We’re a music loving bunch here at Glass Onion! As a lot of our team live in Leeds, we’ve got some fab, off the beaten track recommendations where to spend a good night out. Expect speakeasies. Intimate gig venues and great Saturday night vibes.
Fancy a bit of latin and funk on a weekend? This cool cocktail bar is for you. With drinks inspired by New Orleans you’ll be sure to find a cocktail that's for you. Claire from sales loves this vibe for a cheeky trip over to Leeds from Sheffield.
Lower Briggate, LS1 6LY. Get Directions
Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen
Cosy in winter, chill in summer, a perfect all rounder. A gig room with a lineup not to miss, cocktails 2 for £12 and banging food vendors. You can almost guarantee to find one of our team who live in Leeds here on a weekend out - a great chill atmosphere with cosy seating and nice vibes.
Cross Belgrave Street, LS2 8JP. Get Directions
Belgrave’s sister venue is Headrow House. We recommend getting yourself on the rooftop on a Saturday with their DJ and getting a pic of their very instagramable neon sign. Expect similar vibes to Belgrave, with an intimate gig venue, 2 for £12 cocktails and a cosy atmosphere.
The Headrow, LS1 6PU. Get Directions
A great little vibe just opposite Leeds’ bus station. You can grab some world eats before dancing the night away in their sunken dance floored basement. They often have a great lineup of artists performing intimate gigs including a couple that Ellen, from our Remade team have seen, Tom Grennan and Holly Humberstone.
St Peter's Square, LS9 8AH. Get Directions
This barbershop by day opens its back door to become a Jazz cocktail bar at night. You have to try their French Martini cocktail and check out their skills. It’s definitely a treat night out that we can’t recommend highly enough.
Grand Arcade, LS1 6PG. Get Directions
Brudenell Social Club
An absolute Leeds classic is Brudenell Social Club. A bit of an all rounder in the heart of the student area of Burley, catch a game of pool before an intimate gig or head for some pints in their beer garden in the summer.
Burley, LS6 1NY. Get Directions
Saturday night can’t be complete without heading down Leeds’ Call Lane, a popular destination for weekend bevs. We love Oporto for its proper drinking den style and live music with the types of tables you’re allowed to dance all night long on.
Call Lane, LS1 7BT. Get Directions
Leeds' newest event space, just out of the city centre off Kirkstall Road in Leeds is home to music, cocktails and vibes. Expect music from Chase & Status, Bombay Bicycle Club and everything in between.
Armley Road, LS12 2DR Get Directions
Another little gem on Call Lane is Tiki Hideaway. Expect rum, fun and dancing til sunrise. We recommend heading here halfway or towards the end of your saturday night out, as it’s like a fine wine which gets better with time.
Call Lane, LS1 6DT. Get Directions
One of your go to for electronic music, with resident DJs and three rooms to skank in. Mint Warehouse is off the beaten track of the city centre in the up and coming areas of Holbeck.
Holbeck, LS11 9UD. Get Directions
Cosmic Slop at Hope House Gallery
Expect parties with a purpose, Cosmic Slop is home to resident and guest DJs on a hand-built sound system at Hope House Gallery, in support of Maps Charity, an initiative that supports, inspires and elevates disadvantaged young adults using music and the arts. Previous DJs have included Four Tet, Sports Banger and Floating Points.
65 Mabgate, Leeds LS9 7DR. Get Directions