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North Bar

#314 of 1,482 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, British
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24 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU, England
+44 113 242 4540
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited at the bar. Girl caught my eye but served someone else before me who hadn't waited as long. Forget it.

Thank Tony P
Durham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Hunted this bar out after an Internet search of pubs with Belgian beers and I wasn't disappointed. A nice little modern pub with choice aplenty. Also liked the photo booth and chalk message boards. Drinks aren't cheap but you expect to pay a premium for imported beer in a city centre. Will definitely call again when in town.

Thank Peter T
Castleford West Yorks
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

It's great to see a dedicated beer house that totally overwhelmes you with choice. Most of the beers you may have never heard of or probably wouldn't try but thats the beauty of it. They also give the local microbreweries a chance and rotate hand pulled ales. I heard they had recently taken delivery of Stargazer by Ridgeside but sadly... More 

Thank ParksUK
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

North bar is a small narrow bar with a massive wide range of beers and spirits. Great staff and a nice selection of tasty toasted snacks. Typical Leeds prices, eight quid for a couple of pints. Otherwise a great place for a few drinks.

Thank Firu T
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

I'm an infrequent visitor to this bar, but my good friend, Mike, loves it, much as a good banker enjoys nothing better than a bit of Libor rate rigging, and so it was three of us in all commenced a pre-Christmas ale evening at this venue. An Ilkley pale was followed by another pale, the name of which escapes me,... More 

Thank Hearts5Hibs1
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

The North Bar doesn't change too much and neither should it. It was a forerunner in providing a huge range of worldwide beers. They always have good hand pulled ales and a good selection of spirits. Not sure about wine to be honest. What is really nice here is that if they are a little quiet behind the bar they... More 

1 Thank sb4132
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

I love the North Bar franchise but this venue is the big letdown unfortunately. Been to Alfred's, Prestons, BreweryTap and staff are always friendly, really helpful and they know their drinks. North Bar experience (and this is 3rd attempt so not a blip!) rates poorly. Staff that have served me don't know drinks, poor hygiene on food served and then... More 

Thank Adele S
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

As a big fan of north bar and brewery was very disappointed by visit here. Usually go to Alfred's which is great with staff who work really hard and know their beers. Experience here was naff with staff who new nothing about products, slow to serve and topped it off by putting on esoteric music I suspect for their own... More 

Thank Alison D
Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

This place always has a fantastic beer selection. The staff are always friendly and it has a great relaxed atmosphere.

Thank BSmith25
Epsom, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

There is now a superb range - regulars, pumps, draft, guests, bottles. It was super busy but we were served quickly. The beer was excellent and we'll be back to this one!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $12
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 242 4540
Probably the first craft beer bar in Britain. A cosy gem serving a massively varied selection of quality drinks, plus teas, coffees, and light bites to eat. One of the original pioneers of the Leeds bar boom, North has an unparalleled beer selection, served brilliantly by friendly and informative staff. Winner of the Observer Food Monthly's 'Best Place to Drink in Britain award. North is Leeds' coolest haunt for lovers of great drinks, music and art.

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