Beautiful Bars In Leeds
Leeds is well-known for its vibrant nightlife scene, but the city also happens to play host to some of the most beautiful bars around; from striking architecture to panoramic rooftop views and enough neon lights to last a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to sip cocktails with your gang SATC style, or a special date night destination, check out our top picks of the most beautiful bars in Leeds. Because if it’s not on the ‘gram, did it even happen?
Stepping inside Lost & Found feels like stepping inside an exclusive private members club. Set in a Grade II listed building, this city centre cocktail bar is decked out with boujee velvet soft furnishings and antique artwork. Their renowned boozy bottomless brunch is one to remember (or not...)
This gorgeous Greek Street bar may be better known for its exquisite Pan-Asian cuisine, but it also has a sizable menu of signature Asian-inspired cocktails, all prepared by a team of trained mixologists. The neon-tinged, contemporary bar has the atmosphere of an exotic night market, a million miles away from its Leeds city centre location.
With vibrant interiors, floral decor and colourful cocktails, Slug and Lettuce is up there for pretty bars in Leeds. Head here for a few date night cocktails or a bottomless brunch with pals and you'll see for yourself that it's not just a pretty face.
Known for their show-stopping pornstar martini cocktail trees, The Liquorist is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion (and capture it all for your Insta, of course). Located on Greek Street, the team also run regular gin masterclasses - classrooms never looked so good.
The group's second location in the north, Dirty Martini is one of the most stylish bars in Leeds. Decked out in metallic interiors with Art-Deco elements, this late-night bar is the perfect place to drink and dance your weekend away (and with regular happy hours it won't break the bank either).
Be At One Boar Lane's recently opened weekend basement is the perfect place to continue your night after a few alfresco drinks in their beer garden. Decorated with eye-popping primary colours, the cosy booths are the perfect place to explore the extensive cocktail menu before hitting the tiles. Sashay away.
Cuckoo promises a night like no other with their fairground themed late-night bar. Complete with a giant wall-mounted pegasus, secret roof terrace and kitsch teapot cocktails, this gorgeous Leeds bar will see you through from after-work drinks, right up until their 4am closing time.
Inspired by downtown New York's late-night vibes, Manhatta Greek Street is a cool and contemporary bar and restaurant in Leeds city centre. The loft-like space is decked out in cool blues and with leather furnishings, the perfect background for you to sample a 'Manahatta Spritz' - the team's signature serve.
Walking into Gusto feels like walking into your very own fairylight-adorned wonderland. Undoubtedly one of the prettiest bars in Leeds, come and sit below twinkly lights as you peruse the extensive cocktail and gin offerings - try the Grey Goose expresso martini flight, a selection of gingerbread, vanilla, hazelnut and classic minis.
A Leeds institution for students and young professionals alike, Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen is a one-stop-shop for your weekend plans. The independent venue plays host to a plethora of live music and exhibitions, as well as serving up delicious street food. Spend your summer taking in the views whilst you sip on frozen cocktails on the laid back roof terrace.
Secret bar Blind Tyger is a broody drinking den, serving up a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails. With intimate booths and table service, it's the perfect Leeds date night venue. Alternatively, take part in one of their regular cocktail masterclasses for a boozy birthday celebration.
With floor to ceiling windows facing onto the impressive roof terrace, we won't blame you if you struggle to keep your eyes on the cocktail menu when visiting East 59th. Inspired by downtown Manhattan, this city centre winebar and restaurant is serving up a slice of loft-living, and we are here for the natural light.
Iberica has got to be up there as one of the most beautiful bars in Leeds. Nestled underneath the main dining room you'll find La Bodega, a basement wine bar and hidden gem. Perfect for vino lovers and romantic dates, the spot has over 70 different Spanish bottles and a selection of tapas to keep you going throughout the night.
Boasting stunning panoramic views from its rooftop terrace, Angelica is one of Leeds most Instagrammable bars. Located on the sixth floor of Trinity Leeds shopping centre, the team behind Angelica are serving up innovative cocktails from behind its floral-draped pewter bar (#nofilter needed).
When it comes to beautiful bars in Leeds, it doesn't get better than this. Issho is a high-end Japanese restaurant and bar which is flooded with light from its rooftop terrace by day and transforms into a sultry drinking den by night. Located in the swanky Victoria Gate centre and boasting an impressive selection of Japanese inspired cocktails, as well as the largest sake collection in Leeds, you'd be forgiven for taking a few snaps before digging in.