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North Bar’s fundraising for Action Against Hunger off to a cracking start!

It’s time to check in on how our fundraising efforts for Action Against Hunger are getting on. We are over the moon to announce that so far we have raised £3176 to help support Action Against Hunger’s fight against global poverty. Drinkers in each bar have been selflessly working their way through cask after cask […]

North Bar Smashes Target and Raises £30k for St Gemma’s

We’re super proud to say that we’ve raised over £30,000 for local charity St Gemma’s Hospice through a year of fundraising activities. Since reaching our 20th anniversary in July 2017, staff from all seven of our venues have been involved in fundraising activities with an initial target of £20,000. Our directors John Gyngell and Christian Townsley joined in […]


A drunk conversation between the owners of four UK breweries at London Craft beer festival has turned into this ridiculous idea…. As part of North Bar’s year long fundraising effort to raise money for Action Against Hunger we’re all running the Bilbao + Manchester Half Marathons. John & Christian from North Bar / North Brewing, […]

Leeds International Beer Festival 2018

The Leeds International Beer Festival is back for its 7th year from 6-9 September 2018. LIBF is one of the beery highlights of our calendar. This year we’ll be shaking cocktails on the steps, hiding out with bottles of Orval in the cells, and tapping casks of Kölsch from Cologne each session. You can get your […]

Preston turns 5!

Sunday 26th August To celebrate their 5th Birthday Preston are inviting MorMor to bring their “eats from the east” and host an all day food takeover. Expect sesame roasted aubergines, schwarmas, flatbreads, salads bursting with colours and plenty of veggie and vegan options. Preston will be pouring North Brewing Co’s brand new collab with Northern […]

The Curious Summer Social is returning to Otley!

Saturday 25 August – The Curious Summer Social At North Bar Social / The Curious Hop The Curious Summer Social is back for its 3rd year running! A celebration of beer in the heart of Otley, hosted by North Bar Social and The Curious Hop bottle shop. Beers from: Bone Machine Kirkstall Brewery North Brewing […]

North Sea Bridges launch at North Bar

Thursday 23rd August – North Sea Bridges launch at North Bar Leeds This is a two year collaborative project between 6 Scottish and 6 Scandinavian breweries. This first set of collabs have been brewed in Scotland, with next year seeing the return trip over the North Sea to brew in Scandinavia. North Bar will have […]

BRUS takeover at North Bar Leeds

Friday 17th August – Sunday 19th August BRUS Tap Takeover at North Bar Leeds Created by To Øl Brewery, and based in Nørrebro, Denmark, where To Øl originally started their brewing journey, BRUS is a brewery, bar, bottle shop, and restaurant. The Danish name ‘BRUS’ refers to the sparkling quality liquid obtains when carbonated; the fizzy […]

Leeds Beer Week is back!

We are counting down the days until Leeds Beer Week takes over our city with tap takeovers, beer launches, food pairings, and design exhibitions! This year Leeds Beer Week runs from 17th August – 26th August. We’ll be hosting events, popping along to events, and drinking some excellent beers along the way. All week long […]