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11 of the Best Cocktail Bars in Leeds 2021

Best Cocktail Bars in Leeds – Looking for some great cocktail bars in Leeds?  Have a look at our list of some of the best!  


Banyan Bar

Toronto Square, 2 City Square, Leeds LS1 2ES

Banyan have cocktail bars in Leeds City Centre, Roundhay and Horsforth.  They offer all the old favourites as well as more unusual cocktails like Blood Orange Spritz, Berry Collins and Lemon Cheesecake.  For special occasions they also do a Gin Tree (6 of our premium perfect serve gin copas served with Fever Tree mixers, on our beautiful Banyan Tree.) or Salted Caramel Espresson Martini Tree (Reyka vodka, Tia Maria coffee liqueur, salted caramel, fresh espresso.)  


The Alchemist

Yorkshire House, Greek St, Leeds LS1 5SH

At The Alchemist they say “We’re masters in the dark arts of molecular mixology and demons in the kitchen. Our mixologists create every cocktail with an obsessive eye for detail, presented in vessels orchestrated to add a devilish dash of theatre, they bedazzle, bewitch and set the scene for everything we do.  Enjoy a flaming atmosphere, creative cocktails and delicious all-day dining with a twist.”  They serve tongue in cheek ‘augmented reality cocktails’ like Tickle Me Pink (Broker’s Gin, St. Germain, Lime, Nettles. Stings), The Colour Changing One (Grey Goose Vodka, Briottet Apple, Soda, Citrus, Magic) and Bubblebath (Tanqueray Gin, Aperol, Chambord, Lemon, Apple, Fairy Liquid.)


Mojo Bar

18 Merrion St, Leeds LS1 6PQ

Mojo Bar run two different cocktail making masterclasses.   With the X3 Masterclass which lasts between one to one and a half hours: “CLASSIC – Let MOJO show you how to make classic cocktails! Learn how to balance drinks and how to make drinks at home. You will be making an Amaretto Sour, Cosmopolitan and Mojito.  MOJO – Learn how to make drinks the MOJO way, including some of our house specialities. You will be making a Sloe Gin fizz, Hurricane and a Long Island Iced.” Then there is the X5 Masterclass which lasts up to two hours and includes a welcome drink followed by four cocktails:  “CLASSIC – Let MOJO show you how to make classic cocktails! Learn how to balance drinks and how to make drinks at home. All guests will receive a Bellini on arrival followed by making an Amaretto Sour, Tom Collins, Cosmopolitan and Mojito.  MOJO – Learn how to make drinks the MOJO way. All guests will receive a Killer Royale on arrival followed by making a Sloe Gin Fizz, Strawberry Daiquiri, Hurricane, and Long Island Iced Tea.”  


Dirty Martini Cocktail Bar

31 King St, Leeds LS1 2HL

Dirty Martini are stylish cocktail bars with venues across London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds & Manchester, and is perfect if you are looking for cocktail bars in Leeds.  “With glamorous interiors, bespoke cocktails and late night DJs, Dirty Martini is the perfect venue for any celebration or just after work cocktails. Plus get ready for the best happy hour in town.”  They offer cocktail making classes – enjoy a Bellini on arrival and then make and drink two fabulous cocktails each and enjoy some of our delicious sharing platters.  The class will take an hour and a half and needs to be booked in advance.  (They also do an Espresson Martini Masterclass if you fancy that instead!) 


Be At One

19 Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6EA

With over 40 locations of the cocktail bar, Be At One across the U.K, “we’re here to get the party started no matter the occasion.”  Their cocktail making masterclasses last 90 minutes with each guest getting to mix up at least 2 cocktails each.  The cocktail making masterclass includes entertainment like games from being “blindfolded whilst making a Martini to creating a cocktail tower, our fun team games are guaranteed to get you and your mates laughing.”


Las Iguanas

Unit 3 Cloth Hall St, Leeds LS1 2HD At Las Iguanas you can “take the hassle out of party planning with our guided cocktail masterclasses. Perfect for combining delicious food and drink with entertainment for any large group. Whether you’re planning a hen do, stag, or office party, we’ve got options for all budgets.   We have beautifully designed Latin American restaurants across the country with expert mixologists & delicious food with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Each of our cocktail masterclasses includes 4 drinks and cocktail-making games. Packages available for 6- 20 people.”   You’ll be handed a Caipirinha on arrival, then during the class you’ll each get to make 2 cocktails from the following selection:  Mojito, Mango Collins, Malibu Swizzle, Tutti Frutti and Watermelon Margarita,  Finally, enjoy a classic Mojito to finish your Latin American experience.  


Revolution Bar

48 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DT

At Revolution Bar you can “get hands-on behind the bar to mix the best premium spirits with fresh, fruity ingredients as you master the tricks of the trade. With your own dedicated bartender to guide you, you’ll learn, you’ll party, and you’ll never experience anything else like it. The original and the best!”  The cocktail masterclasses include 90 minutes of cocktail making, you can then choose to add on a two or three course meal, a buffet, bar snacks or an afternoon tea!  


Revolucion de Cuba

64-68 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DT

Revolucion de Cuba have four different grades of cocktail masterclasses.  Firstly, they have the Classic Masterclass which is a cocktail masterclass in all the classics plus Cuban inspired bar snacks.  Secondly you could choose to add a Mostrador buffet, which includes beef chilli or Caribbean curry, sides like zesty rice and patatas bravas.  Thirdly, the Masterclass and Tapas includes authentic tapas dishes.  Lastly, you could choose to accompany your masterclass with a two course meal.  “The Mojito, The Daiquiri and The Cuba Libre all originated in Cuba, alongside some serious rums. This humble island has been doing it right for years, and now? We want to share its cocktail making secrets with you. Simply pick a cocktail masterclass option to become a master of rum. You’ll laugh. You’ll learn. And you’ll live the life of a true Cuban Cantinero – including getting to know all that wonderful rum.”


The Botanist

67 Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6HW

At The Botanist, you can learn to make an English Mojito ,Thai Chilli Crush, an Apricot Mai Tai and a Pornstar Martini.  “On their adventures of cocktail experimentation & ale exploration, our experts discovered all there is to know about their craft. Truth be told, extracts from their travels have been cherished and can be discovered in our marvellous masterclasses.   If there’s one thing our botanists know, it’s how to make a cocktail! And now you can too… Shake, stir and sip your way through a cocktail masterclass, hosted by an expert botanist, as you learn how to make a selection of our very best cocktails in your own private area.”  


Slug and Lettuce – Cocktail Making

4 Park Row, Leeds – Park Row, LS1 5HU

You can really make a night of it with Slug and Lettuce’s Cocktail Masterclass offering.  You get 90- minutes of competitive cocktail making, this includes a glass of fizz, two cocktails and a Jägerbomb rally.  The class also includes nibbles.  Cocktail making choices are a Pornstar Martini, Espresso Martini, Classic Mojito or a Bramble.  You can spend a little more and have a buffet served alongside, or a bit more again to get a two or three course site down meal, so soak up some of the fun!  Book online or give them a ring.  


All Bar One – Cocktail Bars in Leeds

27 E Parade, Leeds LS1 5BN

All Bar One is a “stylish space for spirited people to meet with friends. We’re all about celebrating life and sharing food, drink and experiences together.”  With their ‘Classic Cocktail Masterclass’ you make three cocktails each, with their ‘Cocktail Masterclass and Bellinis’ you make three cocktails each, plus your choice of Bellini on arrival (white peach, mango, strawberry, or raspberry).  Or you could go for their top tier offering of a ‘Cocktail Masterclass with Bellinis & Bites’ – make three cocktails each, while you enjoy your choice of Bellini alongside a selection of delicious canapés for your group.  Have a look on their site for the full menu.   Also, have a look at Cocktail Making Masterclasses or Gin Tasting in Leeds.        


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