Date Night in Leeds
It doesn't matter whether it's the first date with your crush, or a regular date night in Leeds with bae, what's important is that it's always memorable. In this city, you can keep those sparks flying while visiting some of the finest bars, restaurants and events spaces around. So if you're looking for fun ideas for a date in Leeds, look no further than here and keep seeing hearts in your eyes.
There's nothing quite like hiding yourself away for a date night in Leeds, and nowhere is better at that than the Maven. This secret bar is not only a prohibition-style den perfect for hushed conversations, their masterfully made cocktails will keep the conversation flowing just fine.
Sleek, stylish and with a great alfresco dining area, there's loads of reasons to go to this Leeds date bar. The extensive cocktail menu is perfect to wash down their menu of expertly made burgers, steaks, sharing platters and more, all while sitting in one of the best bars in the city.
Try something a little bit different with a touch of class for your Leeds date night. This colourful playground is bright enough to get you both in an amazing news, but while you're there you can enjoy a plethora of pizzas, cocktails, or craft beer – that's even served in giraffe 'sharers' too. That'll stop any arguments about who's round it is.
Bringing a taste of New York to Greek Street, Manahatta is a great bar for a date in Leeds. Not only do they have a delicious array of cocktails crafted by their master mixologists, they've got tasty bites of food to keep your belly full, and it has this infectious atmosphere that means the conversations will be flowing all night.
For a date night with a little difference, head over to Trinity where The Alchemist is waiting to serve you up some delicious plates of food. And if you're looking for just a couple of drinks, they've got one of the most innovative cocktail selections in the city.
Date night in Leeds isn't complete without delicious food and you'll struggle to find better than at Am Kitchen & Bar. Not only is the interiors a kitsch-sophistication dream, they deliver a variety of delicious Indian and Pakistani dishes, accompanied by a stellar wine list.
Do you feel virtuous, or a bit more sinful? You don't have to decide with a trip to Vice & Virtue, that sees a sleek British restaurant upstairs serve you a wonderful array of seasonal dishes, and a downstairs offering all the temptations of a Gentleman's Club. Whether it's an adventurous date or a great meal, this two-faced bar is perfect.
You can't be looking for ideas for a date in Leeds without a bit of music to spice it all up. While this New Orleans speakeasy will keep you grooving with a fine selection of live funk, soul, blues and jazz all night long, you and your date can keep the liquor flowing with their Deep South cocktail menu.
For a date, sometimes all you need is some really good food, and if there's one place that's focused solely on good food, it's The Man Behind the Curtain. This Michelin-starred restaurant is filled with quirky dishes called things like 'Inception of a Spacecat in Black' – but strap in for the night, as it's all served in a twelve course tasting menu.
Bulgogi Grill is the perfect way to get those conversational juices flowing thanks to its unique concept. You and your date will order a selection of locally-sourced meats and seafood, marinated in traditional Korean seasonings and sauces. But here's the catch – you'll cook it yourself on the concave central grill.
You don't need to travel to London for broody, sophisticated cocktails bars – you just need to go to Blind Tyger. This Northern Quarter bar uses the finest ingredients and mixes them up to create something truly spectacular. And if you're looking for a more specific date idea in Leeds, there's smooth jazz and blues on the speakers and cocktail masterclasses for you both to get stuck into.
The moody, contemporary interiors are enough to attract a lot of couples into its walls. But the delicious Kerala Indian food will seal the deal, with a seafood-heavy menu washed down by an extensive list of craft beers, ciders and wine sounding like the perfect date night.
Leeds date nights should always have one thing in common: they should be cool. Luckily, Jake's Bar and Still Room has your back, boasting industrial aesthetics, and a selection of their own, unique spirits that they use to make a cracking selection of cocktails.