked the Grilled cheese with bacon . Amazing !!! Good beer and mixed drinks . Mixed drinks are a little pricey . I can’t wait to go back . Big winner

                            12. RC

                              RachelC

                              Atlantic City

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 29, 2021

                              overall3food1service5ambience2

                              The wait staff was great but otherwise the food was subpar, it was extremely loud and the drinks were not good. The location of the restaurant is fantastic but there are so many better places in the area to go to. The staff was very kind and welcoming but it didn’t compensate for the loud atmosphere and bad food.

                            13. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              1 review

                              vip
                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 29, 2021

                              overall3food5service2ambience4

                              Myself and boyfriend were kicked out right at 90 minutes halfway through a basketball game when no one else on the restaurant was being held to the same time limit. It was strictly because we wouldn’t make the waitress as much money as the larger groups. Completely rude when we planned ahead to watch a playoff game there and the city was to busy to watch the second half anywhere else.

                            14. OA

                              OAzulay

                              Philadelphia

                              107 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              107 reviews

                              Dined on May 29, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              So much fun and amazing good service! It is all prepared to order and extremely good!

                            15. TC

                              TCROpTaRev

                              New York Area

                              37 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              37 reviews

                              Dined on May 28, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Mashed potatoes were outrageous....sausages and cheese curds.... burger was amazing. Great beer list and Kaitlyn our server was excellent.

                            16. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 22, 2021

                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                              Great chicken sandwich!

                            17. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 16, 2021

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              No one waited on us for 20 minutes even though we had a reservation

                            18. JC

                              JuanC

                              Los Angeles

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 8, 2021

                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                              Good bar food and drinks in Center city, would recommend!

                            19. RT

                              RachelT

                              Toronto

                              10 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              10 reviews

                              Dined on April 10, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              My favorite go to for a safe, casual night out with friends. Great outdoor and indoor atmosphere.

                            20. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Houston

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 9, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Fantastic!! Waiter was super personable and chill. Highly recommend.

                            21. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on April 3, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food and drinks were outstanding

                            22. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on March 20, 2021

                              overall5food3service5ambience5

                              Waitress was espectacular.

                            23. C

                              Christina

                              Philadelphia

                              5 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on March 20, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food, great service, and the outdoor seating with the fireplace created the perfect fun ambiance.

                            24. RN

                              RikNicole

                              Philadelphia

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 14, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              A great place to meet up with friends! Be sure to save room for dessert - you can't go wrong with the bread pudding and fried Oreos.

                            25. C

                              Christina

                              Philadelphia

                              5 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on March 13, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Best chicken sandwich I’ve had in Philadelphia!! Service was great and very covid safe

                            26. C

                              Chrissy

                              Philadelphia

                              8 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on March 4, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It was really nice! We sat outside at the fire pit area. The drinks were really good and so was the food. Their wings are delicious and I love the homemade ranch for it!

                            27. J

                              Janae

                              Philadelphia

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on February 21, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great place!

                            28. DG

                              DGC1

                              Philadelphia

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 6, 2021

                              overall2food1service4ambience3

                              Limited menu, needs more options.

                            29. M

                              Michele

                              Philadelphia

                              28 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              28 reviews

                              Dined on February 5, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Outdoor fire pit seating was awesome and spaced appropriately apart. Nice evening for a quick beer and sandwich.

                            30. C

                              Cheyenne

                              New Orleans

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on January 24, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It was a little loud, but weirdly enough I have missed that during the pandemic so I'm not holding it against them at all. The beer was amazing, the food was fresh and delicious (and my leftovers heated up well). Would definitely come here again!

                            31. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on January 23, 2021

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              Cute place for a drink date and apps!

                            32. V

                              Ventnorose

                              Philadelphia

                              30 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              30 reviews

                              Dined on March 29, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              What a delicious meal! We liked it so much we came back a week later for more. Tried the sausage sampler this time - delicious! Portions generous, beer drinks good, everything was great!

                            33. j

                              jmpach

                              Philadelphia

                              12 reviews

                              4.0

                              12 reviews

                              Dined on March 9, 2016

                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                              VERY noisy inside, staff VERY helpful getting us sitting outside!

                            34. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              24 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              24 reviews

                              Dined on March 4, 2016

                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                              Small menu, but food was good. Huge beer selection. Long narrow space, so can feel cramped. Reserved a table for a party of 6, which worked out nicely. A little loud, so conversation was difficult. Service was prompt and friendly.

                            35. A

                              Allan

                              Philadelphia

                              47 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              47 reviews

                              Dined on February 21, 2016

                              overall2food2service3ambience3

                              Stumbled upon BRU via OpenTable while looking for a place to grab a fast dinner pre-show at the Academy of Music. Decided to give it a try even as a substantial amount of reviews were not overly favorable (esp. if they didn't come from college-type crowd) Unfortunately, the place didn't live up to what we expected. To be fair - we were greeted courteously and seated promptly upon arrival. The table, however had some spills, I guess from previous clients. The spills were immediately taken care of upon notifying our server but one may argue that they shouldn't have been there to begin with. The server was very friendly but a bit 'hurried'. Once we ordered our drinks and she was back for appetizer order (which was within 5-mins) I asked her if I could change my drink since I saw something on the menu I missed the 1st time . She apologized but said she can't do it since she 'already entered it into the system' (?!?! - ) The place is very loud! I would say it was probably 1/2, maybe slightly more filled and the noise was substantial (again, something that many other people also noticed in their reviews). The food was just OK - not overly good, but nothing to be happy about. The best thing that we liked was a pretzel with smoked gouda cheese fondue on a side. Everything else was by all means eatable but just 'un-inspiring'. And when everything is said and done - its a sad thing that the best thing from a $75.00 meal (OK that includes 3 drinks and gratuities as well) is a $6.00 appetizer. The place's web site clams to offer "a cartload of authentic German delicacies just off the boat from das Mutterland." I honestly do not think any self-respecting German from Mutterland would give Bru any high marks for these so-called 'German delicacies'. So, most likely will not be back as the area has a huge number of many other places to sample from. Don't like to write negative reviews but every so-often one just happens to be the right fare - and this one was IT

                            36. A

                              Aapjeet

                              Philadelphia

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on February 19, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great experience. The manager was very friendly and considerate. They went to the closest shop to get us candles for the bday cake.

                            37. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              60 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              60 reviews

                              Dined on February 14, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great hospitable service! Potato pancakes and salad was delicious!!!

                            38. DI

                              DiningInDowningtown

                              Philadelphia

                              21 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              21 reviews

                              Dined on February 13, 2016

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food. Lively atmosphere. Some people might like a quiet dining experience. If that's the case, you might want to find a different location. If you enjoy Wurst, Schnitzel and Spätzel, then this is your place. Some of the best sauerkraut I've ever had. My wife got the mussels and they were so savory. Be ready to speak up to be heard, but more importantly be ready for a great meal served by a very polite waitstaff.

                            39. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              4 reviews

                              1.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on February 8, 2016

                              overall1food2service3ambience1

                              Maybe a good bar, but awful restaurant. Brats were good, but the other food was definitely NOT German (as advertised). Didn't anyone ever tell them that German potato salad is served WARM?! BRU's salad was cold and potatoes were not cooked through. The only really good thing (other than the wursts) was the Brussels sprouts. So...go to have drinks (if you don't want to talk to anyone - too loud), but do not plan on a good dinner. Much better bar food at other places.

                            40. GC

                              GrayClan

                              Philadelphia

                              6 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on February 6, 2016

                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                              Great location near City Hall and the Convention Center. Great list of authentic German beer and authentic German good. It does get a little loud later in the evening but overall a very good experience.

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                            BRU Craft & Wurst is rated 4.2 stars by 114 OpenTable diners

                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                            Google Map for BRU Craft & Wurst

                            1318 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

                            • Cross street

                              13th Street

                            • Neighborhood

                              Center City

                            • Hours of operation

                              Lunch
                              Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
                              Dinner
                              Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              German, Gastro Pub

                            • Dining style

                              Casual Dining

                            • Dress code

                              Casual Dress

                            • Parking details

                              Recommended parking is located at 12th and Sansom (across from Finn McCool's Ale House)

                            • Payment options

                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Entertainment

                              DJ's spinning every Friday and Saturday.

                            • Additional

                              Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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