Cool and Quirky Bars in Leeds

This Northern gem is an epicentre for the creative, so you can bet your bottom boozy dollar that the city has a few fittingly unique places to drink up its sleeve. From notable watering holes in hidden havens and ping pong party houses to sultry speakeasies and rooftop spots, we've left no stone unturned to bring you the best cool and quirky bars in Leeds.

Last updated on 30th September 2021

Nation Of Shopkeepers

35 user reviews 4

Championing all things Leeds, Nation of Shopkeepers is serving up loaded burgers, Yorkshire-brewed booze and live music sets. If that wasn't enough, the Cookridge Street spot also touts kooky works from local artists and a cool courtyard seating area.

Bar Soba Leeds

475 user reviews 4

If you're looking for cool places to drink cocktails in Leeds, it's time to check out Bar Soba. Tuck into bang bang katsu wings and other tasty Asian bites while trying passionfruit and chilli margaritas, apple and ginger mojitos or their infamous porn 'jar' martini.

Manahatta Merrion St

892 user reviews 4

Manahatta is a glitzy addition to our roster of cool and quirky bars in Leeds. Defined by its plush decor and New York-inspired tipples, the Merrion Street hideaway's not only providing some of the most unique drinks in the city, but it's doing it in a fun and frivolous fashion, all night long.

MOJO Leeds

134 user reviews 4

MOJO is a brilliant late-night dive bar specialising in all things cocktails, rum and rock'n'roll. Hit up the Merrion Street hangout and prepare to let your hair down over classic tunes, or check out some live bands while sampling quirky tipples.

The Maven

144 user reviews 4

Proud of their prohibition stance and promising some of the best in cocktail mastery, The Maven is a quirky bar in Leeds with lustre and vintage charm on its side. From drinks in cutesy teacups to lashings of gin, this stylish haunt is the ultimate choice for your next date night. 

Slug and Lettuce Leeds

555 user reviews 4

From plush booths to gorgeous decor and an extensive cocktail menu, Slug and Lettuce is the ultimate watering hole. This beauty, and its Boar Lane bar and restaurant, are the perfect places for any occasion; whether that's date nights, casual drinks or a raucous evening with your pals.

One of the city's most lavish bars, The Lost & Found brings you vintage-inspired interiors with an adventurous twist. Thirsty? Drinks come in the form of botanical sips with unusual ingredients such as pineapple bitters, honeycomb-infused vodka and jasmine tea syrup. 

Found in the Northern Quarter, Blind Tyger is one of the most unique bars in Leeds. From its opulent interiors and Victorian theme down to its creative cocktails, this is a treasure in the city for classy drinks and mixology combined.

East 59th

2 user reviews 3

Looking for cool and quirky places to drink in Leeds? Look no further than East 59th, a rooftop bar and restaurant channelling New York vibes. Venture up for one of the best bottomless brunches in the city, enjoyed in their chic dining room or out on their gorgeous terrace. 

Table tennis, beer pong and pool... it's all happening at Trinity Square's Roxy Ball Room. The social games bar is adding some entertainment to your drinks with the gang, with sharing pitchers, private rooms and a late-night licence keeping the good times going 'til 2am.

Meet Vice & Virtue: a fine dining restaurant and sultry speakeasy all in one. Begin upstairs, with an exquisite tasting menu expertly paired with drinks, before heading downstairs for a variety of stunning cocktails complemented by a full gentleman's club aesthetic.

When it comes to classic cocktails and cheesy slices, Roland's knows a thing or two. Head over to the cool Call Lane haunt for a winning trio of potent libations, speakeasy-esque interiors and a relaxed atmosphere.

Mezcal maestros Neon Cactus are bringing a tequila-flavoured taste of Mexico to Call Lane, along with vibrant decor and a few classics eats - think tacos, quesadillas and burritos. Work your way through their large margarita menu or try one of their signature blends. 

Combining bold and beautiful decor with a fine dining experience, The Ivy is delivering the goods from its Victoria Quarter abode. Whether you're after an exquisite cocktail, a leisurely weekend brunch or a bottle of delicious wine, this is the place to do it.