Cocktail Bars in Leeds

Like your drink with a flourish of theatrics? Then you're in the right place. This Northern city is filled with drinking dens and masterful bartenders mixing up all kinds of curious and creative sips. We've searched high and low, from rooftop haunts and themed boozers to underground watering holes, to find you the best cocktail bars in Leeds.

The Maven

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A secret to everyone but those in the know, The Maven is a hidden gem in Leeds. This prohibition-style speakeasy offers as much fun as it does delicious cocktails, with sultry interiors and unique concoctions making it a great date night bar.

MOJO Leeds

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Whiskey-infused hard shakes? Loaded burgers? Dive bar feels? These are just a few of the things that make MOJO a top choice for cocktails in Leeds. Head to the Merrion Street hangout for date nights, after-work drinks and everything in between.

Bar Soba Leeds

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Not only does Bar Soba offer a tonne of original and sharing cocktails, but it also brings the party with its epic bottomless brunch, available every day. Once you've worked your way through a few apple and ginger mojitos? The kitchen is on hand with a menu of Asian treats.


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If you're after cool Leeds cocktail bars, then look no further than Smokestack. Bringing a taste of New Orleans to the city centre, this watering hole plays host to live funk, soul, blues and jazz performances, whilst offering rum and absinthe laced cocktails.

You can't talk about cocktail bars in Leeds without mentioning Revolution. The vodka masters are known to throw together a great selection of spirits, wines and beer, handy for keeping you dancing at their regular DJ nights. And if you fancy shaking some up yourself, they hold cocktail masterclasses too.


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When it comes to views, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better spot for your drinks than at Angelica. This sophisticated bar has a beautiful rooftop terrace touting panoramic views and a chic interior covered with greenery. The cherry on top? Perfectly made cocktails.

East 59th

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A winning concoction of knockout views, American-inspired cocktails and weekend partying are on the menu at East 59th. Or, if you can't wait till the sun goes down, start your celebrations early at their weekend bottomless brunch.

A fine dining restaurant upstairs and an award-winning Leeds cocktail bar downstairs, Vice & Virtue are heavyweights in the city's drinking and dining scene. Venture down to the broody boozer where serves such as a Nordic Spritz and Bittersweet Sour await. 

Blind Tyger features cosy booths to sink into, cool trinkets to look at and a whole Victorian lounge aesthetic. What's not to love? You can also sip on some of the classiest cocktails in Leeds, created using the finest ingredients around.