Bars In Leeds

Leeds may be ranked as a 'gamma world city', but it's also ranked as one of the most cracking places to go for a night out in the UK. A hubbub of hedonistic activity and brimming with all sorts of lush, liquid locations, the city is here to satisfy any and all needs. Whether it's for tiki tinkerings, tapas boozing or speakeasy supping, Leeds bars know a thing or two about keep those bellies stocked and those cheeks grinning. Check out our recommendations for the best bars in Leeds.

Last updated on 1st February 2023




Tiki Hideaway

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Bursting at the Hawaiian seams atop Call Lane Social is one of Leeds' most loved tiki bars. A wonderland or bamboo interiors and flambé cocktails, those needing a wee dose of sunshine know where to head. Hailed as one of the best cocktail bars in Leeds and brimming with tropical concoctions, young sprites and party people head down to Tiki Hideaway for a dose of something a little different.

Veeno Leeds

When it comes to wine bars in Leeds, there's only one name for it, and that's Veeno. This Wellington Place branch comes at you not only with charcuterie bites and delicious sputini, there's a whole roster of wine bottles and tastings to go around. 

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

It's time to talk summer, and if anyone knows how to handle it, it's these folks. A veritable playground of food and fun, the Belgrave Music Hall is one of the most beloved events spaces in Leeds. Whether you're tottering over for their street food stalls, enjoying their warehouse hankerings or sunning it in their garden brimming with cutesy tricks, Belgrave is the ultimate in Leeds hipster haven. 

Call Lane Social

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Call Lane Social is not only a Call Lane bar, it's a social one at that too. Boasting raw interiors amongst the bright lights of its signage, Call Lane Social is everything you should expect from a party hearty boozer with charm. From walls dosed in vintage bits, to an affordable drinks menu, Call Lane Social is calling. You'd better pick up.

Bar Delta

Bar Delta can be found in the stunning Grade II listed Grand Arcade, offering up gin tasting and cocktail making masterclasses, alongside happy hours and drinks tables with live music. When you need somewhere to drink, this is the swish place to do it.

Reds True BBQ Leeds

Lip licking times are afoot as one of the best restaurant bars in Leeds caters to any and all American inspired hankerings. With their penchant for piled up plates, fridges and pumps brimming with craft brews, and a salt rub you'd do silly things for to recreate it at home for yourself, you're likely to find some of the best BBQ ribs and burgers in Leeds at Red's. Take it from the cow's mouth.

The Malt Brewhouse

Get your pint poured from countless draft lines or try a cask ale that's been brewed on-site at The Malt Brewhouse in Horsforth. With hand-stretched pizzas and nibbles too, you won't go hungry while watching the footie or becoming the champion of shuffleboard. 

Be At One Leeds Greek Street

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With delicious cocktails, sumptuous wines and an eclectic mix of worldly beers all served up at the bar, it's hard to look past The Liquorist as anything other than a boozy emporium. There's plenty of tipples to suit all tastes, and a choice of fresh salads, steak dinners and fabulous burgers for the foodie. A warm and inviting all-rounder found right at the heart of Leeds city centre.

The Maven

Friday Night Cocktail Club

One of the most secret bars in Leeds and one of its most favoured speakeast lairs, The Maven simply dares you to find it amongst the hubbub of Call Lane antics. Known for their vintage charm and outlandish cocktails, The Maven make each cocktail a piece of art, whether that's tucked into a cutesy teacup or garnished with petals, those with a penchant for creative drinks need this Leeds cocktail bar in their repertoire. 

Smokestack

A New Orleans inspired nook with the antics to match, Smokestack is a rooting tooting joint for any and all juice hankerings. Speakeasy inspired supping where cocktails are dashed with a dose of southern-styled spirits, Smokestack not only bring South American to this fun tie party bar in Leeds, there's live music antics, regular dance floor beats and more. 

Oporto

A lush lair of hot dogs, international beers and sweet treats, Oporto is a Call Lane bar with Leeds cool under its belt. Boasting a mahogany edge with flecks of vintage circus shab, Oporto are famed for their cool interiors, laid-back party nights with the likes of Dead Young Records and Communion in tow, cracking cocktails and wondrous weekend romps.

Blind Tyger

A broody wee booze joint where waistcoat clad bartenders and flocked wallpaper comes as standard, Blind Tyger is just the juice joint for those with vintage hankerings. One of the best cocktail bars in Leeds and brimming with a cocktail menu that most bars would envy, Blind Tyger will whip up concoctions the likes of a sweet tooth supping Popcorn Mai Tai, a Bloomsbury Blitz and more.

Tapped Leeds

Tapped care about two things: craft beer and pizza. They take their beer seriously, with vats of beer in the venue proper, and they have over 27 on draft, including 14 craft keg beers and 13 cask ales. Alongside the over 100 bottled beer, they deliver delicious pizzas made with fresh dough every day – and they include their beer in the recipe.

Neon Cactus

The flambé of cocktails, the flickering of flames, the hankerings of hipsters and the back bar brimming with international bottles. Neon Cactus is a Mexican themed bar in Leeds with attitude and antics on its side. Whether you're tucking into small plates brimming with South American yum, or watching the bartenders mix your creative concoctions, Neon Cactus is pumping and proud.

Revolution Call Lane

A bar you can rely on for any and all night out hankerings, Revolution Call Lane is a hot tot trot party palace of affordable food and plush plonk. With its modern tidings, cool interiors and bustling crowd, Revolution not only serve up a fresh selection of cocktails and classic bottles of beer, there's cocktail masterclasses for those brave enough to try the art of mixology.

Bundobust Leeds

While you might visit casual eatery Bundobust for the delicious Indian street food, they've got another trick up their sleeve: craft beer. So whether you're here for dinner or to sample some of the tastiest beers around, Bundobust has something for you.

Angelica

A sophisticated destination boasting some of the best views in the city, Angelica is a must for those looking to add a more upscale note to their night out in Leeds. From their stunning island bar and sixth floor balcony boozing, to a variety of cuisines just waiting to garnish your plates, this Trinity Leeds destination will suit plenty of hankerings, especially if there's bubbly involved.