Around The World Bar - Leeds
123 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5RD
Informative as well as fun, the ambitious and highly successful concept at Around The World in 80 Beers in Leeds gives an entirely new meaning to popping down to the pub for a drink and perhaps a bite to eat.
The food and drink on offer here is genuinely international. Ready to be sampled without leaving England let alone Yorkshire, for example, are beers and ciders from all six continents, comprising 80 countries, together with a range of wines, spirits and cocktails.
The cocktail menu echoes the philosophy of Around The World and draws together the best that mixologists around the world have created. And to accompany such an eye-opening undertaking, there is a menu of delicious and sometimes exotic food from around the world. To name just a few, there are Norwegian fish goujons, New Zealand lamb skewers, Asian duck pancakes, kangaroo burgers, US hot dogs and South American wrap-style quesadillas, as well as various mixed platters and pizzas.
From a Louisiana gumbo with chicken and juicy prawns to Irish sausage and colcannon mash, Around the World in 80 Beers' gastronomic trip around the world will take diners' breath away.
In this vibrant atmosphere, backed each night by live music, it is not simply a matter of food and drink, however. After signing up for an in-house 'passport', customers can collect stamps as they tick off their sampled beers, giving them entry to a prize draw for a trip round the world for two people. There are also regular special events centred around a particular drink or country.