Best Student Bars in Leeds - Priestley Lettings Leeds

Leeds rates high on the list of the best places to live in the United Kingdom. It is home to The University of Leeds and a thriving student scene. The lively local crowd keeps the nightlife a buzz even during the week. There is an eclectic mix of upscale night lounges, creative cocktail bars, and pubs.

Here is a list of some of the best student bars to visit in Leeds that won’t break the bank, but we do include some of the finer bars for students with a slightly larger wallet.

Best Student Bars in Leeds

Be At One

This cocktail bar is located around the corner from Millennium Square. It opened in 2015 and didn’t take long to become a popular spot with the locals. Patrons can download their smartphone app and show it to staff members upon entry. The app has a timer that allows you to receive half-price cocktails for an entire hour. This is just one of the reasons that keep students coming back for more.

Address: 6 Millennium Square, Great George Street, Leeds LS2 3AD
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The Dry Dock

The Dry Dock is a small pub you can find on your way from the University to the city. This charming bar is shaped like an old boat and offers cocktails for half the price compared to anywhere else in the area. Students flock to The Dry Dock for Wing Wednesday for half-priced pitchers and all you can eat chicken wings.

Address: Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 3AX
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Mook

Located in Hirst’s Yard, Mook serves up over 80 different modern cocktails. The locals love to meet at Mook for live music and the 2 for 1 student drinks. With the cool atmosphere and vibe that Mook gives off, it’s easy to stay for a long period of time.

Address: Hirst’s Yard, Leeds LS1 6 NJ
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Mr. Foley’s

This bar is known for their 100 bottled beers from all over the world, 12 ale’s on draft, and 24 draught ciders. In 2015, Mr. Foley’s was voted Cider Pub of the Year. Here you can always find a great deal including half off Prosecco during their 4 O’clock Fizz hour.

Address: 159 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 5RG
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Strawberry Fields Cafe and Bar (Strawbs)

Strawberry Fields is a living legend in Leeds and has been open for 34 years. Daily, the prices for beers and cocktails are reasonably low and you can play beer pong for free during the week.

Address: 159 Woodhouse Ln, Leeds LS2 3ED
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The Angel Inn

The Angel is one of the best-hidden bars where you can enjoy Sam Smith’s ale for less than £2. They have an extensive menu that offers everything from Thai green curry to bangers and mash served all day.

Address: 1 Angel Inn Yard, Leeds LS1 6LN
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Hyde Park Pub

Located in the heart of Hyde Park this pub has been legendary as the starting point for students that want to enjoy a night out. No matter what day of the week it is, the cocktails are always reasonably priced. Hyde Park Pub is open for breakfast every day and offers a wide variety of craft and cask ales on tap. You can enjoy live sports on a number of their big screens or sit back and listen to new talent during Open Mic night.

Address: Woodhouse St, Leeds LS6 2NW
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Woodies Craft Ale House

Woodies can’t be skipped when making the legendary Otley Run pub crawl in Leeds. Thanks to their excellent prices, and live sports, Woodies has garnered quite the popular following. They take pride in their community and bring people together in a fun atmosphere. Woodies is a great place to take lifetime memories with family and friends.

Address: 104 Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5JG
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Brooklyn

It’s hard to find a bar that serves happy hour drinks for four hours every day. They play music that everyone can enjoy from disco, pop, to R&B, and hip-hop. Industrial and period design is the backdrop inside this upbeat party bar with a small outdoor terrace.

Address: 50 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DT
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Distrikt

Distrikt provides the best value for your money. You will find the dance floor packed with student’s on a Friday night while enjoying half priced spirits. Disktrikt is a unique, underground bar in Leeds where you can experience cuisine from award-winning chefs.

Address: 7 Duncan St, Leeds LS1 6DQ
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Brudenell Social Club

Brudenell is a place where you can spend all day enjoying musical acts and drinks. The Brudenell Social Club is a non-profit venue that is owned and run by its members. It has been the epicentre of the Leeds music scene hosting concerts for bands like the Kaiser Chiefs and Franz Ferdinand.

Address: 33 Queen’s Rd, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1NY
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Alchemist

The Alchemist has restaurants and bars in Leeds, Manchester, and London. You won’t find many with stunning views and a wrap-around terrace such as this. The Alchemist is located in the Trinity shopping center on the second floor. You can book a party for you and your friends, and take a cocktail making class.

Address: Trinity, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6HW
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White Cloth Gallery

The White Cloth Gallery is a sophisticated bar where you can view artwork by established artists or view film screenings. They have three rotating cask ales and an extensive cocktail menu. They offer catering services that can cover weddings, business meetings, Christmas parties, birthday celebrations and much more!

Address: 24 Aire St, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4HT
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Mojo

Mojo is a hot spot with the University students and is known for its extensive cocktail menu. Friends and family members gather together for mixology classes that also make for a perfect birthday event. Mojo is a fun atmosphere where you can party all night into the early morning.

Address: 18 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS1 6PQ
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Sky Lounge

Located in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, this classy city bar boasts beautiful views of the city’s skyline. There are 20 different variations of cocktails that you can enjoy on their luxurious leather couches. The Sky Lounge is Leeds’ finest rooftop setting day through night.

Address: 2 Wharf Approach, Granary Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4BR
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Roxy Ball Room

The Roxy Ball Room is a casual bar with gaming areas that can be booked for large groups. There is a self-service bar, ping pong tables, pool tables, and sophisticated lounge areas. Enter the ping pong tournament for a chance to win a free pizza for you and your friends.

Address: Boar Ln, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6HW
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North Bar

The North Bar has been in business for over 20 years and is one of the most popular bars in Leeds for craft beers. They specialize in the finest beers, whiskey’s, and cocktails. Student’s flock to the North Bar for Tequila Tuesdays as well as their impressive art exhibits.

Address: 24 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6NU
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Bierkeller

This German-themed bar has a newly renovated area that accommodates over 200 people. At Bierkeller you can enjoy authentic German beers while watching live sporting events. Student’s love coming to the Bierkeller to see The Amazing Bavarian Stompers, a British comedy Oompah band.

Address: 1 S Parade, Leeds LS1 5QL
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The Maven

Located on Call Lane, The Maven is a prohibition style speakeasy with a modern twist. Each cocktail is intricately made and garnished with beautiful flowers by a professional mixologist. This secret hideaway may be hard to find with no signs and a hidden staircase.

Address: 1 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7DH
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Blind Tyger

The Blind Tyger is famous for its cozy booths, comfortable chairs, and unique cocktails. This bar can be hard to find but their homemade nectars and exquisite spirits make the journey worth it. This intimate hangout plays smooth jazz, hip-hop, dance music, and electric blues. The menu includes hand-selected wines from around the world, craft beers and bottled ales. They also offer cocktail master classes that are fun for small groups or a date.

Address: 5 Cross Belgrave St, Leeds LS2 8JP
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Smokestack

Smokestack is a prohibition style bar that plays live music all night long. Student’s love to hold events here while listening to funk, blues, jazz, and soul. Smokestack has become one of North’s most popular Southern-inspired bar.

Address: 159A Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LY
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Tiger Tiger

This is a themed bar that is the number one spot if you like to party. There is a karaoke room, a tiki-themed room serving Hawaiian cocktails, and a disco room to dance the night away. If you plan on having a wild night out, Tiger Tiger is the place to see and be seen.

Address: The Light, 117 Albion St, Leeds LS2 8DY
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Manahatta

The atmosphere of Manahatta is inspired by the lofts in New York City. Enjoy bottomless mimosa’s every Saturday and Sunday or Uncle Buck’s giant buttermilk pancakes. This bar will suit anyone’s taste and is the perfect venue to host a party or event.

Address: 11 Merrion St, Leeds LS1 6PG
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The Liquorist

Located in the heart of Leeds on Greek Street, this bar has an extensive wine and beer list everyone can enjoy. The Liquorist has a charming atmosphere complete with mismatched furniture and eclectic ornaments.

Address: 5-7 Greek St, Leeds LS1 5RW
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Leeds Beckett Students’ Union Bar

Beckett Students’ Union Bar is a popular spot for evening entertainment and fancy dress parties. The staff is always efficient and friendly and they have very reasonable drink prices.

Address: Campus Central Headingley Campus, Church Wood Ave, Leeds LS6 3HJ
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Leeds has the best bars and clubs that will create memories of a lifetime. It provides unlimited entertainment that is safe and enjoyable. Whether it’s a sophisticated cocktail, a stein of beer, or cheap shots, the bars in Leeds will never disappoint. Once you have finished your night out, we also have the best breakfasts in Leeds guide to get you ready for the day ahead.

Student Lettings in Leeds

Priestley Lettings offers student lettings in Leeds City Centre, along with apartments and houses to rent in the surrounding areas with easy access to University.

Contact: 0113 222 4537
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