Blackjack Brew Tap

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5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
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Blackjack Brew Tap

Characterful brewpub from one of the leading lights in the Manchester craft beer scene, with street food traders and DJs

Head down Rochdale Road, past The Angel, take a left at The Marble Arch and you’ll happen across the diminutive brewery of Blackjack Beers. Founded in 2012 by Rob Hamilton (an alumnus of Manchester indie beer pioneers Marble), Blackjack has grown from a small operation to one of the foremost craft beer suppliers in the area, with a portfolio of over 40 cask ales.

They’ve transformed the site, which has the look of a mechanic’s garage, into something eminently more hospitable. There are tables made from repurposed wooden pallets and lamps made from the plastic innards of kegs – there’s even a miniature herb garden sprouting from the walls. It’s all very DIY, but that’s part of the charm.

When events are on, Blackjack’s core range is usually available, including their excellent Aces High and an intense stout, plus whatever collaborations they’re involved in. Expect to see beer from their brewery cohabitants 6 O’Clock Brewing, too. Food comes from local street food traders: The Moocher, Arepa!Arepa!Arepa!, Big Star and Honest Crust have all catered. For DJ duty, see Goff and David Chatton Barker.

By: Jamie Faulkner


Venue name: Blackjack Brew Tap
Address: 36 Gould Street
M4 4RN
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I cant quite find the words to explain how much I love this event, which goes on once a month during Summer months at the Blackjack Brewery.  This is very much a case of Miss It, Miss Out.
Anyone familiar with the Smithfield pub in Ancoats will find familiar offerings on the tap here.

This IS a Brewery, and not Panacea, so be forewarned that there will be no Pornstar Martinis or a lady in the toilet offering a skoosh of Jo Malone Pomegranite Noir.
What there most definitely is, is a huge selection of cask and keg beersm both brewed on the Blackjack premises, but also some interesting guest ales.

Food van changes every month.  DJ playing some very hip music.  Great atmosphere.


A stone throw away from Strangeway and in the middle of an industrial estate you come across a Brewery that has taken residency in an old garage. Once you get over the surreal location of this brewery/bar you come to realise how good of a venue this place actually is.

A great of selection of beers/ales what they've brewed themselves, at a reasonable price, with a semi-decent spirit selection - which, i mean come on, if you're going to a brewery, why are you going to want a spirit? Over the weekend there is a food vendor, and DJ, so you're never going to get that urge of boredom. I don't know how you could, look at your surroundings. 

If you want to visit, turn left at the Marble Arch and walk straight ahead and follow the direction of the music. Let the music lead you astray.