Tailors Gin: Bringing glitz and glam to Leeds as venue reopens with bottomless disco brunch

It is a craze that has taken city centres by storm, drinks flowing alongside brunch menus to entice visitors to tables.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 6:00 am
Tailors Gin owners Jamila Juma-Ware and Matthew Wignall (photo: Bruce Rollinson)

And Tailors Gin - bespoke tailors by day and a speakeasy by night - is reopening with bang introducing its own disco-themed bottomless brunch.

The Leeds city centre bar is a hub of 1920s glitter and glam and prides itself on its spirit offerings.

Stocking over 50 gins and a wider selection of rums and other spirits, Grand Arcade is not short for a G&T and a cocktail with Tailors Gin in its vicinity.

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The venue is a tailors by day and speakeasy bar by night (photo: Bruce Rollinson)

And you won’t be short either - with 90 minutes of bottomless gin, cocktails and pancake stacks on offer today to mark its reopening.

Home to disco balls, fancy flapper dresses, top hats and tailcoats, co-owner Jamila Juma-Ware can’t wait to get back to the razzle-dazzle of Tailors.

She told the YEP: “We just want people to come in, drink gin and have a good time.

“Today will be about having 90 minutes of razzmatazz fun, with disco tunes and disco balls to get everyone back in the swing.

“I’m absolutely buzzing with excitement to be back open - both myself and my co-owner partner are incredibly sociable people so we want that feel and that bit of cheers back.”

Tailors Gin is usually open Thursday through to Sunday as an independent speakeasy which offers private bookings, spirit tastings, reservations and walk-ins.

There’s music, indoor and outdoor seating, and its array of gin can be bought as 10 different shots with a selection of mixers so that you can mix and match and garnish yourself at your table.

In non-Covid times, the Gatsby-themed fancy dress collection at the bar would be on offer for customers to wear while at the venue, and this has now been replaced with vintage garments available to buy.

Miss Juma-Ware said: “We have such a nice atmosphere because our venue is intimate so we have got to know our customers and what they want really well.

“We spend a lot of time talking to them and making sure we create exactly what they want to feel and drink here.

“We’ve gone from seeing people, chatting and having a whale of a time to literally nothing for ages so now it’s time to see how everyone is getting on as we bring life back into our bar.”