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Thewlis Cocktail Lounge

Thewlis Cocktail Lounge


Named after prominent Leeds-born architect Joseph Thewlis who designed the striking frieze that adorns the building, Thewlis Cocktail Lounge has taken over the entire ground floor of Kenneth Hodgson House. Built in 1901 and previously the banking hall of the West Riding Bank. With the building having such great historical importance to the city, sitting on one of the oldest streets in Leeds, Park Row, it was important to have its story within our branding.

Our logo depicts an owl, a Leeds symbol that Joseph Thewlis also incorporated into the frieze outside the building. Once inside, our guests will be overwhelmed with the original features, such as the beautiful, ornate mouldings on the ceilings.

Thewlis Cocktail Lounge is swathed in pure decadence, with hedonistic gold and black décor throughout. A library style floor to ceiling back bar, creating a liquor emporium, that is rarely seen outside London.

The full-length ladder sits proud of the bar – leading the bartenders to customers’ very own private drinks cabinets. Thewlis mixologists will offer guests over 40 unique cocktails from strong to sweet, fruity to sour, smoking to sparkling and we promise each one will come with its own little piece of theatre. Customers can also choose from a liquor emporium of over 300 spirits, alongside a quality wine, sparkling wine and champagne list. Thewlis also has draught lager, ale and stout, aiming to have to drink to suit all tastes.

We are delighted to bring this unique cocktail experience to the people of Leeds.

Opening details

Monday Closed
Tuesday- Wednesday 3pm-11pm
Thursday 3pm-12am
Friday- Saturday 3pm-2am
Sunday 3pm-11pm


18 Park Row,



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Map reference: SE 299337  Lat: 53.79883 Long: -1.54678