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Leeds NightLife

Bars and clubs

The city of Leeds has an exciting night scene and since the nineteen nineties its clubs and bars are regarded as among some of the best venues outside of the capital. If your main aim is to have fun during your night on the town then you might want to try Creation, which is regarded as the largest nightclub in Leeds. Creations offer three different types of music and so it appeals to different audiences whether you want R&B or just the latest pop hits, you’re sure to find something you like.

Back to Basics is one of Leeds most popular night clubs and has been running for more than ten years, albeit with several changes of venue. At the moment the club is housed in the heart of Leeds’ Exchange Quarter. The club has its own, favourite DJs and has been known to attract some of the most famous DJs in the UK today. If you prefer the bar and pub scene to specially dedicated clubs, then there is plenty to choose from across the city of Leeds. In the Greek Street area bars like the Living Room and Prohibition have special late licences where you can drink into the small hours of the morning.

Just around the corner from Leed’s Kirkgate is the Northern Light, a bar/club/restaurant that has a beautiful courtyard and a well designed interior. Northern Light is where the cool set hangs out. If you want a bar that doesn’t tend to attract the odd trouble maker then you might prefer the Townhouse, situated in the Call Lane area of Leeds, and part of the city’s independent bar scene.

The Elbow Room, which is also located in the Call Lane area, is actually part of a franchise operating in Bristol and London. The bar aims to please all comers with a lively décor, pool tables, and live music or at least a DJ every night. If you prefer something smaller and more intimate with an American touch then the studied grunge and black leather seats of Dr Wu’s, also in Call Lane in the city centre might be just what you are looking for.

For Tamla Motown and funky jazz are your beat, then the dance floor of the Hifi club with its DJs and alternative live music in Central Road, should please. Leeds nightlife is high on the list of why so many students want to study at one of the three universities that the city boasts. A growing number of students are into real ale and if you want to try some of the best beers in the UK then the North, situated in Briggate offers a huge beer menu and a changing exhibition of local art.

If you are into over the top opulence a dance floor that’s always busy, and a bunch of revellers out for some glitzy fun then Bar Fibre in Lower Briggate might be just what you’re looking for. Leeds is known for its varied and pulsating nightlife, whatever your tastes in music and surroundings there is bound to be something that will suit.