Quirky Date Ideas In Leeds

Yeah, yeah, drinks and a meal are nice and all... but how about a comedy night in a wacky basement bar? Or a game of shuffleboard over some craft pints? Whether you're looking to make a great first impression with that special someone or want to keep your boo on their toes, these fun date ideas in Leeds are sure to make for a memorable night.

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Last updated on 29th January 2024

Escape Hunt Leeds

For a hands-on couples activity, take on the thrilling Escape Hunt with your significant other and a couple of mates - double date anyone? The adrenaline-pumping game also lets you choose your own theme and will task you to complete a series of challenges against the clock. 

Rooftop Bars In Leeds

Wow your other half with some seriously impressive views at these rooftop bars. From casual pubs serving refreshing pints and classic British grub to gorgeous cocktail bars overlooking the docks, we've got high-up date night haunts for every occasion.

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The Wet Spot Burlesque & Cabaret

When only the most unusual things to do with your other half will hit the mark, check out The Wet Spot Burlesque & Cabaret. Enjoy sultry performances at Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen for as little as £20 each, promising some of the UK's very best performers.


To tuck into gyozas and a welcome drink before diving into a sushi masterclass, hit up YO! Leeds Trinity. You'll get the chance to learn some history, practise fish-cutting skills and construct four delicious items at this top pick of evening activities in Leeds for couples.

Paint a Pic Leeds

Quirky indoor dates in Leeds don't get much better than Paint A Pic, where you and your beau will each get to create a masterpiece while swilling back drinks from the bar. And don't worry, an expert will be nearby throughout if you need some artistic guidance. 


CASA is a fantastic choice out of unusual date night restaurants in Leeds, thanks to Latin fusion food and upstairs live music. Gobble up dishes from Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Mexico, washing it all down with South American wines too.

Secret Bars In Leeds

If you want to do something different from all your friends, take your date to one of these secret bars. Tucked away on back streets and hidden behind unassuming doors, you can find some of this city's best cocktails, live music and dazzling interiors.

Experiences by Ibérica

Quirky date activities are topped off by Iberica's experiences, which see you trying a variety of spirits and other bevs across fun tasting sessions. Better yet, these are all paired with amazing sharing platters, such as Spanish cheeses and meats.

Bulgogi Grill

Flex your cooking skills at Bulgogi Grill, a Korean DIY restaurant on Merrion Street. The kitchen will ply you with locally-sourced BBQ meat and seafood, which has been pre-marinated for you to prepare as you wish on your own dome grill.

Roxy Ball Room

Score your way to another date with an evening at Roxy Ball Room. The Trinity Square games den has a tonne of pool, ping pong and football tables for you to let out your inner big kid. There's also boozy shakes, burgers or pizzas for when you need to refuel.

The Man Behind the Curtain

A cracking shout for foodies who want to push the boat out, The Man Behind the Curtain is a Michelin-starred restaurant that blends dinner and art in a pretty extraordinary way. Perfect for birthday date ideas in Leeds, you can expect a stunning selection of expertly-crafted cocktails and a tasting menu that'll really knock your partner sideways.