BRU Craft & Wurst
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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
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.
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
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.
Everything was very nice, however choice of sausages was limited.
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
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.
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.
So much fun and amazing good service! It is all prepared to order and extremely good!
Mashed potatoes were outrageous....sausages and cheese curds.... burger was amazing. Great beer list and Kaitlyn our server was excellent.
Great chicken sandwich!
No one waited on us for 20 minutes even though we had a reservation
Good bar food and drinks in Center city, would recommend!
My favorite go to for a safe, casual night out with friends. Great outdoor and indoor atmosphere.
Fantastic!! Waiter was super personable and chill. Highly recommend.
Food and drinks were outstanding
Waitress was espectacular.
Great food, great service, and the outdoor seating with the fireplace created the perfect fun ambiance.
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.
Best chicken sandwich I’ve had in Philadelphia!! Service was great and very covid safe
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!
Limited menu, needs more options.
Outdoor fire pit seating was awesome and spaced appropriately apart. Nice evening for a quick beer and sandwich.
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!
Cute place for a drink date and apps!
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!
VERY noisy inside, staff VERY helpful getting us sitting outside!
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.
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
Great experience. The manager was very friendly and considerate. They went to the closest shop to get us candles for the bday cake.
Great hospitable service! Potato pancakes and salad was delicious!!!
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.
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.
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.
Ordered an appetizer and it never came. Ordered wurst plate. German potato salad was completely tasteless--like paste---and sauerkraut was nothing special at all. Way too noisy/could barely talk. Won't go back.
Our experience may have been a typical, or just a busy Saturday night. We finally sat down 45 minutes after our reservation time, but once we did our server was friendly and fun and the food was good! We were seated at a table next to the rear exit, next to a large, loud party and watched people parade in and out of the back door between the bar next door and the restaurant. The front of the house seemed tame and would have more enjoyable four our party. We'd go back but maybe for lunch.
Great selection of German beers - Hefeweizen and its maltier cousin Dunkelweiss being my favorites. The female wait staff are dressed in revealing outfits. It's as if someone crossed a German bierhall with a go-go bar, so it's a great choice for a guy's night out. The crowd is co-ed, however, so the place doesn't feel creepy; the atmosphere is upbeat and festive.
When I arrived ahead of time for my 1:00 PM reservation, I was told by the hostess that due to an event, they could not honor my reservation. There was no offer to let us wait, we were just simply turned away. I have been to this establishment before and do not plan to return. I understand that glitches happen, but am extremely offended at the way I was turned away. I feel that you have misused the Open Table website, and you certainly threw a wrench in my plans for the afternoon.
Really impressed with the variety of beers offered. Shared an appetizer and the Bru Platter. Really good sized portions, plenty to share. The wait staff were attentive and upbeat, even though the place was jammed. Bar area was very crowded and music loud, but if you're with a group you probably wouldn't notice. Looking for a fun date night? Check it out earlier in the evening then make your way to Monk's after.
BRU Craft & Wurst is rated 4.4 stars by 109 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.