Cool and Quirky Bars in Leeds

The UK's epicentre for the cool and the creative, you can bet your bottom boozy dollar that Leeds 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 7th August 2019

Banyan Leeds

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2-4-£12.95 Breakfasts before 11.30am and 1 other offer

Banyan Leeds is located in the main city square and on top of its enviable location and massive outdoor seating area, the interior of this stylish bar and restaurant also promises unique design and quirks aplenty. Head here for delicious plates, bespoke cocktails and private party capacity of up to 130 guests.


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

It's all in the name here. This weird and quirky Leeds cocktail bar is awash with neon lights, rainbow coloured mirrors, murals painted by local artists, and animal heads smothered in paint. All the better for you to enjoy their cocktails, craft beer, or pizzas in.

Part-café bar, part-record shop, part-exhibition space, Outlaw's Yacht Club is a creative and quirky bar in Leeds. The venue's filled with cool sofas surrounded by artwork from local artists, as well as cutesy touches like vintage typewriters and globes. Come round by day and treat yourself to a cheese or charcuterie board – head there at night and they play host to the best local and international DJs around.

East 59th

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One of the coolest bars in Leeds is East 59th. Channelling the effortless cool from New York, you'll walk into the minimalist interior and enjoy grey-washed walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and plants dotted around. Feast on huge slabs of meat and bowls of ice cream in the morning, and at night indulge in expertly made cocktails, wines and beers.

A hybrid of entertainment in the city, Belgrave makes its mark as one of the most unique places to drink in Leeds in more ways than one. Whether it's the roster of exhibitions, quirky interiors, DJ nights, roof terrace or street food traders, Belgrave always has something that keeps you coming back for more.