Daylight Robbery Our Beer Man’s Verdict Okay, there’s the name – like a giant “kick me” sign – but I visited Daylight Robbery with an open mind. It was a place I had liked a lot in its previous incarnation, the disappointingly short-lived Spit/Fire. There, the focus had been on good food and good beer …

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Super Bario

Super Bario Our Beer Man’s Verdict One of my all-time favourite bars is Barcade in Brooklyn. It’s a simple formula – a big industrial space lined with vintage video games, serving great beer – but a winning one, and has grown into a chain in the US.Exterior It’s a terrific idea and I’ve always been …

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Thomson’s Bar Our Beer Man’s Verdict In times of great change and uncertainty, it’s reassuring to know there are some unshakable certainties. Something solid to cling to.Exterior A pet hate of mine is the cynical rebranding of the traditional Scottish boozer to attract a newer, younger clientele: “going craft”. Done well with the right intentions …

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The Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen As a last hurrah before boarding the northbound train, the Beer Man suggested a trip to The Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen. Located on the ground floor of a multi-storey carpark, it sounded like a pretty solid plan to me.Exterior As you might expect from the name, their selection …

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Wylam Brewery Tap After our rock n roll start to the day at the Great North Museum and Quilliam Brothers, the Beer Man and I got back on more expected track with a visit to the Wylam Brewery.Corn and fritters Housed in the former Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park, this is one of the …

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