From craft beer taprooms to movie-themed boozers, check out these new bars…
In all the chaos of the last year, you’d be forgiven for missing these new bar openings. Craft beer lovers are spoilt for choice with three (yes, three!) new taprooms from local breweries to check out, but wait, there’s more! There’s also a second home for a local favourite and a cinema-crazy bar in the heart of the city, so take a look and check out the new bars you might have missed.
Amity Brew Co.
After working at BrewDog, North Brewing Co. and Beer Hawk, Russ Clarke has gone out on his own to open Amity Brew Co. It’s a new craft brewery at Sunny Bank Mills, complete with a 2,500-square-foot taproom. The exposed brickwork and industrial-chic decor makes supping inside a treat or you can head out to their terrace for a drink in the sun. They have 10 keg and cask lines on every day, featuring Festoon Helles Lager and Waterpistol Pale. You can also try guest brews on tap and in cans or bottles.
Amity Brew Co., Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 5UJ.
Grindhouse is the first movie-themed bar in Leeds. It’s the work of Santiago founder Dave Holmes and colleague Paul Handley, who’ve decked out the walls with old and rare film posters, original film cells and a huge screen that shows classic flicks on a loop. You can look forward to craft beer aplenty, with Northern Monk on tap and global brews in the fridges, as well as North Star coffee. Fancy a bite to eat? Brunch favourites like eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros are followed by sandwiches like the pesto grilled cheese.
Grindhouse, 22 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU.
It’s been in the works for nearly two years, but The Assembly has finally opened its second bar and bottle shop in the heart of Garforth. It’s got an old world, speakeasy feel to it, decked out in cool Victorian trinkets and dark mahogany furnishings. You can pore over a carefully curated menu of craft beer, wine and spirits, all of which are available to drink in or take out. They also have a small, but tempting array of cocktails. Fancy a bite to eat? You can get charcuterie boards, pies and brownies all day long.
The Assembly, 67 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 1AF.
The first Brew York bar to open outside of its home city has arrived on New Briggate. They’ve transformed the old restaurant into a cool-as-heck craft beer tap with a bespoke metal bar that’s home to all kinds of hoppy goodness. You have 20 keg and cask lines to choose from, with Brew York’s own beers and collaborations, alongside guest selections from their favourite breweries. Want something a little different? Try their famed Hoptail beer cocktails. And if you get hungry, Yuzu Street Food serve bao buns, dumplings and curries.
Brew York Taproom, 72 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU.
Springwell is the new home of North Brewing Co. They’ve moved into a state-of-the-art, 21,000-square-foot brewery in Meanwood. It has a massive taproom, with tables inside and out, so you can enjoy their quality beer mere metres from where it’s made. They have 24 keg and cask lines at any one time, including freshly brewed Transmission and Sputnik, or you can try one of their innovative collaborations and one-offs. Hungry? Little Bao Boy’s glorious buns and Kerbside Kids’ dirty burgers are ready and waiting.
Springwell, Buslingthorpe Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 2DF.