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.
It's all in the name here. Cuckoo has got to be up there with the top quirky Leeds cocktail bars. Decked out with neon lights, rainbow-coloured mirrors, murals by local artists and animal heads smothered in paint, this party palace is bound to be abuzz after dark.
Scoring 10s across the board for coolness and quirkiness, Flight Club is breathing some retro fun into the city's drinking scene. Step inside the fabulous themed bar and you'll discover fairground-style interiors and dartboards for all your evening entertainment.
You may not suspect it from the outside, but North Street's BrewDog is one of Leeds' best cool and quirky bars. The dons of craft beer have a massive 36 draft lines for all your drinking needs, as well as arcade machines, pinball and shuffleboard tables for those of you fancying a little friendly competition.
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.
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.
Grab your lei and take a trip to a tropical oasis. A cool cavern for all things South Pacific, Tiki Hideaway is leading the charge when it comes to fruity cocktails and themed fun. Spend an evening sipping on strawberry daiquiris, Long Island ice teas and mai tais.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Nestled along Duncan Street you'll find Distrikt Bar, an underground drinking den and nightclub. During the day, the haunt offers beautiful cocktails in a calming setting, but just wait until the sun goes down and the music turns up - that's when the fun begins.
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.
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.
A hybrid of entertainment in the city, The Belgrave Music Hall makes its mark as one of the coolest places to drink in Leeds in more ways than one. Whether it's the roster of exhibitions, DJ nights or its roof terrace, this gem always has something to keep you coming back for more.