Five of the best rooftop bars in Leeds to enjoy this summer

Let’s cheers to the sunshine!

Elevate your May Bank Holiday vibes with our handpicked selection of top rooftop destinations.

With the first May Bank Holiday behind us, we are all looking ahead to the next one and for the perfect place to spend our extended weekend sipping delicious cocktails whilst bathing in the sunshine. 

If, like us, you’re looking for that ideal spot a little sooner, then we’ve curated the perfect list of our favourite rooftops for you to enjoy this summer. 

Whether you want to dress up and treat yourself to a swanky cocktail, jam out to a DJ whilst enjoying a craft beer, find an intimate spot to share a bottle of wine with your other half, or catch up with friends over some good food washed down by a refreshing beverage, there is a rooftop for you. 

So stick with us as we take you through our favourite rooftops around the city for any occasion.

Green Room

Wellington Street, near Leeds Train Station.

Local breweries, banging cocktails and North Star coffee served on a huge rooftop bar- this rooftop has brought everything we love about our city and placed it on a giant terrace bar.

Serving up some of the biggest food and drink names in the city on a huge sun-trapped rooftop, Green Room is the vibrant city space with everything you need to celebrate the summer season.

Expect barbecues, live DJs and eclectic seating options where guests can unwind with a pint from a local independent brewery in one hand and a delectable choice of street food in the other, all whilst getting a tan in the summer heat.

Headrow House

Bramleys Yard, 19 The Headrow

Possibly the biggest rooftop in Leeds and set over two floors, this terrace promises a fantastic night out where you’ll be boogying on until the sun goes down. The first floor offers long picnic style tables, colourful parasols and overhead heaters to counteract the evening chill. The second floor has more benches amidst charming little covered huts, ideal for larger groups as they can be reserved in advance.

A huge neon sign is propped up amongst the skyline which comes alive when the sun goes down, setting the scene with a reddish tint as the DJ provides groovy tunes to take you into the early hours. The drinks menu is extensive and their 2-4-1 gin goblets are a firm favourite alongside a shawarma kebab provided by neighbouring restaurant The Ox Club.

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, 1-1a Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds.

If you like craft beer and good music, this is the rooftop for you. Belgrave’s iconic rooftop is always jam packed in the Summer and it is no surprise why; the vibes are always immaculate and the drinks are ace. Kirkstall Brewery and Five Points Ale are just a taster of what’s on the pumps and there’s also a great cocktail menu which are well priced and mega tasty.

If you get peckish you can order some ‘session loaded fries’ from Patty Smith’s burgers or a huge sharing pizza from Dough Boys. Both vendors are just downstairs and are a good enough reason to make a trip to Belgrave alone. Live DJs play all day and there’s an authentic friendly atmosphere meaning you’ll all be bopping heads and soak in the views together.


Roland’s, 39 Call Lane, Leeds.

This rooftop is the true meaning of a hidden gem. It’s one of those ‘if you know, you know’ type of places. To find it, follow the staircase up from the courtyard and you’ll enter a cosy little sun trap with room for about 30 people. Here you can sit on one of the high stools which line the wooden walls and watch the world go by. There’s a fabulous view of the train station where you can see all the comings and goings into and out of the city.

If you’re a beer lover you’re spoilt for choice, but we would recommend trying one of their expertly mixed cocktails from their ever-changing seasonal menu whilst basking in the sun. Bliss.

Habbibi by Abdu Rozik

Victoria Gate Third Floor, George Street

Opened in January, this new rooftop bar brings the bars of Dubai right to our doorstep. With its mix of Middle Eastern authenticity and Dubai-inspired glamour, Habbibi provides shisha, Mediterranean cuisine, and Middle Eastern-inspired cocktails.

Habbibi is owned by Abdu Rosik, a globally acclaimed social media influencer, boxer, and singer, marking this as his first UK restaurant. He teamed up with Leeds born and bred singer Tom Zanetti to bring to life the ideas that reflect the preferences of Leeds locals.

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