Seven Ways to Escape

We provide experiences to suit any taste, and escapism in many forms…

Whether you’re keen for a wild and whacky night at Cuckoo, a free pizza with every drink at Mean-Eyed Cat or a unique cocktail tasting experience at speakeasy bar The Maven it’s impossible to not enjoy your night with us.

Have a scroll to find out more about our bars and most importantly, decide how you want to escape!

Mean-Eyed Cat Bar

EST. 2004

Formerly known as The Reform, this Johnny Cash themed hangout is bold but never brash. With its rebellious spirit we think it’s exactly what the rock ‘n’ roll legend would have wanted. The perfect place for midweek drinks, raucous weekends and generally having a blast. There’s a Mean-Eyed Cat in Leeds and now Liverpool!

FREE full venue up to 180 guests | Private area ‘The Saloon’ with bar up to 50 guests | Cocktail masterclasses | Area and table bookings

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EST. 2007

Verve has become a renowned spot in Leeds for its underground Mariachi tequila bar, one heck of a soundtrack and vibrant atmosphere – join in the fun and you’ll see exactly why. Ever friendly, guests head here to get lost in an indie party that lasts until the early hours.

FREE private area with Mariachi bar hire up to 150 guests

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Call Lane Social

EST. 2010

Located in the up-beating heart of Leeds, Call Lane Social is an effortlessly cool hangout that you can call home. With a down-to-earth vibe and contagious atmosphere, this is the place that you can count on to be packed until 4am. One of the city’s classics.

Open seven days a week | Party on until 4am

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Tiki Hideaway

EST. 2010

Welcome to Leeds’ original and best tiki bar - the party destination with the guaranteed wow-factor. This tropical paradise provides a space for guests to take in a Polynesian-inspired island getaway. Surrounded by authentic bamboo bar huts, with holiday vibes until sunrise, it doesn’t get more exotic than this. There’s a Tiki Hideaway in Leeds and now Liverpool!

FREE private area with bar up to 120 guests | Cocktail masterclasses | Area and table bookings

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EST. 2017

The venue that dares to be different, Cuckoo embraces the brighter, crazier side of life in true Escapism style. Whether you want to get your beak around the famous Quackiri or see off a Sunday roast pizza on a Tuesday, there is something weird and wonderful for everyone at this spot in the heart of Call Lane.

FREE full venue hire up to 400 guests | Private hire Fairground rooms |Area and table bookings

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EST. 2017

Escape the ordinary and join us at Leeds’ New York-inspired venue that flips from American sports bar to wild party venue as the lights go down. Tucked away on the corner of Call Lane, Brooklyn is where hip-hop meets R’n’B and the party continues until the early hours.

FREE full venue up to 250 guests | Private hire Brooklyn Heights | Beer pong bookings| Area and table bookings

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The Maven

EST. 2019

Behind the doors of No.1 Call Lane lies one of the city’s best kept secrets… An award-winning cocktail bar that blends sophistication with eccentricity and fun.

If you’re a serious cocktail lover that loves to party, this is the place for you. In the early evening, The Maven is an intimate setting for a cocktail or two with friends. As the evening goes on, live DJs create a real roaring party vibe.

FREE full venue hire up to 320 guests| Three private hire spaces for up to 170 guests | Cocktail masterclasses | Tasting menus | Area and table bookings

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