This independent Leeds music venue is a city favourite, boasting three floors, two bars and a love for all things art. Hosting live gigs, art exhibitions and film screenings, this friendly bar is also all about cask ales, craft beers and cocktails too.
Live Music in Leeds
There's something special about live music in Leeds: it's electric, it's contagious, and everyone is dying to see it. Attracting everyone from world megastars to up-and-coming artists and covering genres from rock to K-pop, not only is there something for everyone out there, but it's almost impossible to avoid gigs. So check out our list of Leeds live music venues and get rockin'.
Oporto is probably the most lively music venue in Leeds, just five minutes from the station and offering up a selection of continental lagers and classy cocktails. The theme of the music here is 'pulse racing', so if you like to be on your feet, this intimate venue is probably the one for you.
This multi-purpose event space has art at its heart. The industrial venue plays host to everything from tequila festivals, street food gatherings and, yes, live music in Leeds – and because of that, it's a bit of a favourite in the city, and attracts some great names to its stage too.
The Faversham is one of the main places to go for live music in Leeds. Having hosted the likes of the Artic Monkeys, Lilly Allen, The Streets and Gossip in the past, they've earned their musical stripes. But they also host summer garden parties too, for even more live music fun.
Smokestack is a little slice of New Orleans, creating one of the most fun live music venues in Leeds. This speakeasy styled hangout offers premium southern-styled spirits and quirky cocktails, all while you get your pulses racing with live funk, soul, blues and jazz played all night long.
You want alternative? You've got alternative! Welcome to The Key Club, dedicated to hosting local, national, and international bands all in one place. This Leeds live music venue is all about rock, punk pop and alternative, with club nights for those genres too. And if it's a gig, people as young as 14 can go in – so tell your younger siblings.
You can spend your whole night at The Wardrobe. For some pre-gig food, you can eat in the upstairs bar and restaurant, washing it down with a selection of cocktails and beers (they often do pre-gig deals too!). Then once the music starts, expect to hear the sweet sounds of Indie in their intimate venue.