North, the independent Leeds-based brewery, is expanding its retail estate with the opening of North Taproom: Circle Square, situated next to Manchester’s bustling Oxford Road.
How the new taproom will look. Photograph: North Brewing Co
Opening in late 2022, the new taproom will be North’s tenth venue, in a city that has provided inspiration and excitement over the years.
The taproom will showcase North’s extensive core range, alongside an ever-changing line-up of beers, wines, cocktails, ciders, and spirits from an eclectic range of local and international producers.
A menu of contemporary Asian street food will be served up from early until late by fellow Leeds-based brand, Little Bao Boy, which will have a permanent residency at the taproom.
Located minutes from Oxford Road station in the new Circle Square development, North’s newest taproom will be housed in a modern glass building, creating a light and airy space, welcoming all ages from all walks of life.
The 2,590 sq ft taproom will seat 100 covers inside, wit room for an additional 30 standing guests. An extensive outdoor seating area overlooks the green event space at Circle Square.
There will be 24 draught lines, including 18 lines of keg beer (and one cask), pouring North’s ever-evolving range of core beers, specials, and collaborations. The North team love working with friends, so guests can expect an wide-ranging array of guest breweries. Over the past seven years the team have worked with a stellar roster of Manchester breweries, including Cloudwater, Track, and Pomona Island.
John Gyngell, co-founder and director of North Brewing Co, said: “Our new bar in Manchester marks a huge milestone for all of us at North. We’ve actually been looking for a Manchester site for the last 25 years, and have come very close a number of times!
“Many of the North team have lived, worked, or studied in Manchester, and we make a habit of visiting as regularly as possible. The hospitality scene in Manchester has provided tonnes of inspiration over the years, and we can’t wait to bring North to the city.”