Far from resting or letting it go to their head, Domino is now moving forward with even more of this natural formula that Leeds so loves. The drinks continue their reputation as some of the best in the city, with expert ingredients and masterful mixes, including rare imports such as Japanese whisky and Seychelles rum, alongside local favourites like Northumberland gin and Yorkshire beer. Plus the uniquely generous offer of guest liquors sold by the glass at cost price allows tastings of otherwise often inaccessible fine booze for all.
Whilst the liquid leaves little room for improvement, the music has been elevated to a similar level, moving to the forefront of most nights down Domino. Now, live acts perform week nights for free and weekends for a nominal £3 entry. For this you are treated to a set by one of a rotating list of talented musicians, from gospel blues rasper Reverend Chunky, through jazz interpretations of the Ed Allen Trio, to the funky soulful eclecticism of The Sugar Rays. In keeping with the venue’s philosophy, local artists are joined on the listings by national and international names, legendary within their scene, including in November alone, Nat Birchall and Victor Brox.
With its hip setting, groovy tunes, and killer cocktails, there’s a lot for Leeds’ cats to dig. The secret may be out, but Domino is not changing its spots, and it’s all the better for it.