Microbar

Mayor: ManVsBeer (21) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: 60
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Beers At Microbar

NameABVEntered
Box Steam Cheeky Half4.5%7/3/2017
Horbury Ales Tiramasu4.2%6/16/2017
Butcombe Heathcliff4.6%6/16/2017
Crate Golden3.8%5/11/2017
Wily Fox Snow Vixen4%5/3/2017
Elland Busy Fool4.5%5/1/2017
Camden Town Unfiltered Hells Lager4.6%4/29/2017
Camden Town India Hells Lager6.2%4/29/2017
Kelham Island Riders On The Storm4.5%4/22/2017
Purple Moose Cwrw Ysgawen/Elderflower Ale4%3/22/2017
Dancing Duck Wot The Duck? Ginger Ninja4.1%3/7/2017
Titanic Plum Porter4.9%3/7/2017
Wily Fox Prohibition APA3.9%3/2/2017
Kelham Island Crazy4.7%3/1/2017
Kelham Island Bete Noire5.5%2/22/2017
Purple Moose Snowdonia Ale / Cwrw Eryri3.6%2/22/2017
Leffe Ruby5%1/28/2017
La Chouffe8%1/27/2017
Blackedge Black Stout4%1/19/2017
Wily Fox The Fox Hat4.2%1/19/2017
Mighty Medicine Madchester Cream4.2%1/12/2017
Mighty Medicine Hop Toffee3.8%1/7/2017
Wily Fox Blonde Vixen3.8%12/21/2016
Phoenix Snowbound4.3%12/21/2016
Elland Scrooge4.2%12/15/2016
Slightly Foxed Slightly Foxed3.8%12/3/2016
Potbelly Streaky3.6%9/3/2016
Victory HopDevil6.7%8/19/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer  (2013) Hebden Bridge, England | November 9, 2012| Updated March 21, 2014
Fine little bar for a stop while you shop. It’s basically a market stall in the indoor market area at the back of the Arndale Shopping Centre. There’s 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis  (1560) , England | May 8, 2015
Visited this little haven in the Arndale centre a couple of times. Beers from Boggart plus guests from the north of England as a rule that are well kept. Good selection of bottles to keep you amused. Food is available from a myriad of local outlets. Worth the stop and plenty of places nearby too.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1231) 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 Manchester’s Arndale Centre. The Microbar shares tables and chairs with the more usual type of market café in a chilly space by the window on the margins of the Arndale Centre’s market area – very handy for someone like me who has a pathological aversion to shopping malls. It’s 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. I’d just spent a few happy hours in the excellent People’s 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 isn’t huge but it’s 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, there’s 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, I’d have been very tempted by the three cheese platter and a Boggart’s beer for £5.50. (Last visited 25 January 2013).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Fin  (1146) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 20, 2015
Visited on Friday 17th April 2015. I think that I may be going against the grain here, but I wasn’t overly impressed with this place. Let me just clarify that statement by stating that it isn’t that there is anything necessarily wrong with this place, it is just that I am really surprised that this is in the top 5 in Manchester. Ok on the plus side it is situated in a shopping centre (a very large one at that) and therefore I would imagine for some that it is great to get some respite from shopping by finding that a place like this is on site, however I wasn’t shopping and went straight there so not burdened by the shopping issue. It appeared very relaxed and quite casual with a nice mix of clientele, and it is a simple layout. It is situated by the windows that overlook the High Street and tram stops in the food market part of this centre. I wasn’t particularly impressed with the beers on offer on tap (maybe I just hit it at the right time,but I saw nothing that interested me) and I was also unimpressed by the bottle selection, ok so that might be me being a bit sniffy, but the bottles seemed to feature too many easily obtainable macro beers and ciders that almost any supermarket would stock. So not a bad place by any stretch of the imagination, it just didn’t really offer anything for me and Loz.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (813) Tromsø, 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).
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Brugmansia  (635) Jylland, Denmark | February 21, 2013
Lovely little pub in the HUUUUGE shoppingcenter.. Being a part of the shoppingcenter the openinghours is not what you would expect from a pub, but follows the normal opening hours of the center. Friendly staff, and at most times the beers are in a good condition. They have a nice bottle selection as well. In 2013 they did their first beerfestival with approx 25 beers on.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
visionthing  (559) Tallinn, Estonia | January 28, 2013
Strange little place with a nice selection of beers. Found a nice selection of bottle to take home here and also a nice beer to enjoy with my food from one of the other stalls nearby. Strange, but brilliant. Well worth a visit!
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (476) 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 isn’t bad at all, and you can buy a couple of bottles to take home.
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud  (399) , Croatia | September 15, 2015
Small place inside huge shopping mall in city center. I’m really not a fan of shopping centers, but this bar wasn’t that bad experience. During my visit there was a rat hunt going on behind the bar. Cask selection is interesting but limited. Decent bottle selection. Really not sure if I’d visit this one again.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk  (368) Edinburgh , Scotland | February 21, 2013
Im gonna copy Charlotte on this one Lovely little pub in the HUUUUGE shoppingcenter.. Being a part of the shoppingcenter the openinghours is not what you would expect from a pub, but follows the normal opening hours of the center. Friendly staff, and at most times the beers are in a good condition. But add that something like this is a dlight to find in a shopping centre and even better its often got some great Brodies beers on. I really like this place

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