Cocktail Bars in Leeds

The cocktail is an art form and the bartenders of this city are the artists. Cocktail bars in Leeds range from the artisan and masterful to the strong and tropical, but have one thing in common - they are all made well. So if you have a tinkering for some of the tastiest alcoholic drinks in the city but need to know where to drink cocktails in Leeds, let us guide you round these fancy bars and party havens alike.

Last updated on 7th August 2019


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Why not ask about ordering a 'Giraffe' of Beer or Prosecco reception to share with friends!

Cuckoo has many strings to its bow: a rainbow interior, neon lights, quirky interiors and craft beer aplenty. But you'll also want to come to this fun party bar in Leeds for their wonderful range of cocktails, serving up signature and classics alike.

Manahatta Merrion St

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Get the glamour of the Big Apple in this Leeds cocktail bar, with two floors of New York-inspired coolness. Enter this sophisticated spot and you'll be greeted with exposed brickwork, hanging lights and crystal cut glassware perfect for holding your expertly made Old Fashioned. They've also got an equally stylish venue on Greek Street.

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Bringing some serious cocktail game to Leeds City Centre, this lavish little hideaway at Albion Place mixes a cool and casual atmosphere with a splash of old school adventure. With a drinks menu inspired by locations around the world, you'll find botanical sips and fruity concoctions aplenty.

Tiki Hideaway

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While there's no fault in cool bar Cool Lane Social, if you fancy something just a bit more tropical, they have something for you. Head upstairs and you'll find Tiki Hideaway, the South Pacific den full of Polynesian décor, Hawaiian shirts and fruity cocktails adorned with fire.

Banyan Leeds

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When a cocktail bar in Leeds has an exterior as beautiful as its interior, you know you are on to a winner. Alongside a food menu serving everything from salads and steaks to brunch, this stylish hotspot also has a cocktail list of stylish, inspired and gin-filled mixes.

Broody, sophisticated and all kinds of tasty, Blind Tyger is one of the best places to drink cocktails in Leeds. Located above sister location Sandinista, there's cosy booths to sink into, cool trinkets to look at and a whole Victorian lounge aesthetic that you might just fall in love with. Meanwhile, you can sip on classy cocktails created using some of the finest ingredients they can get their hands on.

You can't think about cocktail bars in Leeds – well, any city really – without thinking about Revolution. The vodka masters are known to throw together a great selection of vodkas, as well as other spirits, wines and beer, perfect for when you dance to their regular DJ nights. And if you fancy shaking some up yourself, they hold cocktail masterclasses too.

The Maven

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Hidden from sight and secret to everyone but those in the know, you would be forgiven for not knowing about The Maven. Well, you should, because this prohibition style speakeasy offers as much fun as it does delicious cocktails. Come to this speakeasy bar in Leeds and you'll be treated to any number of unique concoctions in stylish, muted interiors.

If you're after a delicious meal, you could always be virtuous and go to their white-washed, calming restaurant Virtue. You could have a delicious tasting menu, paired with wine. Or you could give in to Vice, their Gentleman's Club-cum-cocktail bar in Leeds, featuring a wonderful mixed drinks list full of vodka, whisky, and more, as well as a much more sultry tone.


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Beautiful British dishes and stunning views, it's hard to think that people would choose other venues than Angelica. This sophisticated spot boasts an impressive rooftop terrace, panoramic views from the sixth floor of the Trinity Leeds building and a sleek interior lightened up with greenery. This is pretty much the perfect environment to enjoy one of their perfectly made cocktails.