Cocktails in the City 2019

It’s been described as a delectable festival of drinks, Cocktails in the City is back! Experience over 15 of the city’s most sought after bars all under one roof! The finest mixologists that Leeds has to offer will be shaking, stirring and pouring the most creative cocktails. And best of all, it’s all happening in the gorgeous Leeds Town Hall.

Every cocktail bar genre will be there, from the cosmopolitan rooftop bars to the underground secret speakeasies to the loud, colourful chic settings of the neon-filled bars. Celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of Leeds’ cocktail scene. Do it in style at the UK’s leading cocktail event on March 1st and March 2nd. 

You can find yourself a modern twist on an old classic, über cool creations and more delicious concoctions to try. The city’s most exquisite cocktail bars go head-to-head to create the swankiest NEW signature cocktails created exclusively for the event.

You can sample three new craft spirits in the intimate Tasting Rooms. Celebrate 100 years of the Negroni and try three twists on Italy’s most infamous beverage. There’s also Flavour Pairing sessions and a chance to create your own delicacy in the Garnish Workshop to create the most Instagrammable cocktail.  

While you’re there, you can also tuck into some scrumptious grub thanks to Leeds’ celebrated chefs Luke Downing and Matt Healy who are creating new dishes for you to try.

Work through a vast array of new cocktails before you cast your vote for the winning serve of the night. You can also listen to some live music brought to you by The Domino Club

Sip and sample your way through the night with a plethora of boozy beverages with the backdrop of DJs at Leeds Town Hall. There will even be some funk soul sessions with The Gentleman DJ! 

Cocktails in the City – March 1st – March 2nd 2019

Entry ticket of £12.50 includes a welcome cocktail and a cocktail booklet. Additional cocktails are £6.50

Featured bars: 
Angelica, Aperitivo, Below Stairs, Blind Tyger, The Botanist, The Domino, Dough, East 59th, Feed, Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Bar, Issho, Lost and Found, Manahatta, Smokestack, Tattu, Vice and Virtue, The Watermark, The Maven, Grantley Hall

5 Of The Most Instagrammable Valentine’s Day Date Night Venues In Leeds City Centre

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but have you got your plans made? Fear not, we’ve got you covered. We’ve handpicked five great bars and restaurants in Leeds that will set the scene perfectly for Valentine’s date night. 

You can’t go wrong with a good dinner and drinks. It’s a staple of the Valentine’s Day culture. So we’ve found five venues that we think are the perfect date night locations in Leeds. Furthermore, each venue has it’s own flavour and style so you can find which mood suits your companion the most.

The Ivy – The Old Romantic

If you’re the kind of person who likes to wine and dine in style, there’s no better place than The Ivy at Victoria Quarter. Although the venue is still fairly new to Leeds, it feels like it’s always been a part of our city with how well it fits in. The Ivy is filled with charm, beautiful artwork and delicious food. If you haven’t been before, now’s your chance! Make a reservation and dine in style. We promise you won’t regret it.

Tattu – The Darling Charmer

If it’s a dark, intimate and romantic setting you’re looking for, there’s no better place than Tattu, in fact, there’s nothing quite like it. This restaurant and bar boasts a menu full of delicious contemporary Chinese cuisine. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with in a way that was inspired by the eastern origins of body art. The space commands your attention and with a real cherry blossom tree taking consuming the room, you can’t help but feel like you’re lost in pure poetry. And it doesn’t just stop at the interior, the cocktails are just as beautiful as the decor.

Revolución de Cuba – The Passionate Latin Lover

The perfect place for a feel-good fiesta, Revolución de Cuba is located right in Leeds’ iconic Freedom Quarter and there’s always something going on. Whether its live music, carnival dancers or just relaxing with some delicious Cuban coffee, this place has it all. Tapas and cocktails are the perfect mixes to get you in the mood. “The Soup Of The Day Is Rum!”

Issho – The Ethereal Dreamer

Located atop of Leeds’ Victoria Gate, this gorgeous Japanese restaurant is the perfect place to take somebody who you want to woo. The delicate interiors and cosy feel creates a whimsical and romantic atmosphere that only enhances your dining experience. Why not cosy up under a blanket on the beautiful rooftop bar and terrace with a gorgeous view of the city.

Neighbourhood – The Fun First-Dater

If it’s a fun-filled first date you’re on, there’s no better place to head than Neighbourhood for some truly delicious cocktails. This place is littered with neon signs, quirky decor and photo opportunities from every angle. If you’re looking for a place to break the ice, this certainly is the place to go. With a huge array of varied and visually appealing cocktails, it’s not hard to see why Neighbourhood is one of the most popular places in town.

We hope these Valentine’s Day suggestions have helped you out on your date night. Fingers crossed, it could be the start of something wonderful!