New Leeds city centre music venue ready to rock

empire leeds

A NEW live music venue in Leeds city centre is set to open this week after having a £100,0000 facelift.

Empire will show off its newly refurbished basement with 250 person capacity when it opens its doors on Friday.

The venue on Bridge End, close to Briggate and Dock Street, also has a fixed staging area, a digital mixing desk, secluded boothed seating and a 15ft bar

Empire Leeds

A NEW live music venue in Leeds city centre is set to open this week after having a £100,0000 facelift.

Empire will show off its newly refurbished basement with 250 person capacity when it opens its doors on Friday.

The venue on Bridge End, close to Briggate and Dock Street, also has a fixed staging area, a digital mixing desk, secluded boothed seating and a 15ft bar.

A variety of musical talent - from acoustic singer songwriters through to seven piece funk bands - will play at Empire at weekends and several gigs have already been booked in.

Manager Ben Dakin said: "It will bring some new life to this end of the town.

"It's not just a bar - it's a stand alone live music venue that will be extending the already good live music scene that Leeds has.

"It will give the chance for local bands to perform in an excellent venue with an excellent stage area.

"We're really excited for the launch. We’ve got everything from metal nights to indie rock and roll nights so there’s something for everyone."

The ground floor level of the historic Leeds Bridge site has a more intimate bar with beers, wines and spirits from all over the world as well as a variety of cocktails.

Owner Chris Walton said: "By sourcing alcohol from around the globe, and the extensive selection of beers, wines and spirits, we can cater for all connoisseurs who walk through the doors.

"Top quality wines are a major focus and the onsite expert is always available with a recommendation or three.

"We've got experienced cocktail bartenders offering a range of mouth-watering alternatives to your run-of-the-mill after work thirst quenchers."

He added: "Bottled Yorkshire ales are on constant rotation, so be quick or you could miss something special from award-winning local breweries."

Empire will take over from former bars Xibit and The Base, which were also on the site at the bottom of Briggate.


How much is my property worth? Arrange a

Book Your Free Marketing Appraisal NOW

No matter what stage of the process you are at, an accurate sales or rental valuation is essential – request yours today!

Book Now

Award Winning Estate Agents & Letting Agents

How much is my property worth? Arrange a

The Property Ombudsman
Association of Residential Letting Agents
Association of Residential Letting Agents
On the Market January 2015
Safe Agent Logo
Martin House Logo