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  • Writer's pictureLee Barber

Raise Your Glass: FIVE unique places to grab a lager or beer in and around Barnsley

Barnsley and its surrounding areas offer more than just picturesque landscapes and historical sites; they're also home to some exceptional places to enjoy a refreshing pint of lager or beer.

Whether you're a craft beer enthusiast, a fan of classic arcade games, or simply looking for a cozy spot to relax with friends, here are five unique places to quench your thirst in and around Barnsley.

1. The Works - Burlington Arcade, Barnsley Town Centre

Located right in the heart of Barnsley, The Works is a haven for beer enthusiasts and social butterflies alike. Offering an array of entertainment options like shuffleboard, interactive darts, and pool, the newly refurbished venue ensures you're bound to time with your mates. And don't worry about going hungry - they've got delicious food to complement your drinks!

2. Bottle & Co - Mapplewell

What started as a humble real-ale shop in Mapplewell has now transformed into a charming destination for beer lovers. Bottle & Co boasts both indoor and outdoor seating, making it the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine (or a wintery night out) while trying out something new from their impressive beverage selection.

3. Retrodome - Upper New Street, Barnsley

For a nostalgic twist to your beer experience, head to Retrodome on the outskirts of the town centre. Here, you can play vintage arcade games to your heart's content for a small fee. And when it's time for refreshments, there's a bar in the lobby ready to serve your favourite drinks.

4. Maison Du Biere - Elsecar Heritage Centre

Situated within the historic Elsecar Heritage Centre, Maison Du Biere is a treasure trove of craft beers, lagers, and ciders from across the UK. It's the ideal spot to enjoy a quick drink as you explore the centre's shops and markets, immersing yourself in local history and culture.

5. Nailmaker Brewing Co - Darton

If you're a true beer connoisseur, Nailmaker Brewing Co in Darton is a must-visit destination. With an impressive selection of 21 beers on offer, this brewery is known for hosting live music and food events, making it the ultimate spot to savour quality brews and enjoy a lively atmosphere.

Barnsley and its neighboring areas have undoubtedly embraced the art of beer and relaxation. These five unique spots offer not only a chance to savor exceptional brews but also an opportunity to create lasting memories with friends and fellow beer enthusiasts.

So, the next time you find yourself in or around Barnsley, make it a point to explore these hidden gems. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, these spots promise a delightful blend of entertainment, history, and, of course, superb beer. Raise your glass and toast to the vibrant beer culture of Barnsley!

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