December 11, 2020

Quick Restaurant Review: Hops Burger Bar, Greensboro, North Carolina

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Friend, by now I think you know that one of my favorite foods to enjoy is a succulent, juicy burger and well-cooked chicken wings.

Well, while on a recent business trip in Greensboro, I heard about a popular burger joint in the area and decided to try it out. It's HOPS Burger Bar, situated on Spring Garden Street across from the hotel I was staying at.

When I Arrived

HOPS Burger Bar, Spring Garden St.

HOPS Burger Bar, Spring Garden St.

My culinary experience was nothing short of amazing, all thanks to the passionate bartender, Kyle P. 

Upon my arrival, Kyle extended a warm welcome, and his enthusiasm for the food he was serving was palpable, which ultimately made my dining experience unforgettable. Not to mention, he sported an orange face mask and hoodie, which added a unique touch of style to his attire.

Kyle recommended several appetizers such as the fried goat cheese balls, cauliflower, and tomatoes, but advised me to steer clear of the fried crab cake balls which I was about to order. 

I asked why he had objections to the crab cakes. He jovially replied that there was nothing wrong with them, emphasizing that he loves crab and eats everything under the sun, but recommended that I try something a bit less common - the goat cheese balls. 

It was evident that he was knowledgeable about the menu and the different ingredients used in the dishes.

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that HOPS Burger Bar had recently introduced 52 new items to their menu, which included a variety of appetizers, burgers, and sides. Despite these additions, the prices remained incredibly reasonable.

Over 50 Burgers to Choose From? Really?

If you're a true burger connoisseur, then HOPS Burger Bar in Greensboro is your ultimate destination. With over 50 mouthwatering burgers to choose from, this burger joint promises to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds. From classic cheeseburgers to bold and innovative creations, HOPS has it all.

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What sets HOPS Burger Bar apart is their commitment to quality ingredients and unique flavor combinations. Each burger is made with fresh, never frozen beef sourced from local farms, ensuring that every bite bursts with juicy goodness. 

Whether you're craving a traditional bacon cheeseburger or feeling adventurous enough to try the DIABLO burger (yes, you read that right), HOPS has something for everyone.

What I Ordered

HOPS Burger Bar - Thai sticky wings

HOPS Burger Bar - Thai sticky wings

HOPS Burger Bar - goat cheese balls

HOPS Burger Bar - goat cheese balls

Based on Kyle's recommendation, I ordered the fried goat cheese balls, sweet Thai chili wings, and the special burger of the week, which came with a side salad. 

The fried goat cheese balls were an exemplary dish, crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. The sweet Thai chili wings were also delightful, with just the right amount of heat and sweetness. 

HOPS Burger Bar - Special burger of the week, no bun

HOPS Burger Bar - Special burger of the week, no bun

HOPS Burger Bar - Mixed appetizer

HOPS Burger Bar - Mixed appetizer

HOPS Burger Bar Food

HOPS Burger Bar Food

The special burger of the week was juicy and flavorful, and the side salad was a refreshing complement.

HOPS Burger Bar - Mexican burger with fries/pickle

HOPS Burger Bar - Mexican burger with fries/pickle

Throughout my meal, our server, John, was attentive and ensured that we had everything we needed. He had a comprehensive understanding of the menu and offered suggestions on what to try next time.

Overall Thoughts?

HOPS Burger Bar on Spring Garden is an ideal location for anyone seeking a relaxed dining experience with a wide range of affordable meal options. The courteous staff, extensive menu, and delectable cuisine make it a must-visit establishment in Greensboro.

If you ever find yourself in the area, do not hesitate to visit and try the fried goat cheese balls – they are truly worth it!

If you find yourself not wanting to dine out but still craving one of their burgers, you can order from the takeout menu at one of their three locations in North Carolina.

Whether you're a seasoned traveler or simply love indulging in delicious food experiences within your own city, HOPS Burger Bar should be on your must-visit list.

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