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.”
The beers: Dan Hocking
Dan Hocking, former Head Brewer at Holland’s world-renowned Uiltje Brewery, is at the helm of this Bundo venture. He’s spent the past year perfecting recipes behind closed doors in the state-of-the-art facility.
Bundobust Brewery EXCLUSIVE:
The brand new Vienna-style Lager, Cartway Lager, will be available exclusively at the brewery upon opening, taking its name from the historic “Cartway” space within the St James Building that the brewery occupies.
Dan Hocking, Bundobust Brewery Head Brewer:
“Vienna Lager has a fantastic balance of sweetness and bitterness, and it’s the best all-rounder beer style to pair with food”.
Bundobust brewery beers: Only available at Bundobust
Here are the beers you can expect to find on rotation at Bundobust Brewery (and all Bundobust sites from) now on:
CHAITRO. 5% Nitro Chai Porter. Smooth and creamy Porter with roast malts, a whack of our Bundobust chai masala, and fresh ginger.
PEELA. 4% Pale Ale. Easy drinking hazy Pale, brewed with Azacca and Ekuanot hops. Loads of tropical fruit flavour.
DHANIA PILSNER. 4.8% Coriander Lager. Clean and crisp Czech-style Pilsner with a hit of citrusy toasted coriander seeds.
KIPSY BHAI. 4.8% Kellerbier. Traditional Kellerbier-style lager with German malts and hops. Clean, balanced and crisp.
EAST IS EAST. 6.5% New England IPA. New England-style IPA showcasing ever-changing combinations of the freshest hops.
WEST IS WEST. 6.5% West Coast IPA. Dank and bitter IPA. Piney and resinous, brewed with a rotating selection of the choicest hops.
Bundobust Brewery will also be collaborating with the cream of UK brewery talent. Recent collaborations include ANDHERA Hoppy Black Lager with Deya Brewing Company, NEW DELHI DAZZLER India Pale Wit with Northern Monk, and SALTED LEMON SOUR with North Brewing Co.
Bundobust’s beers are crafted with the venue’s iconic Gujarati menu in mind, meaning they pair perfectly with its award-winning Indian street food.
Notes to Editors
Bundobust is an Indian street food and craft beer venue – and it all started with a tweet. Back in 2013, Mayur Patel took to Twitter to ask Marko Husak to collaborate on a street food event. Patel’s family ran Prashad – one of the UK’s most highly regarded Indian restaurants – while Husak headed up revered craft beer spot, The Sparrow Bier Café, both in Bradford. After a string of sold-out events and pop-ups, the combination of Gujarati street food and craft beer proved too powerful a pairing not to pursue.
Patel and Husak went on to open the first Bundobust restaurant in Leeds in 2014, with
Bundobust Manchester Piccadilly following in 2016, Bundobust Liverpool in 2019, and now Bundobust Brewery in 2021.
Widely regarded as a game-changing and critically-acclaimed enterprise within the independent food and drink industry, Bundobust has established itself as a beacon of successful casual dining in the North.
Bundobust Brewery represents the next step in the venue’s incredible exploration of great craft beer and Indian street food.
Press release from Bundobust
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