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First pints poured

North Brewing Co

A few weeks shy of 18 years ago North Bar opened with humble aspirations.  A place for nice people to drink.  A short stumble along that journey we discovered the […]

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Management trip to Belgium

Where did it all start?  Back in 1997 when North Bar opened we offered a limited range of pedestrian beer.  But we served it with what is best described as […]


Our house beer #2 North Boom 97

We served 5% Lindeboom Pils for years and years and years. Unlike some beer snobs we really value lager and a great lager or two has always been a lynchpin […]


Our house beer #3 Portertype

Can you see where we’re going here?? Prototype is such a good beer and a tidy idea too (which didn’t escape the attentions of some other nifty cwaft beer marketing […]


Our house beer #1 Prototype

The story of prototype started AGES ago… We messed around with house beers for many years and it may interest you to know that the cask ale lines in North […]

LOWLANDs 2014 North

Lowlands festival preview!

Righto! Off we pop – the umpteenth Lowlands festival begins this Friday 28th of March at North and picks up at North Social Otley, Preston, Alfred and Further North the […]

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North Bar

North bar opened in 1997 on New Briggate in Leeds. Why did we open a bar? – Because we wanted somewhere ace to drink. At the time Leeds was a […]