We realise a great evening isn't just about the drinks. It's about atmosphere, added value, the people, the setting and the experiences. We would like to think that we've got it all this year, great drinks produced by amazing bars with a whole host of other reasons to spend an evening with us at the Leeds Town Hall in 2020.
Read on and we hope you'll agree :)
#1: THE COCKTAILS
We couldn't put the cocktails anywhere else but number 1! All 20+ bars are creating new drinks exclusively for the event and from what we've seen you are in for a treat. Enjoy a selection of champagne cocktails created by Leeds leading female bartenders on the Stylist Loves Laurent-Perrier Champagne cocktail bar or perhaps an afternoon tea drink using rhubarb gin and earl grey tea foam? From twisted espresso martini's to brain puzzling concept cocktails discover it at Cocktails in the City Leeds.
#2 THE BLENDING SESSIONS
Have you ever wanted to blend your own gin? In 2020 we welcome the newly opened gin school and drinks laboratory: Liquor Studio. Developed by the duo Dan Crowther and Jon Lee of Hedonist fame you will discover your own personal taste preferences and then blend a bespoke gin sample, one to enjoy and one to take away. Intimate sessions you can book your tickets here>
#3 THE FOOD
In 2020 we are delighted to present an award-winning collection of Leeds most popular foodies. Travel the world and enjoy the most delicious bites of India courtesy of Bundobust, Japanese Gyoza from House of Fu and a collection of small plates from the most exciting new restaurant opening in Leeds, El Gato Negro Tapas
#4 ESCAPE ROOMS
We have partnered up with the most popular escape room in Leeds, Escape Hunt to offer guests a complimentary taste of what it takes to break the code, unlock the puzzle, discover the key all set within the atmospheric surroundings of the Victorian Cells.
#5 THE TASTING ROOMS
Back by popular demand this experience involves two intimate fifteen minute masterclasses hosted by some of Leeds most highly regarded bars. Poison Cocktail Lounge and Blind Tyger will be taking you through the tastes and techniques of creating beautiful drinks with world-class brands.
#6 THE MUSIC
Everyone knows a great drinks tastes better with atmosphere. We are happy to announce we have local Leeds gentleman and man about town Mr Paul Dunphy will be playing an eclectic mix of disco, soul and rare sounds whilst the team at The Domino will be entertaining guests with live music throughout the weekend.