Not your average night out.

In Leeds we pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest and entertaining cities for a night out with a huge variety of night clubs, indie venues, cocktail bars, speakeasies, theatres, music halls, game bars, escape rooms, breweries and more.

Call Lane is one of the liveliest nightlife spots in Leeds, full of bars playing every type of music you can think of whilst serving up fantastic cocktails and mocktails. Merrion Street is the city’s up-and-coming night time destination with quirky bars and hidden gems. While Greek Street is packed with instagrammable bars and places to be seen.

Crowd enjoys concert at Millennium Square Leeds

Let us entertain you

In Leeds you’ll find live entertainment every night of the week –take your pick from comedy, theatre and performance, dance, live music or film. As well as O2 Academy and First Direct Arena – we have a host of amazing independent venues with the likes of Project House, Brudenell Social Club, Belgrave Music Hall and Hifi Club plus a wealth of fantastic theatres including Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Grand Theatre and the UK’s oldest, longest running music hall – Leeds City Varieties. And as if that’s not enough, we know how to make the most of our outdoor spaces – with events and festivals spilling onto the streets throughout the year. Check out our What’s On Pages for more.

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Flight Club

Round up your friends for an evening of fun and games…

There’s bowling at Tenpin or Roxy Lanes, Shuffleboard at Box Leeds and Brewdog, darts at Flight Club, crazy golf at Junkyard Golf Club or beer pong at Roxy Ball Room. Or see if you can beat the clock at one of the city’s escape games, such as Tik Tok Unlock and Escape Hunt.  Special occasion or just fancy a flutter? The third largest casino in the UK, Victoria Gate Casino is the ultimate destination for gamers and good-timers. Feeling extra competitive? Pixel Bar offers cocktails with retro gaming and arcades, try out axe-throwing at Whistle Punks, or for games and karaoke try out Carousel. Feeling extra competitive? Boom Battle Bar is Leeds’ most competitive game bar featuring beer pong, augmented reality, shuffle board and more.

Bar at dakota hotel

Classic and Creative Cocktails...

If you want to mix it up with a cocktail or two then Leeds has an eclectic choice. 

Head to one of Leeds’ rooftop bars to pair spectacular views with lovingly made creations. For sophisticated glamour, try Angelica, Sky Lounge, Alchemist and East 59th. Or, for cool and casual, Belgrave Music Hall and Headrow House should be top of your list.  

Seek out hidden gems The Maven, Tailors Gin Bar, Blind Tyger and The Domino Club for a speakeasy style experience with live music or try out one of Leeds original and most iconic bars like Mojo, Verve, Fibre and Rolands.


People socialising outside of Belgrave Music Hall

...Craft Beer...

Come and raise a glass to the home of the best beer and ale, with our award-winning brewers like North Brewing Co and Leeds Brewery. Get behind the scenes of the brewing process with a tour at Northern Monk Brew Co before sampling their ales in the refectory or head to North Bar – the original craft beer bar on North Steet.  


...and perfect pubs

Leeds will not disappoint you with its choice of traditional pubs with historic interiors. A visit to the city’s oldest pub, Whitelocks, is a must and just next door Turks Head is a cosy hidden gem. Be instantly transported from the hubbub of the city into a welcoming inn at The Midnight Bell, Adelphi or The Cross Keys; they do a tasty traditional Yorkshire roast dinner too.