Bundobust Brewery, St James's Bldg, Bundobust Brewery, 61-69 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6EQ – Visit Now
Bundobust Brewery, or Bundy B’s Brilliant Beer Barn as I’ve started calling it, is a two-minute stroll from St Peter’s Square on Oxford Street, right in the sweet spot between the business charmers, concert-goers and wandering students on the lookout for crisps. It’s an impressive space, with a huge atrium illuminating the big row of beer tanks that line the restaurant; beer tanks that produce modern beer with the food menu in mind.
The well-established site just off Piccadilly Gardens still pumps out peak flavours to munching punters seven days a week, but this one’s also pumping out the beer. 8000 pints of the stuff. This is overseen by Bruntwood Works who have also had a hand in several other familiar locations such as nearby Ditto coffee as well as Hatch further down the road.
The site takes the place of an old car park obtained by Bruntwood in 2003 who envision for this site to further establish the “West Village” area of Manchester. Marko and Mayur, owners of Bundobust, were immediately encaptured by this site which has a strikingly similar appearance to the original Manchester restaurant we all know and love, from the tiled walls to a glass ceiling for natural lighting.
All the old foodie favourites can be found, including the vada pav, bundo chaat and all other trademark Bundobust dishes, with the added attraction of a brewery. A total of nine brewing vessels are visible to customers upon entry, and the beer brewed at Bundobust Brewery is only available on-site, alongside the best modern beer from domestic and international breweries, including locals like Cloudwater and Track.
Along with the recent addition of North Taproom, Bundobust Brewery has stepped up Oxford Road’s craft beer game big time.