North Bar

24 New Briggate
Leeds, West Yorkshire England LS1 6NU
bar  4.5/5.0 36 reviews
Mon-Tue 11am-1am, Wed-Sat 11am-2am, Sun 12pm-12am

Mayor: ManVsBeer (8) | Taps: 13k 5c | Bottles: 120+
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Beers At North Bar

NameABVEntered
Roosters Kushty Rye4.5%7/24/2016
Magic Rock Shredder4.5%7/22/2016
Thornbridge / Magic Rock Exalted4.5%7/22/2016
Roosters Londinium5.5%7/22/2016
BAD Slow Rider2.8%7/18/2016
∆gir Rallar Amber Ale4.7%7/17/2016
Victory Summer Love5.2%7/15/2016
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%7/15/2016
Magic Rock / Lervig Aktiebryggeri6%7/15/2016
Abbeydale Alchemy4.2%7/4/2016
Ghost Salem3.5%7/4/2016
North Brewing Co / Lervig Kettle Sour3.2%7/4/2016
Hawkshead / Crooked Stave Key Lime Tau6.3%7/2/2016
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale8.5%6/30/2016
Lervig Marky Ramoneís Hoppy Pilsner5.5%6/30/2016
Dry & Bitter Citra Bale Ale4.5%6/30/2016
Veltins Pilsener4.8%6/30/2016
Orchard Pig Reveller4.5%6/30/2016
Magic Rock Cannonball7.4%6/30/2016
BAD Honey Hi4.5%6/30/2016
Gypsy Inc Gyp Wit4.7%6/30/2016
Kirkstall BYB3.5%6/30/2016
Buxton / Omnipollo Chocolate Ice Cream Brown Ale6.2%6/30/2016
Kirkstall / Zapato Record Hop3.5%4/20/2016
North Brewing Co Sputnik 5%3/16/2016
Westvleteren Extra 88%12/31/2015
Schneider Weisse Weizen Hell5.2%12/20/2015
Magic Rock / Cigar City Cigarro Roja Magica6.5%12/20/2015
Roosters Der Kaiser4.8%12/20/2015
Ridgeside Last Horizon3.5%12/19/2015
North Brewing Co Transmission6.9%12/19/2015
Kirkstall North Prototype3.8%12/19/2015
Magic Rock The Magic Spanner3.9%12/19/2015
Lervig / Evil Twin Big Ass Money Stout17.5%11/12/2015
Bradfield Farmers Stout4.5%7/26/2015
Firestone Walker Pale 31 4.9%7/26/2015


70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
mcberko  (735) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 29, 2014
Great place to come for a varied taplist of British craft beers - likely the best in the city. Bottle list is good too, but the prices are absurd on those - prices are reasonable for draught. Service is very friendly and the establishment is very cozy. Highly recommended place to come to in Leeds.
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.
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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
viktorvee  (30) , England | August 13, 2013| Updated August 14, 2013
Nice place, very low key chilled vibe and decor. It is quite expensive, with some bottles priced higher than London but some cask ales and keg beers for 4 quid or less. A super selection - deffo worth a trip. Food wasnít that amazing.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
TimE  (309) 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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
slugfolio  (2) , England | July 12, 2013
Small, well stocked, constantly changing, action packed and full of atmosphere.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BGRTRob  (4) | April 4, 2013
Iíve been going to North Bar since it opened about 16 years ago. A real trailblazer in the craft beer scene and still going strong. Expect the best of British, Europe and some real exciting specials from America. They put on some great events, meet the brewer, tap takeovers and themed festivals (Oktoberfest, Lowlands, US) and I do love Orval day. One of North Barís strengths is their staff, welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about beer. Yes itís pricey and you may need a second mortgage if you want anything from the fridges. Always ask how much something is before you order. As for as Leeds (if not West Yorkshire) this is where it all began!
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ManVsBeer  (1729) Hebden Bridge, England | February 21, 2013| Updated August 19, 2014
Arguably the best range of beers in Leeds, or maybe West Yorkshire. As well as the ales thereís a more interesting lager selection than your usual tripe and the bottled menu is superb too, although the prices here are above average. The bar itself is easy to miss with its small window and door in the middle of a row of shops in the commercial centre of Leeds. Its own sign is not exactly prominent. Inside itís long and thin and doesnít ascribe to the comfortable pub mentality preferring the minimalist bar approach. None of this puts the masses off though.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub  (828) Banbury, England | November 30, 2012
Quite a modern type of bar a little off the beaten track, we walked past it twice looking for it, so not the most obvious place. Good selection of Taps to go for with a mostly Yorkshire theme when we were there, also a decent range of bottle beers, if somewhat pricey. A definite one to visit whilst in Leeds.
36
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 1/10
  • VALUE 1/10
  • OVERALL 6/20
1980olympics  (74) , England | November 11, 2012
Pretentious, student vibe cafe/bar. Good selection of beer, but caught very rude staff on a Saturday night. Seems I was bothering the nice lady behind the bar by asking for drinks. She was much more interested in reciting rehearsed beer information to uninterested customers. Shame because it has a cracking beer selection albeit rather expensive.
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.

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