Now we’re well into the autumn months and the days are getting colder, we’ll all be on the hunt for a place to stop for a drink after a long week. And in the market town of Halifax, you’re certainly not short of choices. Found in the boroughs of West Yorkshire, you can take a trip down to Halifax on the weekend and enjoy a tipple or two in some of their amazing independent bars or cosy, traditional pubs. Here are a few of our favourites.

6 Westgate Arcade, Halifax HX1 1DJ

Located in Westgate Arcade is KOBENHAVEN, a craft beer bar with around 24 beers on tap and 6 handpulled ales, perfect for those avid beer lovers. Amongst the array of IPAs and pale ales you can taste the flavours of fruity or sour beers if you’re looking for a drink with a twist. Sit under the glass roof and unwind for a relaxing evening for catching up with friends and finally enjoying that after work drink.

The Wine Barrel
Units RW17 & RW18, Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE

Situated in the Grade I listed building, The Piece Hall, is The Wine Barrel. With wine bars on the rise across the country, and certainly across Yorkshire, step into The Wine Barrel to taste wines from across the world including Italy, France, USA and Australia. You can expand your taste buds even more with their extensive range of craft beers, spirits and cocktails.Positioned in a perfect location, it’s the ideal bar to watch the world go by with a large glass of wine in hand.

Meandering Bear
21-23 Union St, Halifax HX1 1PR

Meandering Bear on Union Street opened up back in September 2019 and since then has been serving the people of Halifax and Yorkshire with great cask ales and cocktails. And for when the food cravings start to kick in, why not treat yourself to a cheeseboard, a hot grilled sandwich or a sharing platter made with plenty of local produce. You’ll soon find yourself paying a visit to the Meanding Bear on a weekly basis.

Next Level
E Mill Courtyard, Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX

Another popular bar in Halifax is Next Level, located in Dean Clough. They’re guaranteed to have something for everyone and is the perfect spot to kick off your weekend plans. Drink, dine and game inside Next Level as they have a nostalgic collection of arcade games like mario kart and pinball. They stock a wide variety of craft beers and ciders from around the world, as well as perfectly pulled pints and delicious cocktails. Their food menu also boasts an array of burritos, burgers, pizzas, dirty fries and more.

The Victorian Craft Beer Cafe
18-22 Powell St, Halifax HX1 1LN

Halifax sure is the place to be for beer lovers as on Powell Street you can find The Victorian Craft Beer Cafe. Just a short walk away from The Piece Hall is this popular beer hall that opened in 2014. They stock beer from some of the best breweries across the UK and are full of unique character. As well as local beers, they also serve a selection of Belgian beers if you’re looking for something a little bit different. And better yet, they’re open every day from 12pm so cancel your weekend plans and make your way over to the wonderful town of Halifax!