Fancy a drink at a hidden cocktail haven? Head to The Liquorist, look out for the special phone box and dial the 'secret' number, where you'll be given instructions on how to gain access to 7 Greek Street Social which lies beneath.
Secret Bars in Leeds
Tucked away down back streets, disguised as launderettes, or simply behind a discreet door, knowing where the clandestine spots are is half the fun. While you might be clueless to this hidden world of backstreets and speakeasies, you'll be in for a treat when you discover some of the best drinks in town. So learn the secret knocks, the hushed passwords and be welcomed into these secret clubs with our guide to the best secret bars in Leeds.
What happens when famous bars harbour a secret? Things like Tiki Hideaway happen. This South Pacific paradise is found on top of Call Lane Social and is brimming with Hawaiian shirts, surfing trinkets and puffer fish lights that'll make you really believe you are on holiday.
You've walked down Call Lane so many times and never caught a glimpse of The Maven? Don't worry, you're not alone, as this quirky hideaway is a prohibition style speakeasy with a menu filled with devilishly stylish cocktails that accompany its 1920s interior.
While the queues at night might give away its location, this clandestine spot could easily be missed. However, once inside, you'll find a fabulous restaurant bar by day – serving up Mediterranean and Middle Eastern tapas – and by night you get one of the best nightclubs in town.
Blind Tyger should only be sought out by those after a real drink. This hidden bar is located above the Sandinista; with a Victorian lounge aesthetic that is all quirky trinkets, cosy booths and broody atmospheres with a soundtrack of classy soul, jazz and blues.
Tucked away below Vice & Virtue, the Vice bar is a real hidden gem. Whether you're looking for after work drinks or the ideal date night spot, head here for a selection of quirky cocktails made with premium spirits and garnished to perfection.