First rating of North Bar, and first visit for about 3 years, but know it well from previous visits to Leeds, when this had become the go to destination in Leeds. Nothing much has changed, except they now have North Brewing, place has a lively/noisy atmosphere, attracting a younger and generally affluent crowd. But great vibe. Good range of taps and bottles though slightly narrow selection. Flights available in 3rds. Has a lot more competition in Leeds now but itís still really good and the North Brewing beers are a great addition.
Good place .. Nice selection .. Nothing else than something good enough .. I canít really understand why these craft beer bars Serve all the same beers .. No pils , no lagers,no bottom fermented beers .. If you want a proper beer bar you must have some of it ..good place anyway
cgarvieuk (346) Edinburgh , Scotland | August 10, 2016| Updated February 17, 2017
Long thin bar with reasonable mix of cask and keg, but didnít capture me
Stopped in with Josh so he could check the quality of the Ghost beers on tap. Long narrow place, lots of light wood and a chocolate dog. Nice varied selection of beers, good prices, great service, and free water on the bar for all. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
May 2015. Really liked this place. Small and crowded but on the right side of atmospheric. After 5 pubs and bars this was the first place I found a tick I was after. One of those places where I take forever to choose what to have. Staff were friendly and chatty, despite being busy.
2015-09-26. Small but pretty cool. Nice art on the walls, solid selection of taps and casks. Friendly bartender chatted with us a bit about the rugby and gave some tips for other pubs and things to do in Leeds. There was a large pretty solid bottle list that is heavy on UK and Belgian bottles. We stuck with the cask and draught options but grabbed a (somewhat pricey) bottle or three to go (though this was partly because the local bottle shops had closed before we could make it!) Lots of tables which was a nice change from London, though there were at a premium when we returned Sunday night after the rugby game. Photo booth in the corner is neat, I didnít actually test it to see if it works. Flights of three 1/3 pints available. Decent tap list is nice, with a good number of new beers for us but only a handful impressed us today. Well worth a visit.
Visited on a Sunday afternoon in July 2015, strolled though the City centre and arrived here, itís a long bar with 70s school furniture. Landed during an American beer festival so tried a couple, well looked after and service also friendly. Not a massive range so moved on. Itís a good place but think there are now better in Leeds
wicked place. dark and dingy vibe which i like, and also had some genuinely rare beers - pannepot reserve- which i canít get in london. loads of keg interest- magic rock, illkley, siren etc and some good stuff on cask. little bit off the beaten track but thats just quibbling.
Fin (1081) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | May 19, 2015
Not quite sure what happened here but I am convinced that I had reviewed this place in the past, so a little confused. I have been here on two occasions with Loz, in February 2014 and again the same month this year, also visited about 3-4 years ago with dad and Barry. This is a great little bar, it was smaller than I expected, itís narrow but longish. The bar is ahead on the LH side as you enter with seating all down the RH side, the layout reminds me a little of a diner. It has a great selection of beers on keg, cask , and bottle and you can see why this has been the top entry for Leeds now for a few years. I have been here both during the day and late at night and if coming at night be prepared to stand as itís popularity means it gets very busy. The staff are top notch, knowledge, friendly and chatty added to that they play some great tunes. Jackson C Frank on my last visit as well as some other corking tunes. I seem to recall that we were drinking Kernel and Anarchy beers on our last visit. I guess this is a little further up town from Friends of Ham, Bundobust Tapped etc, but with Belgravia Music Hall just a very short walk away you have even more reason to go here, both are great venues, if this is busy then go to Belgravia Music Hall as it is huge in comparison and you should be fine there, come back here afterwards. Really like this venue, decor wise I havenít ever taken much notice and itís often quite a dimly lit place, but it always appears tidy. A great bar you should definitely seek out.
Cozy night-time and quite modern night-time bar. Itís all about modern ale here, both on keg and cask. Great breweries from England and abroad, really good choices of beer, certainly in the top 3 in the city. Prices are a bit higher than usual in town, but you do get quality stuff. Staff is well versed in the subject matter and luckily there is enough of them since it can get busy. Bottle prices are high, but the tap list is sufficient. Perfect for an afternoon tasting stop. Not a place for food, though.