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Top Bars for Dry January in Leeds

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Go alcohol free this month, Leeds!

Despite all your resolution to stop drinking on January 1st, Dry January can start to drag a little bit a couple of weeks in. Trick your mind and body into thinking it’s getting a tasty alcoholic beverage with a trip to one of these bars and thank yourself for your non-existent hangover tomorrow. *FYI – 0.5% beers count as alcohol free in our eyes – cut yourself some slack*


Brudenell Social Club

33 Queen’s Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY

Many Leeds locals know Brudenell as being one of the city’s best music venues, however it’s also worth popping in for a swift one if you’re trying to do alcohol-free! Join up with friends for a game of pool or darts in true working man’s club style and keep an eye on their events line up – chances all you’ll be able to catch a band for free or get a ticket for under a tenner. Their ever-cheap bar serves alcohol free Brooklyn Lager (0.5%) on draft and always offer a small selection of bottled alcohol-free beer. Admittedly, Brudenell is around a half an hour walk from the city centre but it is truly worth the treck.


Headrow House

19a The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PU

Don’t fancy taking the trip out to Burley? Well, Headrow House is a great spot for a low-alcohol beverage and is centrally located on The Headrow. This multi-storey bar features a music venue, beer hall and rooftop bar and terrace, ticking all your boxes for a decent night out. These guys offer a bottle of Jever’s Fun, a 0.5% Pilsner that promises not to leave you stumbling up to the bar to order everyone a Jagerbomb at 11pm. If you’re in the area but fancy a change of scenery then head to Headrow’s sister bar Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, where you can enjoy a Jever or an ever-popular low-alcohol Erdinger (0.5%)!


Wetherspoons

Beckett’s Bank, 28-30 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5HU

The Cuthbert Brodrick, 99 Portland Crescent, Leeds, LS2 3AD

Ok, hear us out. No self-respecting Leeds local doesn’t love a trip to a Wetherspoons, with their cheap drinks offering the perfect kicking off point to any night out. And Wetherspoons have, in fact, been killing it with the alcohol-free and low-alcohol drinks’ offerings for a little while now. Not only can you order the bog-standard Beck’s Blue (0.05%), but you can also choose from a low alcohol can of BrewDog Nanny State (0.5%), Budweiser Prohibition (0.05%) or even the Suffolk brewed Adnams Ghost Ship (0.5%). If you’re not a big beer drinker, then grab yourself a Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime at just 0.05%! Or, for something completely different enjoy a can of fruity Kombucha (0.2%) or one of two ‘craft sodas’ for a more grown up version of a soft-drink!


Angelica

Level 6, Trinity, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6HW

Sweet and fruity cocktails lend themselves nicely to being alcohol-free, as most of the time you can’t taste the alcohol in them anyway! Bougie rooftop bar Angelica is a city-favourite for splashing out on a cocktail or two, and their small but tasty selection of Mocktails will certainly impress. Enjoy a Passionfruit Cooler for a mock-Pornstar Martin or something completely different with the French Polynesian or Parfait Amore. You’ll also find a small selection of non-alcoholic Kombuca and a booze-free Peroni, as well as the Big Drop Pale Ale and IPA (both at 0.5%).


Cosy Club

53 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AA

The fun and casual dining and drinking experience of Cosy Club offers both alcohol free beers and cocktails for your entire AF-gang! Featuring cans of BrewDog Nanny State (0.5%) and Budvar B:Free (0.5%) you can enjoy a crisp and refreshing beer alongside your meal (they also serve breakfast, lunch and dinner!) Their mocktails include a selection of Kombuchas, a Virgin Mary (just in-case you’re still hungover from New Year’s Eve) and a couple of mock-Mojitos. You can also enjoy a selection of tasty lemonades and Fentiman’s soft drinks!

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