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Micro Bar, Manchester

Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 by in Pubs

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Micro Bar, Manchester

Perhaps the smallest ‘pub’ in Manchester, the aptly named Micro Bar is located in a stall in the food section of Arndale Shopping Centre.

About the Pub

Micro Bar consists of a small bar and a small but well stocked bottle shop. There isn’t any seating as such provided by the pub, instead you can use the seating that’s provided for all stalls in the food court. You can either pull up a still at the bar or sit in the mean chairs around it. And due to the pub being located in the food court, there is no shortage of meals and snacks should you feel peckish.

I’m unsure of the history of the pub but it has been owned by the Manchester brewery Boggarts since around early 2009. According to Tandleman’s beer blog, prior to being owned by Boggarts the pub was a bit hit and miss. A look on Google Street View shows that it used to be called the ‘Paradise Brewery Bar’ and even more ‘micro’ than the present bar. The Paradise Brewery Bar closed in September 2008.

The Beer

On tap are three ales, at least one from Boggarts along with two guests. Along with ale there is a traditional cider, Küppers Kölsch, Phoenix lager and Phoenix fruit beer. Prices are good with ales costing less than £3 a pint.

The bottle shop features a mixture of British ales and Belgian and Ameican imports. You can also pick up beers from the Boggart brewery including their rum porter and the stronger extra rum porter.

Visiting Micro Bar

The bar is located in Arndale Shopping Centre near the High Street entrance and due to it’s location means that it’s opening hours are restricted. It’s open Monday – Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 12-5.

More Photos of the the Micro Bar

Venue Location

Micro Bar

58 High Street


M4 3AQ

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Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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2 Responses to “Micro Bar, Manchester”

  1. Phil 14 June 2011 at 9:08 am #

    I wrote about the Paradise bar here – which incidentally tells us that it had closed by September 2008. Best forgotten. The Boggart bar has gone from strength to strength – the original bar was one ‘unit’ wide & only had the front-facing bar, with a few bottles on shelves behind the bar.

    • Robert Gale 14 June 2011 at 9:19 am #

      Cheers for the info. I will update the review with a link to your post. I thought it was a great little pub and returned in the afternoon to stock up on bottles for the long train journey home.

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