North Bar | Leeds, West Yorkshire
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North Bar
Excellent based on 31 ratings
Type: Bar

24 New Briggate
Leeds, West Yorkshire England LS1 6NU [ print map ]
0113 2424540

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Hours: Mon-Tue 11am-1am, Wed-Sat 11am-2am, Sun 12pm-12am


Mayor: Garrold (3) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 120+


North Bar

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Beer Available At North Bar (arranged by most recent)
Hawkshead Solar Sour , Hand Drawn Monkey / Bexar County Big Wheat Hibiscus , Brewfist Spaceman 96, Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Partizan IPA Belma Liberty 83, Magic Rock Human Cannonball 98, Kirkstall North Prototype , Great Heck Dave 50, Golden Owl Pale Ale , Kirkstall North Bar Portertype
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31 reviews for North Bar
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  79%
 Selection  86%
 Food  53%
 Value  61%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  88%
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96
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
albertane  (18) Nottingham, England | February 22, 2011
One of the best beer selections Iíve come across in Britain, fantastic knowledgeable and friendly service, and a relaxed atmosphere. This place is astonishing. Normally I prefer a more traditional pub, but this place feels like a neighbourhood bar in Chicago, my home town. In a good way!
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
harrystrill  (7) , England | August 24, 2012
Great friendly helpful staff nice unpretentious pub, great selection massive beer selection but can be quite pricey despite this I love the place
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
KJB27  (17) Lille, France | August 27, 2013| Updated December 1, 2013
Best range of beers in Leeds. Local and foreign on tap, pricey rarities in the fridges. Constant change in beer selection, always very well varied types of beers on tap. Beautiful lively place, awesome music, knowledgeable staff.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
FaithHealer1  (1) , Scotland | June 21, 2011
Absolutely in love with this place. Unassuming, cafe-like exterior that extends back towards the bar. Can be pleasantly bustling from early-evening-night, or quiet and intimate in the early afternoon (my favourite time). Staff are without exception knowledgeable and pleasant, very helpful and inclusive. Very little pretence about this place, itís welcoming and feels warm. Havenít tried the food and so havenít rated, but the value does look good. Outstanding selection of beers, with lots of other drinks available too. Prices can be a touch high for my meagre student budget at times, but normally itís not a huge problem - the selection more than makes up for it. Overall, itís a great bar thatís very hard to fault.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Refold  (1) , England | October 13, 2012
A consistently great bar! Amazing beers (inc beer cocktails) and staff who are passionate about what they do.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
FuzziGuzzi  (1) , | January 27, 2012
I love going to North! Looking into the fridges is like being a kid in a sweet shop again- thereís just too many bottles to just pick 1 beer you want!! The staff always seem to find a drink that im in the mood for, and I am quite fussy at times so thats always a bonus. They got me trying their "beer cocktails" last time, which as crazy as they sound are actually pretty good. Apparantly they invented all the recipies themselves too. Ive had ther food in the past, which is simple, but it does the job. The prices range across the board, but you pay for what you get really (cheaper drinks being local ales around the £3 mark, and more expensive stuff being exports from all over the world). Highly recommended!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Kupo  (1) , England | January 27, 2012
Good sized bar in the centre of Leeds, friendly knowledgeable staff who appear to care about the products they sell. Selection was impressive especially when compared with other places in the area. A must visit if you find yourself in Leeds or the surrounding area.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
superflyguy  (26) Leeds, England | February 27, 2012
cracking bar. probably the best selection in Leeds. if you want it theyíve got it and if not they offer to blend something! could happily have spent several hours and a big chunk of cash here. The only real downsides are the lack of space and comfy seats and the somewhat high prices. Having said that iíll be straight back at the next opportunity.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Fin  (728) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | May 19, 2015
Not quite sure what happened here but I am convinced that I had reviewed this place in the past, so a little confused. I have been here on two occasions with Loz, in February 2014 and again the same month this year, also visited about 3-4 years ago with dad and Barry. This is a great little bar, it was smaller than I expected, itís narrow but longish. The bar is ahead on the LH side as you enter with seating all down the RH side, the layout reminds me a little of a diner. It has a great selection of beers on keg, cask , and bottle and you can see why this has been the top entry for Leeds now for a few years. I have been here both during the day and late at night and if coming at night be prepared to stand as itís popularity means it gets very busy. The staff are top notch, knowledge, friendly and chatty added to that they play some great tunes. Jackson C Frank on my last visit as well as some other corking tunes. I seem to recall that we were drinking Kernel and Anarchy beers on our last visit. I guess this is a little further up town from Friends of Ham, Bundobust Tapped etc, but with Belgravia Music Hall just a very short walk away you have even more reason to go here, both are great venues, if this is busy then go to Belgravia Music Hall as it is huge in comparison and you should be fine there, come back here afterwards. Really like this venue, decor wise I havenít ever taken much notice and itís often quite a dimly lit place, but it always appears tidy. A great bar you should definitely seek out.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
TimE  (271) Tokyo, Japan | August 11, 2013
One long room, definitely not a traditional pub. Decent mix of foreign and domestic taps. Nice music, played at a reasonable sound. Reasonably priced, informed staff. Lots of spirits . The selection was pretty surprising, lots of gems, like Salty Kiss, Holy Cow, Croucher Val Am on tap. The more I hang out at this place the more I love it. I guess it feels too much like a bar in N America when I first arrived so I had a negative basis, as I am looking for an English pub, but really this place is cool as fuck. Loved the music, chilled out staff and laid back vibe. Rate initially 76, then 82, but this has to go higher. One of my favs in the UK, which really surprises me as when I arrived I would have never thought so.

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