Interior of Smokestack featuring dim lighting with red and blue hues, wooden tables, stools, and a stage set for live performances, surrounded by walls adorned with posters and artwork.


New Orleans essence in Leeds with funky speakeasy vibes, cocktails, and live music.

Illuminated signage for Smokestack, featuring the logo and text 'Bar & Speakeasy' with musical genres 'Funk & Soul Jazz Blues' advertised, against a dark evening backdrop.

Smokestack is a speakeasy-style cocktail bar with exposed brick and booth seating across two floors.

Funk, soul, blues and jazz music creates a lively atmosphere, complemented by creative cocktails and a variety of beers and wines.

There are vegan friendly, and vegetarian friendly food options available.

Location Details

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Take a look around

  • Interior of Smokestack featuring dim red lighting, a stage with a microphone stand, bar stools, and walls adorned with music posters and neon signs.
  • Interior of Smokestack featuring dim red lighting, wooden tables, stage for live performances, and walls adorned with posters and artwork.
  • Interior of Smokestack featuring rustic brick walls, cozy seating with leather benches and wooden chairs, ambient lighting, and a large mirror reflecting the window.
  • Elegant cocktail with a charred garnish in a martini glass at Smokestack, evoking a warm and sophisticated ambiance.
  • Bartender pouring a red cocktail through a strainer into a glass at Smokestack, with a warm, dimly lit ambiance in the background.
  • Interior of Smokestack bar with dim lighting, showcasing an array of bottles on wooden shelves, hanging wine glasses, and vintage pendant lights.
  • Exterior view of the Smokestack building with signage displaying the name and offerings such as bar, jazz, and blues music.

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The Drink

Smokestack has an extensive drink menu focusing on cocktails, wine and beer. They shake up creative concoctions behind the bar, offering twists on classic and forgotten cocktails. Popular options include rum-based drinks like the South of Soho, as well as absinthe cocktails like the Corpse Reviver No.2.

The bar regularly hosts events like cocktail masterclasses, which provide the perfect activity for groups and parties. During these sessions, guests can learn how to mix up Smokestack’s signature cocktails.

Smokestack also serves craft beer, wine, and a selection of non-alcoholic drinks.

The Place

Smokestack brings the essence of New Orleans to Leeds with its speakeasy styled hangout. The intimate venue pulses with live funk, soul, blues and jazz music.

The décor features dark wood, red drapes, leather chairs, candlelit tables, and exposed brickwork that give the bar a cosy, vintage feel. Upstairs, a raised area serves as a dancefloor where a disco ball spins above revellers pulling shapes to vintage beats and glittering disco sounds.

For private events, Smokestack has party packages available with space to accommodate groups.

The Location

Smokestack is located in central Leeds. The bar is situated a short walk from both the city’s railway and coach stations. It is also near several bus routes running through the city centre.

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Smokestack is inaccessible by a wheelchair user. You will need to climb a flight of stairs to get inside.

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday: 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Saturday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Sunday: 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM

What To Do Next

After a night out at Smokestack, guests can continue their evening by visiting some of the nearby late night bars and clubs that keep the party going into the early hours. Lower Briggate and the surrounding streets offer plenty of options, from laidback indie bars playing alternative tunes to mainstream clubs pumping out chart hits. One of our favourites is The Maven.

For those looking for some late night live music, popular venues like Oporto and Key Club host bands and DJs most nights. Or if dancing is still on the agenda, Warehouse and Beaverworks host all night long parties.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat in at Smokestack?

Unfortunately you are not able to eat in at Smokestack.

Does Smokestack have a beer garden?

No unfortunately Smokestack does not have a beer garden.

Does Smokestack offer takeaway?

Unfortunately Smokestack does not offer a takeaway delivery service.


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