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Bars and pubs, Breweries Greater Manchester
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
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Brewdog, Manchester, Sign
Brewdog, Manchester, Entrance

Craft beer bar boasting one of the widest selections of brews in the city, served by staff who know their stuff.

Brewdog are one of the runaway success stories of the new wave of British brewing, now boasting scores of bars across the UK and beyond. The Manchester chapter has managed to inject some much-needed vigour into a stale Peter Street, with its industrial stylings (exposed girders, concrete floor), small outside seating area, a fine range of board games and a frankly excellent BBQ menu.

Staff are among the most knowledgeable in the city when it comes to beer. As a sort of ongoing test of their knowledge, the beer selection is vast and ever-changing. The core range includes the widely known Punk IPA and 5AM Saint – a pale ale and ‘iconoclastic’ amber ale, respectively.

But, if you’ve sampled Brewdog’s staples one too many times, a sense of adventure is welcomed. On a recent visit their own draught board included Brixton Porter, the low-alcohol Blitz Passion Fruit and Shipwrecker Circus, a limited edition 10.5 percent barley wine made in collaboration with Oskar Blues, Colorado. Guests were as diverse as Wild Beer Co.’s Epic Saison and Magic Rock’s High Wire. Bottles are sourced from Britain, Europe and the States: look out for Stone Brewing Co. and Mikkeller.

By: Jamie Faulkner


Venue name: Brewdog
Address: 35 Peter St
M2 5BG
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Peter Street seems to be having a bit of a renaissance at the moment, what with Albert's Schloss in full-flow, and a couple of new venues in the pipeline, it now seems a wise choice for Brewdog to open up in this part of town whilst it seemed like suicide when the venue opened in the old Soft a couple of years back.

The Brewdog bars all vary in size and style, so the experience from supping in Brewdog in Manchester is different to quaffing in Nottingham.  One of the best draws with the Manchester venue is the outside space - always at a premium in this busy city.

There's the familiar Brewdog stalwarts on tap, Punk IPA and 5AM Saint, as well as small-batch and exclusive beers which if you don't catch, you'll miss.

Also stocks a wide variety of guest ales, currently featuring a wide selection of ales from California.

Sunday Brunch is always a great time to visit this bar, although if you miss that, there is a good selection of dogs and burgers to soak up all that beer.


Brewdog may be a major chain now, but it certainly doesn't feel like it. What makes Brewdog stand out from other pubs and bars is the knowledge held by all of the barstaff - nobody knows beer like these guys. And unlike some places, they're more than happy to go into detail answering any questions you have about the latest guest pours. If you're not sure what you want to drink, ask for a recommendation - you won't be disappointed.


It's fair to say that it can feel like Brewdog are taking over the world. But it's easy to see why once you've immersed yourself in one of their bars - the Manchester branch is smaller than the likes of Liverpool, but equally as well formed. 

Serving up the likes of 5am Saint and that all-famous Punk IPA, beer heads will have a fabulous time making their way through the different brews. Guest pours frequently feature and they're more than happy to hand out tasters or flights for those who can't make a pint worth of a decision!

Food is traditional American and compliments the style of bar; laid back with no frills. Try the chilli cheese tater tots and spicy wings for a perfect pairing - no need for a big plate here.

A stalwart on the Manchester drinking scene, where you're sure to find me propping up the bar.