Thor’s Tipi is opening an outdoor bar with a big screen in Leeds this summer

Summer on the square is sounding pretty good.
Thor's Tipi is opening a pop-up bar in Leeds City Square. Credit: Supplied
Thor’s Tipi is opening a pop-up bar in Leeds City Square. Credit: Supplied

Thor’s Tipi, a popular name in Yorkshire already, is set to open a huge pop-up bar in Leeds right in time for the summer.

With a big screen, outdoor seating, and (of course) a tipi, the huge space is set to open in City Square in just a few weeks’ time.

Thor’s Tipi – which also recently announced a bar in Sheffield – will be serving up a selection of cocktails and street food, and punters can get stuck in to giant outdoor games, easels, and loads of events including performances from local bands.

On that big screen they’ll be showing everything from Wimbledon to The Olympics, part-funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

And that’s not all for City Square – a new monthly artisan village from Little Bird Made is set to start in July, completing the recently-announced market on Briggate.

The massive space in Leeds city centre has been undergoing some major improvement work in the last few years, creating an impressive new pedestrianised space.

There are plans to host even more events and activities here once Leeds City Council gauges people’s opinions after a busy summer on the square, including the installation of a new artwork, the Yorkshire Sustainability Festival as well as Light Night Leeds and Christmas events later in the year.

Thor’s Tipi is set to open on 14 June and will remain in Leeds until 8 September.

Thor's Tipi is opening a pop-up bar in Leeds City Square. Credit: Supplied
Thor’s Tipi is opening a pop-up bar in Leeds City Square. Credit: Supplied

Amanda Monaghan, director at Thor’s, said: “We’re so excited to have our first ever Thor’s Summer residency in Leeds.

“We’ll be hosting brilliant summer parties, showcasing the best of sport on the big screen and entertaining families – all within our tipi wonderland on City Square. It’s going to be a glorious Summer in Leeds!”

Jackie Crozier, managing director of Little Bird Made, said: “Having previously lived in Leeds for 10 years and having organised a number of events in the city, it feels like coming home.

“Bringing people together by creating a fun space where they can hang out, eat and shop has been our mission ever since I founded the company in 2018 and what better place to do it than City Square.”

Councillor Helen Hayden, Leeds City Council’s executive member for infrastructure and sustainable development, said: “When we set out on the journey to transform City Square, the long term vision was to create a modern, welcoming, pedestrian friendly gateway to the city where people could come together and enjoy the best of Leeds.

“We also wanted City Square to be a symbolic and stand-out example of our ambition to transform the city’s transport network, reduce congestion and improve air quality.

“This summer, we will see all that work come to fruition, when the square welcomes a programme of events for all ages and we take another huge step toward a cleaner, greener and more sustainable city centre.”

Read more: A breathtaking new immersive light trail is coming to Leeds this festive season

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