Beer Gardens in Leeds

As soon as the days get balmy and blue skies appear, this city's bars and pubs come alive with sunseekers getting their fix of afternoon pints and alfresco meals. With that in mind, we're bringing you our pick of the top outdoor drinking spots so that when the temperature's right you're not left crammed inside. From impressive riverside terraces to sky-high rooftops and a cutesy courtyard or two, here are the best beer gardens in Leeds.

Last updated on 16th July 2021

Editor's Draught

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Nestled along Wellington Street, Editor's Draught is a stylish restaurant and bar serving up craft beers and comfort food. It also has a number of great deals available, including a weekday lunch and drink for £6.50, and a few outdoor tables for those summer months.

Nation Of Shopkeepers

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Bringing art, live music, craft brews and street food all under one roof, Nation of Shopkeepers is a force to be reckoned with. A spacious outdoor terrace is also on hand with tables, benches and booths to keep you cool as you relax with your mates.

Beer Hawk Leeds

47 user reviews 5

With over 140 different pints to choose from and streetside tables available for sunshine sessions, Beer Hawk is a popular choice among craft brew lovers. Check out the Boar Lane bottle shop and bar to see for yourself why it's gained such a following.


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Boasting some of the best views of the city, Angelica is a top choice - literally - for outdoor drinking in Leeds. Make your way to Trinity where British dishes, sophisticated cocktails and a stunning rooftop terrace are found six storeys up, as well as picture-perfect sunset vistas.

Alfresco drinking in Leeds? Cocktail bar Roland's has got you covered. Set up shop in their cute secret garden-esque outside space and top up your tan as you make your way through their selection of creative concoctions and ice-cold beers.

The Faversham is serving up tranquil pints - unless you're here for one of their live music sets. Having played host to the likes of Arctic Monkeys, this Springfield Mount haunt is as much prepared for a wild event as it is for a chilled drink or two. 

The Midnight Bell boasts a beauty of a courtyard for all your summertime antics. Ideal for those sunny afternoons and balmy evenings, the gastropub has a menu of comfort food classics matched with cask ales and craft beers brewed onsite.

With stylish decor, a fun atmosphere and unbeatable riverside views, Stew & Oyster is a fantastic date night spot in Leeds. But it's not just a pretty face. When it comes to sustenance, expect beers and wines to sip on, as well as a brilliant menu of hearty bowls and seafood.

Situated in Holbeck Urban Village, The Cross Keys is up there for places to drink outside in Leeds. Pouring up a selection of craft pints from its sister brewery, the watering hole also has a regularly changing roster of bottled beers, casks and kegs, making sure you won't go thirsty.

While it might not technically be a beer garden, Aire Bar's outdoor area is well worth a mention. Guaranteed to be filled with daytime drinkers at the first glimpse of sunshine, the riverside terrace is a real beauty with wooden benches dotted all the way along for optimum views.

This converted 19th-century pub is all about fresh sips and good times. Not only does The Lamb and Flag's beer garden feature cute benches, wooden beams and an upstairs terrace, but it's also dog-friendly, so you can bring your little woofer with you.