Travel to Leicester - the best bars in Leicester

Places to drink in Leicester - our selection.

Unlike other directories, Travel to Leicester does not just list any old bar. We select the best - how do we know they are the best? We drink in them! We visit them. We collect the recommendations of others, too.

So ... you will not find every bar in Leicester or Leicestershire listed here. Only our selection of the ones that matter! Our list is in alphabetical order.

Narborough Road Bars | See our pubs page

City Centre

Featured Bar of the month - June


Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 3PL

Newly refurbished to a high standard with an excellent food and wine menu

For table reservations phone 0116 251 6104

Real ales. Wine list. Food menu including lite bites, starters and main courses. Speciality: pie of the day.

Taking bookings for Christmas parties and functions now: office parties, birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, engagements ... conveniently located for main bus routes and taxis.

Live music on Saturdays.

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Whites Victorian Bar

Humberstone Gate

Tel: 0116 251 6104

The Fat Cat Cafe Bar

41 Belvior Street, Leicester
Tel: 0116 255 3610
Web site

Long lounge area with come comfortable sofas. Food served. Great place to eat.

Find out about live music at Fat Cats

Walkabout - australian theme bar

30-32 Granby Street,

Tel: 0116 251 5816

Check out the new Walkabout web site


21 Welford Road, Leicester
Tel: 0116 285 5243

Just across the road from the City Council offices. Entertainments programme each week, food and relaxed atmosphere.

web site

The Basement Bar

inside the basement bar wellington street1 Wellington Street, Leicester
Atmospheric downstairs bar with a live music programme.

Every Sunday - Blues at the Basement - jazz and blue from soloists and musicians. From 9 p.m.

Visit the Basement Bar's web site.

Firebug Bar

photo of interior of firefly bar leicester

1 Millstone Lane, Leicester.
Tel: 0116 255 1228

Web site

Open: 11-11 Mon & Tuesday, 11-2am Wed - Sat, 12.30-10.30 pm Sun.

Cocktail Happy Hours: Mon - Wed 6-8pm, Thurs & Sun 6 pm till close.

Has a function room where live music takes place. Strictly No Attitude

Lallie Bella

Lewcus House, 50 Queen Street, Leicester, LE1 1QW Tel: 0116 262 1900

Good music and a metro atmosphere, full of funky people.

Midas Cafe Bar

27 Yeoman Street, Leicester, LE1 1UT Tel: 0116 251 2255

Freshly prepared lunch time menu. Voted best new cafe bar.

Original Four

2 King Street, Leicester, LE1 6RH
Tel: 0116 254 1638

Bar with 3 floors serving a range of drinks, food and live music most days.

See our new web site - for details of this week's entertainments and events


New Walk, Leicester
Tel: 0116 255 2150

Bar snacks and dim sum and some live entertainment. A little off the beaten track but worth the visit.

The Quarter - Leicester's newest city centre restaurant and bar

41 Halford Street, Leicester LE1 1TR
Tel: 0116 251 1889 open 12 noon to 12 midnight


6b New Walk, Leicester
Tel: 0116 255 1906

A popular bar, during both the week and at the weekends. Described as "an absolute vodka heaven", it attracts a lively and youngish crowd.


128 Charles Street, Leicester
Tel: 0116 262 7153

Stylish bar with a chilled out atmosphere and an impressive food menu.

Narborough Road/Braunstone Gate/Hinckley Road

Just out of the city centre, this area is popular with students and young professionals.

Looking Glass

68-70 Braunstone Gate, Leicester
Tel: 0116 255 4854

Home to the Ship of Fools Comedy Club, plus music nights


35 Braunstone Gate, Leicester
Tel: 0116 255 5351/2
Web site

Stylish bar attracting a stylish crowd. Weekend music features top DJs. Restaurant with good selection of dishes, including Sunday lunch.

Entropy Bar

Hinckley Road, Leicester

Bar with a good reputation serving a wide selection and a bar menu


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