The summer is here, and we intend to make the most of it. Spending time chilling with a few craft ales on some of the best rooftop bars in Leeds sounds like a great start to us. From hipster paradise to chic and stylish, the Leed skyline has got it all and we’ve put together a list of Leeds rooftop terrace and bars so we can make the most of the summer weather.
1. Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen
The hub of the Leeds hipsters. Belgrave’s rooftop bar is the perfect place to while away the summer days. They have a great selection of craft beers as well as come fantastic cocktail offerings including a strawberry sangria.
The decor screams secret garden, and although it’s not a high rise rooftop bar, there is a quaint sense of community that is given to the place as it is surrounded by the new buildings that are taking over the Leeds skyline.
Address: Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Cross Belgrave St, Leeds LS2 8JP
2. The Rooftop at East Parade
One of Leeds’ best-kept secrets, the rooftop bar has some fantastic views of the Leeds skyline and regularly has DJ sets on throughout the summer months. But to enjoy any of its offerings, first of all you need to find it – which is easier said than done.
To access The Rooftop at East Parade you need a passcode. You can gain entrance from Park Cross Street where you will be guided to the rooftop.
Address: The Rooftop at East Parade, ENTRANCE AT, 10-12 Park Cross St, E Parade, Leeds LS1 2BH
3. Sky Lounge
If you’re looking for a little bit of luxury, and a few cocktails then Sky Lounge found at the top of DoubleTree by Hilton has the best views of Leeds you’ll find in the city centre. Enjoy the city views anytime from daytime through to night, whilst sipping on one of their signature cocktails..
Found in the Granary Wharf area of Leeds, you won’t want to miss out on the SKy Lounges’ bottomless brunch and afternoon tea offerings either.
Address: Sky Lounge, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds LS1 4BR
4. East 59th
Victoria Gate is the place to be if you’re looking for fancy cocktails and boujee decor. And, it doesn’t get much more slick and stylish than East 59th rooftop restaurant and bar. You can enjoy a New York-style al fresco cocktail experience right in the heart of Leeds city centre.
Cocktails, contemporary style, and a great atmosphere are just a few reasons why you need to visit this cool Leeds rooftop bar.
Address: East 59th, Victoria Gate, 3rd Floor Rooftop, George St, Leeds
5. Headrow House
Offering chilled vibes in the Leeds city centre, Headrow House is one of the coolest rooftop bar offerings on offer. Expect DJ’s throwing out some great tunes, whilst you sip away at craft ales, aperol spritz and enjoy time spent with friends.
Address: Headrow House, 19a The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PU
Set on the sixth floor in Leeds Trinity, Angelica is a stylish and modern bar that looks out over the city of Leeds. It has a beautiful roof terrace that has amazing views, which people can enjoy while sipping on the high-quality range of beverages that Angelicas provide. It is one of the coolest places to visit if you love getting dressed up and getting on the cocktails with the gals.
Address: Angelica, Level 6, Trinity, 70 Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6HW
Found in Victoria Gate, Isso serves up delicious Japanese cuisine on its spectacular terrace that’s decked out with cloud-like pillowed eating and lush greenery. Whether you’d like to enjoy a few cocktails, bottomless brunch or alfresco dining it’s the perfect outdoor seating venue.
Address: Issho, Victoria Gate 3rd Floor Rooftop, George St, Leeds LS2 7AU
8. Parkside Tavern
Looking out over Merrion Street, Parkside Tavern’s rooftop terrace is a communal space with long picnic bench stely setting perfect for socialising with pals. They serve a range of decent ales as well as a range of spirits and cocktails to keep everyone happy on a warm summer day.
Address: Parkside Tavern, St Johns House, Merrion St, Leeds LS2 8JE
9. The Alchemist
The Alchemist in Leeds has a long, varied and excellent cocktail list. We’ve always been a sucker for a smokey Old Fashioned at Alchemist, which is located in the Leeds Trinity Centre.
They appear to put a great deal of consideration into everything they do. It’s also one opulent experience that we’ve never grown tired of, from the showmanship of their cocktail crafting to the glasses that they come in.
Address: The Alchemist, Level 1, Trinity, Leeds LS1 6HW
This fariground-themed cocktail bar is home to a super secret foortop bar that can be accessed from a strange potting shed. It’s the perfect place to while away an afternoon with a few cocktails with friends, before getting ready to head onto the dancefloor later in the day.
Address: Cuckoo, 37 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BT
Roland’s lovely beer garden with stunning dangling twinking lights is tucked away from the main strip in Leeds, right behind Call Lane.
The patio seats about 30 people, but it’s ideal if you want a private sun trap for the afternoon chilling on one of the best rooftop bars Leeds has to offer. They have a wonderful assortment of craft beer as well as great drinks.
Address: Roland’s 39 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT.