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Bars and Clubs

Leeds is home to a number of fantastic bars and clubs to give you a night to remember, whether you’re just popping in for a pint or staying out until the sun comes up. Leeds is now a Purple Flag accredited city, indicating the nightlife in Leeds is entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable.
Oporto - Credit Matt Baxter Photography


Call Lane is one of the more lively nightlife spots in Leeds, popular with professionals and students alike. Full of bars playing every type of music you can think of, you’re sure to find a favourite.

Spend the night enjoying the cocktails at Call Lane Social’s Tiki Hideaway or head to Jake’s Bar for a homemade liqueur from Tabitha, their copper pot still.  Oporto offers a home away from home with their regular live bands and DJ’s, a great place to kick back with some mates.

Craft beer lovers will be spoilt for choice at Black Swan, who have paired their selection with homemade sourdough pizzas, while Roland’s have a unique array of booze ready to be enjoyed in their beer garden – weather permitting, of course.


Those looking for something out of the ordinary in Leeds are sure to find it in Briggate. Filled with traditional pubs and cobbled streets, it’s the place to be for fans of the quiet pint.

Just off Briggate is Whitelock’s, still standing strong after 300 years of pulling pints in Leeds. Their traditional décor, unchanged since 1886, offers a cosy hideaway in the heart of the city.

A regular haunt for Leeds’ beer connoisseurs, North Bar on New Briggate feature an ever changing drinks selection.

Smokestack brings a taste of New Orleans to the heart of Leeds, with live music and a soulful soundtrack, while Mint Club spins the latest in house and techno into the early hours.

Whitelocks Pub


A hot spot for professionals looking for an after work cocktail, Millennium Square and Park Row offer bars in Leeds that are perfect for starting the night off right.

You can enjoy the fine wines of The Decanter, relax on the benches with a beer at A Nation of Shopkeepers, or experience the finer things in life at Epernay and The Liquorist - just off on Greek Street - with their range of specialist champagne and cocktails.


The new kid on the block when it comes to bars and clubs in Leeds, the Arena Quarter is perfect for a cocktail before a show at Leeds Grand Theatre or first direct arena.

Here, you can take a bite of the Big Apple at Manahatta or head over the road to The Social for a pint and a homemade stew.

And if you’re a sports fan, you can catch the latest fixtures on the big screens at The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes, or head to Slate NQ for some friendly competition on their pool tables.

first direct arena - Credit Populous