Microbar (Boggart) | Manchester, Greater Manchester
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Microbar (Boggart)
Good based on 22 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

Market Hall, Arndale Centre
Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 2HU [ print map ]
0871 951 100


Hours: Mon-Sat 1100-1820; Sun 1200-1700

Mayor: ManVsBeer (25) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: 60

Microbar (Boggart)

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Beer Available At Microbar (Boggart) (arranged by most recent)
Grafton Fairground Attraction 21, Whaley Bridge Stoneheads , Mobberley Maori , Carlisle Flaxen 47, Big Clock Bitter & Twisted , Windsor & Eton Boatman 62, Titanic Steerage 33, Boggart Dark Mild 48, Bradford Jackalope , Boggart Milk Stout , Boggart Ginger Beer 37, Hawkshead Jester 66, Anchor Saison 50, Dunham Massey Chocolate Cherry Mild 33, Thatchers Gold 23, Southern Tier Eurotrash Pilz 45, Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 98, Thatchers Green Goblin 38, Anderson Valley Heelch Oí Hops 95, Southern Tier 422 Pale Wheat Ale 39
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22 reviews for Microbar (Boggart)
 Ambiance  61%
 Service  76%
 Selection  75%
 Food N/A 
 Value  72%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
kosherbeer  (30) gudvangen, Norway | January 24, 2013
brilliant little place tucked away in the market,,excellent selection of bottled ales
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer  (1597) Hebden Bridge, England | November 9, 2012| Updated March 21, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77  (114) Breda, Netherlands | August 31, 2012
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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25  (162) Barnton, England | August 31, 2012
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
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (502) TromsÝ, Norway | July 16, 2012
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).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Thoor84  (23) , Iceland | May 8, 2012
first good bar/bottleshop i have been to that is located in a mall! - reasonable prices and they have a lot of great american and british beers. Also belgian. They have a really small cooler but fill it with a mix so there is always something interesting to drink at the bar, but a lot more to take home. Also sell glasses. Very small place but the most beautiful sight ever when you have been stuck in the mall for too long ;)
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
lambic  (106) Newton Abbot, England | May 2, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (478) Leiden, Netherlands | April 22, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW  (44) Carlisle, England | April 15, 2012
Tucked away in the very interesting multi nationality food court of the Arndale Centre (donít go to the big multinational food cout upstairs like I did first!!). This is a great little respite from retail hell and compliments the surrounding outlets very well. Cask beers in good nick, decently priced. Good UK bottle selection, Sierra Nevada PA on tap and rotating cask beers. A good little find.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1035) London, England | April 9, 2012| Updated June 16, 2013
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).

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