29 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 7BT (Map)
Down some steps in a basement in The Calls, Leeds’ famous clubbing district is a proper cool bar serving proper cocktails and great food. Head honcho Jake Burger is a legend in the bar world and what he doesn’t know about making drinks is not worth knowing. There are bottles behind Jake’s bar that you’ve never seen before – and will probably never see again. There are also over 60 cocktails on this great Drinks List and as you might expect a Martini is the thing to drink here. Lunchtimes and early evening are a good time to sample the specialty steak – they’re half price on some weeknights too. In the evenings Jake’s comes into its own and becomes more party time. Our Gintime spies tell us that Jake’s is the place for a great night out in Leeds. It’s packed with a young, trendy crowd and house DJ’s on Friday and Saturday nights really get this joint jumping.