Jazz & Blues


Smokestack

Leeds-City-Center

4.4 / 5

May 11, 2018

Opened in 2007, this moody, gritty Deep South-feel bluesy bar is the brainchild of the team behind Leeds favorite Sandinista. Hidden behind an unassuming ...

Opened in 2007, this moody, gritty Deep South-feel bluesy bar is the brainchild of the team behind Leeds favorite Sandinista. Hidden behind an unassuming entrance, the bar has a New Orleans vibe, as near to a speakeasy as you’ll ever get in Leeds. Their cocktails are pretty special and they’ve clearly employed staff who know how to mix a kick-ass drink. The music policy is also admirable, and the upstairs attic space – The Roost – plays host to some of the best funk & soul DJ’s in the city including DJ Chico Malo. The 1st floor lounge is warm and laidback making it a great place to chill out after work.