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Micro Bar, Manchester Central, Manchester

Pub added by Jim Newell
Arndale Market, Arndale Centre
Manchester
M4 2HU
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Jon B left this review about Micro Bar

seems like a decent place for a swift one if you’re in the Arndale, probably not worth seeking out otherwise. it’s absolutely tiny and just blends into the street food stalls surrounding it. Any atmosphere is obviously killed by the noise from the market. I bought a samosa (£1) from the Indian stall around the corner and washed it down nicely with a half of Plum Porter.

On 4th February 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 436 recommendations about 435 pubs]


Rob Hunter left this review about Micro Bar

Have visited a handful of times over the past few years, most recently this Sunday just gone. Obviously you are restricted to market opening hours which rules out an evening visit. There are a number of stools round the bar and a single table (made from a barrel) with two chairs. The rest of the seating available is shared with the rest of the market which in a way is good because you can bring your food here and get a drink to go with it, but the downside is you might not be able to get a seat because of people just eating their lunch.

At the bar I spotted 4 real ales plus 2 ciders, in addition to 5 keg taps on the back wall and fridges full of cans and bottles including soft drinks for non-drinkers. There are also shelves full of bottles and cans for purchase to take away. A lot of Belgian stuff featured plus cans from the likes of Cloudwater, Wander Beyond and Beavertown. You can't come here and say there is nothing to drink (unless you only like Fosters).

Available at the time of my visit were Karma Citra (see what they did there?) by Wily Fox, Nice Weather by Dancing Duck, Pale Rider by Kelham Island and the cider I had was Bee Sting by Lilley's, a lovely sweet 7.5% cider. I accepted the offer of ice in my pint of Bee Sting as I have previously found here that the real ales can be on the warmer side of average (presumably they have no actual cellar).

I noticed newspapers were available but most of the customers seemed content with sitting round the bar.

An unusual place and definitely an oasis in the madness of the Arndale Centre.

On 31st July 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 274 recommendations about 259 pubs]


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Micro Bar

Compact market-stall bar and bottle shop under the cover of the Arndale Centre. Very limited seating with just a few tall chairs around the angled counter. Five handpumps, dispensing Phoenix Arizona, Dancing Duck DCUK, Old Forge Bitter from Half Moon and Bradford Winter Warming Stout (£3.00) plus Old Rosie cider. Fine for a quick one.

On 18th February 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 5216 recommendations about 5216 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jim Newell
Manchester Victoria, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.57 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Manchester Oxford Road, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Micro Bar, Manchester
4th Feb 2019, 16:33
Review submitted by Jon B
 
31st Jul 2018, 12:40
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 19 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 18 February 2018 by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 December 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 September 2013 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 6:15pm
Monday11am - 6:15pm
Tuesday11am - 6:15pm
Wednesday11am - 6:15pm
Thursday11am - 6:15pm
Friday11am - 6:15pm
Saturday11am - 6:15pm
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