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.

Last updated on 17th January 2023




Want to spice up your usual romantic date night bars in Leeds? Look no further than the vibrant Latin vibes of CASA. Flaunting a menu of Colombian, Venezuelan, Peruvian and Mexican bites, alongside a lively bar with live music and DJs upstairs, it's got everything you could ask for.

Tiki Hideaway

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2 for £12 on selected cocktails, 6pm - 9pm, Everyday and 1 other offer

Okay, so Polynesian-inspired Tiki Hideaway is a little more fun than romantic. But if you're the kind of couple to forgo the mush, then this Call Lane venue is for you. There's cutesy booths, puffer fish lights, authentic South Pacific furniture, and bartenders wearing Haiwiaan shirts who'll set your cocktail alight in front of you.

Iberica Leeds

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Housed inside the historic Hepper House, Iberica is a great choice out of all the bars for romantic first date ideas in Leeds. A gorgeous Spanish restaurant on the surface, head downstairs with your boo to uncover La Bodega - a stunning basement wine joint with over 70 bottles of Spanish vino and authentic tapas to snack on.

Veeno Leeds

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 of celery bitters, mint stalk syrup and green tea kombucha, topped off with a hefty dose of rum. 

Boasting views for days from their sky-high Victoria Gate perch, Issho is one gorgeous choice of romantic rooftop bars in Leeds. It's whipping up original cocktails and packing plenty of sake too, which you can enjoy on its own or with their Japanese sharing plates.

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.