The Odd Bar can be very busy and heaving with hipsters in the evening but itís quite pleasant earlier in the day when you can find a seat. The menus are written on the back of old LP sleeves and the dťcor is interesting too, particularly the corner to the left of the door, which could be a setting for some of the tales from the Arabian Nights. Thereís a curtain made of silver discs, a purple canopy, low wooden tables and pouffes to sit on. The staff are very friendly and welcoming but it isnít really a beer destination given that there are so many other great bars nearby. The two hand pumps usually carry a craft beer or two but the eight keg taps donít have much out of the ordinary and there are just a few bottles.
(Last visited 27 January 2013).
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Bar that caters for all taste for the beautiful generation, in terms of ale it usually has one available from the Northern brewery. The decor is bright but easy on the eye, and stays open late enough for it to be a place to get another drink once many of the other places have shut their doors. Itís also one of a glut of bars in this part of the Northern Quarter so its easy to bar hop from. There is a downstairs area that opens in busier times, but the ground floor part is nicer. DJ sessions often supply the music.