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 quirky date ideas in Leeds are sure to make for a memorable night.

Last updated on 10th January 2023

Paint a Pic Leeds

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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. 

The Wardrobe

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If you're after quirky date plans, then head on over to The Wardrobe. This popular venue is home to a range of indie nights to get you movin' or groovin' together, alongside bottomless brunches, delish dinners and live music from renowned artists like Mabel.

  Ready Steady Bake It

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If you're looking to add a dash of healthy competition to your fun date ideas in West Yorkshire, check out Leeds' Ready Steady Bake It. You'll go head-to-head in a effort to be named star baker, with 90 minutes on the clock, all the equipment to hand and extra decorations to make a truly personalised creation. 


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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.

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. 

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.

Ibérica Experiences

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Quirky date activities in Leeds 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 cheeses and meats.

Quirky and fun dates in Leeds can be found over at Bar Delta, the laid-back bar boasting gin tasting events, cocktail masterclasses, live music nights and Sunday platters with prosecco offers. Whatever you need to spice things up, this place has got it.

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. Expect a stunning selection of expertly-crafted cocktails and a tasting menu that'll really knock your date sideways. 

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.

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.