Leeds is renowned as one of the Party cities of the North. With two large universities it has vibrant student life. As well as an abundance of venues and nights to cater for a professional and older clientele. In recent years new rooftop bars such as Angelica and the Alchemist have graced the skies. The new trinity centre and Victoria Gate shopping centers are attracting tourists and weekend getaway visits to the city.
And now Leeds has won the prestigious purple flag award which rates it has a safe night out for people wanting to enjoy the night life across the city. From Merrion Street to Call Lane Leeds is the city of choice for many.
This year there are set to be 15 new venues opening up across the city as the bar and nightclub industry continues to grow. Lucrative cocktail bars are propping up across the city at a rapid rate, this year see's Tatu a contemporary cocktail bar opening which will match the likes of the Botanist and Alchemist.
A statement from Leeds Council said: "The award flies the flag for Leeds, demonstrating its strong provision of entertainment, food, drink and culture between the hours of 5pm-5am. It celebrates the city’s offer as vibrant, diverse, clean, safe, well managed and providing a positive experience to customers."
Leeds is only the second place in West Yorkshire to be awarded Purple Flag status.
The award demonstrates the strong and varied provision of entertainment, culture and leisure offer between the hours of 5pm and 6am which is also very well-managed, and Leeds as a city of choice for a great night out.
The city will receive the award status in a special ceremony next month.
Leeds also has a bustling gay scene which is attended by as many straight people as well as gay.
Bar Fibre, Queens Court, The Viaduct, Mission 2 and New Penny create an unrivaled party atmoshophere for the gay scene in Leeds.