Moving to a new city such as Leeds is a big change for any student, so knowing where to socialise is important to settle into the area and get to know your fellow students.
As such, we’ve created a great guide to the best places to drink in Leeds from local pubs to the best clubs.
Leeds is a hidden gem in England that’s a great place to live as a student. Of course, you probably need to consider where you’re going to live in Leeds before you go and study there. For the best student experience in Leeds you should look into city centre flats so you’re within throwing distance of this buzzing, metropolitan city.
Our recommended local pubs include:
This modern bar overlooks the serene waters of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. The relaxed atmosphere makes this bar a great place to kick back after a day of lectures and sip a cool drink in the beer garden as the sun sets.
36-38 The Calls
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EW
Located in the fashionable area of Leeds, The Calls, Aire Bar is a wonderful place for a quiet pint or a sumptuous dining experience.
32 The Calls, Leeds LS2 7EW
Sitting right in the buzzing heart of Leeds City Centre, Bar Risa is a venue that caters for everyone. During the day, you can relax with a quiet drink and at night the place comes alive as one of the most popular Leeds hotspots.
The Cube, Albion Steet
Leeds, LS2 8ER
If you’re looking for something more exotic than your usual pub experience, this Latin bar is the place to be. Dine on the tapas menu and drink cocktails while listening to live music and DJs.
5/5a Cross Belgrave Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8JP
You should also consider these popular clubs in Leeds:
First opened as a music venue in 1885 by Prince Albert, Creation has evolved into a place to eat, drink and party the night away.
55 Cookridge Street,
Leeds, LS2 3AW
The world’s first pop-culture club where you can grab a beer, play some retro videogames and get down on the dance floor. There aren’t many places where you’re greeted by a Han Solo frozen in carbonite on the way inside.
46 Woodhouse Lane,
Leeds, LS2 8PL
One of the most popular clubs in the city and a guaranteed great night out. With multiple floors catering for a range of musical tastes, Oceana is a swish and stylish place to spend your Saturday nights.
16-18 Woodhouse Lane
Leeds, LS2 8LX
The Mint Club
After a £500,000 refurbishment, The Mint Club has become the cutting edge of clubbing. The incredible Disco Panel lighting system is the first in England, creating a party atmosphere like no other.
8a Harrison Street
Leeds, LS1 6PA
There are so many different genres of music to sample (house, R&B, pop rock among others) as Leeds is full of great venues and you will surrounded by people who know how to party!
Finally, take the opportunity to meet new people and have fun! This will be a memorable experience! Enjoy! You won’t regret it…