Pioneering group opens new venue in Harrogate
Pioneering Leeds bar group North Bar have announced the grand opening of their new Harrogate venture, welcoming customers from 19th February.
The site on Cheltenham Parade will be dedicated to the excellent customer service and speciality drinks for which the independent bar brand is known. Open from 8am, the venue will focus on their hot drink and cafe offering during the day, with locally-sourced charcuterie, cheeses and pastries. The bar will be serving their bespoke coffee blends, created with Darkwoods Coffee in Huddersfield.
North Bar in Harrogate will also continue to champion the North Bar group’s love of high-quality drinks, with a large range of spirits and wines, plus 12 different taps featuring beer from the bar’s own brewery, North Brewing Co, and a constantly-changing lineup of beers showcasing the best that Yorkshire, the country, and the world, has to offer, including Magic Rock Brewing.
The new bar features a sunny outdoor area, and a 50-capacity upstairs room will be avail-able to hire for private functions and parties, and will also be used to host cinema nights and events screenings. The venue size and capacity makes it the largest of the North Bar group.
Co-director John Gyngell said ‘We’re so excited to be getting involved in the thriving inde-pendent scene in Harrogate, and are keen to collaborate with active independents and foster relationships locally. It has long been the mission of North Bar to ensure we’re active stakeholders in the community, and already feel very welcomed by the people and businesses in Harrogate.’
North Bar have been a constant presence on the Leeds bar scene since opening in 1997. 19 years later, and the group’s venues include the award-winning Cross Keys pub in Hol-beck, Alfred in Meanwood, Further North in Chapel Allerton, Preston in Oakwood, and North Bar Social in Otley. In 2015 they launched North Brewing Co. brewery and tap. The original North Bar in Leeds City Centre is considered by many to be the first ever ‘craft beer bar’ in the UK.