Guide: All the Leeds bars and pubs open for bookings or walk-ins

Looking for something last min? This list is your new best friend

As of Monday 12th April, many bars and pubs around Leeds have once again opened their doors and welcomed us back with open arms.

Currently, only venues with outdoor seating are able to welcome back visitors, which is devastating news for those with limited or no outdoor space.

Luckily for us, there are still many venues open for business. Some are operating on a walk-in only basis, whereas others are open for booking but are keeping some tables open for walk ins. The only problem now? Figuring out where to go for that all important post-lockdown drink.

Fear not, we have compiled a list of multiple popular venues to make that last-minute night out a bit easier.

Venues only accepting walk-ins:


Only accepting walk-ins for their outdoor area. Bookings for indoor tables will be accepted from May 17th onwards.

33 Call Lane, Leeds, LS17BT

Can’t wait to trip over that curb after a few drinks | @leedsplussocial via instagram

Neon Cactus

The perfect place to go for tacos and tequila! Neon cactus are accepting walk-ins and you can book a table inside from the 17th May onwards.

35 Call Lane, Leeds, LS17BT


Roland’s roof-terrace and front yard operate as a first come, first served basis. They also offer home-delivery on pizza and cocktail kits, in case you don’t manage to get a table but still want to have a fun night.

39 Call Lane, LS17BT

Northern Guitars

Although the guitar shop upstairs is sadly closed for the time being, the bar downstairs is open and accepting walk-ins.

41 Call Lane, Leeds, LS17BT

Northern Guitars also has cute lighting too!


Brewdog are only accepting walk-ins for their outdoor area. Tables inside will be available to book from May 19th.

The White Cloth Hall, Crown Street, Leeds, LS27DA

Viaduct Showbar

The courtyard is open to visitors, sporting a new outdoor DJ booth and a cabaret runway. However, they charge £5 for entry from 6pm Sundays-Thursdays, and £10 Fridays and Saturdays (although your first drink is on them).

11 Lower Briggate, Leeds, LS16ER

Miss getting bevvy with my mates | @alex7ohnson via instagram

The Alchemist (Leeds Trinity)

The Alchemist terrace is open on a first come, first served basis. Bookings indoors are only accepted from May 17th onwards.

Level 1, Trinity Leeds, LS16HW

The Alchemist (Greek Street)

The Alchemist terrace is open on a first come, first served basis. Bookings indoors are only accepted from May 17th onwards.

Yorkshire House, Greek Street, Leeds, LS15SH 

North Bar

No need to book at any of the North Bar locations!

24 New Briggate, Leeds, LS16NU

Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen

Belgrave do not accept bookings for their roof terrace, so visitors are admitted on a first come, first served basis. Get ready to queue! They are open Monday-Sunday 11am-10pm.

1-1a Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, LS28JP

Nothing like a good pint | @harryarthurwinship via instagram

Revolution Electric Press

Revs are operating on a walk-in only basis until 17th May, when they will begin to accept bookings.

41 Cookridge Street, LS23AW

Pack Horse

Pack Horse are welcoming walk-ins to their pub garden from 12th April. From 17th May, visitors will also be allowed to drink inside the venue.

208 Woodhouse Lane, LS29DX

Signature (Headingley)

A ‘modern take on traditional Mediterranean cuisine,’ Signature are accepting walk ins on a first come, first served basis. They are only accepting bookings from May 17th onwards.

6 Otley Road, Leeds, LS62AD

Venues taking bookings but have some* tables set aside for walk in:

*PLEASE NOTE: although some tables are set aside, we expect these to be snatched up quickly. If in doubt, book ahead, or focus on venues that only do walk ins to avoid disappointment!


Accepting bookings for outside tables from April 12th. They do take some walk-ins but space is limited.

37 Call Lane, Leeds, LS17BT

God how I’ve missed the pub

Call Lane Social

Accepting bookings for outside tables from April 12th. They do take some walk-ins but, again, space is limited.

38 Call Lane, Leeds, LS16DT

Distrikt Bar

Distrikt are currently accepting bookings for six people, with a £10 booking deposit per person (which comes off your bill at the end of the night). They also accept walk-ins, but the tables reserved for walk-ins are very limited and priority is given to those with a booking.

7 Duncan Street, LS16DQ 

The Botanist

The Botanist are welcoming visitors from 12th April. Until May 19th, they are closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but open past midnight on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

67 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS16HW

Headrow House

Bookings are available on the roof terrace until 2pm Monday-Sunday. Walk-ins are also welcome, but as a popular spot with students, staff recommend booking to avoid disappointment.

19a The Headrow, Leeds, LS16PU

What a beauty | @clo_mily via instagram

The Lost and Found

Accepting outside bookings in selected bars from April 12th. They accept six people from a maximum of two hours.

12 Greek Street, Leeds, LS15RN

The Fenton

The Fenton are welcoming visitors back to their “Fentiki bar” in their beer garden. They are serving the full menu, plus a BBQ every day! To book, email [email protected]

161 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS23ED

Hyde Park Book Club

Although some tables are available for walk-ins, these are very limited, and it’s better to book a place in advance. Alternatively, HPBC are offering take-away coffee and cake, so you can enjoy your treats in the sunshine on Woodhouse Moor.

27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS61BL

HPBC have free blankets to borrow if its chilly | @coreygjones via instagram

Royal Park Pub

A student favourite in the middle of Hyde Park, RPP is generally very busy even without restrictions. Although they do take some walk-ins, you might find yourself waiting for a while, so it’s safer to book to guarantee a good night.

39 Queens Road, Leeds LS61NY

Shots anyone?

Original Oak

Sporting a huge beer garden, original oak may be the one place that you could chance a walk-in to see if they have any tables. However, the staff told The Tab Leeds that it was best to book to avoid disappointment.

2 Otley Road, Headingley, LS62DG

The Box

The Box has a very limited number of tables for walk-ins, so it may be safer to book a table to avoid disappointment.

8 Otley Road, Leeds, LS62AD

Headingley Taps

Offering both delicious meals and refreshing pints, Headingley Taps are accepting bookings for up to six people in their garden with a reduced menu. However, they are reopening fully, including bookings indoors, from May 17th.

Bennett Road, Headingley, LS63HN

It’s a good day to go to the pub | @sophiejbazan via instagram


Woodies are open 12-10pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays, and from 12-11pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Outdoor tables are available to book.

104 Otley Road, Headingley, LS165JG 

These other iconic venues are strictly bookings only, so be sure to book early to secure your place!


Possibly one of the most popular Leeds venues is open again Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 11pm (but closed Wednesdays and Tuesdays). There is a £10 booking fee, but this includes food upon arrival. They even take late bookings, so it’s worth calling them up and checking if they have space!

36 Whitehouse Street, Leeds, LS101AD


A New York-inspired, ‘vibrant dining’ restaurant and bar located in the heart of Leeds. Neighbourhood are accepting bookings on their outdoor terrace.

5 Greek Street, Leeds, LS15RW

Ready to take flight | @caitlinwatsxn via instagram


Situated close to the train station, offering food and 2-4-1 cocktails. What’s not to love?

2 City Square, Leeds, LS12ES

Turtle Bay

Fancy a cheeky bottomless brunch? Turtle Bay is one of the best spots in the city to celebrate missed birthdays and anniversaries by getting absolutely smashed. Tables are available to book but they are limited as the venue can only accept bookings indoors from May 17th.

14 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds, LS18TL

Cheers to being drunk at 2pm

Manahatta (Merrion Street)

Enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails at this New York Inspired bar. Accepting bookings for tables outdoors currently and will be taking them for indoor tables from May 17th.

11 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS16PQ

Nation of Shopkeepers

Nation of Shopkeepers boasts a beautiful outdoor space perfect for both chilled drinks and good vibes. Tables are available to book now.

26-27 Cookridge Street, LS23AG

Hyde Park Pub

Table spaces outside HPP are limited and until May 17th, you’re safer booking a table than risking being disappointed.

2 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS62AS

Bevs with the boys | @billy_odonnell via instagram

Manahatta (Headingley)

Manahatta’s outdoor areas are available for bookings only from 12th April. Booking tables inside is only available from May 17th.

19 Ash Road, Headingley, LS63JJ

Cocktails with the girlies | @emilyleszniwskyj via instagram

As for other favourites yet to open their doors:

Tiki Hideaway

Bookings accepted from May 17th.

38 Call Lane, Leeds, LS16DT

Dirty Martini

Opens May 17th for indoor bookings.

31 King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HL

Already planning my outfit for May 17th | @georgiarosebrady via instagram

Bar Soba

Outdoor terrace open from 23rd April. Bookings for inside, for groups of six only, will be accepted from May 17th.

6 Greek street, Leeds, LS1 5RW

Dry Dock

Opening 17th May.

Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AX

Brudenell Social Club

The iconic Leeds venue posted a vague statement on their Instagram stating that they were “opening soon”.

33 Queens Road, Leeds LS6 1NY England

The vibes at Brudenell social club are unMATCHED | @charl0ttewa1ker via instagram

The Library Pub

Open for bookings from 17th May.

229 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 3AP

Old Bar

Open for bookings from 26th April.

4 Lifton place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ


Open for bookings from 26th April.

4 Lifton place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ


Open for bookings from 17th May.

2 St Michael’s Road, Leeds, LS6 3AW

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