26 Leeds nightspots you probably visited during the noughties

Grab a bottle of Becks and raise a glass to these Leeds nightspots of the 2000s.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 8:45 am
How many of these Leeds city centre nightspots do you remember from the noughties?
How many of these Leeds city centre nightspots do you remember from the noughties?

Some are still with us in new guises while others vanished into the mists of time. Back in the day a good night out meant a few drinks at home or down at the local, a taxi or bus into 'town' and then a merry-go-round of bars before heading to a nightclub until the early hours. It was then a takeaway for those with the munchies before hopping in to taxi or catching the night rider bus home . Reminisce and remember these nightspots from back in the day which for many will bring back happy, if not hazy, memories of a good night out in the city centre. READ MORE: 20 long-gone Leeds nightclubs we haven't forgotten LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Brannigans on Vicar Lane was a haunt to go and get completely blathered rather than pop in for a couple. They packed people in like sardines - which makes for a very sweaty time.
Becketts Bank on Park Row screamed chain pub from the moment you walked in. But who cared? It was a cheap round back in the day.

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This nightspot within the Grand Arcade became a magnet for partygoers and students. Remember stumbling out Heaven & Hell after a good night back in the day?
Remember Distrikt bar on Duncan Street?
Cuban Heels on Assembly Street was a rather hectic place, tucked around the corner from The Corn Exchange and Fudge. Always buzzing the ambience was happy go lucky.
Halfway between stylish cocktail bar and laidback pub Mojo was hugely popular.
Did you visit Chilli White back in the day?
The Majestyk nightclub on Boar Lane is where a lot of revellers ended up.
Everyone bobbed in here - Yates's on Boar Lane - for a few, right?
Remember dancing the night away here? Creation on Cookridge Street near Millennium Square opened in 2001 following a multi-million redevelopment of the site. Closed in February 2007.
Henry's was the place to be seen back in the day.
THE place to go for the Goths was Bar Phono in the Merrion Centre.
Remember Oxygen on The Headrow?
One for the dance music aficionados. Club Uropa nightclub was a favourite for a generation of clubbers.
Remember Harveys on Merrion Street? It was a feeder bar for Club Uropa, through the week as well as at weekends. Harveys was a handy for a pre-clubbing drink.
The Pleasure Rooms on Merrion Street was popular among clubbers around the UK.
Due to it's location, Edward's on Merrion Street was a stop off before a club or people getting tanked up before heading off to a gig.
You could party till 2am here at Zack's on Cookridge Street. DJ Derren was the man on the decks on a Friday and Saturday night.
Remember The Qube on Millennium Square?
With seven themed rooms Tiger Tiger proved popular. You could take a step back in time at Groovy Wonderland, dance like you were in Ibiza in the White Room as enjoy the chilled vibe at the Jewel Bar.
The original Walkabout was well-known for showing live sports and serving Aussie-themed food and drink on Cookridge Street.
Oceana boasted seven themed-rooms on four floors could play host to up to 2,418 people at any one time. Did you pass through its doors?
The Square On The Lane was always seemed to be rammed. It also claimed to boast the longest bar in Britain.
Did you boogie on down to Flares back in the day?
Superclub Gatecrasher on New Briggate had a cult following when it arrived in the city in 2005.
Stinky's Peephouse was the home of legendary club night Back To Basics. It was a must for a generation of clubbers who were giving it large in the noughties.
Pitcher and Piano was comfortably tucked away behind the Corn Exchange on Assembly Street. Enjoyed success as the pre-club bar to Po Na Nas.
Baja Beach Club on Woodhouse Lane boasted bikinis, bad shirts and the loudest beach party this side of the Atlantic, as well as a huge plastic White Shark.
Bondi Beach Bar featured a rotating dance floor that claimed the balance of many a drunken beach-goer back in the day. Were you one of them?
A Leeds institution the Warehouse on Somers Street was THE place to go for a generation of clubbers.
Casa Loco was the nightspot you visited after the nightclub playing hard house music until it was shut down in 2004.
Babycream on The Headrow attracted celebrities and young professionals. It boasted a hi-tech CD-burning service which allowed customers to create their own compilation from more than 5,000 tracks.
Have we missed any out? Share your memories and suggestions with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him - @AndyhutchYPN