Bars in Leicester

If you're out on a boozer in this part of England, make sure you check out this list of bars in Leicester for our best picks. From cocktails to real ales to top quality entertainment, there's something for everyone in this live wire city in the Midlands. Grab your mates, a date or your co-workers, hit these Leicester bars and let the good times roll.

Last updated on 29th June 2021

Veeno Leicester

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Rest assured than when it comes to finding a few glasses of wine to drink in Leicester, it's Veeno that has you covered. Infamous for their wine tastings and international bottles, head on down with all the girls and guys you can muster for the best grapes in the business.

Open until 3am seven nights a week, this thriving hub in New Walk is up there with the best of the cocktail bars in Leicester. Famous for their premium distilled vodkas, which are mixed with anything from apple juice to the chef's innovative take on barbecue sauce, this place fuses the master of spirits into innovative new forms.

Pho Leicester

327 user reviews 4

Offering delicious Vietnamese street food and refreshing cocktails, this great bar in Leicester centre is the perfect pit stop after a day of shopping, or a place to line the stomach before a night out.

The Locker Room

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The ultimate destination to get your sporting fix, whether it's a late-night boxing match or a mid-afternoon premier league game, this place is jam-packed with HD screens so you don't miss a minute of the action. With great drinks deals and a menu full of sharing platters and half-time snacks, The Locker Room has got your weekends covered. 

This secret venue, jewel of The Cultural Quarter, is a decadent den of 1930's glamour, combined with bespoke cocktails, American craft beers and refreshing real ales for all your tipple tastes. Combine this with acoustic sessions and open mic nights and you have a thoroughly entertaining night on your hands in one of the best speakeasy bars in Leicester. 

Indulge yourself with a luxury beverage  (or two, or maybe three, oh maybe just one more) in one of the best cocktail and champagne bars in Leicester. This sophisticated bar is situated in the gorgeous setting of a grade 2 listed building. Don't just settle for a tipple in hand, because this place will have you alive and kicking with live entertainment, from chilled out acoustics to international DJ sets.

Dose yourself on sport in Leicester as Rileys promises all the premium action. From live sports screenings of some of the best action in the business, to pool tables, darts and more, head on down to this cracking joint for affordable pints, fun nights and more.

Forget bars in Leicester, land yourself a night in the mountains in this Alpine Lodge. It's easy to forget you're on Leicester High Street when you're surrounded by mountain vistas on the walls and stag heads jutting out of the woodwork, so escape your workday woes for the evening and party late into the night with a tasty tipple in hand in one of the city's finest themed bars.

Dedicated to the beachy paradise of the South Pacific, this is the most exotic of the tiki bars in Leicester. With Hawaiian shirted bar tenders and balmy booths, put your feet up and get away from it all in a holiday retreat without buying those pesky flights. Kick back with a cocktail and set your taste buds alight with a smoking hot Hakamou Flaming Zombie and push away the work woes with new sunny horizons in the hottest themed bar around.

The Basement

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A funky light bulb chandelier and neon London Underground signs light up this bright spark, the star of Leicester's nightlife. The liveliest of the basement bars in Leicester, this venue is great for your Long Island Iced Teas or your frothy pints and with live DJs each night, you can dance until you drop in a safe haven beneath the ground in this confidential speakeasy bar.