City Buzz: 5 of the newest bars in Leeds’ Northern Quarter

Tom Finnon, Bruce Lerman and Dan Crowther at The Rum Shack.
Tom Finnon, Bruce Lerman and Dan Crowther at The Rum Shack.
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With another new addition to the city’s popular Northern Quarter this week, we take a look at some of the newbies in the area.

The Brunswick

This new bar, restaurant and arts space opened its doors last night. See more at our story here.


BrewDog’s second offering in Leeds opened its doors at the end of July and its beer and shuffleboard offering has proved popular.

Read more here.


Taking over the former Lounge site on Merrion Street, the bar has dedicated pool table area and opened its doors back in June.

Read more here.

Bar Soba

The former Pleasure Rooms site on Merrion Street got a £1m and opened in April as a Pan-Asian street food and cocktail venue.

Read more here.

Rum Shack

The pop-up beach bar on Cross Belgrave Street ended last week. Keep your eyes peeled as we reckon another one may take its place soon.

You can read more about it here.

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