This fun, cool bar is a great spot to just hang out and take in the quirky decor with local artwork before the party kicks off. Find a spot to sit and chat as you sip cocktails or one of their specially-sourced craft brews while munching on some pizza, then shake off any first-date nerves on the dancefloor.
Quirky Date Ideas in Leeds
Leeds has no shortage of cool hangout spots, interesting restaurants and fun events, so there's absolutely loads of places you can go for a unique date. To help you narrow down your search, we've put together a handy guide of all the weird and wonderful places on our radar so you can impress that special someone. Whether it's a first date or a tenth anniversary, check out our list of quirky date ideas to keep your partner on their toes.
Learn how to get creative on a canvas at one of these great art classes. From Frida Kahlo to David Bowie, the subject matter is up to you, but there'll be an expert on hand to walk you through the process.
So a Brewdog may seem like a kinda meh spot for a first date. However, not only do they serve delicious brews, but downstairs they have three large shuffleboard tables which means you get get seriously competitive playing a pretty unusual game. Now that makes for a pretty quirky date if you ask me.
One of Leeds' most unique bars, this decadently decorated hideaway in the City Centre offers a stunning array of botanical cocktails inspired by locations across the globe. The food menu too comes with an international spin, fronting everything from Italian light bites to juicy steaks.
Take your date to this cool event that combines food, street art, fashion and music all in one iconic Leeds location. Flick through records while chowing down some seriously good food before investigating the stands for a perfect cocktail to take to the heated terrace. Sounds rather sweet doesn't it?
Take on this fun, thrilling escape room with your significant other and a couple of mates (double date anyone?) for a thrilling bonding experience. You'll choose between three quirky themes and complete a series of challenges to earn your freedom.
Head down to Smokestack for a date that's packed with soul. Enjoy delicious drinks, some good ol' fashioned soul food and the sounds of Motown chiming in the background. Once finished, hit the dance floor and show off your moves to a playlist packed with rock n roll, ska, Latin boogaloo and 60s RnB.
This Michelin-star restaurant blends dinner and art in a pretty extraordinary way. Head to Man Behind the Curtain for a stunning selection of expertly-crafted cocktails and a tasting menu that'll really knock your date sideways, it's on the pricey side so make sure to save up some pennies beforehand.
Shake up your usual date night plans with a trip to the Corn Exchange where Leeds Rum Fest is taking over this September. Bringing you everything from tropical cocktails to spirited samples, live music and tasty street food, this is one for the diary.
A tailors by day and speakeasy by night, this kooky spot in the Grand Arcade has a really fun feel to it. You can have a rummage through the vintage costume rail and dress one another up before sipping on Prohibition-inspired cocktails and dancing to jazz.
Test your puzzle skills at this immersive escape challenge. You'll have to work together to crack a series of intricate challenges, face unforeseen twists, and breathtaking surprises. Challenge rooms include King Arthur's Secret, Abducted and The Devil's Playground, which all sound pretty chilling.
Head to this cool, laid-back spot for a wine tasting experience that's educational and fun. For just £20 you can taste your way through the continent as you recline in plush sofas and have a go at serenading your date with the piano.
After quirky date ideas in Leeds? We're here to help. Rocky Horror is coming to the city for a limited time only and it's only right that this quirky musical lands on your radar. With legendary music and iconic characters, this is one for the fairy.
Take your date somewhere your guaranteed to leave with bellies aching from laughter. This world-class comedy night has seen everyone from recognisable TV comedians such as Alan Carr and Katherine Ryan to rising stars on the local circuit, it's sure to be good fun.