Cheers to real ale
With the craft beer revolution in full swing, beer aficionados will find much to love in Leeds’ best pubs. The wooden farm tables at Friends of Ham create a social atmosphere for beer fans who gather to sample from the long list of cask ales, keg taps, and cider boxes. The food is equally compelling, featuring a range of fine cheese and charcuterie boards lauded as some of the best in Leeds. ShuffleDog, in the Northern Quarter, is an offshoot of Edinburgh's BrewDog. They have 36 craft beers on tap and three full-size shuffle board tables to keep you busy for hours. In the heart of popular Call Lane, Black Swan does its best to educate indifferent drinkers about the joys of craft beer, with a rotating range of American and UK brewers to sample.