Leeds Nightlife

Oracle Bar, Leeds Waterfront

Oracle Bar, Leeds Waterfront

Leeds is renowned as being one of the top nightlife and club centres outside of London, the home of pioneering club nights and plenty of quirky live music venues. Visit Leeds during its annual late May Bank Holiday ‘Live at Leeds’ metropolitan music festival and catch the best of the new band scene across various city centre venues.

From chic cocktail bars to legendary clubs including the largest Oceana and the most vibrantly themed Tiger Tiger with laid back Jazz sounds, Leeds is the hip and coolest heart of Yorkshire nightlife, with a lively gay scene emerging around the Lower Briggate area. Catch the best of Leeds live music at top venues like The Wardrobe, The Cockpit and the O2 Academy and find best UK DJs in some of Leeds’ bar clubs or top party nights at student favourite Oporto, a UK best club night out award-winner.

New themed bars and intimate clubs are constantly emerging in the evolving world of the Leeds nightlife scene, boosted by the huge student population in the city, but this is a seasoned scene too with a weighty history. Venues like The Warehouse have been around for well over 20 years, offering up club night legends like Speedqueen which continue to sell out! Come on down people and experience a best UK night out for yourself – find city centre accommodation online now.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.