Renowned craft beer and Gujarati street food venue, Bundobust, is proud to announce the opening of its long-awaited brewery on September 16th at 4pm and what better way to celebrate than a free pint? The first 200 are being given away for free (*with the purchase of food).

Located in the Grade II-listed St James Building on Oxford Street in Manchester – just a stone’s throw from Oxford Road station – it’s the perfect place for a quick post-work pint, a no-holds-barred mid-week feast or a celebratory weekend session.

Adding to Bundobust’s roster of successful venues in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester, this second Manchester site comes in the form of a 150-seat taproom and restaurant – within a fully-functioning brewery.

Already well-known for its discerning taste in craft beers and an iconic lineup of collabs with internationally renowned breweries, Bundobust now has the facility to brew its very own, right on site.

Bundobust Brewery has been under construction since 2019. Now complete, the 10-hectolitre custom-build is capable of producing 20,000 pints per month.

Marko Husak, Bundobust Co-Founder, said:

“We were due to open in May 2020. The past 18 months have slowed us down, but the delay has meant that we’ve been able to develop our beer recipes. Expect the familiar Bundobust vibe and menu, with the bonus of being in a working brewery”.

Sustainable furniture outfit, Woodmancote Retro has created the brewery’s high tables and stools. The overall design is influenced by US brewpubs, with a nod to German beer hall camaraderie. Each chair is made from 40 recycled plastic water bottles, while school desks have been repurposed into beer hall-style tables, complete with “I Woz ‘Ere” etchings.

Keep an eye out for original features from the space’s previous incarnation as a car park, from vintage alarm bells and glazed bricks to ‘Drive Slowly’ signage. A show-stopping giant glass atrium mirrors the Piccadilly branch’s glass apex.

Mayur Patel, Bundobust Co-Founder, said:

“The opportunity to carve out an iconic Manchester building from scratch has been a massive undertaking, and we’re excited to welcome people in. We’re looking forward to opening a unique space alongside theatres and gig venues, Oxford Road station, and great pubs like The Peveril of the Peak.”

Chris Middleton, Bruntwood Senior Retail & Leisure Manager, said:

“We are delighted to be welcoming Bundobust to St James’. We couldn’t think of any better team to transform this extraordinary space, and they have done a magnificent job. Marko and Mayur’s creativity will add hugely to the already vibrant Oxford Road corridor.”


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