Yes we love beer, but it's much more than that...
Culture is the heart of what we do. North has always been about people and building communities. Opening North Bar in 1997 created an exciting, innovative space for like-minded, friendly people to socialise. We’ve grown a little since then, but our values have remained the same.
We’ve brewed beers in Berlin, Shanghai and Copenhagen. We’ve brewed beers in Manchester, Cornwall, and down the road with our neighbours in Leeds. We’ve hosted art exhibitions, raised money for charity, worked with indie food traders on their first events, and seen marriages, kids and friendships begin in our bars.
Anyone and everyone who touches the business: From offering delivery drivers a cup of tea, to putting your colleagues and customers first.
Quality craft beer is for everyone. We demystify and democratise great beer so that it can be enjoyed by all.
Trust is about honesty and transparency, we enable each other to make the right decision.
We have confidence in our colleagues, and rely on and support each other.
Everything we do is real and meant.
We do nothing cynically. We collaborate with people and organisations with similar, humble values. If the chemistry isn’t there or it doesn’t feel genuine, then we’re out.
We don’t stop.
Our goal is to maintain a constant focus on those daily small but important improvements which will lead to us brewing the best beer, being the best workplace, and running the best bars.
We do not compromise.
We protect the quality of our product and reputation. We brew the beers that we want to drink. We open the bars that we want to drink in. Quality is at the heart of everything that we do at North.
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THE STORY SO FAR...
North Bar opened in Leeds in 1997. We took over a long, narrow unit on New Briggate and started building a bar. In the early days, the beer selection was much less adventurous. We sold Kronenbourg, Guinness and lots of Beamish Red. However, we started to build a reputation for brilliant service and great music in quirky surroundings. And the drinks selection quickly improved!
Over the past 25 years we have grown our family of bars, opening cosy neighbourhood bars alongside modern, airy taprooms. In 2015, after many years of serving other people’s beers, we launched North Brewing Co.