Romantic Bars In Leeds

Love is in the air... Or at least it is at these watering holes. Kitted out with beautiful interiors, pretty-as-a-picture tipples and ambience-setting tunes, drinking spots are bringing their 'A' game to help you raise yours in the love department. So whether you're hunting for an after-dinner sip with your partner or a memorable place for a first date, find somewhere to impress across our pick of romantic bars in Leeds.

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Last updated on 24th January 2024

The Alchemist Leeds - Trinity

Enjoy a celebratory bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne on arrival for £65!

Making the list of the best romantic bars in Leeds city centre, The Alchemist always delivers on visuals as well as taste. Boasting swoon-worthy views, a roof terrace and theatrical tipples, this cocktail lounge has gained a name for its smoky drinks and attention-grabbing interiors. Not in the Area? Try their Greek Street location instead.

Veeno Leeds

Lay on the charm offensive with a trip to Veeno, a classy wine bar renowned for having some of the world's best bottles. Make a special night of it with their tasting experiences, offering five different glasses for you and your beau, accompanied by a sharing platter and tiramisu.

Chef Jono at V&V

Searching for a romantic bar in Leeds? Having been named as the 9th best cocktail den in the country, Vice & Virtue is an obvious choice. Drinks are whipped up from locally-sourced and foraged produce, while the interiors have been inspired by the Prohibition.

Shears Yard

Shears Yard may look unassuming from the outside, but step inside and you'll find a gorgeous bar and restaurant. Setting the scene with cool interiors, the Wharf Street eatery is sure to please with a seasonal drinks menu and homemade liquors. Plus, there's an outdoor terrace for the warmer months.

Blind Tyger

If your other half is a cocktail enthusiast, look no further than Blind Tyger. Bartenders at this Victorian-themed joint are serious pros, using some of the world's best ingredients to whip up incredible concoctions. Expect unusual mixes like a blackberry and rosemary Tom Collins or an Espresso Martini with sherry, bananas and chocolate. 


Classic drinks, chic furnishings and cityscape views to boot; SkyLounge is, arguably, the fanciest rooftop. Situated on the 13th floor of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, this popular spot is ideal for a sunset date, whether you're working your magic on the outdoor terrace or one of their tables.

The Watermark

A heavyweight in Leeds' cocktail scene, The Watermark is offering two different date night spaces for the price of one. Upstairs, comfy couches and tables are matched with a menu of classic cocktails, small plates and charcuterie boards. Whilst downstairs, you'll find a more slinky scene and a selection of highball or lowball libations.