Top 50 Cocktail Bars


Below Stairs

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Leeds cocktail bar Below Stairs is a fun and fresh venue that also serves a carefully curated selection of wines and craft beer.

Top 50 Accolades
  • 2024 Sustainable Bar of the Year

“Take a seat, relax and let us take care of the rest,” says the bar’s website. “Choose from one of our house created cocktails – which aim to replicate simple emotive or sensory stories, so that you don't need a PhD in booze-lingo to pick a cocktail you'll love.

“Or ask for one of your favourite classic cocktails, choose a beer from one of our 6 draught lines stocked with the best and brightest of the craft-brewing world, or try one of our small-vineyard produced wines.”


The current 'State of Things' menu explores the story of 4 ingredients that are
fundamental to our enjoyment of food and drink - Sugar, Salt, Acid and Fat. In each section you’ll find five cocktails; one ‘classic’ cocktail that exemplifies the ingredient three original cocktails exploring said ingredient and one alcohol free cocktail.

Drinks include the likes of Barmalade hich mixes Finlandia vodka, BS marmalade, BS bergamot soda, yellow Chartreuse and Jack Daniels rye whisky.

With its unwavering dedication to sustainability, Below Stairs isn't just raising the bar for cocktail culture; it's setting a new standard for responsible indulgence in Leeds and beyond.

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