Refurbished in late 2015, this shop unit cafe-bar of Marble Brewery is now twin-floored, which has more than doubled the seating space available, and much needed for this popular Northern Quarter destination. The cask options are now pulled from four pumps on the bar, and thereís two rows of keg options, all of which carry a mix of Marbleís core and special ales, as well as guests from up and down the country. The atmosphere hasnít changed too much, itís still a relaxing place to spend some time in the day, and vibrant with its social scene in the evening with simple but cafe-bar furniture that works for this place.
I really liked this place. It happens to be just off Manchester central but could be your friendly neighbourhood beer bar in just about any city in the European or North American beer belt. The single long table encourages conversation. Having two temperature-controlled casks stillaged on the bar is both stylish and rare nowadays. Excellent small snacks. Helpful staff. Hopbomber (below) should revisit and re-rate..
Visited a couple of times now. 3 Marble beers on gravity plus taps of some interesting keg beers. Usually have a Marble special on.
Bottle list is decent too. The prices are a little steep.
Limited seating as itís a small place but managed to get a seat on each visit.
OK as part of a crawl but the Marble Arch is better for Marble beers
Visited January 2012. One of these modern pubs, where you feel very welcome and at home as soon you walk in the door. Being a Marble bar, the beers are mainly marble beers, both on tap and as bottles. All served in good condition. Friendly and serviceminded staff, that know their stuff about beers.. They do lovely bar snacks as well. For sure worth a visit.
Very small place with room for only 30-40 people. 3-4 of their own beers are available on gravity tap around £3.40/pint. They sell more of their own beers by the bottle. Mostly though itís all about the Belgian bottled beers where the selection covers the standard stuff plus a couple of lesser found ones.
Offshoot of the legendary Marble Arch, coveniently located much nearer town in the Northern Quarter. Almost NYC style, with basic industrial decor, and a simple combination of good looking food (meat and cheese) and a great beer selection with the Marbles and a cracking bottle selection mostly from Belgium and Germany. Staff friendly and opinionated. Great place.