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North Bar, Leeds Central, Leeds

24 New Briggate
Phone: 01132424540
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Reviews of North Bar (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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custodian 42 left this review about North Bar

Very full and very noisy on Saturday afternoon. Narrow long place with the bar on the left. Decent selection of real ale and craft beers. Amazingly easy to get served, I must say.

On 25th September 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about North Bar

The North Bar's website speculates as to whether this was Britain's first 'Craft Beer' bar and, given that it opened back in 1997,it certainly has a strong case. The bar has spawned several other venues in and around Leeds and has been refurbished in the last week or so, which renders my description obsolete before I've even written it. The pub has a shop conversion layout, with a long, narrow interior which has a seating area to the front and the servery mid-way into the room on the left hand wall. The room is bare boarded with bench and standard seating down the right hand side and small tables with regular chairs on the left. The walls have been decorated with some colourful French and Eastern European movie posters and opposite the bar there is a large mural listing countless different varieties of beer. There is also, for no discernable reason, a photo booth here as well. Beyond the bar, a smaller section houses a few more seats underneath some particularly garish wallpaper. Loads of flyers for various events in Leeds and across Yorkshire were piled up on a long shelf at the front of the pub, but all of this has been removed in the refurbishment in favour of wooden slats that run up the wall and across the ceiling.
There are four hand pumps on the bar and whilst my Sunday afternoon visit meant I was too late to catch the Beavertown brews that the rest of the PuG group enjoyed on Friday night, I instead got to pick from Kirkstall North Prototype, Ilkley Pale, Burton Bridge Top Dog Stout and Blue Bee Nectar Pale. I opted for the latter which was in pretty good shape, if not the most memorable beer of the weekend. The usual eclectic keg range and extensive bottled beer selection synonymous with this type of bar was in evidence. One thing that came across was the staff's enthusiasm for good beer, with one barman getting particularly excited about the recent delivery of some bottles from an American brewery I'd never heard of.
I think it was this obvious passion for their products that won me over to this place, as the bar itself isn't anything to get too excited about. This was the last pub I visited after three longs days drinking around Leeds, so I may have been a little jaded by this point, but I'd be keen to revisit the next time I'm in town.

On 17th January 2014 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about North Bar

Another interesting location on our PG crawl. The bar was starting to fill up quite rapidly on our arrival, so we were lucky to have arrived handy and to be served quickly. Also it was good to have a bit of space at the bar to see what to order. We managed to get a seat at the rear of the place, right next to a wall mural of the Atari Asteroids game, wow that takes me back. I went for the Beavertown Benzara and Quantum Brewing American Light. Defo worth a visit.

On 5th December 2013 - rating: 8
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25th Sep 2017, 13:06
Review submitted by custodian 42
2nd Mar 2015, 10:22
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 17 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 November 2013 by Gill Smith
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - Midnight
Monday11am - 1am
Tuesday11am - 1am
Wednesday11am - 2am
Thursday11am - 2am
Friday11am - 2am
Saturday11am - 2am
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