Leeds Nightlife

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  • North Bar, New Briggate, Leeds
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    THE HOURGLASS: DELICIOUS FOOD

    by alyf1961 Updated Apr 21, 2011
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    We were invited by the manager to as new menu tasting at the Hourglass. The food was delicious. I had chicken wings with a BBQ dip for starter, my friends had breaded prawns and garlic mushrooms, both of these dishes were equally delicious.
    For my main course I had lamb kofka, which was a lamb meatball curry served with rice, poppadoms, naan bread and mango chutney.
    For dessert I had a jammie dodger cheesecake, unusual but gorgeous.
    The Hourglass has not long been refurbished as it was the Nags Head pub.

    Prices are in line with other local fodd and drink pubs.

    Dress Code: SMART CASUAL

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    THE BIERKELLER: THE WORLD FAMOUS LEEDS BIERKELLER

    by alyf1961 Written Apr 9, 2011
    KEEP CALM AND HAVE A STEIN
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    A new venue has just opened in Leeds.

    It promises a taste of Bavaria, and it delivers. I had one of the best nights I have ever had.
    There is a warning that you are not allowed to dance on the tables but you are encouraged to dance on the benches.

    The Oompah band which come on at 9pm, are fantastic they play German music [the drinking song], English party music [music man, the conga] and music from around the world [Zorba the Greek] whilst all the time encouraging everyone to join in.

    I love German food, they serve pretzels, frankfurters and chips amongst other items.

    They only serve German bier, of which they have 8 different types, German wine, hot wine and soft drinks.

    The German bier comes in pints, steins and a 22 pint keg at £79.95 [£3.80 a pint]

    Dress Code: SMART CASUAL

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    Aldephi Bar: Friendly bar in the city

    by traceyspacey Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    We stumbled upon this place when we first arrived in Leeds. So glad that we did. The Aldephi is a Tetley Heritage Inn even though it is no longer part of Tetley's brewery which is just around the corner. It has a warm cosy feeling inside with pictures and photo's. It's a bit like sitting in someone's front room. There are various areas to sit in including a small outdoor space outside with comfy sofas and chairs to sit on. The staff are really friendly and know their local knowledge. It's a good place to come on your own, with friends and it a great place to get chatting to other people. The music is a mixture, finding hard to describe it. For me it's music to put you in a good mood if you aren't already. Some of it I know some of I don't. The Aldephi has a great selection of beers and wines, no cooking larger here! I haven't tried the food yet, it does look good and has been recommended by a friend. Something to try soon.

    Dress Code: No dress code

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    Mojos: Mojos cocktails

    by carolinejameson Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Expect to leave Mojos drunk and with no cash left! this place does great cocktails, without the frills.

    The bar staff are really friendly, and the music is great. Its got great atmosphere too, although it does get rammed on a weekend.

    The cocktail menu is huge, but they do have bottled beer and do normal drinks!

    Dress Code: Don't think there is one

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    The Dry Dock: Great Meeting Point

    by Balam Updated Mar 1, 2011

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    The Dry Dock is a great pub just opposite the Leeds Met Uni building it is part building and boat (a Barge) , we called in before the Sisters Of Mercy gig at The Stage in the student union building. We had a great time chatting to members of Heartland (a Sisters Of Mercy forum) and had a few drinks before we went over to the gig.
    The pub is a member of the Scream chain and thus very popular with students as well as locals. you can get some great prices on drinks and food.

    Mon:12:00 - 01:00
    Tues:12:00 - 02:00
    Wed - Sun:12:00 - 01:00

    Dress Code: Casual

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    CUTHBERT BRODRICK: CURRY NIGHT

    by alyf1961 Written Jun 21, 2009

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    CUTHBERT BRODRICK

    The Cuthbert Brodrick is a Wetherspoons pub named after the award winning Yorkshire architect. Thursday night is curry night and for £5.50 for a curry of your choice [with rice, poppodoms, naan bread and mango chutney] plus a drink it is very good value for money.

    Dress Code: CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

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    Whitelocks: A good example of a traditional pub

    by traceyspacey Written Sep 24, 2008

    Whitelocks is tucked just off Briggate. It is formally known as the Turks Head and Slip Inn and dates back to 1715. It is separated into to parts by the kitchen. Something that we could not work out when we first went there. There is seating outside in the courtyard. The staff are friendly and there is a good range of traditional beers. I would recommend this to anyone on their first visit to Leeds.

    I have yet to try the food, it has been recommended by friends.

    Dress Code: No dress code

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    Pin: Try a beer from Leeds Brewery

    by traceyspacey Written Sep 24, 2008

    The Pin has just opened up on Dock Street, where noode used to be. We had a warm welcome here and were offered a sample of each of the Leeds Brewery beers that they offer here as we had not tried them before.

    The prices are good £2.50-£2.60 a pint and the beer is good. The interior is welcoming with friendly staff. The food looked and smelt good. We already had dinner planned at home so we will have to try it another time. The wine is a little on the pricey side bt having said that it is not your usual suspects. This place seems to be a popular place for after work. If you haven't tried a Leeds Brewery Beer get yourself down there.

    Dress Code: no dress code

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    Lounge Bar & Grill: Want to sit in the sunshine

    by traceyspacey Written Jul 31, 2008

    We have been here a few times and sat outside enjoying the sunshine (although last time we ended back inside as it rained). There are 4-5 large round tables outside which are often not all full, so you have a fairly good chance of sitting here. Inside, it does have a cosy feel with off white walls and dark furniture. There isn't a great drink selection, although it does a few more than just the usual. Prices are okay. I haven't tried the food yet, but it does seem popular. They offer 25% off if you have a pre theatre dinner, I believe.

    Dress Code: No dress code

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    Browns: EAT AND DRINK

    by alyf1961 Written Jul 1, 2008

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    BROWNS, THE HEADROW

    Browns is located within the Leeds Light on the Headrow. It is one of the many banks turned into pubs and clubs in Leeds. This one was once the Leeds Permanent Building Society. It is a restaurant/bar. Open 10.00am - 11.00 pm everyday [closing at 10.30pm on a Sunday]. It gets very busy but it does not have loud music that you get in most other Leeds centre pubs.

    Dress Code: The dress code as with most of Leeds centre pubs is smart casual with no trainers.

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    BIRDCAGE: THE BEST NIGHTCLUB IN LEEDS

    by alyf1961 Updated Jun 29, 2008

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    BIRDCAGE LEEDS

    The Birdcage is probably the best nightclub in Leeds. The drag queens are fabulous. The music is a mix of disco, party songs, chart music and classic pop. The atmosphere is fantastic with people just dancing where they stand or on the stage and dance floor.

    Friday and Saturday nights is “big night out” with shows every half hour. the shows are really fantastic.
    Wednesday night is “a kick up the 80’s” entrance 80p
    Thursday night is “back to the 90’s” entrance 90p
    Sunday is “Miss Orry’s dirty disco”

    Dress Code: Minimum age is 21 and people are checked going in. dress is smart with no trainers.
    The main clientele seems to be hen nights and couples just having a good night out.

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    Aire Bar: Enjoy a beer in the sunshine

    by traceyspacey Written Jun 10, 2008

    Aire bar describes itself as a lounge bar. As you walk in you notice the exposed brick with comfy sofas and chairs. They have a pool table to keep you entertained. The highlight for us is the balcony terrace area looking over the river (or is the canal?). Great place to enjoy a cold beer on a sunny day. The staff are friendly. My boyfriend tried a bloody mary and said that it was good. pint of Starpromen £3 and bottles of wine start at £9.45.

    The only thing that we noticed is that they seemed to be short staffed and had problems with the food orders. They weren't serving food yesterday due to a technical issue in the kitchen.

    The beers are reasonably priced (cheaper than all the other bars in the area). Live sax every Thursday and Wednesdays are grill night.

    Handy place for the Armouries and the riverside walk.

    Dress Code: no dress code

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    The Elbow room: A place to chill with your friends

    by traceyspacey Written May 27, 2008

    The Elbow rooms is a combination of a pool hall, with a club and a bar. The music is a mixture of indie, Hip Hop and Drum and base. There is a relaxed feeling to inside. Some unusual beers on offer, not as many as other places. Private room hire is available. If you are a smoker, warning it's a bit of trek back outside also if you go outside just before 10pm, make sure that you get your hand stamped so you can get back in okay without having to pay. I don't know how much they charge, sorry. I do know that they charge £6-£9 per hour of pool, depending upon what time you are there. Bit expensive.

    DJ's are on Friday and Saturday nights. Check out the posters on the walls for upcoming events in the area.

    Dress Code: No dress code, but you won't get in if you are wearing chav clothes (tracksuit). Trainers are fine.

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  • North Bar: Excellent continental style bar in England

    by Wallace&Murron Updated Jul 3, 2007

    For myself, a seasoned lover of great bars on the continent, as well as Belgisch bieren, this is a dream come true! North is what I love in a bar. It plays decent and not too loud mature music (some of the time), so it's a great place to either chat with a friend, or relax and reflect on life. It's got a gesellig atmosphere. And best of all, a wide stock of Belgie bieren: Duvel, Chimay, De Koning, Westmalle etc. It even sells Lindeboom lager, although the bar staff cannot pronounce it correctly! It also houses a collection of art works which hang from the wall. These change every so often and are, more often than not, really good.

    A great bar, not just in Leeds or England; but one of the best I've ever been in over this world! Although I must say, I think it may have been influenced by Kafe Belgie in Utrecht!

    Dress Code: None

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    Park Plaza: People watching for grown ups

    by BlueBeth Written Jul 2, 2007

    The hotel bar of the Park Plaza is directly opposite the train station, the gateway to a great night out. We started our most receent night out there, sat at the bar with a large glass of rose watching the whole of Leeds pass by (or so it seemed). The hotel was also holding a local school prom so all the girls looked great and the boys looked cute in black tie.
    There's no dress code here (I was in jeans) but it feels really grown up. One of our favourite pastimes is people watching and you can't get anywhere in Leeds better to do that than here.

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The night life in Leeds is varied. We have three universities so there are plenty of student bars around the city centre as well as wine bars and a thriving Gay district. Real ale drinkers are...

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