New £1m bar set to open in Leeds city centre

Work begins on Bar Soba, Leeds city centre.
Work begins on Bar Soba, Leeds city centre.
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A NEW addition to the city’s nightlife scene is set to spice things up a bit.

Bar Soba takes over the former Pleasure Rooms site on Merrion Street and will serve Pan-Asian street food and cocktails when it opens at the beginning of April.

Bar Soba.

Bar Soba.

The venue, which is between The Pit and Manahatta, will offer food inspired by flavours from Thailand, Malaysia, China and Japan, and judging by the menu (which includes sharing platters with thai fish cakes and dumplings as well as Japanese Katsu curry) we’re expecting good things from this place.

Once the food stops, the party starts, with sharing cocktails served in skull heads (similar to Thailand’s famous Full Moon parties), and the bar is open until 4am on weekends.

Scottish entrepreneur Brad Stevens owns three Bar Sobas in Scotland and invested £1m in his first launch south of the border. He said: “Leeds has built its reputation on the successes of some of the coolest independents bars, restaurants and clubs in the UK, making it the perfect home for Bar Soba.”

It will also be the first venue in Leeds to have Projection Mapping – artwork made from projected lights.

Bar Soba cocktail.

Bar Soba cocktail.

With BrewDog opening down the road, this end of town really is the new place to be.

Bar Soba food.

Bar Soba food.

Bar Soba.

Bar Soba.

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