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Rooftop Bars Leeds

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Country United Kingdom
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Best time to visit May - September
Rooftop grade 7/10
Rooftop Bar Leeds
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Leeds Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Leeds is a lively city full of culture and entertainment. If you're looking for a truly adventurous, fun and elevated time here, a rooftop bar Leeds is the way to go.

Luckily, there are quite a few sky-high venues to enjoy sunny drinks with smashing views, and this guide will help you find all the best rooftop bars Leeds, packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, spectacular photos, maps and so on. Just scroll down and find the Leeds rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

10 best rooftop bars in Leeds

Rooftop Bar Leeds Sky Lounge Leeds

Sky Lounge Leeds

$$$$ | 13th floor | City Centre
  • Highlights
  • Day-to-night
  • Panoramic views
  • Weekend brunch

Perched on top of the Doubletree by Hilton Leeds, found in the waterside Granary Wharf area, Sky Lounge is Leeds highest rooftop bar, mixing a sleek and bright interior lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows and a breezy outdoor terrace. 13 floors above it all, here you get some breathtaking panoramic views, all over Leeds and Yorkshire. Available day to night, up here you can enjoy a decadent afternoon tea, a boozy and bottomless weekend brunch, or trendy evenings with crafted signature cocktails.

Rooftop Bar Leeds Green Room Leeds

Green Room

$$$ | 2nd floor | City Centre
  • Highlights
  • Social space
  • Brunch to cocktails
  • Year round

Green Room is a social space, eatery, bar and roof terrace, with a mission to bring people from the city together to enjoy clean food and make memories. The very spacious rooftop terrace is a glorious sun-drenched haven during summer, but also a cosy Winter Garden during the colder months. Daytime, Green Room is a venue for brunch, coffe and chill, while evenings offer a selection of local craft beers and fresh signature cocktails, served in a vibrant, social, all-are-welcome atmosphere.

Rooftop Bar Leeds Angelica Leeds


$$$$ | 6th floor | City Centre
  • Highlights
  • Stylish
  • Panoramic views
  • Weekend DJs

From the sixth floor of the Trinity Shopping development, in the heart of the city, Angelica offers an unmissable Leeds rooftop experience with incredible city views. Part luxurious, bright and stylish interior, and part lush wrap around outdoor terrace, here you can cozy up at one of the stylish metal tables or luxurious outdoor sofas with parasols and heat lamps. All surrounded with panoramic views over the Leeds skyline. Visit for sunny lunches, sunset drinks or vibrant dinners.


10 Spectacular Rooftop Bars in Leeds

Rooftop Bar Leeds IF ROOFTOP Leeds


$$$ | 4th floor | City Centre
  • Highlights
  • Summer hot-spot
  • Skyline views
  • Fun vibes

Taking over from The Rooftop at East Parade, IF ROOFTOP offers a charming summer rooftop terrace, where the Mediterranean is mixed with the urban-chic, all surrounded with stunning views of the city skyline. This is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day at work, or to start your weekend off right, with sunny and delicious cocktails, a fun atmosphere and live DJs.

Rooftop Bar Leeds Issho Rooftop Restaurant & Bar Leeds

Issho Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

$$$$ | 3rd floor | City Centre
  • Highlights
  • Lush terrace
  • Contemporary
  • Japanese

Found on top of Victoria Leeds, Issho Rooftop Restaurant & Bar offers an elevated and contemporary Leeds experience that is hard to beat. The rooftop houses a stylish interior restaurant and the Kori Bar, leading out to a lush, heated and beautiful terrace, where you are surrounded by lush green foliage and fine views over Leeds city centre. The rooftop menu includes authentic Japanese cuisine, as well as a tempting selection of Champagne, Japanese-style cocktails, sake, Japanese beers, and much more.

Rooftop Bar Leeds The Alchemist Trinity Leeds

The Alchemist Trinity

$$$ | 2nd floor | City Centre
  • Highlights
  • Modern
  • Sweeping views
  • Crafted cocktails

The Alchemist Trinity is part elegant and copper-cased interior lounge, and part south-facing horseshoe terrace, a sun trap where guests can kick back at one of the high tables or comfy sofas and enjoy the sweeping views over the spires and towers of Leeds city centre. Committed to advancing the art of cocktail making, The Alchemist strive to create 'theatre in a glass', which means both beautiful and tasty creations, delivering pure wow moments. The cocktails are complemented with plenty of other drinks, as well as an all-day food menu inspired by worldwide cuisines.

Rooftop Bar Leeds Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen Leeds

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

$$$ | 2nd floor | City Centre
  • Highlights
  • Multi-level
  • Roof garden
  • Local brews

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen offers plenty of fun and good vibes over three floors, including modern art, live music, two bars, and (best of all) a spectacular and unique rooftop garden. Dressed with colourful picnic tables, covered huts to provide shade, lush plants and cool views over the surroundings, this is a prime spot for any sunny summer afternoon. Here, the taps constantly rotate with delicious beers from local breweries, the cocktails are refreshing, and the hungry ones can try some of Patty Smith’s mouth-watering burgers or Dough Boys’ pizza.

Rooftop Bar Leeds Headrow House Leeds

Headrow House

$$$ | 4th floor | City Centre
  • Highlights
  • Spacious
  • Diverse venue
  • Two terraces

Headrow House is truly a diverse and impressive Leeds destination. Here you find a high quality grill restaurant called the Ox Club, a beer hall, a live music venue, and no less than two rooftop terraces. The first one is part of Redondo Beach cocktail bar, where you can enjoy a wide range of original and traditional cocktails at the spacious, charming and garden-like terrace. One level up is Kennedy Meadows, mixing covered huts with open-air seating, and offering great views over the surroundings.

Rooftop Bar Leeds Parkside Tavern Leeds

Parkside Tavern

$$$ | 2nd floor | City Centre
  • Highlights
  • 18 lines of beer
  • Bustling bar
  • Beer garden

Located on Merrion Street in Leeds city centre, Parkside Tavern is a bustling bar, offering pool and sports, as well as an impressive rooftop garden. The open-air terrace is covered with lush astroturf, giving it a truly unique beer garden feel. Relax on one of the long picnic benches while enjoying spectacular views over Merrion Street Gardens, sipping something from the 18 lines of beer, a cocktail, or nibblie tasty pub-grub, including hand-stretched pizzas.

Rooftop Bar Leeds Roland's Leeds


$$$ | 2nd floor | City Centre
  • Highlights
  • Sanctuary
  • Intimate
  • Awarded cocktails

If you’re looking for an intimate Leeds rooftop bar experience with a chilled atmosphere, then the Roland's roof terrace bar is pretty much the perfect spot. Hidden away up a staircase from the courtyard below, this sun-filled spot offers seating for just thirty lucky guests. Here you can sample unusual craft beers hard to find anywhere else in the city, but since Roland's was named among the top 50 cocktail bars in the UK 2022, you should also try some of the expertly mixed cocktails.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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City info

Rooftop bar Leeds

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: May-Sept

Residents: 520 000

Climate: oceanic

Located about halfway between London and Edinburgh, pretty much in the center of the UK, Leeds is a city bursting with life and cultural energy. During the summer months, the city can showcase quite a few great rooftop bars, perfect to enjoy sunny drinks with a view. Most of the Leeds rooftop bars are found in the city centre, so it is very much possible to hop between different rooftop bars in one day.

About Leeds

Leeds is known as the 'unofficial' capital of Yorkshire, and it is a city filled with beautiful architecture and Victorian heritage, as well as vibrant and modern energy. Expect great shopping, a bursting dining scene and a fun-filled nightlife.