A capacious venue, Leeds' Po Na Na attracts twenty-somethings that love to dance. Wooden floors, Moorish decor, palm trees, a balcony and a wide range of cocktails associate the club with a more affluent clientele than other clubs in Leeds. Although it's popular, Po Na Na's midweek events sometimes lack the customers needed to get a good atmosphere. Thursday's revolving schedule includes mostly hip hop events whilst Friday's The Northern Line is a busy funk and hip hop night. On Saturdays guest DJs play funk, hip hop and soul.
In a Grade II listed building, the Snickleway Inn has been documented as an inn since at least 1769, with parts of the building going back to the late 15th Century. Its real claim to fame, however, is that it’s supposedly the most haunted pub in York. It is the home to several different ghosts and phenomena, including the ghost of a young girl, an angry old man in the clear, and the unaccountable smell of lavender on the top floor. That aside, the Snickleway Inn is a friendly place with good beer and good, if basic, food; try the sandwiches, which are huge.
Tucked away off the main street, full of character and charm and reputedly haunted, this is the city's oldest licensed pub. It's in an ideal location within easy reach of the York Minster and most of the major city-center attractions. The large beer garden contains an all-weather section, making outside drinking a more realistic option in Yorkshire.
Club Salvation is one of the most hip and busiest nightclubs in York and has been known to create waves of excitement among party-goers since its opening. The club consists of two rooms where you can find mostly all genres of music being played by the popular DJs in town. Their laser and pyrotechnic along with advanced sound systems heighten the clubbing experience. But if this annoys you, head to their rooftop terrace to relax with a drink in hand. Apart from this, everyday is eventful here with the wide number of private celebrations, hen parties and other theme nights held here. A regular haunt of celebrities, you will certainly rub shoulders with your favorite star!
The Belgrave is an eclectic addition to Leeds’ bar scene. Sample award-winning bartending with cocktail specialties, or get behind the counter and make your own drink. With great deals on offer through the week, this place is always abuzz with patrons. Leather booths, vibrant interiors and a pop-art-inspired wall contributes to a retro ambiance. It also hosts live music and the beer garden is one of the most popular in the city.
Whether you're a fan of bourbon or not, 51% Bourbon Lounge is one bar you simply must visit. Its rustic interiors, replete with exposed brick walls, old-fashioned furniture, dim-lighting and barrels for tables; creates a rather laid-back atmosphere which sets the tone for an enjoyable round of drinks. Boasting an impressive collection of around 80 American and international bourbons, there's plenty to sample at this bar. While bourbon might be the focus, its not all that's available here. If the smoky spirit does not excite you, you could opt fro one of their signature cocktails or bottled brews.
The location in the Leeds business district makes O'Neill's a popular spot for an after-work drink. Office workers pile into the bar with its enclosed yet high-spirited atmosphere. Despite being part of the Bass brewery chain, O'Neill's seem to have thought a bit more about their menu than some establishments. The live gigs add to the popularity of this place.
Despite its unlikely location opposite Leeds General Infirmary, The George is a popular place for a pint of beer. The pub is located at the quiet end of the city centre and the place is fairly low-key itself. The decor is standard; old brass trinkets, a wooden bar, and a fruit machine or two - but anything more ornate would take away the charm of the place. A big screen folds out for satellite television sports.
Located in the chic Radisson SAS Hotel, Lounge Restaurant and Bar offers two levels of superb dining experience. One can sit and relax by the fireplace on the upper level or dine formally on the lower level. The well stocked bar has an impressive range of specialty cocktails and spirits. The chic contemporary décor effortlessly blends with the old style of the building.
Whether you're in London or Leeds, it's almost guaranteed that there'll be a Yates's Wine Lodge nearby. Like all the other branches, the Leeds outlets are very welcoming and decorated using lots of brass and wood. It's always busy, especially at lunchtime when the office-goers set pour in to take advantage of the pub's good value, good quality food which features traditional favorites like scampi and chips. This place is always a safe bet.