18 New Station Street Leeds LS1 5DL
HQ for the indie Leeds Brewery – and fount of great ales – is the Brewery Tap, their contemporary brew-pub near the station, home to 'Leodis', the Leeds lager that's brewed on site, plus a whole range of their other beers and ales. This is no reverential real ale pub, but a modern, buzzy, city-centre bar where beer-hounds rub shoulders with ladies in cocktail dresses downing prosecco of a Friday night. The brewery is upstairs if you want to take a peek. Downstairs, a dozen beer taps pump out Leeds Brewery's own beers plus guest ales from across Yorkshire. There's a decent wine list too, while good-value food has the whole gourmet beer-house menu down pat, from wild mushroom and thyme tart to steak and ale pie, by way of burgers, sandwiches and bangers and mash. The kitchen stays open all day too, which is handy.