Brand new taproom opens in Manchester with massive selection of beer from one of the north’s best breweries

North Brewing Co have finally ventured over to Manchester - and it's a stunner.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 5th January 2023

One of the north’s best-loved breweries has branched over to Manchester and opened a new taproom at Circle Square.

North Brewing Co, founded in Leeds way back in 1997, has opened its 10th bar at the new neighbourhood just off Oxford Road.

The stylish, Scandi-inspired space at North Taproom has been kitted out with plywood and plants, with seating for up to 100 punters at a time.

There’s heated outside space too, as rows of benches and tables take up the patio outside overlooking the new Symphony Park.

The focal point of the taproom – as it should be – is the huge bar, where there are 24 draught lines, flanked by glowing fridges filled with cans to take away.


The doors to North Taproom officially opened this week, showcasing the brewery’s own beers as well as specials and guest beers.

As well as the beers, there’s an ever-changing line-up of wines, cocktails, ciders and spirits, including an impressive low and no alcohol offering, so there’s plenty to go at.


Food comes from Little Bao Boy, another much-loved Leeds business, who will be serving up contemporary Asian street food like bao, gyoza and loaded fries seven days a week.

North Taproom is the latest opening to join Circle Square, a new neighbourhood from Vita and Bruntwood on the former BBC site.

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It joins Tahi (a New Zealand-inspired all-day restaurant), Federal (the much-loved brunch spot), Bird of Prey (fried chicken and Manchester’s hottest wings) and Canvas (a late-night bar, restaurant and music venue).


The area is also home to Hello Oriental, a huge three-storey Asian food hall, with a bakery and cafe, a Vietnamese restaurant, a Chinese supermarket, and a food court.

The family-friendly and dog-friendly North Taproom bar is now open on a walk-in only basis at Circle Square.

Featured image: The Manc Group