10 of the best bars with outdoor dining and beer gardens in Leeds city centre and how to book

With nights getting brighter and restrictions being lifted, attention is turning to bars and restaurants with dining and drinking outdoors in Leeds city centre - and how to book them

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 2:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 2:36 pm
These are the best outdoor drinking and food spots you can book in Leeds city centre right now

Leeds has more than enough outdoor bars, from roof terraces to side streets, here are 10 city centre bar & restaurants you can book right now and how to book them.

Angelica Leeds

Level 6, Trinity, 70 Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6HW

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Located at the top of Trinity Leeds, Angelica hosts incredible views of the city and a luxury outdoor space. The stunning cocktail bar offers locally sourced beers, wines and soft drinks, or if you are feeling like something a bit more, they serve champagne and have an extensive selection of cocktails.

Also, there is no need to worry about keeping warm, Angelica’s rooftop offers furry blankets and heaters so you can enjoy your experience whatever the weather.

How to book: You can book a table via Angelica’s online booking system: https://www.angelica-leeds.com/book-a-table/

Lost and Found Leeds

12 Greek St, Leeds LS1 5RN

Source: Lost and Found

Lost and Found is an avant-garde cocktail bar and restaurant, which serves imaginative cocktails and a seasonal menu. The bar is themed around a mythical character, in this case, Virginia K Stevenson, an Ornithology specialist.

You can find the Lost and Found on the lively Greek Street, which is by night is transformed into an array of outdoor seating, making it one big street party.

How to book: You can book a table via Lost & Found’s online booking system https://the-lostandfound.co.uk/restaurant/leeds-greek-street/book

Chow Down Leeds

Temple Arches, Globe Road, Leeds, LS11 5QG

Source: @chowdownuk Instagram

Chowdown is a not so hidden gem located in temple arches, bringing street food festival vibes to Holbeck.

Chow Down boasts many variations of street food vendors that change weekly, and an array of DJ’s to get you in the mood. For food and drink simply download an app and get them delivered to your table. What more could you ask for!

How to book:

For this location, you can buy tickets via their website. You can book tables of 2, 4 or 6 with the tickets standing at £7 per person, allowing you for a drink on arrival and a reserved table.

Waterlane Boathouse

Canal Wharf, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 5PS

Source: @waterlaneboathouse Instagram

If you fancy a pint looking over the canal, Waterlane Boathouse is your place. The dog-friendly bar sits on Canal Wharf, so you can take in what Leeds has to offer whilst enjoying a pint, a pizza or even a burger.

Keep an eye out for their events, the bar hosts guests such as Uptown Pattys, and is set to hold quiz nights from May onwards.

How to book: The Waterlane Boathouse take booking enquiries via their website, however, walk-ins are also welcomed.

The Liquorist Leeds

5-7 Greek St, Leeds LS1 5RW

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The Liquorist is another bar located on vibrant Greek Street. The bar serves classic and signature cocktails, soft drinks and pub fare.

Head down to Greek street to get involved in the buzz of outdoor dining and drinking experience we have sought after for so long.

How to book: You can find the booking form on The Liquorists website https://www.theliquorist.co.uk/liquorist-leeds/party-booking

East 59th Leeds

Victoria Gate, 3rd Floor Rooftop, George St, Leeds LS2 7AU

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East 59th, hidden away on the third floor of Victoria Gate is a vibrant bar and restaurant which offers contemporary American dishes, plus a rooftop bar with craft cocktails.

The bar and eatery describe themselves as a ‘Manhattan-style rooftop bar, restaurant and terrace that has taken inspiration from New York’s vibrant nightlife, hosting regular DJ events accompanied by stunning views over Leeds.’

The terrace also boasts an outside bar and BBQ.

How to book: Go to the East 59th website to book a table for their rooftop bar https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/east59th?venues

Belgrave

Cross Belgrave St, Leeds LS2 8JP

Source: Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen is a 3-floor 1930s venue that offers live gigs, comedy, film and art, plus fast food, 2 bars and a roof terrace.

The roof terrace does not disappoint, with plenty of tables, heaters and umbrellas. So you can enjoy your favourite beer sat below to famous Belgrave sign, indulging in Dough Boys Pizza (It is a must if you visit)

The bar has also opened up their side street, allowing more space for outdoor seating.

How to book: Belgrave is not taking bookings, walk-in only. Make sure to get there early, this is a popular location!

Headrow House

19a The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PU

Source: @headrowhouse Instagram

Headrow House boasts not one, but two roof terraces. The upper terrace, Kennedy Meadows offers amazing views of Leeds for those rooftop lovers. You can sit amongst your friends, enjoying a beer, a 241 cocktail or even a Spitz Kebab from the amazing Ox Club.

The outdoor seating also offers heaters for the colder days, or for those wanting to stay until late.

How to book: You can book your table on the Headrow House website, just pay your deposit and you’re in. Walk-ins are also welcomed.

Distrikt

7 Duncan St, Leeds LS1 6DQ

Source: @distriktbarleeds

Distrikt is an intimate underground bar in the heart of Leeds, which also offers an outdoor terrace with heaters and a jam-packed setlist of all the up and coming DJ’s in Leeds.

The unique bar is also serving food by Big Buns UK. Cocktails, Beer and Burgers. The perfect trio.

For those who are missing a night out, Distrikt is the perfect venue for your needs.

How to Book: You can book your terrace table via the Distrikt website, be quick however, it is a sought-after location to spend your evenings. Walk-ins are also welcomed.

The Lamb & Flag

Church Row, Leeds LS2 7HD

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If you fancy something a bit more traditional, head down to the Lamb & Flag for a full range of Leeds Brewery beers, and an extensive range of draught lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Or if you fancy some posh pub grub, this is your place.

Lamb & Flag now have a canopy to cover customers from the unpredictable British weather, and fairy light for when the sun sets making for an appealing outdoor space.

How to book: You can book a table at Lamb & Flag via their website. https://lambandflagleeds.co.uk/

Nation of Shopkeepers

26-27 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AG

Source: @shopkeepers Instagram

The Nations of Shopkeepers lies in the heart of Leeds City Centre, offering a spacious outdoor seating area where you can enjoy the tastiest food, booze and music.

With their extensive outdoor seating area, you can enjoy anything from a craft beer to a Burger, with an Al Fresco menu available to all customers.

How to book: You can book your table on the Nation of Shopkeepers website, and walk-ins are also welcomed, but a table cannot be guaranteed https://www.anationofshopkeepers.com