Best Bars in Leeds

If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, The Maven is the bar for you. Consistently topping Leeds’ best bars lists, this speakeasy-style bar is dedicated to making first-rate drinks. The dimly-lit interiors transport you back to the era of dancing and drinking in the 1920s. The drinks are a real treat here, and the experience is downright decadent.

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Belgrave Music Hall

Located in the heart of the city, Belgrave Music Hall is one of the best places to enjoy live gigs, comedy and film. Its three floors are filled with two bars and a roof terrace. The venue also offers great food and fast drinks.


You can find Distrikt bars in Leeds in the Schlouk Map app. It offers the drinks menu, and events calendar. You can write reviews about Distrikt on the Schlouk Map app.

Below Stairs

If you want to enjoy a drink with a difference in Leeds, you should go to Below Stairs. This intimate bar near the Central Library is a great place to enjoy a pint. It offers great beer, great service and democratic prices. It also has a nice decor.

Blind Tyger

The Blind Tyger is not your average pub. Tucked away up a dark staircase, this bar offers a unique experience. Its expert bartenders create unusual cocktails with carefully selected spirits and homemade infusions. The menu features many creative drink options, including Yorkshire-style cocktails.


Whitelock’s is a hidden gem, tucked away in a dark alley off Briggate. It is steeped in history, but hasn’t changed much since its founding over three centuries ago. The interior, with mirrored panels, stained glass, a tiled bar and tarred wood, is a strange blend of opulence and down-to-earth charm.