Smithfield Market Tavern (Blackjack)

37 Swan St
Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 5JZ
bar (Blackjack Beers)  4.15/5.0 33 reviews
Tue-Thu, 4.30pm-11pm; Fri, 4.30pm-Midnight; Sat, Midday-Midnigth; Sun, Midday-11pm

Mayor: ManVsBeer (27) | Taps: 18 (7hp) | Bottles: 50+
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Beers At Smithfield Market Tavern (Blackjack)

NameABVEntered
Blackjack The River4.8%11/5/2017
Blackjack Punto Bunco5%11/1/2017
Blackjack Single Hop IPA - Santiam5.2%10/14/2017
Salopian / Tiny Rebel Catatonic5.7%9/5/2017
Salopian Mojave3%9/1/2017
Bad Seed Kiwi3.8%8/27/2017
Moor Nor'Hop4.1%8/25/2017
Siren Project Barista - Turkish10%6/24/2017
Siren Project Barista - Americano9.1%6/24/2017
Siren Project Barista - CapHeine6.2%6/24/2017
Dry & Bitter Christian Bale Ale4.6%5/9/2017
Blackjack / Cwrw Ial Red House5.5%5/1/2017
Tiny Rebel Cherry Bomb5%4/3/2017
Vale Of Glamorgan Sesiwn4.1%4/2/2017
Blackjack BIPAS6.8%4/2/2017
Blackjack Smithfield Pale4.4%3/31/2017
Blackjack Rabbit Hunt4.4%3/31/2017
Lincoln Green Olicana5%3/7/2017
Blackjack Duel Hop Vanguard vs Pacifica4.5%3/1/2017
Twisted Barrel Sine Qua Non4.2%2/16/2017
Blackjack Fullhouse (Brett)8.2%2/13/2017
Moor Revival3.8%2/12/2017
Weird Beard Don't Worry Bee Heavy7.8%2/11/2017
Twisted Barrel The Great Went 4%2/11/2017
North Riding Brewery Cascade Pale4%2/9/2017
Northern Monk True North Pale Ale3.7%2/5/2017
Blackjack Dark Specials Milk Stout4.5%2/2/2017
Blackjack Play Your Cards Rye't4.9%1/30/2017
Almasty Chocolate and Vanilla Stout6%1/29/2017
Mallinsons / Pictish Transpennine Brown Ale6%1/29/2017
Track Mazama5.5%1/29/2017
Brew By Numbers / BrewDog Norwich 17/08 Table Saison - Mustard & Sea Salt 3%1/26/2017
Runaway Bitter-Chocolate Stout5%1/26/2017
Wishbone Table Porter4%1/26/2017
Blackjack Barley Wine 9.6%1/22/2017
Blackjack Flyer4.8%1/16/2017
Blackedge American Pale Ale4.2%1/15/2017
Fyne Ales Ich Bin Ein Berryliner3.8%1/8/2017
Blackjack Poker Face4.2%1/3/2017
Blackjack Devilfish5%1/1/2017
Legitimate Industries Identity Theft5.3%11/14/2016


82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25  (171) Barnton, England | August 31, 2012
Traditional type boozer, lots of guest real ales on tap, staff was friendly and it has a pool table and great jukebox what more do you need?
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud  (462) , Croatia | November 5, 2017
Not many people we're inside when we popped in. Modern, bright interior, lots of room. Very good selection, good choice of crafts and kegs. Also interesting stuff in fridges, some higher end beers there including lambic. Good service. This one surprised me a bit, one of the best bars in Manchester.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
vshollows  (106) , England | June 10, 2017
This was the first time that we had visited since Blackjack took it over. And what a difference. It was noticeably cleaner than on our previous visits, and brighter too. The pool table has been removed and they have knocked through to next door. Maybe not as many cask beers, but a new range of craft keg beers on offer. Only a couple from Blackjack and the others covered a good range of styles and strengths.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Fin  (1174) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 1, 2017
We visited here Friday 31st March 2017 the we being me, dad and Barry on our annual weekend away. Wow this place has changed a lot since our last visit (see review below) it’s now a Tap for the Blackjack Brewery however also has a solid range of other offerings. We had Ashover, and two Blackjack beers on our visit. I seemed to recall it being a lot darker and gloomier before but now it’s really much lighter and more welcoming establishment. I like the old pub games in here, so Bar Billiards, darts and table skittles. We sat near the window on entry, it was really friendly, good prices, really liked it. Score 84

We visited here Saturday 19th January 2008 having decided to give the national Winter Ales Festival in New Century House a rest for a bit. It was very busy as the pub had presumably decided to have their own beer festival on this weekend as well. Both of the beers that I tried were in very good nick, the service was fine and the pub a great little place. Score 78
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Fatziggy  (12) Manchester, England | February 23, 2017
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
redders1974  (87) , England | October 1, 2016
Good choice. Of blackjack beers impressive keg selection laid back loungey feel
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (1044) London, England | July 24, 2016
Lively on a Friday evening. Great range of beers on cask, with an edgy keg offering as well, along with a solid assortment of international bottles. Some lambics, even. Good value. Service with a smile. Spacious interior. Great pub from top to bottom. Loved the vibe here.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (3057) Charlotte , North Carolina | July 3, 2016
Phil & Kath durected me here. Advertises itself as the brewery tap for local brewery Blackjack, and had eight on offer plus a wide range of guests, mostly from small breweries near and far. Service at the bar was quick and efficient, and staff were generous with the samples. No panels or flight, just halves in fancy glasses. A very worthwhile stop.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Tweedekamer  (5) Manchester, England | May 20, 2016| Updated May 22, 2016
Excellent locally made (Stockport) Pork Pies with Pickled Onions, Gherkins and a choice of Mustards. Also Pickled Eggs and a good selection of Nuts.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne  (16) , England | April 14, 2016
Since being taken over by Manchester’s own Blackjack brewery, the Smithfield has been revamped and now stands (in my view) as one of the best pubs in the city. Ten keg and six cask lines can be found at the bar pouring some excellent choices. Plenty of newspapers, books and board games dotted about as well as darts and a few other bar games available. Located a stone’s throw from Bar Fringe and Crown & Kettle so well worth a mini-crawl around those.
54
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Beermenace  (74) Belfast, Northern Ireland | August 28, 2015
Wow, talk about a basic pub, but not in a good way. Completely devoid of any atmosphere, this place really gives a new meaning to the word bare, if you like minimalism that is. Decided to have a pint of Blackjack and regretted it, tasted awful. Not tempted to sample any others, so I got up and left. Not my kind of boozer!

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