Bars in Briggate Leeds

As one of the main high streets in the city, the area is probably best known for its mega slew of retail goodies, but you'd be missing out if you didn't check out some of the equally impressive drinking spots. Seriously. The shopping district houses some of Leeds' top pubs, cocktails haunts and craft beer havens, with something to please everyone. So take a look at our pick of bars in Briggate, delivering everything from cabaret shows to jazz nights.

Manahatta Merrion St

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Sitting where Merrion Street meets Briggate, this New York-inspired den is perfect for drinking, eating and dancing. Make sure you get there early to sample some of Manahatta's delicious burgers and potent cocktails, before hitting the tiles and busting out your best moves at the buzzy party bar.

BrewDog Leeds

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Desk Dog

A top choice for craft beer and juicy burgers, BrewDog is an undeniably cool bar in Briggate. Explore their vast array of marvellous tipples on tap and in the fridge, whilst chomping on comfort food classics and trying your hand at some old-school board games and consoles.

Pack Horse

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A cosy pub in the centre of Leeds, Pack Horse is a popular haunt amongst locals, students and families alike. Whether you're here for an after-work tipple, a weekend catch-up or to check out their pie menu, you're bound to find it busy.

The Maven

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This Prohibition-style speakeasy may be hard to find, but it's worth the effort. Hidden behind an unassuming door, The Maven is a prime date night location, boasting glamorous interiors and a heady selection of award-winning cocktails that'll have you coming back for more.  

With over twenty years of experience, North Bar is a stalwart on Leeds' drinking scene and a nirvana for beer lovers. Head to the New Briggate hangout for its welcoming atmosphere and imported craft beers from Europe and the US.

Boasting a chilled atmosphere by day and party vibes by night, Queens Court is your one-stop-shop for all things fun. After some cheap drinks with mates? No problem. How about a night spent shimmying along with DJ drag artists? Absolutely.


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Located on the sixth floor of Trinity, Angelica is a stunning rooftop bar and place to drink in Briggate. Not only do they serve an exquisite menu of signature cocktails and a beautiful afternoon tea, but they also have a private dining room, making it a fantastic venue for special occasions.

Spice up your evening with a trip to Mexican-inspired bar Neon Cactus. From the moment you step into the vibrant Briggate bar you'll be taken by the fun atmosphere, bright furnishings and summertime cocktails - including four different types of tequila. They've also got a menu of tacos, burritos and fittingly-themed street food if you get peckish.


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Bringing a taste of New Orleans to the city, Smokestack is a speakeasy-themed joint and live music venue. Head over for a laidback evening of cocktails and weekly funk, soul, blues and jazz performances that'll have you jiving until the early hours.


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Fancy a night of dancing? Then look no further than Fibre, a four-storey club in Briggate. Come in the day for some sips in their drinking dens or wait until the sun goes down, the revellers come out to play and the music takes over.