Rooftop Bars in Leeds

This city's skyline is like no other, made even better when the sun comes out, and what better way to enjoy it than with a drink at a sky-high spot? Luckily, there's an eclectic selection of places to choose between, from luxurious terraces serving up Champagne and panoramic views to fourth-floor beer-gardens and zen Japanese havens. Take a look at our pick of the best rooftop bars in Leeds and get planning your next alfresco sip.

Last updated on 15th April 2020

Rosa's Thai Cafe Leeds

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Located in Trinity, Rosa's Thai Cafe is your go-to for delicious food and beautiful vistas. Head over to the outdoor terrace and tuck into classics - think tom tum soup and honey-marinated pork skewers - whilst sipping on Mekhong whisky, chilled lemongrass tea and their signature boozy Thai iced tea.


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Stepping into Cuckoo feels a bit like falling down the rabbit hole. The fairground-themed bar houses a secret roof terrace, which can only be accessed via a surreal potting shed. Staying open until 4am, this late-night patio is the perfect place to cool off after sweating it out on the dance floor.

With a menu of bubbling, colour-changing cocktails, tasty global bites and a gawp-worthy sky-high alfresco seating area, this rooftop bar in Leeds is sure to impress. Opt for one of The Alchemist's theatrical tipples as you watch the sunset and nosh on crispy pork belly, katsu curry and jerk chicken.

Looking for a classy rooftop bar in Leeds? Situated on the 13th floor of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, SkyLounge is undoubtedly one of the most popular cocktail spots and restaurants in the city, knocking up everything from boozy bottomless brunches to afternoon tea and evening drinks, all to the stunning backdrop of the city.

Venture up to this rooftop terrace for a moment of peace away from the hustle and bustle. Littered with decorative cherry blossom, Issho is the ideal venue for a celebratory meal, with its spacious urban oasis made for relaxing evenings as you enjoy a glass of Champagne and chow down on contemporary Japanese cuisine.

Located just off Call Lane, The Lamb and Flag is a well-loved pub for drinking outside in Leeds. Not only does the historic boozer offer a range of craft brews and an impressive Sunday roast, but it also has a large beer garden and upstairs balcony area, touting first-rate views of the Minster.

East 59th

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Serving up American-inspired grub during the day and slinky Manhattan-themed cocktails at night, East 59th is a top choice for places to drink in Leeds thanks to its gorgeous outside terrace. Although, you'd be missing out if you didn't also check out their weekend bottomless brunch.


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This Trinity Leeds rooftop restaurant boasts panoramic views as well as sleek and stylish interiors. Alongside a variety of fine dining options and an impressive cocktail menu, Angelica also transforms into a lively bar when night falls and hosts a range of club nights, DJ sets and summertime BBQs.