Need to get around to arranging my mate's stag do in March.
Where's good in Leeds and where's to be avoided?
Stay at the Malmaison IMO.
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what's the reason you're going to Leeds for it?
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Akbhar's curry place is a winner there.
Thought Newcastle would be a popular destination for you lot, decent shout anyway. I've never done the rounds in Leeds but always had a good time whenever I've gone drinking there. Can't be of any actual help but there you go.
Jake lives in Leeds IIRC, and Morris is from there. Wonder if they'll admit to knowing the best strip clubs.
The Nation of Shopkeepers and Carpe Diem are my favourites, but anything around the Cookridge Street/Millenium Square area is solid (there's also a lot of best avoided chain places too, like Walkabout and Vodka Revs, but rough with the smooth and all that). The 02 arena is around there too, but that's only recommended if there's a specific band you want to go see.
That's the best area to head out hit the booze without much plan, anyway. Whatever you do don't be tempted by an Otley Run. The novelty of walking sizeable distances between pubs that shut at 12 with hundreds of freshers in "costume" wears off very quickly. I wouldn't bother with Headingley at all unless you plan on daytime drinking.
Another favoured pairing of mine is the Headley Verity (Wetherspoon's in thin disguise) opposite the Fab Cafe (late-night student's alt rock fare), but I doubt that's stag worthy.
In my admittedly limited experience, the best curry is at the Shabab, near the station; the best English restaraunt that won't break the bank is Browns, near the aforementioned Nation; the best sports bar is Shooter's, on the Headrow (main street); and the best real ale pub is a tiny place near the Victoria shopping centre called the Angel.
Can't help you with strip clubs.
I'm a house party man rather than a club man, so I'm not the one to ask. All I really know of clubbing is some atrocious ones from Fresher's week. You can't all come to my house. Probably.
Last edited by Howe_zat; 07-01-2012 at 10:09 AM.
I'm always suspicious of shops that sell bait.
What sort of stag night is it, and will rack my memory for more specifics. I know that might sound a stupid question, but in my experience some lads are just going for a night out that's a bit bigger than usual, and some are looking to 'do' something within said city (strip club, casino etc)
Last edited by GIMH; 07-01-2012 at 10:13 AM.
Incidentally, one thing to bear in mind is that in March, at least half the people you see on a night out are students and in some places almost all of them will be. If you're looking to avoid them, I'm not sure I'll be of much use.
Piece of cake as far as I see. Most of the city centre is laid out in grid form, there are black and white cabs everywhere and in this age of google I've never had a problem.How easy is Leeds to get around btw?
Last edited by Howe_zat; 07-01-2012 at 10:33 AM.
Goals 5-a-side Football Centre near where I live on the Kirkstall Road. I'm really not one for chasing that form of leather but the one time I did join in with my flatmate's do last year, they came across really well. The fact that we were both **** and late didn't pass comment, and when the opposition didn't turn up reducing our game to four-on-four between ourselves, they let us use the turf for free.
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