We did it! Following many months of planning and weeks of intense building, we’ve opened the brewery’s first city centre tap room. Situated on the corner of Swinegate and Sovereign Street, the new tap room is a mere three minutes’ walk from Leeds Train Station (and even closer to Bundobust 😊). Inspired by the many incredible tap rooms across the UK and further afield, we wanted to create something really special which would appeal to both our fans (oh you guys) and the local area.
Beer was the obvious place to start, because after all it’s what we know best! From the last three years alone, we’ve tasted and fell in love with beers from so many incredible breweries and we really wanted to showcase these amongst our very own. So we installed 24 taps and some pretty nifty future of dispense equipment to bring you the very best. Not only can you order a cold crisp pint of Herzog or a third of warming Impy stout but we’re also pouring some fantastic wines and cocktails too.
If that isn’t enough then we’ve also got four big fridges stocked with the latest collaborations and modern classic to drink-in or take away at a discounted price. In true North style we’ll be hosting events each month, pouring our latest new releases and bringing in beers from afar.
Like we said though, we wanted to create something really special and we needed something delicious to pair with those beers. We’ve been spoilt for choice hosting Eat North at the Brewery Tap for the last two years, so it only made sense to rope in Eat North regular Little Bao Boy, to create some truly unmissable street food. Through their own dedicated hatch they are serving up bacon bao with sriracha ketchup each morning from 7.30 and a whole feast of bao, noodles and nibbles throughout the day. It’s impossible to resist.
With the tap room opening at 7.30 each morning (except Sunday’s when we deserve a lie in surely?!) we’re also serving delicious and speedy filter coffee (from £2 a cup) from Darkwood’s coffee roasters. So if you’re looking for somewhere to catch up with friends or meet up with colleagues then we’ve got a little something for everyone. There’s plenty of space and easily accessible wi-fi too.
We really hope to see you all down there soon. Our opening times are below, just in case you need them 😉
Monday – Thursday: 7:30-23.30
Friday – Saturday: 7.30-00.30
Designing, building and bringing this idea to life has been a truly collaborative effort. We’d like to say a massive thank you for local design workshop Plaey, commercial interior contractors Absolute, our award-winning design agency Refold and Studio Bokehgo too (for the amazing photos).