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The Best New Bars in Leeds You Need to Try Right Now


No matter what you’re looking for - an after-work cocktail, a local cask ale or a fine wine and music - Leeds has it all. We’ve pulled together the best new bars to try right now. You’re welcome, and cheers…

Below Stairs

This new cocktail bar is lucky enough to call a Grade II listed building on South Parade its home, and boy does it feel like home when you have a 190 Miles to Filey in your hand. A seaweed distilled gin acts as the base for this cocktail, designed to take you to the Yorkshire coast, bringing sea air and crashing waves to this Leeds gem. This sets the tone for the drinks menu, boasting cocktails all created in-house, hand-picked spirits and its very own lager brewed especially by Huyghe Brewery. We’re sold and we’re sure you will be too.

Below Stairs 

12 South Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5QS


Wayward Wine Shop & Bar

Calling all wine lovers! A new wine shop and bar has opened in Leeds and it is adorable. With cork flooring and floor to ceiling shelves, the options in this suburban shop are vast. You can mingle in the store wine in hand, whilst browsing and deciding if it’s an Argentinian Malbec, or a Marlborough Sauvignon which best matches dinner.

Wayward Wine Shop & Bar

1C Regent Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4PE. Open from 12pm to 10pm, Wednesday to Sunday

Leeds Postal Service

If beer is more your tipple than wine, Leeds Postal Service is a must-visit. From the owners of Lazy Lounge, now in its tenth year, comes a venue full of well-known draught products and an eclectic selection of beers from all corners of the world. The beers in the fridge are also on rotation, so there’s no fear of running out of new ales to try!

Leeds Postal Service 

West Point, Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4JY

Be at One Basement Bar

Perfect for cocktail fans, this bar has just doubled in size with the launch of their basement bar. Cocktails lovers will be queuing up to witness their entertaining bar team shake up some the city's most ingenious cocktail creations. One highly recommended cocktail is the Love Island inspired, 'Bit of Me' - Mixed with Hendricks, rhubarb, strawberry and soda, this is 100 per cent our type on paper! 

Be at One Basement 

19 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6EA. Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.