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.

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Revolution Leicester

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.

The Locker Room

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. 

The Terrace

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.

33 Cank Street

This genteel bar nestles snugly into Leicester's bar scene so find this cosy den on Cank Street for a tip-top night of delicious drinks to savour. Enjoy a touch of old fashioned glamour in one of the swankiest cocktail bars in Leicester that begs a touch of class, the perfect venue for a first date or a quaint catch up.

Rileys Leicester

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.

Apres Lounge

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.

The Basement

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.