Mook. It's literally our favourite bar in the entirety of Leeds. What a fantastic place. We've lived here for a year now, as students, and Mook was somewhere you could often find us on a Thursday night (2-4-1 cocktails), dancing the night away.
The bar may be expensive, but it's recommendable to go on the offers nights - Tuesdays and Thursdays, and they have the 2-4-1 offer early most weekday evenings. With comfortable seating scattered around the bar and a small dance floor to cram yourselves onto after enough beverages have been consumed, what more could you want?
Oh! Good music, perhaps? Well it's there too. Mook plays classic hip-hop, dance, old school and everything else cool in between, as well as remixed pop and chart classics (singing to Adele and suddenly... Bass drop! Surprising/entertaining as it might be, it's nice to hear something different in a club).
From Watermelon Coolers to Long Island Iced Tea to Berry Seriously to Raspberry Lynchberg Lemonades - Mmmmm .Makes me want to be there right now, and it's 5.30pm.
The classy style of Mook fits perfectly with the Call Lane scene, and if you get bored of Mook, there's all the other amazing bars around the area (and most of the time they do their offer nights at the same time). Smokestack, Brooklyn Bar and Oporto are a few of my favourite, each offering their own unique take on the cocktail bar experience. Call Lane Social Club even has a Tiki bar upstairs (that's Hawaiian themed, if you weren't sure), so if you fancy playing a quick game of limbo - that's your perfect bar.
Be warned though, dress well - Call Lane is known for it's young professional clientèle and looking not-so-polished will highlight you out. It's also pretty crammed on the offer nights, as usually it is very pricey and the student population of Leeds (there's a lot of us) like to get their drinks in cheap!
I also maintain that cocktails are for everyone. We often see only-male groups hanging around Call Lane too, so whoever you are, get yourselves to Mook!