Great student bars in Leeds
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Great Student Bars In Leeds That You Really Need To Check Out

Molly Raby November 5, 2022

Going off to university can be a stressful time, so a student-friendly bar or club can be the perfect place to let your hair down. Here are some great student bars in Leeds that you really need to spend an evening in.

If you have gone to Manchester, Nottingham or Bristol, be sure to check out those articles to find your next best bar. 

But if Leeds is your place, then stick around to find out the go-to places.

Hyde Park Pub

With all-day breakfasts, cocktails and ale, this is the perfect place for pres.

You could go for some well-priced dinner, cheap drinks and then, while you’re already in the centre of Hyde Park in Leeds, you can just leave the pub and go to the clubs.

Hyde Park Pub serves a range of delicious food including tapas, pizza, a Sunday roast and all your favourite staple pub meals.

This dog-freindly pub also shows live sports as well as having regular open mic nights.

As part of their Halloween week, you can get special “Hawkins-inspired” food and cocktails until 7 November.

Hyde Park Pub is located at: 2 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2AS

The Dry Dock

The Dry Dock is a quaint pub, shaped like an old boat. It has been kept in its authentic state, docked on the canal, with its interior designed as a comfortable pub.

In comparison to the pubs around Leeds, this place is nice and cheap, but with very tasty food and cocktails. It is open from 11am to 10pm which is perfect for a pres for any night out.

Wing Wednesday sees students flock to the pub for half-priced pitchers and all you can eat chicken wings.

The Dry Dock has it’s out Gin Lab, where you can sample three different gins alongside three mixers.

The Dry Dock is located at: Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 3AX

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Be At One

This cocktail bar was opened in 2015 and quickly became a staple of the Leeds night scene.

Be At One is perfect for students as you can download an app that allows you to get half-price cocktails for a whole hour!

As Christmas approaches, it is also worth noting that you can purchase gift vouchers ranging from £10 to £160 for the bar.

You can get more information about Be At One on its official blog where they write about upcoming events, current affairs, holiday specials, etc. You can also become a VIP member of the cocktail bar here.

Be At One is located at: 19 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6EA


This bar serves over 90 different cocktails which are reasonably priced and go perfectly well with the party atmosphere present.

Mook hosts music nights where DJ’s play a mixture of hip-hop, R&B and bashment. Recent DJ’s have included Ignition, Thaiguy, Isaac Mayne and Western Mc.

There is live music most days and students are welcomed with two for one drinks all day, every day.

Mook’s website is currently under construction, however their Facebook page is up to date and frequently posting about upcoming events.

Mook is located at: Hirst’s Yard, Leeds LS1 6 NJ

These are some of the great student bars in Leeds so what are you waiting for? Get down there and have a brilliant night.

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Molly Raby is a freelance journalist who works closely with GRV Media and Freshered. After completing her BA (Hons) in English Language and Creative Writing at Salford University 2022, she began her journey into the world of journalism and copywriting. In addition to writing for Freshered, Molly also wrote for The Gold and Green Crowd, interviewing jockeys, horse trainers and others within racing industry. Molly has a passion for film and TV as well as a keen interest in sports.