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“It's Not Closed!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Bull

Black Bull
Ranked #129 of 471 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Canadian, American, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Burlington, Canada
1 review
“It's Not Closed!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

Had a great time the other day at the Bull. I guess it was closed but the Bull is Back!! A classic favorite to Burlington. I used to go here back in college days. It's been reborn. Great staff....been redone inside...great pub food and a really nice wrap around bar. Live music and kareokee Sat's

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Canada
Level Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Solid local pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

Haven't had a bad meal there yet. It's a good place to have a pub meal with family and friends, you can talk to each other easily. Yes, the decors dated, but isn't that the while point of a pub? And I do like trivia, so it's nice to have a spot to go.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Food is OK value, but decor is very dated. Not a good dining experience.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

Overall, the experience at the Black Bull is poor unless you want to play trivia and you enjoy a dark, dreary ambience. The selection of beer is good, the menu is regular pub fare, and the atmosphere is terrible. I don't think any money has been put into this location for years. Seriously, last time I was at the pub, there were tube TV's? Why would anyone come to this location to watch a sporting event in 2011. Their website now says they've converted to HD TV's. They should say what size the TV's are, I suspect they are <32".Too little too late for me, they should have made this change many years ago.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gord999
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Houston
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Go for the beer, not the food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2009

A large and unpretentious british-style pub in a working class neighborhood, B&B can be a fun place. Lots of event-related extras and reasonable prices keep the smiles coming. Save your money and eat elsewhere, though. The uninspired menu is matched by a chef staff that makes it clear they don't care what they send out to the tables.

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“kind of grimey, whole place rieks of beer”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2008

kind of grimey, whole place rieks of beer

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