Tuesday 26th of January 2016
1. The Hyde Park Pub
The Hyde Park Pub is a popular watering hole for the hoards of students who partake in the ‘Otley Run’, a bar crawl spanning the length of Otley Road and ending in Leeds city centre. If you’re looking for a great atmosphere then this is certainly the place to try – there’s plenty of seating both inside and out, a pool table and lots of screens to enjoy your favourite sports. If you’re looking for a quiet drink, then this pub probably isn’t for you, but it will certainly give you an insight into the buzzing student life in Leeds.
2. Dry Dock
Located in the heart of Leeds city centre, the Dry Dock couldn’t look more out of place if it tried. Quite literally doing exactly what s says on the tin, the Dry Dock is a solid metal boat situated on the ring road overpass. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the Dry Dock offers up cheap alcohol and good music. It gets especially busy at the weekend, so we recommend that you head here for an early drink, so that you can soak up the atmosphere before it gets too busy.
3. The Adelphi
If you’re looking for a traditional, cosy pub then the Adelphi is the place for you. Famed throughout Leeds for its delicious Sunday roasts the Adelphi is a proper pub with a fine range of real ales. The Victorian interior has remained unchanged over the years, which adds a cosy and otherworldly feel to the building, while the upstairs of the building is slightly more modern and is decked out with sofas and tables. The pub is well known for filling up quickly at weekends – so make sure that you arrive early and find yourself a comfy spot for the evening.
4. The Fox and Newt
The Fox and Newt is located in the centre of Leeds and is the city’s last remaining city centre brew pub. Known citywide for the varied range of live music that it hosts, the Fox and Newt is home to the Burley Street Brewhouse and it has recently converted its unused upper floor into a brand new live music and comedy venue.
5. The Library
This much loved student pub is another addition to the infamous Leeds ‘Otley Run’ and is a hit with both students and Leeds locals alike. Once an old Victorian pub, the Library has undergone a modernisation which has given it a much more upmarket feel. As well as serving a wide selection of cask ales and craft beers, the Library also serves up a range of tasty food, if you’re feeling peckish.