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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.

KØBENHAVN, HALIFAX

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

HALIFAX, UNITED KINGDOM

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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Awards

CAMRA Campaign for Real Ale

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 it includes our friends at the Grayston Unity, Pumproom Micropub & The Alexandra Beer House. In addition, The Lantern music venue joined us in 2018 providing music and yet more beers.

Our BACK IN BLACK beer festival is our winter beer festival and is held in February every year. It has attracted a large following and is a celebration of all things dark – from 3.5% Milds to 12% Imperial Stouts. So, let loose from the noose!

Opening Hours

Monday 4pm – 10pm
Tuesday 4pm – 10pm
Wednesday 4pm – 10pm
Thursday 4pm – 10pm
Friday 12am – 10pm
Saturday 12am – 10pm
Sunday 12am – 10pm

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

For map & directions, click here

Music

1st Wednesday of the Month 8.30pm

The Shabby Cats
Playing traditional pub tunes from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s & 50’s

Every Sunday 5pm

The Sunday Session
Live acoustic acts playing covers/originals

Poetry

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