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Smokestack

159A Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LY, England
+44 113 245 2222
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Absolute blast!

This place is amazing if you feel like letting your hair down on the dancefloor. That coupled with... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Julia H
,
Halifax, England, United Kingdom
My favourite bar in Leeds

Smokestack always has great music, usually Jazz or Soul. I love going here on a weekday evening for... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Shannon G
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
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Offering two floors of funk, soul, blues, jazz and reggae, Smokestack combines the city's most electric atmosphere with the globe's finest measures and pours. Its bow tie and braces clad bartenders, connoisseur DJs and impressive listing of live...more
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Hours Today: 17:00 - 02:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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159A Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LY, England
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+44 113 245 2222
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This place is amazing if you feel like letting your hair down on the dancefloor. That coupled with a great range of cocktails made for a fantastic time. Huge credit to the bartender who made up a mocktail for me - never have I seen...More

Thank Julia H
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Jess W, Public Relations Manager at Smokestack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Julia We are so happy you enjoyed yourself on your last visit. & I will ensure the bartender's are told how much you appreciated your non-alcoholic cocktail. At Smokestack cocktails are for the many not for the few! We'll see you next time down...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Smokestack always has great music, usually Jazz or Soul. I love going here on a weekday evening for casual drinks (very cosy, lovely lighting and fun atmosphere) or at a weekend night for getting drunk and dancing (gets very busy late at night at weekends,...More

Thank Shannon G
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We always visit this bar on our weekend trips to Leeds and it never disappoints. The music is old school jazz, funk,northern soul and motown and it's a place where everyone dances like no one is watching. The bar staff are really quick at serving...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

It's a quirky little place which is a good atmosphere and great place for a drink. Cocktails are amazing and also they have a good selection of spirits. Open till late. Good music and always friendly people.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

My favourite place in leeds. I've been coming here for 3-ish years now. Small little bar that plays, jazz, funk and soul etc and i adore them. Staff are friendly, prices are what you'd expect from a small bar. I love how they have one...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Best place for music in town, if you don’t like techno/house/pop type music. It’s all about funk, soul, Motown and blues here. Staff are friendly, prices are reasonable for a club/bar. Apparently the cocktails are good too (not had one myself by the grapevine says!)....More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This place has such a great atmosphere. The staff were very friendly, the music just right and there was a great choice of drinks. Would definitely come back when in Leeds again.

Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here. Great posters, good vibe. 2 floors of soul, funk and rnb. Quick service at the bar. Would come again.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place! We were on a date night and wanted a dance without the hardcore element. Great tunes and happy vibes ❤️

Thank Alexandra B
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We visited on the friday of the Leeds pride weekend and had a fantastic time in this bar. It's always our favourite bar in town because the music is brilliant and the DJ literally gets everyone in the whole bar dancing. Because it was Pride...More

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