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.

The Maven

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One of the best places for cocktails in Leeds, The Maven is a super stylish joint based in the heart of Call Lane. You'll find wooden decor, modern fixtures and an intimate bar that's perfect for whiling away a few hours on the weekend.

There's many reasons to call in at Revolution. The vodka maestros here can shake you up innovative cocktails and flavoured shot trays.. and if you really like them? Book yourself into one of their cocktail masterclasses before dancing the night away.

This vibrant Call Lane venue is all about bright colours and good times. When they're not hosting regular gigs and live music, they'll be tempting you in with a wide range of continental lagers, bitters and classy cocktails.

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.

Jake's Bar & Still Room

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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.

The Backroom

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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?