There are so many unique and interesting places to visit within the great City of Leeds, Lower Briggate and it's surrounding area is no exception.
With new places popping up replacing the old, and the existing still going strong, within Freedom Quarter there is definitely something to cater to every single person.
Our map displayed outlines 'Freedom Quarter', and we've compiled a comprehensive list of the venues, bars, restaurants, hotels and more for you to have a look at. Give the pictures below a click to find further information about what each establishment offers!
bars, pubs & Clubs
Club Mission nights by our books are just insane. Over the last decade, Mission has secured a large number of unique events, world class DJ's and teamed up with promoters to provide Leeds with a truly individual house experience.
Celebrating 17 years of success, Fibre has cemented itself as one of the prominent weekday and weekend hotspots in the city centre. Opened in 2000, Fibre have made edgy and sleek renovations to their venue. Situated over 4 floors, Fibre isn't a place you want to miss off your list!
Say hello to a revolutionary clubbing experience. Situated under the arches sits Tunnel Leeds, the newest addition to Freedom Quarter. State of the art lighting and sound systems provide a venue incomparable to any of it's kind.
Featuring the best of British cabaret, The Viaduct Showbar brings a touch of magic to the quarter. Themed nights, quirky bar staff and unbeatable drinks offers, it's a place for all walks of life. The Viaduct has talented drag queens and features regular acts from all around the world in their Big Show Sunday specials.
The Hedonist project has been created for lovers of creative cocktails and pleasure. The idea was born from 3 of Leeds best bartenders, and when you put them all together they have achieved a completely unique place to want to be.
Smokestack boasts two floors of electric funk, soul, blues, jazz and reggae vibes. Hidden away at the top end of Briggate, Smokestack is a one of a kind in Leeds. It offers something different each day of the week.
Famous for it's involvement in the Courtyard parties, Queenscourt is a bar, club and even offers a decent food menu which provides it's customers with an all round experience. Adjacent to Bar Fibre, it is a popular destination to visit.
Stone Roses is a hip, late night bar and a popular end of the night destination choice. The bar throws out indie music along with drums and cycles hanging over the dance floor, and is always one of the last places to close in the City.
The Bridge is one of the oldest LGBT venues in Leeds. Boasting free karaoke, the bar has a big personality and a naturally warm welcome. It NEVER charges entry, and there is something different happening every day of the week. A definite must visit.
Recently awarded 'Blue Plaque' status for it's contribution to the LGBT community, The New Penny is a place where you will walk out with more friends than you went in with. It's quirky atmosphere combined with cheesy songs leave you reminiscing and dancing the night away.
Featured over two floors, Bowers Tap is a pub suited for all. Wether you're popping in for a quick lunch or after work drinks with colleagues, it'll keep you feeling relaxed and content no matter what time of the day.
Blayds is a small secluded bar that has been a feature on the Leeds scene for almost 30 years.
Originally, a quiet bar that was a favourite with female clientele, the bar went through a massive transformation 10 years ago when taken over by current owners Robert and Duncan who now promote a people friendly atmosphere.
Every night is different at Blayds, but the warm welcome never changes.
Always worth a visit when you are out and about.
Revolucion De Cuba
Calling all rum-lovers for a Latin-inspired fiesta. From freshly prepared tapas to live music and late night cocktails, Leeds city centre has its very own slice of Havana.
Sit out in the sun and enjoy a cocktail or two before heading down to their new downstairs space, open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening meaning you can stay and party into the night with them!
restaurants, cafe's and food
If you haven't heard of or experienced Nando's by now, we'd have to ask the question 'Have you been living under a rock?'. This Portuguese style chicken restaurant offers some of the best flame grills and sides imaginable! Nando's is situated at the very top of Briggate, and is a popular choice from students to adults.
A lavish and sophisticated Thai restaurant, Chaophraya offers a completely unique and unforgettable culinary experience. Since 2004, this place has quickly become a staple of the city centre. If you're looking for Thai perfection, then look no further than Chaophraya.
With an average 4.8/5 city wide rating, Viet Guy promises to deliver a truly high end Vietnamese food experience. Opened in 2015, it was the first of it's kind in Leeds. The restaurant is perfect for private hire, social occasions or even for a family meal.
Is an authentic Indian restaurant offering the finest of cuisines. The establishment is entering it's 6th year of trading, and is now the number one Indian restaurant in Leeds. The interior is luxuriously furnished, and boasts the perfect dining setting.
Hidden away next to Leeds bridge, this delightful little cafe offers river views as you eat. Serving everything from hot panini's to full English breakfasts, no night out is complete with a trip here the next morning.
Bibis is a traditional Italian family owned and run restaurant, café, cocktail bar and event space located in the heart of Leeds city centre. It has been open for 43 years and serves food every day from noon - late. For the ultimate Italian dining experience, look no further!
Our newest addition to the quarter is the Co-op on Sovereign square. It might not be a restaurant or cafe, but you never quite know when you need a cheeky bottle of wine or a bite to eat.
This pizza restaurant offers a real family feel to your dining experience. Established in 2008, it offers a selection of hot and cold dishes, served by some of the friendliest staff you'll find.
The Malmaison is a boutique hotel just 5 minutes walk from the train station and city centre. From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave you feel looked after. The modern interior allows room for comfort and relaxation. Combined with a brasserie and bar, this hotel is perfect for a weekend away.
Whether you're staying for business or pleasure, The Marriott hotel boasts spacious rooms with superior amenities. Another hotel which has a perfect central location, The Marriott is 2 minutes away from Trinity Shopping centre.
Roomz do their accommodation a bit differently to a typical hotel. Their serviced apartments range from stylish studios to maximum comfort suites with kitchens. The ideal place for corporate, short or even longer than planned stays!
Located behind the famous Chaophraya restaurant, the Travelodge is a popular and cheaper choice among most due to being located a stones throw away from the train station. It might also be something to do with the super comfy king size beds though! They also offer 30 minutes free Wi-Fi or £3 for 24 hours.
Fashion & Beauty
With decades of experience, if you're looking for a new style or a tidy, Russell Eaton is the place to go! Not only do they have a salon but also a spa offering services from tanning to HD brows. For the ultimate beauty experience, visit their flagship store at the top of Briggate.
Independently owned, No7. Bridge End provides a place for you to get your hair cut with no flashy gimmicks. Enjoy a hot drink or even a glass of wine as the friendly and experienced team make you feel gorgeous!
They are formally known as the Tracks barbers team. SAME barbers, SAME beautician, SAME vibes BIGGER venue.
They would like to welcome old faces and new to our new place and are located on Lower Briggate just a stones throw away from their old venue. They are a family of six talented and experienced barbers and a wonderful male grooming specialist that will make sure you leave feeling like a new man head to toe.
City Centre Parking
Situated above Bibis, Q Park offers parking a stones throw away from the city centre and shopping districts. They have great rates for overnight parking too. From 18:00 - 09:00 the max cost is £7.00!
Leeds' newest city centre car park at Trinity Leeds has 630 spaces including 14 disabled bays and 8 bays for parents, making it the perfect place for easy access to the shopping centre and to the city centre. It's safe, clean and open 24 hours.
The idea for Morrison Watts Property was born in 2009 around a very simple idea "Offer both tenants and landlords a letting agency that values customer service above all else and offers a customer experience not available with any other letting agency"
Are an established estate agent in Headingley and Leeds City Centre, and are a trusted name in the professional lettings market. Born in 1977 when the company acquired its first property to let, Parklane now possesses a property portfolio valued at over £150 million, dominating the skyline in Leeds City Centre and North Leeds.
Believes in delivering a top quality service to all our clients and are continually re-investing in the latest ideas, people, systems and software to ensure that the company remains the leader in the market. Their stated aim is to build trust with their customers through a professional and fair approach, to ultimately make moving easy.
Nice ‘n’ Naughty stores are famously bright and clean and they are all female, male and couple friendly and managed by well trained and helpful staff. They welcome people of all sexual orientations: straight, gay, bi-sexual, lesbian or transsexual and aim to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible while they shop with them, whatever their budget.
7 Heaton's Court, Leeds LS1 4LJ Situated right next to Leeds superclub Mission, in a railway arch close to the main train station. Currently Leeds male only sauna. With a jacuzzi lounge, steam rooms, cabins and public area's with free Wi-Fi. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, membership starts from £5.
Simply Pleasure is a leading online sex shop offering some of the lowest priced toys in the UK. Their adult sex shop offers a huge selection of products, so whether you are looking for sex toys for yourself, a partner or both, you can be sure that there is plenty to choose from. They stock all of the major brands including Lelo, We-Vibe, Fleshlight and Pipe dream, as well as their own products.