Cool and Quirky Bars in Leeds

The UK's epicentre for the cool and the creative, you can bet your bottom boozy dollar that this city has a few quirky places to drink up its sleeve. From notable bars in converted churches and ping-pong party houses to sultry speakeasies and hidden havens, we've left no stone unturned to bring you some of the most cool and quirky bars in Leeds.

Last updated on 10th January 2020

Manahatta Merrion St

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Manahatta is a glitzy addition to this roster of cool bars in Leeds. Defined by their plush interiors and their cocktail whims, the Merrion Street hideaway is not only serving up some of the most unique drinks in the city, but they're doing it in a fun and frivolous fashion, all night long.

Taking up a spot on Boar Lane, Beer Hawk is a craft beer mecca not be missed. Home to as many as 140 different crews, the Trinity bar has got pints from across the globe, alongside a mouthwatering menu of fried chicken, vegan wings and tasty sides.

The Maven

9 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 luster and vintage charm on its side. From drinks in cutesy tea cups to lashings of gin, their dated space promises the ultimate date night space. 

The Viaduct Showbar

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he Viaduct Showbar is awash with glitter balls and heaving dancefloors: the perfect environment for weekly cabaret from the best drag queens around. The DJ takes over after the show too – and if that's not your jam, they've got amazing drink deals, bingo, quizzes and more.

The White Rabbit

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Head down the rabbit hole at this quirky Leeds bar. While the interior is weird enough, complete with pictures of kooky artwork on the walls alongside taxidermy deer's heads and funky wallpaper, your drinks will be served in teapots and strange crockery.

Upstairs, it's an unassuming contemporary British restaurant, serving up tasting menus expertly paired with drinks. But downstairs thinks get a bit risky. Vice is serving you up a variety of delicious cocktails, with menus focused on vodka, whisky and more – and a full Gentleman's Club aesthetic.

East 59th

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One of the coolest bars in Leeds is East 59th. Channelling the effortless cool from New York, there's minimalist interior and grey-washed walls alongside floor-to-ceiling windows and plants galore. Feast on huge slabs of meat and bowls of ice cream with cocktails, wines and beers.

Found in the Northern Quarter of Leeds, Blind Tyger is no less than one of the most unique bars in Leeds. From its opulent interiors and Victorian theme down to its creative cocktails and dated vibe, this is a treasure in the city for classy drinks and mixology combined.