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After Sunset

Published: October 2016

Leeds Student Nightlife

Leeds has become one of the most popular cities when it comes to grabbing a drink and have a boogey with your friends.

Students from up and down the country are drawn in by the appealing nightlife that can accommodate many different tastes. It is home to chic cocktail and champagne bars, cheap and cheerful pubs and many quirky nightclubs. You will never struggle to find something to enjoy, whether it be catching a show, sipping cocktails, listening to live music or soaking up the thrilling atmosphere in some of the cities dynamic bars.

Headingley & Hyde Park

Headingley is home to an impressive number of friendly bars and pubs, it is close to town and somewhere you can enjoy a chat and pre drink before the night ahead. Including the boastful Original Oak which holds a huge beer garden, perfect for summer as they offer a BBQ and screen some major sporting events. They offer drinks deals and low prices which allow you to drink cheap and enjoy your night. Headingley holds many other pubs such as Skyrack and Headingley Taps all similar to one another offering an array of different drinks and deals.

If you're looking for the trendier bars, you can always take a wander to The Box, Arc or Trios where the atmosphere is roaring with excitement and loud music. These bars have a large sweet & sour cocktail menu, plenty of spirits and wines to choose that appeal to all eyes. If you’re looking for somewhere to meet your friends for pre drinks then Headingley is your place. Hyde Park also supplies many places to drink where it’s cheap and cheerful and a perfect starting point for a big night out such as Hyde Park Pub, Royal Park pub and Brudenell Social Club.

Merrion Street

Possibly the hottest place to go in Leeds, Merrion Street is packed with a bundle of quirky bars offering roof top terraces, amazing cocktails and open front music bars which livens up the street. You can start your evening at hipster heaven Belgrave which plays live music, has a tasteful amount of different beers and a cracking rooftop terrace.

Further down the street you have Brotherhood which screens major sporting events, Manahatta providing exquisite cocktails, Bar Soba a cool 2 floored bar airing lively music and many more. This street offers the best spirits and ales and is a must go!

Call Lane

The popular Call lane titles some of Leeds’ busiest and best bars!

A wild selection to choose from, this lane accommodates almost every taste starting with the admired Jakes Bar where you can enjoy a refreshing drink within stylish surroundings, the cool kids bar at Normans which invites you to dance with numerous music genres, Oportos offering a mixture of rock and roll old-school tunes and dance classics with the brilliant Neon Cactus next door drowning you with tequila shots. Opposite you will find Call lane social including the Hawaiian Tiki bar over two floors and Revolution the vodka bar chain posing an impressive drinks menu.


If you're looking for a real party and want to carry on the night at some of the best clubs in Leeds, here are a few options where your night definitely won't be wasted and you can party on until the early hours!

Mint Warehouse is a large club that hosts a number of popular Dj's such as Hannah Wants, Hot Since 82 and Eric Prydz. This vibrant atmosphere is perfect for you early morning party people. We also have Mission which has just had a refurb with flashing lights and some of the best house music. Canal Mills which holds a number of events every week, this edgy club is just outside of town but perfect for those that refuse to go home alongside Wire the intimate basement club just beside Corn Exchange. O2 Academy another clubs which presents plenty of student nights including Project and also stages gigs and concerts.

Leeds First Direct Arena

This brand new, 13-000 seater arena opened in the heart of the Leeds City only recently hosting live music, comedy, entertainment shows and sporting events. If you're wanting to see one of your favourite bands, singers, comedians live on stage then make sure you check the dates and events at this arena!


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