Craft Beer Bars in Leeds

What was once a fad is now a full on lifestyle choice, and we can hardly move for craft beer bars in Leeds lately. Featuring the most hoppy, dark, light and distilled-through-magic-crystal beers around, the city is packed full of artisan beers perfect for conoissuers of any calibre. So take a look at our recommended list of craft beer pubs in Leeds and get tasting.

Last updated on 15th September 2021

The Library, Leeds

11 user reviews 4

A cool and cosy spot by Woodhouse Moor, The Library is one of the best craft beer bars in Leeds. The friendly pub offers a great range of local and international brews, all available at student-friendly prices, alongside a tasty food menu.

BrewDog Leeds

81 user reviews 5

Desk Dog

Of course, Scottish craft brew purveyors BrewDog have earned their title as one of Leeds' best spots for a craft brew. With a dazzling array of creations on tap alongside a fridge full of bottles to explore, they're a top choice for refeshing beer and juicy burgers. 

Beer Hawk Leeds

51 user reviews 5

Pitching up on Boar Lane, Beer Hawk has brought a new craft beer competitor to the city. Fronting upwards of 140 different brew, the bar is one of the hops-heads among you, and also offers a small but delicious menu of fried chicken, vegan alternatives and tasty sides.


291 user reviews 4

Why not ask about ordering a 'Giraffe' of Beer or Prosecco reception to share with friends! and 1 other offer

Cuckoo might look like a neon-lit cocktail bar on the outside/inside, but once inside this colourful paradise you'll find another trick up their sleeve: craft beer! Their taps include everyone from Brooklyn to Beavertown, and they serve it in 'giraffe' sharing pourers if you'd like. And they've even got a shed beer roof terrace too.

Headrow House

3 user reviews 4

Headrow House is offering one unique place to drink beer in Leeds, with its industrial vibe, dedicated beer hall and rooftop terraces. Go all out and pair your pint with one of Ox Club's proper kebabs, made with free-range Yorkshire beef or chicken, fresh veggies and vegan döner meat. 

Bundobust is all about craft beer: it looks like a craft beer bar, it delivers an ever-rotating stock of the stuff, and the staff love it too. But they're unique selling point is the vibrant and varied Indian street food menu, which might be the perfect accompaniment to a great beer.

Over two centuries old, The Cross Keys know a thing or two about beers. Head into their pub on the bottom floor and you'll be treated to a wide range of cask stout and beers on tap that regularly change, which you can drink in their great beer garden. Oh, and they happen to have an award-winning Sunday roast too.

This quirky little pub is also mad for craft beer. Come here for live music or cosy atmosphere and you can enjoy a selection of tasty craft and cask beers, as well as craft beers imported from around the world. And then you can feast on a selection of bar snacks, like nachos, burgers, meats and cheese.

Tapped Leeds

0 user reviews 4

This craft beer bar in Leeds love it so much that they cook it into their freshly made pizza doughs! And if that didn't prove their commitment enough, they've got 27 draft beers on tap, including 14 craft keg beers and 13 cask ales, as well as 100 bottled beers from around the world.

North Bar is pretty much the Leeds craft beer bar. Delivering artisanal brews from Europe and the US for over twenty years, beer lovers will be in heaven here thanks to their selection of never-seen-before and very-popular boozes.

What's better than a beautiful riverside view? Great beer is what. Head to this craft beer pub in Leeds for laid-back interiors, a kitchen serving up the finest oysters around and all the craft beers you can drink from their regularly changing roster.

Check into this snug Leeds craft beer pub and be treated to the full range of Leeds Brewery beers, meaning that you can get your locally-sourced fill of artisanal hops too. And while you're there, why not try their menu of delicious gastropub classics?