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The Best Bottle Shops in Leeds

· Emma Cooke · Food and Drink

Enjoy great craft beers at home thanks to these expert stores.

Caspar's Bottle Shop

From locally brewed pale ales to exotic international brews, you can pick up all kinds of great beers from these Leeds bottle shops.

If you’re a craft beer aficionado, the chances are you won’t find the brews to titillate your palate down the corner shop or in your local supermarket. So where do you go? To Leeds’ bottle shops, of course. These places are run by experts who know their IPAs from their APAs and are chock full of delicious beers made by the world’s best breweries. So go on, pay them a visit and stock up.

Little Leeds Beerhouse

Brownhill & Co.

Little Leeds Beerhouse can be found within Brownhill & Co where they stock great craft beers and real ales to enjoy in or to takeaway. It’s perfect if you’re looking for small-batch beers by a range of indie breweries, from Verdant Brewing Co. to Buxton Brewery, but they also stock a host of classic brews you can drink time and again. Prefer to take away a freshly poured beer? Check the blackboard to see what’s on draught and fill a growler to take home with you, or grab a seat in-store.

Little Leeds Beerhouse at Brownhill & Co, 30 Central Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DE. They’re operating as a takeout service only from 12pm to 6pm, Wednesday to Saturday. You can click and collect or order home delivery online.

The Hop Shack

The Hop Shack

The Hop Shack sells 130 craft beers from across the globe and is the best place for craft beer in Horsforth. You can get cans from across Europe, like Barcelona’s Garage Beer Co and Berlin’s Berliner Pilsner. Or go for a tipple from Leeds-based brewery Wilde Child Brewing Co. If you want to take some for the road, they can sort you out with a 64oz or 32oz growler which you can fill with one of six keg beers they have on tap, or just enjoy a pint in their bar.

The Hop Shack, 135 New Road Side, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 4QD. They’re open from 4.30pm to 11pm, Monday to Thursday, then 12pm to 11.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, they’re open 12pm to 10pm.

Growlers

Growlers

Growlers is known for its hefty old beer fridges, which are full to the brim with all the best cans from nearby and beyond. They stock the latest collaborations too, from favourites like Left Handed Giant Brewing, Northern Monk and Burning Sky Brewery. Want to sample a tipple fresh from the tap? They fill up growlers with craft beer to go or you can grab a pint and settle down in their bar area as you cast your eyes over their rotating selection.

Growlers, 29 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3AA. They’re open from 5pm to 10pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Raynville Superstore

With over 800 UK and international beers alongside rotating taps for growler re-fills, Raynville is now one of the biggest and best craft beer shops in the UK. It’s a the bar equivalent of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory – you can play it safe with familiar favourites or introduce yourself to the great local breweries. But if you want to expand those horizons, Raynville is the place to do it, stocking everything from unique beers from across the globe to one-off collaborations between innovative breweries.

Raynville Superstore, 14-16 Raynville Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2TF. They’re open from 11am to 8pm, Tuesday to Friday, then 10am to 8pm on Saturdays. On Sundays, they’re open 12pm to 6pm.

The Hoptimist

The Hoptimist

This little bottle shop in Guiseley has oodles of craft beer for you to pick up and enjoy at home. You can get favourites from local breweries like Horsforth, North Brewing Co. and Wilde Child in bottles and cans, as well as an ever-changing selection of beers to fill your growlers. They also have a host of continental brews, and if beer is not your thing, there’s plenty of gin and rum.

The Hoptimist, 82 Otley Road, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 8BH. They’re open 11am to 7pm on Wednesdays, then 11am to 9pm, Thursday to Saturday. On Sundays, they’re open 11am to 6pm. You can get local home delivery too.

Terminus Tap Room & Bottle Shop.

Terminus is the Meanwood Brewery tap room and bottle shop. You can get their own beers to go, including the Black Goddess Porter and the Heroic IPA, alongside a host of cans and bottles from global craft breweries. From Arbor to Cloudwater, Salt and Wiper & True, it’s a who’s who of the best breweries in the world. Got a growler? Get it filled with fresh keg and cask beer from the bar.

Terminus Tap Room & Bottle Shop, Stonegate Road, Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4HY. They’re open from 4pm to 7pm Thursday to Saturday or you can place orders for home delivery and click and collect online.

Martinez Wines

Craft beer

It might be better known for its wine offering, but you can also find top-quality beers to-go in this Ilkley bottle shop. Alongside an array of hard-to-find global beers like Quilmes, they also stock cans and bottles from local breweries. Whether you fancy an Ilkley Pale, a Saltaire Best or a Bingley Goldy Locks, you can pick it up in-store or order direct from their website all year round.

Martinez Wines, 35 The Grove, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9NJ. They’re open from 12pm to 8pm, Thursday to Saturday. You can place orders for home delivery online.

Jim’s Bottle Shop.

Vocation

This intimate bottle shop and bar showcases the best craft breweries in Leeds and Yorkshire, alongside a treats from further afield. From Vocation to Winton, Abbeydale and Ridgeside, you’ll find a few familiar favourites on the shelves. They also stock rare one-offs and collaborations. You can get growler fills with fresh keg and cask beer or two-pint plastic glasses to take away with you.

Jim’s Bottle Shop, 60 Town Street, Horsforth, West Yorkshire, LS18 4AP. They’re open from 3pm to 7pm, Thursdays and Fridays, then 12pm to 4pm on Saturdays. You can also order online.

The Assembly.

The Assembly

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A bottle shop-cum-bar in Crossgates, The Assembly is a cool, laid-back joint where you can take your pick of local craft beer to go, alongside hand-picked wine and gin. They have fridges full of amazing brews from local breweries like Magic Rock, Northern Monk and Tiny Rebel, as well as an ever-changing selection on tap, so you can get your growlers filled up with keg and cask beer.

The Assembly, Terminus Parade, Station Road, Crossgates, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 7JZ. They’re open from 3pm to 11.30pm on Friday, 1pm to 11.30pm on Saturday and 1pm to 10.30pm on Sunday.

North Brewing Co. Tap Room

North Brewing Co. Tap Room

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North Brewing Co. Tap Room has its very own bottle shop. As you walk in, you’ll see a row of fridges all stocked with incredible craft beer. You can get all their classics here, from Transmission to Pinata, alongside an array of top-drawer tipples from UK and international craft breweries. Got a growler? They’ll fill it up with beer from their 24 taps for you to take away.

North Brewing Co. Tap Room, 3 Sovereign Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BA. They’re open from 12pm to 10pm, Monday to Sunday.

Latitude

Latitude

Latitude is a staple bottle shop when it comes to wine and spirits, but they also have a cracking beer selection. Everything is specially picked and with the owner’s 30 years of experience in the field, you can expect to find the best. Their shelves are lined with some of Yorkshire’s finest beer from bottles of Ilkley Brewery and Black Sheep Brewery to cans from Northern Monk and North Brewing Co.

Latitude, 5 Cherry Tree Walk, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EB. They’re open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Wednesday, then 10am to 6pm Thursday to Saturday. You can click and collect to pick-up from the shop or get home delivery.

Caspar’s Bottle Shop

Caspar's Bottle Shop

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Caspar’s Bottle Shop is the go-to craft beer shop in Chapel Allerton. Although they take pride in providing beers from the best up and coming local breweries like The Meanwood Brewery and Eyes Brewing, they also sell a wide range of international favourites, from Norwegian brewery Lervig to The Netherland’s Uiltje Brewing Company. They have four keg taps on too for all your growler needs, and if you find a brew that you like you can enjoy it on one of their handful of stools.

Casper’s Bottle Shop, 65 Potternewton Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3LW. They’re open from 12.30pm to 8pm, Tuesday to Saturday, then 12.30pm to 4pm on Sundays.

The Curious Hop

Curious Hop

For a well-stocked beer shop that also does growler refills, head to The Curious Hop in Otley. From Sweden’s Omnipollo to Kirkbymoorside’s Turning Point Brew Co, you can get a diverse range of worldwide tipples, but they have a real focus on great local breweries like Acorn, Atom and Brew York. They sell growlers, which you can fill with one of four fresh keg beers on offer. But it’s not just a shop – it’s also a cool bar, decked out with beer mats on the walls and a welcoming atmosphere, where you can enjoy a few pints.

The Curious Hop, 18 New Market, Otley, Leeds, LS21 3AE. They’re open from 11am to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday for click and collect only or you can order online for local delivery.

Beer Ritz

Beer Ritz

Beer Ritz was Leeds’ first craft beer megastore when it opened in 1998 and although it’s now online-only, it’s still one of the best in the UK, never mind Leeds. They sell over 800 different tipples here and you can tell they know their stuff, stocking everything from real ales and craft beer to imported lagers, fruit beers and one-offs. You’ll find all the great UK breweries, from Verdant to Magic Rock, alongside a wide array of classic Belgian and German beers.

Beer Ritz, 14 Westwood Lane, Headingley, LS16 5LX. They’re open online only for home delivery.

Fuggle and Golding

Fuggle and Golding

Fuggle and Golding is an intimate tap house and bottle shop in Ilkley. You’ll find loads of great Northern beers here, from Leeds’ North Brewing Co to Manchester’s Cloudwater Brew Co. They also scour the globe for the best international brews they can find, with over 300 beers available to take away. They have nine taps filled with fresh beer that you can take away in a growler or you can even take a seat and have a few beers while you’re there.

Fuggle and Golding, 30 Leeds Road, Ilkley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS29 8DS. They’re open from 2pm to 6pm on Fridays and 11am to 3pm on Saturdays for takeouts and click and collect orders. You can also get home delivery online.

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