Leeds Nightlife

Leeds is literally crammed with bars and clubs to suit every sort of night out. 

Headingley has a nightlife that’s loud and vibrant enough to rival many of the UK’s town centres, but if you want to take things up a notch then head into town, where you’ll find a serious selection of drinking holes – from down to earth pubs to some of the UK’s biggest clubbing hotspots.

Call Lane, heading down from The Corn Exchange, is where you’ll find a great selection of bars and late night venues to cater for a more trendy, alternative taste – with OportoJake’s Bar, and Chilli White all being fine choices for a night out.  If real ale and selective music is more your thing, then seek out the small, intimate and painfully cool North Bar – voted by the Observer as the ‘Best Place to drink in England’.


Leeds also boasts a world class clubbing scene, attracting some of the world’s biggest DJs to clubs such as MintMissionThe Warehouse, and Back to Basics at WIRE; Leeds’ most prolific club night. Like your clubbing? Get these venues in your life immediately:

Mint Club

If underground house is your thing, then you’ll be needing to know all about Mint Club, which boasts flagship house and techno nights Circular and Prism.

You can see a full list of events at Mint Lounge here.


Housed in six railway arches, Club Mission is one of Leeds’ biggest clubs – a sprawling venue with outdoor terrace hosting leading house DJs who play across three main dance floors.

Find a full list of Mission events here.

The Warehouse

One of the older clubs in Leeds, The Warehouse lies at the heart of its clubbing heritage. Originally opened in 1979, The Warehouse is busy reclaiming its place at the forefront of the city’s club scene with an exciting programme of events. 

Find events at The Warehouse here.

For a full guide to Leeds events, check out our Leeds Events Guide!