Leeds is an elegant, cosmopolitan and vibrant city, a world away from the great green sprawl of the Yorkshire dales that surround it. It is also one of England's biggest party towns, thanks in part to its abundance of students. You're spoiled for choice, not just in terms of student-friendly pubs but also for swish, well-designed bars and nightspots.

Leed’s best bars

As a city with a knack for reinventing itself, Leeds is at the heart of Northern pride and ingenuity. Forever pushed forward by the city’s love for good food and even better booze, this ever-growing metropolis is home to some of the North’s most sought after cocktails. Whether you’re a fan of clean-cut classics or prefer to live life on the edge of your comfort zone, Leeds has the perfect bar for you to while away the night in.

Do yourself a favour and head on over to North Bar, a centrally located tavern with a mind blowing selection of beers and a friendly atmosphere to boot. A fan favourite with a welcoming, laid-back vibe and a menu that’ll leave you spoiled for choice, it’s hard to go wrong at North Bar. After sampling more craft brews than you can count, navigate through the busy street of Leeds and seek out The Maven, a hidden gem that gives off pre-prohibition speakeasy vibe and serves up innovative twists on classic cocktails. Top things off by visiting Distrikt, a small, but mighty, hangout that mixes a mean drink and doubles as a salsa studio on a Tuesday night.

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