Are there two better words that start with “B”? I think not. Burgers & Brew is the latest spot in Davis for cozy outdoor dining any night of the week and also late-night food and drink Thursday through Saturday, when they’re open until 3 am. Moderately priced ($7 or so for a burger and fries) and full of bustling atmosphere, Burgers & Brew has become a go-to spot for Davis residents and passers-by alike. I know fellow Sac Foodie and Davisite Christine is also a big fan – she actually supplied the photo (above) of the fish sandwich – battered cod on a ciabatta roll with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and a side of homemade tartar sauce.
Located at the corner of C and 3rd Streets, right next to Central Park (home to the Davis Farmer’s Market), Burgers & Brew obviously has a significant beer selection – for a heavenly burger/brew combo, try a Hoegaarden with the Turkey Avocado Cheeseburger and garlic fries. Delish! For vegetarians, or if you’re just not in a meat mood, try the Portabella Burger, it is so juicy and substantial, you don’t even miss the meat.
Also on the menu are chili, salads, sandwiches and fish and chips. Surprisingly, they also have a solid wine selection and serve 6 oz. glasses or 3 oz. pours, which are fun for any impromptu wine tasting. If going the wine route, start with the cheese plate – yes, I did just recommend the cheese plate at a restaurant called Burgers & Brew, just trust me.
One note: there is often an intimidating line formed on the sidewalk at the front of the restaurant, but don’t be deterred – it is usually just one large party waiting for a table. Parties of 2-4 are most often seated immediately, so just push by the group!