Leeds Loves Cocktails returns for it’s 5th year of it’s 7 day Cocktail Festival. Back with a boom, some of the best bars in Leeds City Centre come together to produce a fun week of events, a jam packed schedule with tastings, dinners, workshops, parties and much more.
36 of the finest cocktails venues partner up with a large range of select brands from around the world, to serve £5 cocktails from the Leeds Loves Cocktails menu for wristband holders.
Getting involved in Leeds Loves Cocktails couldn’t be easier. Simply, buy your wristband online for £10 (trade, student and early bird concessions available) and then collect it from our designated cocktail hub in the city centre at Jakes Bar & still room. With your wristband you can enjoy unlimited £5 cocktails at participating bars and gain exclusive access to all of the events throughout the week!
Loves Cocktails was launched in 2013 by cocktail professional and drinks entrepreneur Nick Fox. The aim of the festival is to encourage drinkers to ‘drink better, not more’ by indulging in the finest cocktails and sampling the highest-quality spirit brands, as well showcasing the calibre of bars and industry talent in the North of England. Having launched in Leeds, the festival expanded into Manchester in 2016. 2017 promises the festival’s most exciting year yet as it launches in two new cities: Nottingham and Liverpool! See you at the bar!
Your wristband gives you exclusive access to all Leeds Loves Cocktails events, tastings and workshops*. You can also enjoy a discounted £5.00 NLC menu in every participating venue.
* Unless this is one of the selected events which requires a deposit or purchase of ticket.
No, you can enjoy as many cocktails as you like over the week and from each participating venue. However, wristband holders can only purchase one drink at any one time (no stockpiling). Of course, we encourage you to drink responsibly - after all the mantra of the festival is drink ‘better not more’.
Your wristband gives you exclusive access to all Leeds Loves Cocktails events, tastings and workshops. Except deposited or ticketed events.
We are running a discounted wristband for both consumers and industry who get in there early. These are available in limited supply.
We provide discounted tickets for both students and the hospitality industry. Please bring student ID for the student wristband, or a payslip from your employer for the industry wristband.
When is the festival: Leeds Loves Cocktails takes place between 5th - 11th June. You can enjoy discounted cocktails from the NLC menus during the bar's full opening hours Monday to Thursday and on Sunday and 9pm on Friday and Saturday*. The events take place at various times over the week across the participating bars.
* The participating venues have the right to refuse service to wristband holders.
Wristbands for Leeds have no yet become available, please check the site shortly to get your wristband.
Wristbands are available to collect from Jakes Bar and Still Room date TBC.
The festival takes place across the city at the 36 participating bars. A Loves Cocktails hub is located at Jakes Bar and Still Room where you can collect wristbands and we’ll also be hosting events there.