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BRU Craft & Wurst

4.1
4.1
121 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    German, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 800-1079

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    13th & Chestnut St

  • 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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

                            What 121 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            4.1
                            4.1 based on all time ratings
                            • 4.2Food
                            • 4.2Service
                            • 4Ambience
                            • 4.3Value

                            NoiseModerate

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                            1. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New England

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                              overall2food5service2ambience5

                              Server was so sweet but the hostess was rude and didn't acknowledge our reservation which was supposed to be outside and she sat us inside.

                            2. S

                              Sadie

                              Philadelphia

                              4 reviews

                              1.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on December 18, 2021

                              overall1food3service4ambience1

                              After making a reservation one week in advance for two couples (Open Table), I called the day before to request a table away from the extremely noisy area around the bar, I spoke with xxxxx who assured me she would save a table for us, and that she would be working. When we arrived she informed me she had forgot and only had one table left...next to the bar. We spent the entire meal trying to hold a conversation above the deafening noise. It was a horrible experience! If it hadn't been a Saturday evening (and no other restaurant to go to), we would have walked out.

                            3. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              2 reviews

                              2.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on December 12, 2021

                              overall2food4service1ambience2

                              Service was horrendous. We had a reservation and were seated by the hostess - and then waited for 20 minutes without anyone coming to our table - no water, nothing. When we finally got a server’s attention, she took another 5 minutes to come take our order for drinks or food. While we were sitting there for 25 minutes we noticed that no tables had food, several tables were unsuccessfully trying to get their server’s attention, and one table asked for the manager with what seemed like some angry complaints. I don’t usually review restaurants, but this experience was terrible and no one working in the restaurant, including management, seemed to care. The food was good when we finally received it, however we got the wrong food the first time and had to ask for silverware and napkins. We will not go back.

                            4. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                              overall2food4service1ambience3

                              We had a table for 8 to celebrate a birthday at BRU. Everything was good except for the service. The waitress took 10 mins to come by the table initially and it went downhill from there. We had to wait another 30 mins for her to come back for food orders. Food came out in a reasonable time, but we were missing the birthday girl’s dinner. The waitress did not come back to check on us until she brought the check. I had to go up and tell her at the kitchen that the dinner was missing. 😥 She did apologize and comp us for it but, it was a disappointing experience.

                            5. K

                              Kakki

                              Philadelphia

                              16 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              16 reviews

                              Dined on November 6, 2021

                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                              Smash Burgers were a hit, but the schnitzel and spätzle were just ok and pretty greasy. Our waitress was very nice, but hard to find when we needed her. A great place for young people, it was very loud inside and the bar scene looked fun if you were in your 20s or early 30s.

                            6. DT

                              DylanT

                              Atlantic City

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on November 6, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The atmosphere at the restaurant was very upbeat and energetic. I highly recommend the smash burger. It was a huge hit at our table along with the order of wings we got as well! Service was top notch!

                            7. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 17, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                            8. 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

                            9. LA

                              LindsayA

                              Philadelphia

                              2 reviews

                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on October 9, 2021

                              overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                            10. 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

                            11. 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.

                            12. SH

                              ScottH

                              Detroit

                              4 reviews

                              4.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on September 18, 2021

                              overall4food4service3ambience3

                              Great basic food and drink options in a very loud and lively setting. My wife said that it was the best hamburger that she has had in a while. All other menu items were very good. Only negative was being seated by the wait staff work station, in spite of having a reservation. Also, if you want to talk without having to raise your voice or yell, probably not a good option for a date or dining on a Saturday night. Value was good for the high quality of food served. Service could use some improvement. Seemed like both staff and clientele were relatively young (think college age)…

                            13. 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.

                            14. EM

                              EmilyM

                              Philadelphia

                              23 reviews

                              5.0

                              23 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.

                            15. 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

                            16. OS

                              OliviaS

                              Philadelphia

                              3 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              3 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.

                            17. JD

                              JeffD

                              Philadelphia

                              9 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              9 reviews

                              Dined on June 12, 2021

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                            18. 1

                              1djraw

                              Washington DC

                              23 reviews

                              5.0

                              23 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

                            19. 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.

                            20. 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.

                            21. OA

                              OAzul

                              Philadelphia

                              115 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              115 reviews

                              Dined on May 29, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                            22. 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.

                            23. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 22, 2021

                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                              Great chicken sandwich!

                            24. 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

                            25. 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!

                            26. RT

                              RachelT

                              Toronto

                              13 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on April 10, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                            27. 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.

                            28. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on April 3, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food and drinks were outstanding

                            29. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on March 20, 2021

                              overall5food3service5ambience5

                              Waitress was espectacular.

                            30. 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.

                            31. 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.

                            32. 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

                            33. C

                              Chrissy

                              Philadelphia

                              10 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              10 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!

                            34. J

                              Janae

                              Philadelphia

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on February 21, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great place!

                            35. DG

                              DGC1

                              Philadelphia

                              2 reviews

                              2.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on February 6, 2021

                              overall2food1service4ambience3

                              Limited menu, needs more options.

                            36. 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.

                            37. 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!

                            38. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              4 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on January 23, 2021

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              Cute place for a drink date and apps!

                            39. V

                              Ventnorose

                              Philadelphia

                              32 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              32 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!

                            40. 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!

                            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

                            FAQs

                            BRU Craft & Wurst is rated 4.1 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

                            Not available on OpenTable

                            Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                            If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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                            Additional information

                            • Cross street

                              13th & Chestnut St

                            • Neighborhood

                              Center City

                            • Hours of operation

                              Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–12:00 am Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 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

                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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