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. From notable watering holes in hidden havens to sultry speakeasies and rooftop spots, our guide to cool and quirky bars in Leeds leaves no stone unturned.

Last updated on 17th January 2023

The Wardrobe

397 user reviews 5

When it comes to quirky, The Wardrobe is a top choice. Located on St Peter's Square, this hotspot is home to a fabulous range of fun antics, from bottomless brunches with bloody marys galore to indie club nights and live music gigs, you won't want to miss out on this. 

Headrow House

20 user reviews 5

If rooftop bars in Leeds are what you're after, Headrow House sure is a looker. Not only is this place fronting a gorgeous sky-high terrace, but it's also got all the craft beer you could wish for, alongside Michelin-recommended food from Ox Club.

MOJO Leeds

153 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.

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.

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 below for a variety of stunning cocktails complemented by a full gentleman's club aesthetic.

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, thanks to sharing pitchers, private rooms and a late-night licence keeping the good times going 'til 2am.

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.

Found in the city centre, Blind Tyger is one of the most unique bars around. From its opulent interiors and Victorian theme down to its creative cocktails, this is a treasure in the city for classy drinks combined with top-notch mixology.