Brewery Bhavana

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Sanskrit for cultivating, the seed of Brewery Bhavana was born from within our community of makers and dreamers with a shared vision: to create community through our humble offerings.

Rooted in the historic Moore Square Park in downtown Raleigh, Brewery Bhavana is a gathering place celebrating communal beer experiences that exhibit the hand of the maker. Brewery, dim sum restaurant, flower shop, and bookstore, Bhavana is our love letter to a community that has given us so much.

We look forward to seeing you!
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most wonderful evening at BB! It was definitely a great first experience there dining, as I’ve only had drinks at the bar before!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Always delicious

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C
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance, our server was amazing! Food was good, I liked General Tso’s chicken and scallion pancakes.

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A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Quad IPA, Grapefruit Cocktail, Scallion Pancakes, Cabbage Rolls, & one of the Bao selections...Everything was incredible!! I couldn't believe how delicious and unique everything was. Couldn't have had a better experience.

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LP
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. The food, service, and beer were all very good. Easter proved to be a great time to go for a less crowded experience.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as always!

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MD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a treat for Easter. Always great service and good food. It’s my favorite place to eat

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SM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter with the family. Simply amazing. Loved everything about the experience.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful time! Great service, food presentation and brews! Will be back!

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G
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing , I come here at least 3 times a month I love everything about the ambiance and the service is spectacular.

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EM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal in an beautiful space. We enjoyed every dish we ordered and loved all of the unique cocktails and beers. There is a flower artist and book store in the middle of the restaurant which is a fabulous addition. Peking duck is not to be missed!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food and atmosphere! We will be returning!!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique food and drink made for a special night

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NM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. If you're on the fence, just go. You won't be sorry. EVERYTHING we had was incredible.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the meal, ambiance, and service. The bone marrow is incredible and we love to see what new items have been added. If you like spicy- ask to try the chefs hot sauce- it’s a free condiment and great with the dumplings and marrow. I wish we could buy it to have at home!!! It is such a wonderful place, we always end up plan a return trip while eating there.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Love it here but wish mushrooms could have been taken out of the Lo Mein dish. They were big mushrooms so I really don’t know how difficult it was to exclude them. Sounds like a laziness issue or an arrogance one. Regardless, my first so-so experience and will still come back. Just hope chef has more leniency next time.

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BG
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time at Brewery Bhavana was pretty good! Heard a lot of great things about this place so had to check it out. Beer/Wine were outstanding and the food was really good!

The environment was different from a traditional eatery but was really cool. Need to check out the bar next time and order a few different plates to really get the feel for it. Bone marrow plate was okay but the eggrolls and the dumplings were excellent!

Going back next week to try some different things.

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J
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great experience. Everything is just perfectly done. The food, the beer, the service, the ambiance. A delightful evening at a delightful place.

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SJ
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere for business or pleasure. Recommend reservations.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Austin was both adorable and very friendly. He walked us through the menu and told us of his his favorites dishes and had bread recommendations for us. We we were very pleased with the service. The food was tasty, full of flavor and the ambiance was beautiful, we had a great time for first timers. I would recommend this restaurant to all of my friends and family, and anyone who would like a great evening out at a chic restaurant.

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RM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, especially the fish dishes. Also such an amazing atmosphere and can feel the good energy.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a celebration of my return to Raleigh after 10 years in LA. Such a beautiful meal in a beautiful space. The food was as good as anything I’ve gotten in LA. Delightful!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delish! Great value and setting for our Anniversary lunch!

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DR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, unique experience from top to bottom! We will be back for sure.

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely! It lived up to the hype! I would try the moon cakes and the scallion pancakes!

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Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu options and I love the combination bookstore/flower shop/restaurant. Very lively bar crowd.

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JV
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

100%. My wife and I go there a lot and have never been disappointed. They have something for everyone.

Beer is great, with a wide selection to choose from. Sow and Till are light if you want something a little softer. If you want an IPA the Grove has great flavor and is a heavier hitter at around 8%. If you are into sour beer, they have the Piglett, which is definitely sour, but you can still taste the flavors.

Cocktails are great. Not as well versed in these but my wife is. The jalapaneo margarita seems to be a reoccuring favorite along with the passion fruit (maybe grapefruit) drink they have. Both of the drinks have enough flavor where you dont just feel like you are drinking straight alcohol, but they arent skimping on the alcohol either.

We always open with the Scalion pancakes (the meat melts in your mouth), dumplings (cant go wrong with which ones), and the Pork Boa. All incredible.

For dinners if it is your first time I always recommend the Lo mein, general tso, or lap chung fried rice. They are more traditional so they are a safe bet for new customers. If you want something a little spicier, go for the long horn pepper steak. Has a great kick, but is not over barring.

For dessert go with the banana cake. It is basically a moist banana bread with frosting.

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Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We got a series of little plates and they all were delicious. Our server was great. The noise level was a little over the top so this isn’t a place to have an intimate meal with a date. The food was fantastic even though it was a little more than we expected to pay for lunch.

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Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in RDU - great beer, and an awesome, varied, tasty menu

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!

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Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Maybe I heard such wonderful things about this restaurant that I had a little let down. The dumplings were outstanding. The lo mein was nice, my only disappointment was that there was basically only one vegetable in it. Maybe I was slightly disappointed in the menu selection but I would go back.

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NH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome. The staff was very pleasant and the vibe was great! Food was quick and delicious... server was very knowledgeable and nice!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Food was unbelievably great!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, food was excellent and service was better! Leisurely meal in spite of the busy room, our favorite spot

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YB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food is amazing. Cant wait to g back.

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s
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was exceptional from start to finish. We moved here from Chicago, and Brewery Bhavana is of the caliber of restaurants we are used to; beautiful open and minimalistic space, every beer we tasted was smooth and delicious (usually local breweries have a few hits and the rest are just okay or worse, but Every. Single. Beer. was incredible), the food was beautifully made and presented (although the soup boa could use a much thinner dough that melts in your mouth—too thick and chewy), and service outstanding. Our only complaint is that we tried for a year to get a reservation, and no matter what, had to book ~3 months out, however there were so many open tables! Feels like a marketing scam to increase the feeling of popularity, and was disappointing knowing we could have likely gotten in much sooner.

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JJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beer was outstanding. Service was excellent. Limited vegetarian options but very good.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food and excellent service! I have been wanting to come here for a long time and it was worth the wait.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer, great dumplings and bao in a unique and trendy atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

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