HEADS OF STEAM

The Head of Steam is preparing to unleash its third Leeds venue this September, when they transform the space previously occupied by Lloyds Bank on Park Row into their 16th UK site.

The modern pub promises to deliver its usual mixture of high-quality local and international craft ales, irresistible food and retro gaming.

The eye-watering £1 million investment will see the former bank changed beyond recognition, to become one of the city centre’s most desirable hangouts. The gaming zone will boast an island bar, shuffleboards and a handpicked selection of retro arcade classics, including the eternally popular Streetfighter. 

The Head of Steam have been championing great beer since 1995, and their enviable selection of draught beer really does speak for itself. Guests will have a hard time choosing, as ales from local heroes such as Northern Monk, and Magic Rock will be on sale alongside world renowned beer brand Brooklyn Brewery, and Beavertown. Not to mention the amazing collaborations coming from the emerging Tooth & Claw Brewery

House brand beers from Cameron include the bestselling Röad Crew. Taking its name from a track named ‘(We Are) The Road Crew’ from the classic 1980 album ‘Ace of Spades’, this moreish ale is of course a collaboration with none other than heavy metal royalty Mötorhead. 

One for the road / Train Beers

And, for those times when you fancy ‘one for the road’, the bars exclusive canning machine will be on hand to help. Simply pick your favourite kegged beer from the fantastic selection available, and hey presto – The Head of Steam will have it canned before your very eyes into a 440ml can. 

The Park Row site will also contain a tasting room complete with its very own bar, which can be used for private hire for those looking for an event that’s a little out of the ordinary. Bookings can be taken both on site, and via The Head of Steam online booking system. 

Visitors won’t go hungry either, as The Head of Steam food offering is a cut above your average pub grub fodder. Bestsellers include a lip-smacking selection of hand stretched, stone baked pizzas, including the mighty Burger Pizza. Topped with juicy sliced beef patties, US mustard, mozzarella, cheddar and tomato sauce, it combines two fast-food favourites to create heaven on a plate. 

Moving Mountains & Smoking Burgers

The impressive burger menu itself is filled with promise and includes a selection of ‘smoke infused’ burgers, as well as the legendary vegan Moving Mountains burgers which are 100% plant based without compromising on flavour. A small yet perfectly crafted selection of turbo sides and pub favourites will also be available (albeit with a The Head of Steam twist), including the Road Crew beer battered Fish and Chips. 

Food will be available 7-days per week and via Deliveroo for those living in central Leeds. The Head of Steam are also committed to making weekends memorable, and their entertainment program includes live music on Thursdays and Fridays, and DJ’s on Friday and Saturday night. 

There will also be a variety of collaborations with local breweries, tasting events and takeovers so keep an eye out on our social media for regular updates.

Strength-to-strength 

Head of Steam Regional Operations Manager Mark Connor had this to say about the new opening: 

“We’re confident that our newest bar is going to blow both fans of The Head of Steam and newcomers away. Few bars can match our level of high-quality craft ales, and our food and gaming offering only adds to the experience. We’ve seen the brand go from strength-to-strength since we were it was acquired by Camerons Brewery in 2013, and the future possibilities are endless. We can’t wait to see you at our newest bar for a pint of ale!”

The Head of Steam Park Row is scheduled to open its doors in September and will create 40 new jobs, ranging from Team members, management & sub-contractors door staff to bar tenders and management.