If you’re a fan of craft beer, low and slow smoked meat and stripped-back unpretentiousness, you’re in for a treat, if only fleeting.
Cult New York craft brewers, Brooklyn Brewery has teamed up with Red’s True Barbecue to bring a slice of downtown, back street Brooklyn to Leeds, with the brief opening of the eponymous Brooklyn Brewery Pop Up dive bar.
Hosted in the derelict buildings of 22-44 The Calls (view location), the ephemeral, back street ‘speakeasy’ will serve up an ever changing menu of eight bottled and draft Brooklyn beers, many of which have never been seen in the UK before.
With beer in hand, feast like kings at Red’s True Barbecue street kitchen, where the now famous Leeds institution is offering up a selection of fully-loaded salvation, including its legendary pulled pork sandwiches and burgers.
When fully satiated, kick back in the gritty, yet strangely welcoming surroundings and enjoy both music and art from both sides of the Atlantic.
Don’t dawdle though, the dive bar is only around for a few weeks in October and November.