From the secret garden vibe of the courtyard to summer BBQs on the roof, the setting alone would make Roland’s a memorable drinking experience. But it just so happens that they also serve up some of the best cocktails in the whole country. You’ll find a range of drinks here that vary from classic cocktails to wildly experimental mixology – and there are non-alcoholic cocktails, too, for those who prefer the experience without the buzz.
Leeds is a city that sure likes to party, and so it’s fortunate that there’s no shortage of lively, atmospheric bars to kick back and let loose in. With its easily walkable centre, this is the perfect place for a bar crawl with mates, covering significant ground without racking up an excessive taxi bill.
Even if your idea of a good night out isn’t one that’s liable to end up with a 4am kebab, there are plenty more intimate bars, too: places where craft beer or multisensory mixology takes on a sophisticated, almost reverential quality. Whether yours is an ice-cold pint, fruity mocktail or niche concoction that only certain bartenders seem to know how to make, this city is good with a shaker and definitely isn’t afraid to prove it. Feeling thirsty? Here are the best bars in Leeds according to us.
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