The Backroom, speakeasy bar & event space.

Our experienced team offer tailor made packages for a wide range of events & groups bookings from 2 to 500 people

Booking Enquiries

The Venue

Situated under the railway bridge on Call Lane, the Backroom has plenty of comfy booth seating, an extensive drinks selection, large dance floor area and private heated smoking terrace.

Our downstairs bar, Door50a is open from 6pm on Friday & Saturday serving a mouthwatering selection of modern an exciting cocktails.

Backroom & Door50a are available for private hire.

Venue Brochure Drinks Menu Buffet Menu Festive Buffet Menu

Showcasing Leeds' top DJ talent, we play all the classic & contemporary party anthems to keep you dancing until the early hours. Watch this space for some guest DJ mixes coming soon!

Table Packages

Fed up of queuing to get in, can't find a seat, spend too long waiting to get served on a night out?! Why not book one of our tables?... our hosts will meet you on arrival and provide table service, so you can enjoy spending time socialising rather than queuing! Packages start from £80.

Private Parties

The Backroom Leeds is perfect for Birthday parties, Society Events, Club nights & socials.

Guest List

Click on "Booking Enquiries" and use our web booking system to gain priority entry for your group. Please note being on the guest list does not guarantee entry. We operate a strict door policy.

Corporate Bookings

We are a large event space in the heart of Leeds City Centre, situated by the Corn Exchange, close car parking, and just a few mins walk from the train and bus stations. With 2 large rooms and a capacity of 500, the Backroom Leeds is the perfect place to hold your corporate event. The team here are very experienced in hosting Christmas parties, after work drinks, leaving do’s, networking events, product launches, conferences, training days and team building sessions. Please enquire with a member of staff for more information.

Stuck for ideas

How about treating your friends or colleagues to a cocktail masterclass with our skilled mixologists? We'll teach you some popular cocktails from the prohibition era. Get behind the bar to make them, and more importantly you get to drink them after! Perfect idea for Corporate Team Building, Birthday Celebrations or Hen Parties. Prices start from £15 per person.

Venue Facilities

500 Capacity, 2 bars, A/V facilities, large seating areas, club sound system, air conditioning, private smoking terrace, cloak room & gourmet catering service provided by our good friends at Graze and Salt's Deli.

Entrance Policy & Dress Code


This venue operates a check 25 entrance policy. If you are lucky enough to appear under 25 you will be asked for proof of identity. The only acceptable forms are Passport (no copies), photo driving licence or PASS hologram cards. The Backroom conducts random searches on entry and exit. We operate a zero tolerance policy on drugs. Customers suspected of dealing or using drugs will be asked to leave the premises immediately. Customers are advised that the Backroom works continually with local authorities to ensure we are fully compliant on all aspects of health and safety and prevention of crime and disorder. We share information as part of the Business Against Crime In Leeds (BACIL) partnership & the Backroom is a member of Leeds City Pubwatch to assist in actively reducing crime and disorder in Leeds. CCTV is in operation throughout the premises.

Dress Code

More smart than casual. No trainers or sportswear. Smart jeans are fine. Gentlemen, smart shoes are a must. No outrageous or offensive fancy dress / paraphernalia for hen parties. Burlesque/cabaret attire is accepted.


The Backroom will always try to prioritise entry for couples. Please try to let us know in advance if you are out with a loved one for a special occasion, we will do our best to make your night extra special.


Please use our guest list or table booking service for efficient entry and reduced admission charges. Please arrive in a mixed female and male group. This licensed premises exercises the legal right to refuse admission without providing a reason.

Refusal Of Service

We promote responsible drinking and in accordance with legislation, will refuse to serve anyone who is, or appears to be intoxicated or who is acting in a disruptive, abusive or violent manner. These persons will not be allowed to remain on the licensed premise. Staff will also refuse service to any person who attempts to obtain alcohol for someone who is deemed intoxicated. Tap water is freely available at all bars upon request.

Contact us

  • The Backroom
  • 50a Call Lane
  • Leeds
  • LS1 6DT
  • 0113 2438666