Going out in Leeds doesn’t have to break the bank, not with these purse-friendly Happy Hour deals anyway…
When it comes to keeping the drinks flowing, the city’s Happy Hour deals can be rather handy. But where should you go in Leeds and what can you get for your hard earned cash? We’ve rounded up some of the best to help you have a great night out on the cheap.
The latest opening in Victoria Gate, East 59th is a New York-inspired loft in the heart of the city centre – and yes, they have a Happy Hour. Head over from 5pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday to get in on the action. You can get a glass of prosecco for £3.50, a house wine for £3, a spirit and mixer for £3.50 and a bottled beer for £2.50. Even better, their cocktails are on two for £8, so you can try the likes of their Long Island Iced Tea, Canarsie Cooler and Mint Julep.
East 59th, Victoria Gate, George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU.
Not many bars in Leeds run a Happy Hour on a Friday, but Distrikt has never been afraid to go against the grain – and in this case, it means you can kick-start your weekend without bankrupting yourself. From 5pm to 10pm, you can get a pint of Guinness, Amstel or Symonds Cider for £3. Prefer spirits? Their house vodka, rum, gin and single bourbon with a mixer comes in at the same price. Then there’s wine – bag a bottle for a £11, a 250ml glass for £4 or a 175ml glass for £3. If that doesn’t suit, they also offer 2-4-1 cocktails on Thursdays until 2am.
Distrikt, 7 Duncan Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DQ.
Be At One
Be At One is obsessed with cocktails. They have an almost overwhelming list for you to pick from, and they’re constantly adding to it. Better still, until 8pm from Monday to Wednesday, 7pm from Thursday to Saturday and all day Sunday, you can get two for the price of one. Delve into familiar favourites like their Pina Colada, Porn Star Martini or Sex on the Beach, then if you’re feeling adventurous, follow it with the likes of the You So Sake, bringing together plum sake, Chivas 18 year whiskey and rhubarb bitters.
Be At One, 6 Millennium Square, Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AD.
From 5pm to 7pm, Sunday to Friday, Live Bar serves up a seriously diverse Happy Hour menu – and every drink on it is just £3. What a bargain! You can get beer, with a choice of Carling, Coors Light, Doom Bar and Stowford Press. Want wine? They’ve got a red, a white and a rose, as well as prosecco (you can even get a bottle for £15). And then there are spirits and mixers – choose from Bacardi Superior, Captain Morgans Spiced, Famous Grouse, Gordon’s Gin, Jack Daniel’s and Smirnoff Red.
Live Bar, Victoria Gate Casino, Eastgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7JL.
Heading out straight from work? Chida Cantina is the place to go. Their Happy Hour runs from 4pm to 8pm, Tuesday to Friday and it’ll sort you out for the night. You can pick up a bottle of prosecco for £15, so get a round in and settle in with some tacos. Prefer beer? Treat yourself to a bucket of 6 Coronas for £20. Plus, don’t miss their second-round free after work offer…
Chida Cantina, 5 Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JP.
Water Lane Boathouse
A waterfront bar from the guys behind Belgrave and Headrow House, it’s no wonder Water Lane Boathouse has become an instant sensation – but you might want to time your visit carefully, because their Happy Hour is too good to miss. It’s available all day Sunday and Monday, then after 8pm from Tuesday to Thursday. Buy one Water Lane G&T and you can get a second for £1 – it’s a double and it comes in a goblet. The same offer applies to pizzas on Sundays too, so get stuck in.
Water Lane Boathouse, Canal Wharf, Water Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5PS.
It may be a big chain, but Las Iguanas have one of the most famous Happy Hours in the city, giving you a chance to bag 2-4-1 cocktails all day every day. Inspired by Latin America, their cocktail menu offers everything from the Strawberry Caipirinha to the Pina Colada, Vanilla Mai Tai and Huana Party. They also offer 2-4-1 pitchers, with their Zombie Skull and Alpaca Punch Party Bowl both up for grabs.
Las Iguanas, 3 Cloth Hall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HD.
Revolución de Cuba
Head to the corner of Call Lane to make the most of Revolución de Cuba’s Happy Hour deals. The Leeds bar serves up a slew of bargains from 3pm until 7pm Monday to Friday and 5pm to 7pm on Saturdays. Mix and match 2-4-1 cocktails or enjoy Maeloc cider for £2.50, Mahou lager for £3 and cocktail teapots for £12.
Revolución de Cuba, 64-68 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DT.
Outlaws Yacht Club
As always, Outlaws do things a little bit differently. Their Happy Hour hits the morning after the night before, with a Sunday 2-4-1 deal on their famous Bloody Marys. It’s the perfect way to cure your hangover and ease your way into the day, so roll out of bed late and get yourself down there for a Sunday to remember (depending on how many you have). If you can’t face it on Sunday, try their Wednesday cocktail sessions, with 2-4-1 concoctions all day or drop by between 5pm and 8pm every day of the week to enjoy a house spirit and mixer, medium glass of house wine or a pint of Freedom lager for just £3.30.
Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DY.
For a taste of the Caribbean look no further than Turtle Bay at The Light. They have a vibrant menu of jerk pit BBQ and curries, but that’s not all. You can also make the most of their 2-4-1 Happy Hour cocktails. It runs from 11am until 7pm every day and then again from 9:30pm on Thursdays and 10pm on Saturdays. You can enjoy the likes of the Jumbled Julep, Raspberry Reggae and Beachcombers Zombie.
Turtle Bay, 14 The Headrow, The Light, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8TL.
Manahatta has become a popular Merrion Street haunt, with an eclectic menu during the day and a vibrant atmosphere at night. But it’s even better when you make the most of their Happy Hour offers, which run all day Sunday to Wednesday, from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday and Friday and from 4pm to 7pm on Saturday. It gives you 2 cocktails for £10, with a menu of NYC-inspired favourites like the Cosmopolité, New York Elixer and Central Park. Prefer prosecco? You can get a bottle for just £18.95.
Manahatta, 11 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PG.
Lazy Lounge runs its Happy Hour from 4pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday – and as you can imagine, it’s rather popular. The wine-obsessed bar offers a glass of house vino for £3 and a glass of prosecco for £3.50, but you can also get a pint of Aspall cider for £3, a Kozel lager for £2.50 or a bottle of Peroni Red for £2.
Lazy Lounge, Unit D, West Point, Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4JY.
This super cool bar is a stone’s throw from Call Lane – and it’s the perfect place to go for cocktails, especially when their Happy Hour is on. You can get 2-4-1 cocktails all night on Thursday and until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Sup tasty concoctions like their Strawberry Daiquiri, Bubblegum-tini and Zombie.
Ten Bar, 10 Duncan Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DL.
To go alongside the lederhosen, dirndls and oompah band, Bierkeller also has an almighty Happy Hour deal. It’s available from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so you can bag yourself 2-4-1 haus steins and bottled beers on two for £5. Prefer haus spirits and mixers? Singles are £2.50 and doubles are £3.50.
Bierkeller, 1 South Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5QL.
It may be better known as a Japanese restaurant, but Issho also has its very own Kori bar – and it has a Happy Hour. From 5pm to 7pm, Tuesday to Thursday you can nip in to try their Kanpai menu. It has six cocktails, each of which will set you back just £6. From the gin-infused Yuzo Bramble to the popular Issho Twinkle with vodka, elderflower liqueur and prosecco – you’re in for a treat.
Issho, Victoria Gate, George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU.
The Parkside Tavern
The Parkside Tavern has some cracking Happy Hour deals to go alongside its array of Sam K pool tables & dart boards. Every day until 8pm and all day Thursday, you can get a pint of Amstel, a bottle of Corona, a vodka & mixer, or a 175ml glass of house red, white or rose wine for just £3.50. Want cocktails? They’re two for £12 during happy hour.
The Parkside Tavern, St John’s House, Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JE.
My my! Red Door do Happy Hour properly, and by that, we mean they have multiple different takes on it. There’s the conventional one, which promises £5 cocktails until midnight Sunday to Friday – you’ve got to sign up to get it though. Then there’s Fizz Fridays which mean you can buy one bottle of prosecco and get another free, until midnight. And on Thirsty Thursdays you can get half-price prosecco and beer until 10pm.
Red Door, 11-15 Hirst’s Yard, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NJ.
Out of the office and into the bar, that’s what Candlebar’s Happy Hour is all about. It runs from 4pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday, so you can get the first round in. Buy two large glasses of wine and get the third free. Want beer? You can get two pints of Kirin for £5 and if you buy a pint of cask ale, the second is half price. Finally, you can get 2-4-1 cocktails. There really is something for everyone.
Candlebar, Granary Wharf, Candle House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4GJ.
It may feel like it’s on the other side of town, but The Wardrobe is just a short walk from Victoria Gate. So after doing your shopping, why not make the most of their Happy Hour deal? You can get 2-4-1 cocktails every weekday between 4pm and 7pm and on Saturdays between 12pm and 7pm. Choose from Bloody Marys, Daiquiris, Espresso Martinis and more. Plus, head over on Mondays for £2 pints of cask ales all day.
The Wardrobe, 6 St Peter’s Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AH.
Roxy Ball Room
Yes, they do pool, ping-pong and mini golf – but that’s not the only reason to go to Roxy Ball Room, because they also have a Happy Hour every day until 7pm. You can get Red Stripe for £3, as well as any two cocktails for £12. Try classics like the Cosmo, Tom Collins and Long Island Iced Tea, or go for one of their signature cocktails like the Pingstar Martini, which brings together Absolut vanilla vodka, Passoa passion fruit liqueur, passion fruit puree, pineapple juice, lemon juice and vanilla syrup.
Roxy Ball Room, 58 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HW.
The Liquorist is a Greek Street mainstay and there’s a little something for everyone here – especially when it comes to their Happy Hour. It runs all day Sunday to Friday, and from 12pm to 5pm on Saturdays. You can sup a special selection of cocktails for just £5.95 each – indulge in their Gin Splash, Mojito, Porn Star Martini and more.
The Liquorist, 5-7 Greek Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5RW.
The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes
Friday at Brotherhood is known by a different name – Fri-yay. Their Happy Hour deal is available all night long. They serve up bottles of prosecco for £15, and you can get two of their cocktails for £10. Choose from a selection of old favourites, like the Aperol Spritz, Tom Collins and Espresso Martini, alongside their very own Brotherhood Punch, featuring Bacardi Oakheart rum, orange liqueur, lemon, port and fruit puree.
The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes, 54 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU.
Whether you’re on Call Lane or Millennium Square, you can make the most of Revolution’s Happy Hour. Between 5pm and 7pm from Monday to Friday, you can get your hands on 2-4-1 cocktails. Drinks included are marked with an R in a heart – get ready to work your way through tantalising concoctions like the Rumball, the Black Canvas and the Cherry Woo Woo. If you get peckish, why not order a nacho sharing board or mezze board for £5?
Revolution, 48 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DT & 41 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AW.
Ham & Friends
Ham & Friends have always done things a bit differently, but their Happy Hour takes the biscuit. On any normal day, you can try their wines in their shop for a small corkage fee, but between 3pm and 6pm on Tuesdays, you can try their Wine of the Week without the corkage. Check out their website to find out what they’re recommending this week.
Ham & Friends, Grand Arcade, Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PG.
The Old Red Bus Station
The Old Red Bus Station brings together a mix of art, music, food and drink – which means you’ll want to plan a visit, but make sure you time it right. Their Happy Hour runs from 5pm to 7pm, Monday to Thursday, and it makes going out a whole lot more affordable. You can get their own Old Red Bus Station Brew or Cider for £2.50, with double house spirits and mixers for £3 and a house bottle of wine for a tenner. And of course, there’s always their coffee and a cake offer for £2.50.
The Old Red Bus Station, 101 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7NL.
Fibre is one of the most popular bars in Leeds, nestled right in the heart of the city’s LGBTQ district and they’ve got some seriously good Happy Hour deals to boot. Download their app to get buy one get one free cocktails and house spirits from midday until 8pm every day.
Fibre, 168 Lower Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LY.
After work drinks? Make a beeline for Chino Latino on City Square. Their Happy Hour runs from 5pm to 10pm, Monday to Saturday. It’s all about 2-4-1 cocktails here, so get ready to sup some seriously tasty concoctions. There’s plenty of choice, with everything from French Martinis to Brambles, Mariachis and Mojitos.
Chino Latino, Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5NS.
A wine lover’s haven, The Decanter also gets in on the Happy Hour action. It runs from 4pm to 7:30pm, Monday to Friday, and you can get a little bit of everything. If you fancy vino, you can bag a small glass of house wine for £2.50, with a large glass for £4.50 and a bottle for £15. A bottle of prosecco will set you back £18 or you can get two glasses for £7. Want beer? You can bag two pints of Kaltenberg or 61 Deep Pale Ale for £6. And two Portobello Road Gin & Tonics come in at the same price.
The Decanter, 17 Park Row, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5JQ.
Indie bar, The Shed, is a popular Leeds haunt, especially when their Happy Hour is on. It runs from 4pm to 8pm, Tuesday to Saturday and brings together a medley of deals. You can get a bottle of lager for £3, with a small glass of wine or a house spirit for the same price. Prefer cocktails? Bag two for £7.50 – try the fruity Um Bongo, the creamy Monster of the Murky Deep or the spicy Fiery Father-in-Law, all of which help make up a surprisingly extensive cocktail list.
The Shed, 6 Heaton’s Court, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4LJ.
For bargain cocktails, look no further than old Leeds favourite Mook. Their Happy Hour gives you 2-4-1 cocktails all day Sunday and Monday, then until 9pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Sip on everything from Mango Iced Teas to the Watermelon Coolers, White Russians and Bee Stings.
Mook, Hirst’s Yard, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NJ.
The Lost and Found
The Lost and Found is the latest Greek Street success story. Their menu of steaks, pizzas and pub classics has gone down a storm, but so have their creative cocktails, which you can try out for just £5 from 5pm until 8pm, Monday to Friday. It’s their Found cocktails that are included in the deal, so you can try the likes of the Millspring Martini, which brings together Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, Briottet Manzana Verde, Eager apple juice, lemon juice and honey.
The Lost and Found, 12 Greek Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5RU.
George’s Great British Kitchen
It may be a posh fish and chip shop, with some mighty fine grub, but did you know that George’s Great British Kitchen also has a gin bar? Not only that, it has a Happy Hour. You can get two of their Sweet Shop Cocktails for £8 – the question is, what will you choose? Will it be the Parma Violet, the Lemon Sherbet or the Refresher?
George’s Great British Kitchen, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8TL.