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Beer Available At Microbar (Boggart) (arranged by most recent)
Offbeat Odd Ball Red (4.2%) 47, Two Roses Full Nelson , Two Roses Heron Porter , Lucifer (2009 - ...) 77, Leffe Ruby 12, De Molen Open & Bloot 96, Ommegang Abbey Ale 99, Ommegang Hennepin 97, De Molen Mooi & Meedogenloos (Beautiful & Ruthless) 98, Amarcord AMA Mora 91, Amarcord AMA Bruna 74, Salopian Black Ops 99, De Molen Zwart & Wit 97, Elland Ushuaia , Boggart Ray of Sunshine 28, Boggart Meme , Boggart Mud Brawler 66, Boggart Hole Clough Meme 63, Boggart Rum Porter 85, Flensburger Winterbock 35
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wimpyjoe (1112) Hebden Bridge, England | November 9, 2012| Updated March 21, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Fine little bar for a stop while you shop. Itís basically a market stall in the indoor market area at the back of the Arndale Shopping Centre. Thereís plenty of other stalls around this one as well as shoppers passing between the seating area and the bar whilst you drink. As a consequence of its location it is a day place only so you get moved on when the centre closes. It also sells a good range of bottled beers and ales from the UK and abroad. Rotates its ales all the time and always has a Boggard Hole Clough ale available given that it is run by the same group. Gift packs are available here too.
Boudicca (625) London, England | April 9, 2012| Updated June 16, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A great little bar with five hand pumps and three keg taps at the edge of the shopping centre maze that is Manchesterís Arndale Centre.
The Microbar shares tables and chairs with the more usual type of market cafť in a chilly space by the window on the margins of the Arndale Centreís market area Ė very handy for someone like me who has a pathological aversion to shopping malls.
Itís a cross between a bar and a shop so you can browse the bottle selection or just sit awhile, watch the world go by and recharge the batteries. Iíd just spent a few happy hours in the excellent Peopleís History Museum down by the river (www.phm.org.uk/) so I decided to do the latter. There were three cask ales from Boggart (the Microbar is a Boggart outlet), a guest (Pictish Nugget) and a perry as well as three keg beers. I chose the Boggart Rum Porter, which was delicious and did the trick nicely. The bottle selection isnít huge but itís quite eclectic. There are offerings from fairly close by (for example Hornbeam, Dunham Massey and Acorn), others such as Brodies from farther afield in the UK and standard continental Europeans like Erdinger, Duvel, Liefmans, Lindemans and Floris.
Incidentally, thereís a specialist cheese stall next door, the Queen Brie (www.thequeenbrie.co.uk/), where I bought a great selection of cheeses from Lancashire and Cheshire at very reasonable prices. Cheese and beer complement each other so beautifully and, had I not been planning to eat dinner later, Iíd have been very tempted by the three cheese platter and a Boggartís beer for £5.50.
(Last visited 25 January 2013).
Rune (361) TromsÝ, Norway | July 16, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
To avoid getting lost in the gigantic Arndale shopping centre it is best to head straight to the number 49 in High Street where the bar is located just inside the entrance with a flower shop near by. MicroBar is well worth a visit, it is not only a little cask ale pub, but also a bottle shop with good selection of, hard-to-find, British beers and continental beers. The bar is an outlet for the Boggart brewery and there were three of them on cask and even a few more on bottles. Friendly service offering samples of their cask ales. Decent price level (visited, 05.07.2012).
Brugmansia (357) Jylland, Denmark | February 21, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Lovely little pub in the HUUUUGE shoppingcenter.. Being a part of the shoppingcenter the openinghours is not what you would expect from a pub, but follows the normal opening hours of the center. Friendly staff, and at most times the beers are in a good condition. They have a nice bottle selection as well.
In 2013 they did their first beerfestival with approx 25 beers on.
sic1314 (308) Leiden, Netherlands | April 22, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Quite an insane idea to stick this oasis of quality beer in the middle of a food court, but it works wonderfully. Beer range isnít bad at all, and you can buy a couple of bottles to take home.
visionthing (263) Oslo, Norway | January 28, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Strange little place with a nice selection of beers. Found a nice selection of bottle to take home here and also a nice beer to enjoy with my food from one of the other stalls nearby. Strange, but brilliant. Well worth a visit!
cgarvieuk (151) Edinburgh , Scotland | February 21, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Im gonna copy Charlotte on this one Lovely little pub in the HUUUUGE shoppingcenter.. Being a part of the shoppingcenter the openinghours is not what you would expect from a pub, but follows the normal opening hours of the center. Friendly staff, and at most times the beers are in a good condition. But add that something like this is a dlight to find in a shopping centre and even better its often got some great Brodies beers on. I really like this place
undercurrent25 (142) Barnton, England | August 31, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 14/20
Tiny little bar in the Arndale centre, we almost didnít find it! Sells good range of bottled beer, but the price is ridiculous.Not that many casks but is worth visting whilst your missus goes shopping
mike_77 (80) , Netherlands | August 31, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Worth the search to get to this place. Itís a mini shop & bar in one. A great selection of local ales together with lots of good stuff particularly from USA and Belgium. A number of bottled beers are cooled and available to drink at the bar. They had a Kolsch on tap!
lambic (70) Newton Abbot, England | May 2, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Always try to visit here when in Manchester. A great little bar in the Arndale shopping center. Good selection of draught beers from around the world plus bottles that are also available for take away. Nice place to sit and watch the world go by.
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