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Bar review: Guide to bars in Leeds

A quick guide to bars in Leeds...

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Pub review: The Woods, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

SATURDAY afternoon live music is a recent addition to the attractions offered by this bar which has endured numerous changes of ownership, direction and nomenclature – but finally seems to be getting things right.

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PIC: James Hardisty

Bar review: The Brotherhood of Purists and Pastimes, New Biggate, Leeds

I like the Brotherhood of Purists and Pastimes on New Briggate in Leeds, not least because of its title. And I like the title for two reasons...

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12 of the best cocktail bars in Leeds

From fruity infusions, to smoky spirits, Leeds has it all when it comes to cocktails.

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Pub review: The Mitre, Knaresborough

THOUGH I’ve never written about The Mitre before, I’ve often sung the praises of Market Town Taverns.

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Northern Monk Refectory.  Pictures: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Bar review: Northern Monk Refectory, Holbeck

Unless you live and work in this neck of the woods, or you are something of a craft beer geek, the chances are this first floor tap room will have slipped your notice.

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The Buffers. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Pub review: The Buffers, Scholes, Leeds

THE LAST train trundled out of Scholes early in 1964 as this whole branch line to Wetherby fell victim of Beeching’s Axe.

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PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Bar review: Smokestack, Leeds

Smokestack on Lower Briggate is not short of custom, as we discovered when we visited on a busy Saturday night. It was gone midnight when we reached the bar, which is renowned for its cocktails and understated sense of style.

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Review: Quirky Ales, Leeds

ON AN industrial estate on the edge of Garforth, hidden away behind low-rise workshops and warehouses, something truly remarkable is taking place.

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Bar review: Mojo, Merrion Street, Leeds

There are black and white pictures of famous people, some of whom are sticking fingers up to the camera in a kind of Sex Pistols bit of recalcitrance, covering vast swathes of the walls in Mojo.

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Pub review: The Myrtle Tavern, Leeds

IT’S SOMETHING like 25 years since I first started writing the Taverner column.

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The sober guide to going out in Leeds

The sober guide to going out in Leeds

Many of us kick start the new year feeling a little more health conscious, and that often means kicking the booze.

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The Brewery Tap, New Station Street, Leeds.  Pictures: Simon Hulme

Bar review: The Brewery Tap, New Station Street, Leeds

Compared to the likes of Sheffield, Huddersfield and Harrogate train stations, the options for a pint within Leeds’ main rail hub are uninspiring.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Pub review: Editor’s Draught, Leeds

IN THE quarter century since I first walked into this pub as an impressionable young journalist newly arrived at the YEP, I’ve seen it endure myriad changes of name and direction, rarely for the better.

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The Yard, Yeadon. PIC: Tony Johnson

Bar review: The Yard, Yeadon, Leeds

THe Yard in Yeadon has taken on the baton from its predecessor, The Aviator, which was forced to close in February last year following a number of highly publicised bar brawls which resulted in its licence being suspended.

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Bar review: The Atlas Brauhaus, Leeds

THE stack of heavy glass steins in its high arched windows is a sign that this former real ale haven has lurched suddenly towards Bavaria.

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Livin' Italy at Granary Wharf.  Pictures: Simon Hulme

Bar review: Livin’ Italy, Granary Wharf, Leeds

The secret of Granary Wharf’s snug collection of bars and eateries is long since out but a trip to the Leeds Liverpool canal side remains a worthy one.

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Pub review: The Eagle Tavern, Leeds

IT’S TWILIGHT; the bright bay windows and floodlit red brick of the Eagle Tavern are once again beckoning drinkers inside.

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Smokestack. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Late night Leeds bars and clubs worth carrying on the party

Keen to carry on the party? Here are a few late night Leeds bars and clubs to try out.

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Bar review: Atlas Brauhaus, Leeds

Europe. It’s all you hear about at the minute, we’re obsessed.

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