One cocktail is all well and good, but twice as much cocktail is twice as much fun, right? Here’s where to head for some fab drinks deals in Leeds…
When it comes to turning a good night out into a great one, cheap cocktails are the perfect party fuel. Whether you’re out with colleagues, having fun with friends or out on date night, 2-4-1 cocktails in Leeds won’t just save you money, they’ll lubricate the evening perfectly. These are the drinking destinations that know there’s no such thing as too many mojitos, martinis or margaritas!
It’s 2-4-1 cocktails six days a week at Manahatta’s Leeds venues on Greek Street and in Headingley, with the chance to double up on two of the same concoction all day from Sunday to Friday, while it runs all day, every day at their Merrion Street bar. When that inner voice says ‘cocktails’, it’s best to listen, so order up a Broadway Spritz with Aperol, lemon, strawberry and soda kissed with Ketel One Vodka. The classics here never disappoint – try their Pornstar or Espresso Martini and you’ll be seeing double.
Manahatta, 11 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PG, 29 East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS & 19 Ash Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3JJ.
Revolución de Cuba
You can get into the Cuban spirit with some, erm, Cuban spirits at the raucous Revolución de Cuba. Happy hour runs from 3pm to 7pm Monday to Friday and brings you a wonderful medley of cocktails you can get two of for the price of one, perfect for some afternoon and early evening sipping. They’re a rum bunch, so get your lips around a Zombie with its trio of Havana Club rums and a dash of Wray & Nephew. Not a rum fan? They also mix up a mean Margarita, Aperol spritz and Amaretto Sour.
Revolución de Cuba, 64-68 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DT.
With a name like Dirty Martini, it will come as no surprise that this bar does a mean line in – you guessed it, martinis. But that’s not all that’s on offer during their daily happy hour which runs until 6pm on Saturdays and 8pm the rest of the week. During this deal, you can get a half price Cosmopolitan, Bellini or Bramble, with the same offer on all their martinis – from cherry & peach to chocolate, passionfruit & vanilla to mango & chilli. Half price, means it’s time to double up, right? Bottoms up!
Dirty Martini, 31 King Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HL.
There are cheap cocktails, and then there’s 2-4-1 cocktails that really deliver on flavour. Banyan is in the latter category, dishing up double drinks all day long on City Square from Sunday to Friday and from 5pm on Saturdays, as well as all day, every day at their Horsforth and Roundhay bars. How better to get the party started than with a duo of tipples from their Party Starters menu? A Banyan Colada will whisk you to sunnier climes, while a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini is a cheeky take on a modern classic.
Banyan, 2 The Old Post Office, City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2ES.
Slug & Lettuce
Want a happy hour that doesn’t time you out? Both Leeds branches of Slug & Lettuce have a permanent 2-4-1 cocktail deal that runs from the minute they open until the second they close – every day of the year. It almost sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself to the bar and get involved with a brace of bevvies. The Under The Sea looks like the ocean in a glass, mixing Hendrick’s Neptunia gin, blue Caracao, coconut syrup, lime juice and lemonade.
Slug & Lettuce, 14 Park Row, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5HU & 24-28 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DA.
If you’re an early starter, Turtle Bay’s happy hour is the one for you. It runs from 11am to 7pm every day of the week, letting you sip on 2-4-1 cocktails and mocktails in their Caribbean-inspired home. It then takes a brief break over teatime and comes back for a late night run from 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30pm the rest of the week. The Kingston Solero is a turbo-charged homage to the ice lolly, adding white rum to coconut milk, mango, passion fruit and vanilla – delicious!
Turtle Bay, 14 The Headrow, The Light, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8TL.
Outlaws Yacht Club
One of the coolest places not just on this list, but in Leeds, Outlaws Yacht Club is a place that can sell you vinyl, give you a haircut and feed you royally. The 2-4-1 cocktails are just the icing on an extremely delicious cake. Nursing a post-Saturday night hangover? They do 2-4-1 Bloody Marys every single Sunday from open till close. A tasty blend of vodka and tomato juice, with a dash of Worcestershire sauce, a splash of hot sauce and a stick of celery, they’re the ultimate cure!
Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DY.
They say fibre is an essential part of any balanced diet – so let’s just assume they’re talking about the 2-4-1 cocktails you can quaff at Bar Fibre in Leeds all night long, from Sunday to Thursday. Out on Friday or Saturday? The same deal runs until 5pm both evenings to get your weekend fun off to a flyer. Signature cocktails you have to try include the Espresso Naranja, with Ketel Oranje vodka, espresso and Kahlua, and the Haig Peach Spritz marrying premium whisky with Archers Schnapps and tonic.
Bar Fibre, 168 Lower Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LY.
Another generous 2-4-1 offer can be found at BOX in the heart of Leeds city centre and up in Headingley. You’ll get your second cocktail free all day, Sunday to Friday, as well as until 10pm on Saturdays at their Headingley bar only. That means you can take in the big-screen sports or join in their Monday night quiz with a pair of raspberry and apple sours on the go. Even better, they’ve now got both Pornstar and Espresso Martinis available on tap, so you can get your much-needed cocktails without waiting for your drink to be mixed.
BOX, 15 Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JS & 8 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AD.
It’s only open on Fridays and Saturdays at the moment, but the good news is that there are 2-4-1 cocktails available on both of these nights, from 5pm to 8pm, at Chino Latino. Result! Kick off your evening at this incredibly central Boar Lane staple opposite Leeds Station with a Dragonfly – Absolut Vanilla Vodka muddled with lychees and fresh lime then given a kick by red chillies. A Carmen Miranda is altogether delicious – Koko Kanu mixed with melon liquor, passionfruit and guava.
Chino Latino, Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5NS.
It might be a whisky bar with a rock ’n’ roll edge, but The Shed is also one of the best kept secrets of the Leeds cocktail scene. They’ve got a massive menu of established classics alongside their own creations, and you can get two for the price of one every single Thursday, all night. The refreshingly fruity Moulin Rouge is a must – Absolut Raspberri blended with Chambord, Apple Schnapps, fruit juices and fresh raspberries. Want to go for what you know? Their White Russian is superb.
The Shed, 6 Heaton’s Court, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4LJ.
This popular Latin American restaurant and bar has one of the best 2-4-1 cocktails offers in Leeds. It’s not so much happy hour as happy week – you buy one cocktail you get a second free every single day. And that’s all day and night. You can slip into gear with their hotlist topping Strawberita or their spicy twist on a Pornstar Martini. This gem uses Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum, adds apricot, passion fruit, vanilla and pineapple, then is topped off with a shot glass of Cava on the side. Cheers!
Las Iguanas, 3 Cloth Hall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HD.
Be at One
Be at One is all about the mixed drinks, and not only can you get 2-4-1 cocktails here, you can get them at both Leeds outposts. Happy hour is from 3pm on Millennium Square and 4:30pm on Boar Lane to 8pm Monday to Thursday and both venues run it even longer at the weekend – 12pm to 7pm on Friday, 12pm to 6pm on Saturday and 12pm to 8pm on Sunday. That’s a lot of cocktail time, giving you plenty of chance to explore their massive menu. Do you start with a White Mocha-tini or a lychee martini with Monkey 47 gin?
Be at One, 6 Millennium Square, Great George Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS2 3AD & 19 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6EA.