The now ubiquitous cocktail may be a centuries old invention, but only a few years ago it wasn’t so easy to find a quality one in Leeds. Amongst the cheap and cheerful chain deals, an occasional specialist cocktail bar had to be sought out for a taste of the good stuff.

Now, Leeds has got the best of both worlds; with a plethora of great places serving quality cocktails, and without losing the abundance of offers. Here are some of the amazing cocktail deals you can find in some of the amazing cocktail bars in Leeds.

The Box

I mean, this is the deal that we’re all looking for, right? 2-4-1 cocktails all day every day – and they’re not bad! There are signature slings, sours and spritz, plus classic old fashioneds, and martinis on tap. The Box is good social fun, with live sport and bottomless party food to go with those 2-4-1 cocktails. The only issue is resisting the temptation to be here all day every day and ending up in double trouble.

Outlaws Yacht Club

This terrific bar across from Leeds bus station can be both a relaxed haven to kick back in and a vibrant joint to rev up at. These fitting contrasts are reflected in their inviting drinks offers, with weekday happy hours 5-8pm getting the party started, and 2-4-1 Bloody Mary’s on Sundays the ideal tonic to get over the night before. Whether lounging on their comfy social sofas or grooving to their expertly curated music, Outlaws is the hippest hangout in town for a bargain cocktail.

The Liquorist

For a premium bar, The Liquorist cocktail prices are happily below premium. Hand-crafted delights, from a naughty Pornstar Martini to a classy Cosmopolitan, cost you only £5.95 almost all of the time. Head here anytime Sunday to Friday or before 5pm on a Saturday for a cheap and cheeky cocktail, perhaps accompanying their modern home-cooked food, in super smart surroundings.

Thewlis Cocktail Lounge

A decadent cocktail lounge that styles it out in white booths, dark wood and gold decor. You can be confident in the quality of cocktails here, and you might be surprised that the prices don’t match the opulent interior. Weekdays after 4pm and Saturdays 12-6 it’s two for £12 or two for £15 depending on your choice from the classic list that includes marvellous Margaritas, Mimosas and Mojitos. With pizzas on offer too, there are many great reasons to visit Thewlis.

East 59th

East 59th is a stylish bar and restaurant with a striking rooftop terrace. It’s perfect for sophisticated summer cocktails, and indeed an impressive visit all year round. The time to go right now is at six, when you can really add value in the Six at Six deal. This unique offer lets you create a cocktail made your way, selecting the spirit and then the colour of choice from six mixes. See you there on Tuesday to Thursday 6-7pm.


You can’t miss this vibrant venue on Call Lane, and when you order your drinks you’ll be glad you didn’t. The bright outside continues into a colourful interior across five unique spaces. The crazy fun is enhanced by Cuckoo cocktails, and in particular their Fruit Bellinis which can be sipped down at 2 for £13. Also offering a free pizza with every drink before 9pm, the generosity here really is cuckoo.

Lazy Lounge

The quirky and quality bar Lazy Lounge has a healthy obsession with spirits, leading to an astonishing list of gins and whiskeys. When added to their cocktails, we’re treated to some masterful creations. You can sample these whenever you like as their two cocktails for £12 offer is always running. Come and get ginspired with a Negroni or whiskeyed away to a Manhattan.


This excellent understated bar on Call Lane is a winning visit any day and night, but the relaxed cool really suits a Sunday. Which is when you can enjoy Roland’s Bloody Mary Sundays. Every week you can revive with a world class Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria, or Red Snapper for just £6. Or for an extra 50p why not try something new – a Bloody Mary made with beer, called Micheladas, is a little different and lot delicious.

Headrow House

One of Leeds’ most popular bars might get even more popular when people discover their cocktail offer. Look past the excellent ale in the large beer hall and you’ll find some stunning cocktails available all day every day at 2 for £12. To be enjoyed anywhere across the hip four floors of this impressive building, including a large rooftop terrace.

Neon Cactus

A vibrant Mexican venue that serves terrific tequilas and tacos to a good time crowd. Tuesdays elevate the enjoyment even further, by delivering deals on both of these Mexican specialities. Tacoverlo offers a board of ten delicious tacos for just ?15, which then unlocks tequila dreams where you can have unlimited £5 Tommy’s and classic Margaritas for as long as your table is booked. Delicioso!

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