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North Bar (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kirkstall - Kirkstall Pale AleExcellent1
Fulstow (Fugelestou Ales) - Marsh MildExcellent1
Marble - Lagonda IPAExcellent1
Northern Alchemy - Late hopped AleExcellent1
Hawkshead - Dry Stone StoutGood1
Pilot - Blond UnfinedGood1
Great Heck - Treasure IPAGood1
Dark Star - FestivalGood1
Mallinsons - SimcoeGood1
Abbeydale - Double BrimstoneGood1
Stringers - No 2 StoutGood1
Totally Brewed - 4 Hop Men of the ApocalypseGood1
Kirkstall - North Bar PrototypeGood1
Acorn - Barnsley BitterNot Tried0
Mallinsons - Holly BlueNot Tried0
Kirkstall - Black Band PorterNot Tried0
Acorn - Old Moor PorterNot Tried0
Acorn - Drop KickNot Tried0
Fell - AAANot Tried0
North Riding Brewery - Red CitraNot Tried0

Visits Details

07 Jun 2016 (Mick)
Another quite place.
Abbeydale - Double Brimstone7.80GoodDark, full bodied, strong alcohol.
Kirkstall - Kirkstall Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Fell - AAA4.40Not Tried
North Riding Brewery - Red Citra5.00Not TriedHops muted by the dark grains but still good.
22 Feb 2016 (Mick)
Fairly busy, always interesting.
Dark Star - Festival5.00GoodNice dark bitter.
Acorn - Old Moor Porter4.40Not Tried
Kirkstall - Black Band Porter5.50Not Tried
Acorn - Drop Kick4.00Not Tried
Kirkstall - North Bar Prototype3.80Not Tried
11 May 2015 (Mick)
Fairly busy, stood at the bar.
Northern Alchemy - Late hopped Ale5.20ExcellentThe chinook and simcoe hops shine through.
Pilot - Blond Unfined4.00GoodDefinitely unrefined, murky even, tasted ok though.
Kirkstall - Black Band Porter5.50Not Tried
02 Feb 2015 (Mick)
Nice place and good beer but a bit pricey.
Totally Brewed - 4 Hop Men of the Apocalypse5.20GoodWell rounded for a hoppy pale ale
Stringers - No 2 Stout4.00Not Tried
Kirkstall - North Bar Prototype3.80Not Tried
02 Jun 2014 (Mick)
Busy but managed to get a table. I like this place but it can be a bit pricey.
Mallinsons - Simcoe3.90GoodNice pale hoppy ale
Stringers - No 2 Stout4.00GoodDark stout, mellow and smooth.
Kirkstall - North Bar Prototype3.80Not Tried
Mallinsons - Holly Blue4.00Not Tried
25 Mar 2014 (Mick)
Fairly busy. Nice place.
Hawkshead - Dry Stone Stout4.50GoodVery nice stout. Full depth of flavour, no harshness, really very nice
Great Heck - Treasure IPA4.80GoodNice IPA, great condition
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Kirkstall - North Bar Prototype3.80Not Tried
12 Jan 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with most tables in use, managed to get one of the last.
Kirkstall - North Bar Prototype3.80GoodPale session bitter with a good citrus hop flavour giving a refreshing finish. My score 15/20.
16 Oct 2012 (Mick)
First visit here, nice bar, a bit Bohemian? £3.90 for a pint of Lagonda mmm............. Lots of beers on not listed. Lots of Belgian beers available.
Marble - Lagonda IPA5.00ExcellentExcellent as everything from marble seems to be.
27 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly quiet on a Sunday afternoon.
Fulstow (Fugelestou Ales) - Marsh Mild3.80ExcellentDark ruby in colour, a true East Midlands mild with a sweet malty character with hints of choclate and liqourice. Low hopped with a berry fruit finish. My score 16/20.
20 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly quiet on a Friday lunchtime with a few in for a lunchtime drink and snack.
Kirkstall - Kirkstall Pale Ale4.00ExcellentFirst brew from Dave Sanders' (Of Elland fame) new brewery venture. This is a classic pale, hoppy and fruity Yorkshire bitter. My score 16/20.

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About the North Bar

The pub sign. North Bar, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU.

Long thin bar on New Briggate, the road at the top of Leeds's main shopping street. Mecca for continental and world beer lovers. Up to 10 on draught and many more in bottles. Interesting art on the walls and a DJ on Saturday night playing a mix of new wave, lounge, blues, jazz.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LS1 6NU