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10 Hand Pulled Beers/Ciders & 18 Beers On Tap & 100 Bottled Beers & Pies & Coffee. Open every day.

Large selection of teas, soft drinks & wine too.

Our Story

The Victorian Craft Beer Café opened in 2014, bringing continental style drinking to Halifax, West Yorkshire. Situated next to the Victoria Theatre and just a few minutes walk from the Piece Hall in the centre of Halifax, it is a temple to beer. We stock beer from the best and most progressive breweries in the UK. It is a unique looking bar, more in character with Manchester, Leeds or London. The range of beers keeps improving and it is proud to stock ales from breweries such as Squawk, Black Iris, Black Jack, Anspach & Hobday, Anarchy, Vocation, Thornbridge & Track amongst others. It has a large selection of Belgian beers, some famous some a little more obscure. The single malt Whisky selection is the best in the area, too.


On 23 August 2019 we opened a second site, just a couple of minutes walk from the Victorian Craft Beer Café. KØBENHAVN has 24 beers on tap and 6 handpulled ales. It is situated in the Westgate Arcade and has a beer garden under the glass roof. There is also a function room upstairs. Here’s the Images on Instagram


We’re proud to be part of Halifax’s regeneration, and we are members of the Halifax Business Improvement District. We are sandwiched between the The Piece Hall, Square Chapel Theatres, Victoria Theatre & Halifax Playhouse. For those travelling by rail we are 10 minutes from Bradford or Hebden Bridge. For those staying the night, there are several hotels such as Premier Inn, White Swan, Imperial Crown & Wool Merchant Hotel nearby.

We’ve been featured in a couple of national newspapers. GUARDIAN: Is Halifax the Shoreditch of the North? TELEGRAPH: Welcome to Halifax, the Shoreditch of the North.

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CAMRA Campaign for Real Ale

Highly Commended in the CAMRA Halifax and Calderdale Pub of the Year Competition 2022
Highly Commended in the CAMRA Halifax and Calderdale Pub of the Year Competition 2020
SPBW West Riding pub of the year Summer award winner 2019
CAMRA Halifax and Calderdale Pub of the Year Highly Commended 2019
Runner-up Yorkshire Pub of the Year Competition 2018
CAMRA Halifax and Calderdale Pub of the Year 2018
Highly Commended in the CAMRA Halifax and Calderdale Pub of the Year Competition 2017
Yorkshire Post Pub of the Week April 2016
CAMRA Halifax and Calderdale Pub of the Season 2015

Beer Festivals

The INDYFAX BEER FESTIVAL is held on the August Bank Holiday Weekend and includes other bars in the town, including our sister pub KØBENHAVN.

Our BACK IN BLACK beer festival is our winter beer festival and is held in November every year. In 2023 the dates are 23rd – 26th November. It has attracted a large following and is a celebration of all things dark – from 3.5% Milds to 12% Imperial Stouts.

Opening Hours

Monday noon – 11pm
Tuesday noon – 11pm
Wednesday noon – 11pm
Thursday noon – 11pm
Friday noon – midnight
Saturday noon – midnight
Sunday noon – 11pm

Where are we?

We’re Near Harvey’s & Victoria Theatre

We’re near Harvey’s department store, the Victoria Theatre & the Circle Lounge cocktail bar. About 5 minutes from the Piece Hall.

For map & directions, click here


Every Sunday 5pm

The Sunday Session
Live acoustic acts playing covers/originals


Spoken Weird modern poetry including open mic on the first Thursday of the month. Hosted by Geneviève L Walsh & John Darwin

Whisky Nights & Belgian Beer Nights

Usually held on random Thursdays throughout the year. Our Belgian Beer weekenders have been successful too and include traditional Belgian food