Restaurant review: Bru Burger Bar

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Biff Shanks

Bru Burger Bar's "Bourbon Burger"

Bru Burger Bar opened rather recently in November in Beaumont Circle, and truth be told, I didn’t know much about the new restaurant other than it was the sister location for the original Bru Burger Bar which opened in Indianapolis two years ago. But judging, by the name, I figured the restaurant might put an emphasis on beers (brews) and hamburgers.

Turns out, they put a lot of emphasis on a number of things, including the restaurant’s appearance and atmosphere. The interior is decorated with an interesting color motif of grays and light blues on brick walls, and is open and roomy (but not cavernous). A large, half-circle bar welcomes guests when they first walk in and is flanked on the left and right by two dining areas, one of which is furnished with a very long hightop table for family (or even European) style seating.

Now, I appreciate a burger just as much as the next person, and that’s doubly true for beers, but the idea of an establishment dedicated to these two things seemed kind of uninspired. After a quick glance at the menu, however, I knew my initial impressions were way off the mark.

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