Brewery Bhavana

Found My Utopia. It’s Called Brewery Bhavana

Brewery Bhavana

I found a magical place, y’all. Brewery Bhavana is a flower shop, brewery, bookstore, and dim sum restaurant all in one beautiful space. I have had a crush on Brewery Bhavana from afar for a while when I was researching the Raleigh-Durham area before moving here. When I finally stepped into Brewery Bhavana, I felt a sense of euphoria I don’t remember ever feeling just by being in a restaurant.

The Interior Design, Bookstore, and Flower Shop

I love bright and elegant interior design with ample natural light. A skylight illuminateed the center of the restaurant and the bookstore and flower shop.

Brewery Bhavana

Flowers in Brewery Bhavana

The back wall was lined by a lending library which patrons are welcome to peruse. The books available to purchased were near the entrance. I smiled when I saw one of my favorite books read this year is being sold. I love that I can drink craft beers and dine on dim sum style food while sitting in a bright room lined with books and flowers. If you want to overload your happiness sensors, go with people you love. That’s what I did, and we had such a great time together, we went twice in three days.

Brewery Bhavana

Brewery Bhavana

The Dim Sum Offerings

The menu was heavily influenced by traditional dim sum but was also innovative and creative! Scallion pancakes were served with oxtail and bone marrow. We had a feast of dumplings. From soup dumplings to flaky spinachy curry puffs, to seafood dumplings served in a clay pot, to edamame dumplings. The lo mein noodles and General Tso chicken both stayed true to their comforting expectations with no surprising twists. We enjoyed both the green beans and the Chinese broccoli. The Chinese broccoli came in this scrumptious broth that I kept stealing sips of. Sugarface, his mom, and I were all very happy with the food. The three of us most favored the crab fried rice, which was wrapped like a present in a thin sheet of fried egg. If you like crab, I implore you to order this dish! As for their beers, I sampled their mango sour beer and it’s just lovely, with hints of tangy sweetness.

Brewery Bhavana

Brewery Bhavana

Brewery Bhavana

Brewery Bhavana

Brewery Bhavana

When I was chatting with Sugarface as I was attempting to put words to my feelings about Brewery Bhavana, he said something that I’d like to echo. He said that Brewery Bhavana might be the happiest he’s been when trying a new restaurant in our new state. It’s a bold statement but I’m going to second it! It’ll be hard to beat such a unique and winning combination! Can’t wait to go again (and again).

Brewery Bhavana
218 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

  • Edith Cecilia Moreno

    This is one of my favorite spots, too. If someone is visiting from out of town, I always recommend BB, because I think it is very unique and will give them a little bit of that Raleigh flavor. I also love the Chinese margarita and the chocolate cake they have for dessert.

  • First of all, your photos are excellent! I’ve never been here before, but I’ve always heard such good things about this place! I need to check it out!

  • This food looks and sounds absolutely amazing, and to eat it among flowers and books must be divine! I will definitely be checking it out.

  • That looks like such a fun place! So unique! I love all of the flower and books…and course the delicious looking food!

  • RO

    The food looks pretty amazing, but as a heavy reader I’m super impressed with that library! Thanks for sharing this! Hugs…RO

  • Oh, wow!! It looks incredible! I’ll have to check this out.

  • I’ve been wanting to go here from the moment it opened but still haven’t had the chance to go! Until I make it, I’ll just have to keep drooling over your photos.

  • Marie Ericson

    That is a unique combination! Books, flowers and dim sum would be heavenly for me!

  • how have i not heard of this place before??? adding this to my list of places to go to asap!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Wow!! This food looks like heaven!!!

  • Melissa Vera

    This looks like an amazing place next time I am in the area I will have to check it out.

  • Kendra Canfield

    I loved everything about this place. I’m so jealous of your life btw! Lol.

  • Anne Markey

    I could totally understand why you think this is Utopia! This place looks amazing!! Books and dim-sum.

  • Your photos are incredible! I have been dying to try Brewery Bhavana and this post made me want to even more!

  • Well that looks amazing! Good food + beers + books = A++