Called in on an impromptu visit to Manchester. Had a bit of trouble finding the place as itís fairly hidden but once there found it hard not to marvel at the bounty held within. A very impressive selection of lesser known, smaller micro-breweries from Wales and the North in general. Sat at the bar you kind of felt every market should have a little bar like this. Friendly, jocular locals (one in particular was chatting about Jeff Beckís lesser known backstage habits as if he was his best mate).. and a friendly lady behind the tiny bar. One of the bottles I picked to take away was a couple of weeks out of date so they gave it me for free but that was my only complaint really. A great atmosphere compared to the hipster dens nearby and their cringeworthy reggae-pop music (well, the one I went in anyway). Overall, well worth a visit.
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
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.
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!
brilliant little place tucked away in the market,,excellent selection of bottled ales
ManVsBeer (1882) Hebden Bridge, England | November 9, 2012| Updated March 21, 2014
Fine little bar for a stop while you shop. Itís basically a market stall in the indoor market area at the back of the Arndale Shopping Centre. Thereís 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.
Worth the search to get to this place. Itís a mini shop & bar in one. A great selection of local ales together with lots of good stuff particularly from USA and Belgium. A number of bottled beers are cooled and available to drink at the bar. They had a Kolsch on tap!
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).
first good bar/bottleshop i have been to that is located in a mall! - reasonable prices and they have a lot of great american and british beers. Also belgian. They have a really small cooler but fill it with a mix so there is always something interesting to drink at the bar, but a lot more to take home. Also sell glasses. Very small place but the most beautiful sight ever when you have been stuck in the mall for too long ;)
Always try to visit here when in Manchester. A great little bar in the Arndale shopping center. Good selection of draught beers from around the world plus bottles that are also available for take away. Nice place to sit and watch the world go by.