Making the list of the best bars in Leeds, The Alchemist also delivers on the romance front. Boasting swoon-worthy views, a roof terrace and theatrical tipples, this cocktail lounge has gained a name for its smoky tipples and attention-grabbing interiors.
Romantic Bars In Leeds
Love is in the air... Or at least it is in these watering holes. Kitted out with beautiful interiors, pretty-as-a-picture tipples and ambience-setting tunes, drinking spots across the city 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, a midweek cocktail for you and your boo or a memorable place for a first date, you're bound to find somewhere to impress in our pick of romantic bars in Leeds.
While it may be one of the best bars in Leeds for students, that certainly doesn't mean young couples aren't catered for. Found on Greek Street, The Liquorist is a boozy emporium of cocktails, mismatched furniture and ornamental knick-knacks for a homey, eclectic feel.
Champagne, anyone? Browns Brasserie & Bar is the perfect venue to sip on bubbles, taking in the dramatic high ceilings, historic features and opulent detailing of its interiors. Better yet, this beaut spot offers up a boozy bottomless brunch, including an indulgent lobster Benedict.
Manahatta Leeds is the Greek Street cocktail den bringing a slice of the Big Apple to the city. Take your boo to this sleek bar and toast over an old fashioned or two, as you watch it transform into a popular party spot come the weekend.
Looking to wow your crush? The Lost & Found will certainly do the job, as it's one of the best cocktail bars in Leeds thanks to stunning decor and curious sips. Take your pick from honeycomb vodka, jasmine tea syrup and banana chip-infused rum concoctions.
Nation Of Shopkeepers is a bar and live music venue in the heart of the city. Popular for its courtyard seating - guaranteed to be abuzz in the summer months - it also has a selection of food, gins and rotating craft brews on tap, as well as a regular roster of gigs to keep you lovebirds entertained.
You're in for a stylish date night of drinking at this award-winning gem. If you can find it, that is. Hidden behind an inconspicuous door along Call Lane, The Maven creates refreshing twists on traditional pours, presented in enchanting teacups and finished with a botanical flourish.
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.
If you want to spice up your romantic date night in Leeds, look no further than the vibrant Latin vibes of CASA. Fronting a menu of Colombian, Venezuelan, Peruvian and Mexican bites, plus a lively bar with live music and DJs upstairs, it's got everything you could ask for.
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 bar 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.
Housed inside the historic Hepper House, Iberica is a great choice out of all the bars in Leeds city centre. 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.
An evening at this Call Lane speakeasy will see you sipping on liquors distilled on-site in a 30-litre copper pot. Sounds pretty intimate, right? Jake's Bar & Still Room is well worth a visit to check out some of their acclaimed spirits and seasonally-changing drinks menu.
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.
Classic drinks, chic furnishings and cityscape views to boot; SkyLounge is, arguably, the fanciest rooftop bar in Leeds. 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.
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 sips, small plates and charcuterie boards. Whilst downstairs, you'll find a more slinky scene and a selection of highball or lowball libations.
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.
Located on top of Victoria Gate shopping centre, East 59th is quite literally raising the dating game. Bringing a taste of Manhattan to the city, the rooftop bar and kitchen is shaking up sophisticated drinks in the form of potent martinis and bespoke libations, as well as whiskeys, wines and fizz.
Looking 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.
Boasting views for days from their rooftop perch in Victoria Gate shopping centre, Issho is one gorgeous spot for drinking with your SO. The bar is whipping up original cocktails and they're packing plenty of sake too, which you can enjoy on its own or with their Japanese sharing plates.