Inside the new Leeds waterfront bar made entirely from shipping containers

The Canary bar is a brand new addition to Leeds Dock. Housed inside striking yellow shipping containers, you’ll find some gorgeous local produce inside

Complete with waterside views, live music and mulled wine, this new Mediterranean bar on Leeds Docks is a must-visit.

One of the latest bars to enter the Leeds foodie scene, The Canary is described as a ‘welcoming social hub serving up locally brewed beers and spirits’.

Its name and bright yellow exterior, meanwhile, nods to Yorkshire’s mining history and the birds’ special place in it.

The shipping container venue comes complete with a fully stocked bar, all-day Mediterranean menu and stunning waterside views.

Split across two floors, an intimate, cosy space leaves ample room for guests to unwind from a cold wintry day in the city.

The Canary prides itself on serving locally brewed beers, including this one from Yorkshire brewery Northern Monk / Image: The Canary Leeds
Open just in time for Christmas. / Image: The Canary Leeds

Being the new kid on the block usually means it takes some time to gain regular punters but The Canary has quickly settled into life in Leeds, and even started to bring the evenings alive with pub quizzes and live music since its official opening on Friday 3 December.

Locally brewed beers, spirits, and signature cocktails are all part of the experience here- and the management is proud of their ability to support other local businesses, whilst providing excellent hospitality.

There are two bars to serve drinkers, whilst the all-day menu focuses on combining healthy eating with comfort treats.

Think Greek salads, wraps, burgers and mezze, all available with sides of halloumi fries and Greek olives.

Wraps, burgers, hummus and more are all available with sides of halloumi fries and Greek olives. / Image: The Canary Leeds
You’ll find Greek salads, mezze and more on the menu / Image: The Canary Bar Leeds

For those looking to escape the mundanity of the office or are in need of flexible workspace, the Canary has got you covered. Serving coffee throughout the day and local brews all night, there’s USB plugs aplenty, free WiFi and a warm atmosphere that can provide that creative light bulb moment you’ve been searching for.

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If you’d rather bring the whole team, in or out of working hours, indoor booths for between six and eight guests are available to book online.

This private dining experience can also be booked for family and friends wanting their own intimate space, situated just moments away from the main bar.

The upstairs dining area can be booked for events, along with a private balcony. / Image: The Canary Bar Leeds

It looks just as charming at night, lit up across the water / Image: The Canary leeds

Speaking on the new opening, Chris Delaney, Manager of The Canary, shared his excitement around the opening of the new project and its Leeds Docks location.

He said: “Leeds Dock is such a great area of the city and we believe a venue like this will be a fantastic addition to it. Over the past few months we have been talking with local businesses, residents and workforces to make sure that the offering reflects their preferences.

“[I] hope that we’ll become the go to spot for food, drink and socialising year round”.

For more information, visit the Canary website or head over to Leeds Dock and find the new bar for yourself, in its canary yellow, we doubt you’ll struggle to find it.

Feature image- The Canary Bar Leeds

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