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BRU Craft & Wurst

4.3
4.3
118 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 13 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    German, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Sun 12:00–21:00
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 16:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    (215) 800-1079

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    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 & sanitising

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

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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Group Bookings

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Philadelphia

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 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.

  2. K

    Kakki

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 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.

  3. DT

    DylanT

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 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!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. m

    meredithk

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 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

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 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

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 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.

  9. SH

    ScottH

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 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)…

  10. B

    Briana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 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.

  12. LO

    LOQ8OUS

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 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

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 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.

  14. JD

    JeffD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  15. 1

    1djraw

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 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

  16. RC

    RachelC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 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.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 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.

  18. OA

    OAzulay

    Philadelphia

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  19. TC

    TCROpTaRev

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great chicken sandwich!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

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

  22. JC

    JuanC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

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

  23. RT

    RachelT

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were outstanding

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Waitress was espectacular.

  27. C

    Christina

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  28. RN

    RikNicole

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 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.

  29. C

    Christina

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  30. C

    Chrissy

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 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!

  31. J

    Janae

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place!

  32. DG

    DGC1

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Limited menu, needs more options.

  33. M

    Michele

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  34. C

    Cheyenne

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 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!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Cute place for a drink date and apps!

  36. V

    Ventnorose

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 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!

  37. j

    jmpach

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 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.

  39. A

    Allan

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 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

  40. A

    Aapjeet

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 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.

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BRU Craft & Wurst is rated 4.3 stars by 118 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 bookings at the moment.

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for BRU Craft & Wurst

1318 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • Cross Street

    13th Street

  • Area

    Center City

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Sun 12:00–21:00
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 16:00–23:00

  • 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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