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Address: 55 Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 3AW, England
Phone Number: +44 113 389 1555
12:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 05:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 04:00

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Decent gig venue, awful bar

I've been going here for a number of years for a variety of gigs and it's a good venue for the right size band/crowd. I've decided to review this time around though as I'm sick of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
Thom C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I've been going here for a number of years for a variety of gigs and it's a good venue for the right size band/crowd. I've decided to review this time around though as I'm sick of O2 Academy bars! Awful selection of usual bad lagers and beers. It's like being in a pub in the 90's, except now it cost... More 

Thank Thom C
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seats were awful, very narrow seats tied together with tree ties, seats very hard and uncomfortable. O2 priority app being advertised was a complete waste of time. Drinks offer, once you had downloaded you had 2 mins and it expired, not enough time to be able to use it. What a joke! Priority entrance for O2 customers non existent. Bar,... More 

Thank bkirkaldy
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to see Nathaniel Ratcliffe and the Night Sweats and I've never been to this venue before. It had a great feel and unlike the O2 in London it felt warmer and more intimate. Fantastic performance and the only thing I'd say is the drinks are expensive so either have plenty before you go or take plenty of cash!... More 

Thank Sparkster74
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not an enormous amount to say other than "Good gig venue!" I went to see Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats on 10/11/2016. The staff were courteous and competent. The venue is well-presented and has good facilities. It reminds me of Rock City in Nottingham. A great place to see a band. Technical elements were excellent. Didn't do much drinking,... More 

Thank Chris I
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came to watch Evanescence, so yes longer than a year. Easy to get to the bar. Cheap tickets. Great view of stage. Great acoustics. Great night.

Thank Amy S
England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The venue smells, is dirty and stuffy. To make it worse, the drinks are ridiculously over priced. You can find yourself getting a single and mixer for £5.80. Bare in mind, for that price, I at least expect a straw and a fruit and a decent spirit. Definitely one of the most expensive venues in Leeds and no where near... More 

1 Thank Pau W
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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937 reviews
565 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great venue for small intimate gigs (the best kind). It has its slight downsides, the beer is expensive, it's a bit grungy and could do with a bit of a spruce up... but it's a music venue - you don't go to admire the decor! Its in a great location near some good bars and restaurants so... More 

Thank cazbatt
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Wasn't bad that the match was free and looking forward to watching it on the big screens with a good atmosphere. Unfortunately I missed a lot of the match queueing for drinks and was watching it on small tvs at the bar. Got there around 7.15 and was seated in the balcony section. Already very busy and stifling hot. Finally... More 

Thank Labalool
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We watched a couple of bands in here whilst attending Slam Dunk Festival. Large venue with good sound and lighting. However the drink prices were shocking and the choice of drinks even worse! The cheapest vodka on earth mixed with dishwater lemonade. No Rum! The floors are also absolutely disgusting and sticky. Literally couldn't move my feet! Credit to the... More 

1 Thank RandRH
Ashford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

What a great venue to see a band live! I was expecting a much larger arena but no, a real treat, the band were close the atmosphere brilliant and the town a great place to stay.. we will definitely be back.. well done O2 Academy and well done Leeds...

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