If you thought the nightlife in Leeds couldn’t get any hotter, then  think again…  It’s about to get red hot this August!

Call Lane has long been the beating heart of the city’s nightlife scene, and there’s a new kid in town who promises to bring some fire to the party. Having enjoyed success with bars in Chester and Liverpool, Red Door are heading up north armed to the teeth with an enticing cocktail menu that’s set to impress.

The 200-capacity bar will reside in the space previously occupied by Hirst’s Yard, and will be unveiled at the late August launch with a slick new design. Expect a space that mixes faded glamour with a dash of neon sleaze, reminiscent of a US dive bar and an eclectic soundtrack that will switch between soul, funk, disco RnB, pop and live music.

As well as classic tunes, you can of course expect some classic cocktails of premium quality too. Each bar tender will be trained to mix up no less than 100 classic cocktails, as well as 20 bespoke Red Door creations.

If you’re going all out with your crew for a night to remember, then look no further than the Zombie Sharer. Not for the faint of heart, it combines Bacardi, Goslings 151, Absinthe, Rhum Orange, Luxardo Maraschino, passion fruit and pink grapefruit to create what we like to call the Mike Tyson of cocktails.

Red Door was launched back in 2010 by the late, great Living Ventures boss, Tim Bacon, along with Chester entrepreneur Dave Hinds and Liverpool-born cocktail virtuoso Lee Lynch. Since then, the Chester and Liverpool bars have gone from strength-to-strength, with the latter becoming something of a celeb-spotting haunt, with a host of footballers and pop stars walking through its hallowed Red Door. 

Lee Lynch, Managing Director said

“We are majorly excited to bring Red Door to Leeds. There is such a great cocktail scene and some really cool bars, we think Red Door will fit right in. I was part of the team that opened Prohibition and Living Room back in the day and I know people in Leeds can party. I believe Red Door will bring a new vibrancy to Call Lane and certainly shake things up.”