The best new openings in Leeds, according to Pink Gorilla Hairy Lemon | May 2022

It’s going to be a busy summer season…

It’s been another busy month for one of Leeds’ biggest PR and events agency.

We’re no stranger to new openings in Leeds, but this month as we enter the prelude to summer with a mini heatwave and not a pandemic-related restriction in sight, it seems that everyone is taking this opportunity to expand- and we can’t keep up with the new projects going on in our city.

Taking on the mammoth task of organising PR and events coverage for some of Leeds’ most exciting new openings, Pink Gorilla Hairy Lemon (PGHL) is responsible for keeping their finger on the pulse- so who better to ask about the go to spots this summer?

We caught up with Lydia Kirton and Jordan Odu from PGHL to find out where they think is going to be the places well worth a visit over the coming months and gave our own two pence on the matter too.

Green Room

Opening May 2022.

rooftop garden.
Image: PGHL

Serving up some of the biggest food and drink names in the city on a huge sun-trapped rooftop, Green Room is the brand-new 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 plant-based street food in the other.

Pink Gorilla Hairy Lemon says: “We just can’t wait for Leeds newest rooftop bar to open this May, bringing us delicious vegan-friendly brunch dishes and coffee through the day, and the best DJ’s, drinks and vibes through the night! Food will be provided by award-winning vegan cafe Grön…”

“Our favourite dishes have to be the the fully loaded avocado on toast and vegan pancakes with blueberry compote, coconut yogurt, fresh blueberries, mint, biscoff crumb and maple syrup. “

Read More: New £3 million rooftop bar set to host giant summer BBQs is opening in Leeds this spring

Pinnacle Beer and Gin Hall

Opening May 2022.

construction site.
Image: PGHL

Over 100 gins, over 20 draught lines from around the world, 7 pool tables, shuffleboard and Sky and BT Sports: will you really need to go anywhere else this summer? Launching in the former Roxy venue in Leeds city centre, Concept Tavern is bringing a brand-new six-figure drinking and gaming hall just in time for summer.

Named, Pinnacle Beer & Gin Hall, the huge venue is currently undergoing a dramatic £250k transformation. Expect floor-to-ceiling views of the city centre, between sips of signature cocktails and games of shuffleboard: this really is going to be the go-to hangout spot for large crowds.

Pink Gorilla Hairy Lemon says: “Pinnacle Beer and Gin Hall is a fabulous new addition to Leeds city centre. Arriving with it’s extensive drinks menu featuring over 100 different gins and 20 different draught beers… see you at the bar! Delicious drinks will be debuted alongside a new menu of delectable comfort cuisine, featuring fresh hand-stretched pizzas, a variety of delectable small dishes such as beetroot falafel, nachos, and their famed charcuterie options.”

Read More: A brand-new beer, gin and game hall is opening in Leeds next month

Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza, Sheffield

Opening June 2022

man reaching for tomato.
Image: PGHL

Over in Sheffield, Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza has announced it will bring authentic Neapolitan pizza to Sheffield in June 2022- and they’re giving away 5,000 free pizzas to mark the occasion.

The eleventh Rudy’s to join the familia since opening in Ancoats, Manchester in 2015, Rudy’s is all about the pizza and following the authentic Neapolitan technique- so it’ll be well worth a trip to Sheffield to get your hands on. The opening date hasn’t been announced just yet, but to keep up to date and register for your free pizza, visit the Rudy’s Sheffield website.

Pink Gorilla Hairy Lemon says: “After Rudy’s success in Leeds we are so excited to bring the people of Sheffield The best Neapolitan pizza. Rudy’s was voted one of the top 20 best pizzerias in the world by Big Seven.

“If you get the chance, you must try the Carni – the most delicious Pizza with San Marzano Tomato, Fior De Latte and Parmesan Salami!” 

Read More on The Sheff: Rudy’s Pizza to open in Sheffield this June

HACIEN Tequila

Launching May 2022.

tequila bottle next to a pineapple.
Image: PGHL

Yorkshire-born brand HACIEN Tequila is launching this month in Leeds and we can’t wait to see its name added to the long list of thriving Leeds’ businesses. Debuting its trio of premium crafted tequilas at Dakota in Leeds this May, HACIEN is designed for the more discerning modern drinker- with their Pineapple Blanco hotly tipped to be the drink of summer 2022.

The trio of tequilas will be stocked in some of the north’s best bars and high-end retail outlets from May onwards, including The Alchemist, Chaophraya, Tabula Rasa, and Selfridges.

Read More: An exciting new Yorkshire-born tequila brand is coming to Leeds

Coming soon…

We’re expecting some huge new openings over the coming months and we can’t wait to hear more from Jordan, Lydia and the rest of the PGHL team will be able to tell us all about them soon.

Feature Image- Pink Gorilla Hairy Lemon

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