Again and again, bars in Call Lane prove themselves to be the place to drink in Leeds. This colourful playground of murals, animal heads and a touch of sophistication is a great place to grab a craft beer, delicious cocktail or tasty pizza well into the early hours of the morning.
Bars in Call Lane Leeds
While it's hotly contested where the best bars are, the bars in Call Lane Leeds might just be hottest in all of the north. There's all sorts; from underground spirit dens, exclusive speakeasies and tiki paradises that'll whisk you away from the northern wind, what more could you want? Here's the best watering holes from Kirkgate to Swinegate and everything in between.
Bringing a slice of the South Pacific all the way to Leeds, this quirky spot is perfect for tropical drinks and Hawaiian feels. One of the coolest bars in the area, they've got cute booths, Hawaiian shirt-clad bartenders, and tiki cocktails galore.
One word: Tequila! The multi-coloured venue, adorned with gold-framed portraits and sugar skulls, is packed full of the stuff, mixed into cocktails and served in shots. And that's not all; this Call Lane bar serves up a mean selection of Mexican food. Think tacos, burritos and quesadillas too.
At Jake's Bar, they make their own spirits and liquers using a 3000-year-old method, so you know it's tried and tested. Bars in Leeds don't get much cooler than here either, with rustic brown Chesterfield sofas, vintage touches and pop-ups taking residency in the kitchen.
When you're looking for where to go out in Call Lane, opt for some 1920s luxury and speakeasy style with The Backroom. All minimalist modern furnishings with an extensive menu of great spirits, you'll find lashings of tasty drinks and classic and contemporary tunes on the speakers.
A bar so impressed with the street that they named themselves after it, this social haven is all about quirky interiors and delicious drinks shaken up by skilled bartenders. With lashings of rum and beautiful garnishes perfect for your Instagram feed – as well as a late closing time – there's so many reasons to stop by.
Less flash, more vibes, Roland's is perfect for those looking for a chilled-out atmosphere. Expect a selection of local, national and international draught and bottled beer & ciders, as well as spirits, cocktails, wines and pizza to line your stomach. And when it's sunny, you can head to the beer garden for alfresco sipping.
Revolucion de Cuba offers a lot more than some bars in Call Lane. They've got vibrant décor down, they offer up a mean selection of tasty Cuban bites – think burritos, enchiladas and tapas – and you can drink as much rum as you want. But they've also got the Latin spirit, which is why you can party here till the early hours most nights.
The New Penny is the oldest gay bar in Leeds (and one of the oldest in the country), which is one of the reasons why it should be on your list of bars to visit in Call Lane. Cheap drinks, a friendly atmosphere and a license that means it stays open longer than loads of other places – what more do you need?