Azucar Tapas and Cantina Bar, Leeds

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Posted on: 18/07/13

Yorkshire Evening Post Bar Review

Yorkshire Evening Post Bar Review

Cuban cigars, South American-inspired cocktails and travel memorabilia paying homage to rebellious icon Howard Marks adorn this tapas laden retreat in Leeds.

Situated a stoneís throw from the banks of the River Aire, Azucar, in Brewery Place, is a self-styled Latino getaway.

On a sun-drenched week day evening, Barfly popped by in the hope of securing a spot in the bar/ restaurantís cosy beer garden but as it was so busy, we had to settle for a couple of seats by the window.

And just peering outside you can see that youíre not going to have to walk far to find a change of drinking scene.

Azucar counts sister bar Oracle as its closest neighbour, while punters can visit nearby PIN Bar or venture across the river to visit Calls Landing or walk a bit further to find the bars at the bottom end of Call Lane.

The venue itself is a terracotta melting pot of cushioned leather booths and stools, dark weathered wooden furniture, checkered floors, ceiling fans and thick-framed mirrors.

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In summary...

Overall it has to be said that Azucar has spotted a niche and executed it well.

The laid back South American vibe, cosy beer garden, well constructed cocktail menu and traditional yet comfortable styling make this place well worth a visit.