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North Bar

#239 of 1,484 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 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 01:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!!!

Thank HHH666Y
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sneaky afternoon beer as this gem! Staff have nice way, friendly informed service but not in your face just right. Beers are great although I was sold on the session pale ale a bit wishy washy and they do bar snacks so will be back!

Thank Kevin H
Greystones, Ireland
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a cold Tuesday night in Leeds city centre, this was a great spot to stop and have a beer. Furnishings are Spartan, but there were enough seats for those who wanted them when we visited. Walls are adorned with movie posters and the air is filled with an eclectic music mix. While there I enjoyed Sputnik, one of their... More 

Thank mikedragon32
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315 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love North Bar, it's a great comfortable venue with a relaxing atmosphere and an amazing choice of drinks. The staff are lovely, knowledgable and always make me feel welcome.

Thank Gary M
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped in on a Sunday night out, good beer selection on, a bit cramped and worn but full of character. Good Sunday night out place.

Thank tonydewonderfull
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this bar last night on a semi-bar crawl of Leeds best ale bars. The beer selection is fantastic and certainly suited my taste of IPAs and APAs. Beers were around £5 mark, typical of this kind of venue. I liked how they were very focused on local brew too. A very fun atmosphere with photo booth in the... More 

Thank Lauren H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went on Saturday afternoon and it was busy but we were able to get seated as a group. Service was very good, wide range of beers available. Food menu was minimal so we gave it a miss. Would recommend a visit to this small bar, just off the Headrow.

Thank John N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1,128 reviews
520 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Long'ish narrow bar seemingly frequented by students (as near to their campus). Predominantly wooden interior. The beers ? Excellent range. The service ? Fine as far as we were concerned. Would go there again !

Thank david n
Edmonton, Canada
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is one of the few pubs in Britain the still serve beer in traditional British pint pots, which is why my partner and I had to visit. They have a large selection of craft beer and the atmosphere is relaxed and chill. The bartender was friendly and chatted with us for a bit. However, I know this place gets... More 

Thank SmashCakes29
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I'd like to be able to review this establishment but after waiting at the bar for 20 minutes and no service I went down in Cela Bar instead. I got the sense that I wasn't cool enough for the staff. On leaving there was some poor chap collapsed outside. I noticed the patrons of North Bar were more interested in... More 

Thank Adam_H1979

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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
US$3 - US$13
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?