North Bar (Free) | Leeds, West Yorkshire
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North Bar (Free)
Excellent based on 28 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: Infiniteipa (4) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 120+


North Bar (Free)

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Beer Available At North Bar (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Golden Owl Pale Ale , Kirkstall North Bar Portertype , Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Mango Habanero IPA 77, Thornbridge Jaipur 95, Dupont Monkís Stout 79, De Molen Blikken & Blozen 96, Emelisse DIPA Hop Serie 93, Emelisse Espresso Stout 98, Emelisse TIPA 96, Hawkshead IPA 66, Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Orchard Ale 62, Mikkeller Green Gold 99, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA 97, De Molen Hot & Spicy 91, Anarchy Citra St*r 84, The Kernel Pale Ale Chinook Centennial 94, Bayreuther Bio-Weisse 58, Maui Brewing CoCoNut PorTeR (UK Cask Edition) 91, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 98, Thornbridge Calver 70
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28 reviews for North Bar (Free)
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  78%
 Selection  85%
 Food  53%
 Value  60%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  87%
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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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
TimE  (251) 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
HopZineRob  (3) Shipley, | March 3, 2014
This is where it all began! Craft beer in Leeds found its home at North Bar over 16 years ago. One of the first places to have Sierra Nevada on tap in the UK, one of the first to have Brooklyn on tap in the UK. If youíve been drinking great beer at any point in the last 16 years North Bar were the first places in Leeds to stock it. Trailblazers! Great line up of kegs even if the cask offerings can be surprisingly dull at times. Tap Takeovers, meet the brewer and other events along with annual festivals celebrating US beer, Lowlands (Belgium and Neatherlands) and Orval Day. Simple bar food, pie and peas and stunning cheese, meat and bread boards. Great atmosphere but some can some be a bit of sauna when its jam-packed. My only issue is the price. When they were the only show in town you can have insane prices but now there are a number of other great beer bars Iím baffled they havenít brought the prices down.

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