One-Off Concoctions and the City’s Best Bars – Leeds Cocktail Weekend is Going to Be a Blast

· Andrew Porter-Emery · Food and Drink

Get set to sip on signature cocktails on a helluva weekend.

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Leeds Cocktail Weekend is the newest cocktail event on the city's calendar. From Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2022, you can get exclusive signature cocktails for just £5 each at stacks of amazing Leeds bars. Find out more.

Leeds Cocktail Weekend is coming to the city for the first time, and you really won’t want to miss it.

Leeds is blessed with brilliant cocktail bars and inventive mixologists, so Leeds Cocktail Weekend is on its way to help you make the most of both. It’s the first time the event has ever taken place in our fair city, so stick Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2022 in your calendar now. If you’re craving world-class cocktails, this is the event for you, with some of the finest watering holes in the city creating a series of stellar signature cocktails for the weekend.

Brilliant bars serving up unique cocktails

Harvey Nichols Brasserie

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There are around 15 bars lined up for the very first Leeds Cocktail Weekend, a veritable who’s who of ace places to drink in style. The crack cocktail makers of the city are setting up their shakers, polishing their pourers and jingling their jiggers in an anticipation of a wild weekend. Whether you’ve tried out all of these places or there’s a few you’ve yet to tick off, there’s no better time to head out to Angelica, Issho, Botanist, Harvey Nichols or Pastel.

These are all wonderful cocktail bars to get some truly lovely liquor, but for this event they’ll be unveiling some unique cocktails, one-offs invented just for the weekend. You’ll want to grab ’em before they’re gone at the likes of The Lost and Found, East 59th and Dirty Martini, especially at the bargain price you’ll be getting them for. For cocktail aficionados, it’s an absolute must, whether you’re just heading out for one night, or you and your friends really want to make a weekend of it.

Grab your wristband for high-class hooch

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So how does it work? Well, first, you’ll need to get yourself a wristband, then collect it from the Social Hub, which they’ll announce on their website. You can pick it up between 12 and 7pm on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th, and from 12 to 3pm on Sunday 25th September 2022. Armed with that, you can head out to the participating cocktail bars, from the hidden gems to the tried-and-tested winners.

Whether you’re with your mates or taking out your significant other for a weekend of drinks made with passion, your wristband lets you order the exclusive signature cocktails at all the bars for just £5 each. These drinks aren’t for anyone else – only Leeds Cocktail Weekenders can sample their delights. A fiver for a fabulous hand-mixed cocktail? Your wristband will pay for itself after just a couple of libations, and you’re not limited to just one of each cocktail either if you happen to discover a new favourite!

Leeds Cocktail Weekend runs from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2022. Wristbands are available now.