’Tis the season to be jolly, so we got our heads together and listed our three favourite bars for after-work drinks in Leeds. The city is brimming with fantastic bars to hang out in during the early evenings, with plenty on offer for all types of tastes. Whether you’re after laid-back beers or indulgent cocktails, the Leeds after-work scene has you covered. Let’s get started. Cheers!
Colourful Cuckoo on Call Lane is a place for escapism, making it the perfect venue if you’ve had a rough day in the office. The Cuckoo menu features a wide range of quirky cocktails and a variety of both savoury and sweet pizzas, which are served free with every drink until 9pm every day (yes, really!). With neon lights casting an otherworldly glow across the bar, you really have fallen down the rabbit hole when you wander into Cuckoo land. Drinkswise, the Royal Grape Martini is an eye-catching choice that features a mini bottle of prosecco in the glass. Hungry? Why not try their Marmite pizza? You definitely won’t get bored with this menu.
The Pit on Merrion Street offers burgers, beers and cocktails in abundance. Having recently relaunched their menu to add a South American twist to their BBQ delights, it’s a great choice for spice lovers. A modern interior features neon lights, cosy booths and large tables, so it’s ideal for big groups looking for a casual post-work drink. There’s a huge cocktail menu to take your pick from, but we’d suggest keeping it simple with a margarita and some nachos. For beer fans, you can’t go wrong with a Kona Hanalei IPA – all Kona brews are delicious.
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