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Cuckoo bar Leeds


  • Pizza
  • Bar

Fun and escapism awaits in this bright and playful party bar on Call Lane. Grab a cocktail and a free pizza while you’re at it!

Cuckoo bar Leeds

If you fancy a bit of escapism then Cuckoo is the world for you; leave the dreary paths of Call Lane and slip out of reality into a neon coloured party that’s serving the more esoteric cocktail and pizza combination.

Location Details

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The Food

The Pizza ovens are fired up and ready to go. On the menu is a mash up of sweet and savoury stone baked pizzas that can cater for toppings of the more unusual kind. And what’s more… yeah it gets better… is with every drink before 9pm each one is free!

Some of the pizza combos that caught our eye include:

  • Love or Hate? It’s actually topped with Marmite, cheese and pickle.
  • Grande Fuoco, a classico roast tomato, pepperoni and spiced cheese.
  • Vegalot, comes with a slew of peppers, tomato, spiralizer veg and a finish topping of halloumi.

The Drink


They have a long menu of age old classics and original concoctions. Fittingly the NEON colours translate into a Matrix of mysterious cocktails:  the green one; blue one; orange one; pink one; blue one; purple one.


A crafty side show of beer includes the usual suspects like Brooklyn; Beavertown’s Black Betty; Siren’s Liquid Mistress; and Lervig’s Lucky Jack.

And if you’re mind isn’t already blown then you need to order the 5 litre-tall giraffes of beer that essentially keep you and your friends pouring at pleasure without having to get up to go back to the bar.

The Place

Drink in hand, amongst a sea of NEON signs and hand painted murals you’re discovering the quirky themes that pop up in the most unexpected places. Like the fairground room (come event space) upstairs. Or the secret (Gin!) garden that’s sprouting up on top of the roof. And it’s also the first Call Lane establishment to create a sheltered and heated street-side seating outside the front door.

Like a Narnia doorway – the actual entrance to the toilets –  there’s endless places to explore and interact with in Cuckoo. You can jump in the photo booth; have a few rounds of beer pong; or steady your hand at a game of giant Jenga. This cocktail bar stands out because it’s a playful take on a party from opening to closing!

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Where to Park

The nearest paid place to park is at Trinity Leeds car park.

How To Get Here

Google Map Directions

Cuckoo is a couple of minutes walk from the bus stops outside the Corn Exchange and a few more minutes further will take you to Leeds Bus station.

For Leeds train station head 5-minutes west on Call Lane.


Cuckoo bar has a single step entry on the ground floor. And a flight of stairs to access the events space and roof terrace.

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What To Do Next

If you are fancying a bite to eat, you could walk to Briggatte, the street parallel to Call Lane, and get some fresh Vietnamese food from Viet Guy.

However, right on the doorstep are a number of great bars. Brooklyn Bar for example is just a few doors down!

Other Locations Near Cuckoo

Looking for other places near Cuckoo to eat or drink? Here are three others just around the corner.