Red7 , May 23, 2012
The Beatles may have come from Liverpool and Manchester may have invented its own music era Madchester producing legendary bands like The Smiths and New Order however, Leeds also has a rich musical heritage which today, has made it one of the top cities in the UK for a decent night out.
Producers of The Mekons and Gang of Four from the 1970s punk movement, Nightmares on Wax from the late 80s electronic era to the Kaiser Chiefs and Corrine Bailey Rae in more modern times, as well as the city itself being named NME’s number 1 destination for music, Leeds is up there with the champions when it comes to the best bars, clubs and music venues.
Possibly one of the most influential music venues in the UK during the late 70s, this is one of the best clubs in Leeds in the past having played host to bands such as Oasis, The Stone Roses and Sugar Hill Gang. With a relatively recent refurbishment (2011) the club now has a chill out area with lounge beds and new dance levels now putting on an underground eclectic variation of line ups from house and electro to dubstep and DnB.
Bondi Beach Bar
Surfboards adorn the walls and the bar staffs dress code is bikinis and board shorts, this is a great option for fun seeking girls on a hen party in Leeds. With over 300 cocktails and a revolving dance floor, it’s pure cheese.
A strictly cheese free zone, there is absolutely no chance of hearing any Justin Bieber here! A music heads favourite, this basement club puts on mainly drum and bass nights and a cracking atmosphere.
A clubber’s favourite, this club is regarded as one of the best clubs in the UK and in 2012 it made it to 24th place on the top 100 clubs in the world in DJ’s Magazine. Popular for international DJs and avid party goers, this is an essential visit for a stag do in Leeds.
Revived from a grade II listed building, this is one of the largest clubs in Leeds with six separate bars. Music wise, it’s all about the chart toppers and cheese for a simple and unpretentious good night out!