Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
A history of Manchester's hundreds of lost pubs.

Friday, 17 February 2012

172. Micro Bar, Arndale Food Market

Micro Bar, Arndale Food Market, High Street. (c) Teak Door.

The Micro Bar is aptly named as it's little more than a market stall in the Food Market in the Arndale Centre, off High Street opposite the English Lounge / Bensons / Hogshead / Wheatsheaf.  Operated by Moston's Boggart Brewery, it offers house ales plus several guests, all on handpump from cooled casks beneath the bar top.  Despite the snow and associated freezing cold draughts blowing around the market, we ignored the dark beer winter-warming nonsense and enjoyed a decent pale ale.

Micro Bar, Arndale Food Market, High Street. (c) Beer Prole.

The bottled beer selection - UK, US, German, Belgian, and more - is arguably the best selection in the city centre and can be supped around the bar or taken away.  The Micro Bar was previously known as the Paradise Brewery Bar but didn't offer such a good selection and was guilty of serving from plastic pots.  Nowadays, it's a great place for gents to escape from the horrors of shopping, and you can even get fine cheese from the stall next door.  However, it's sadly limited by the closing times of the Arndale, which appear to be 8pm weekdays, 7pm Saturdays and 5pm Sundays.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post as I'm hoping to visit there when I next have a trip to Manchester!