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Named after prominent Leeds-born architect Joseph Thewlis who designed the striking frieze that adorns the building, Thewlis Cocktail Lounge has taken over the entire ground floor of Kenneth Hodgson House. Built in 1901 and previously the banking hall of the West Riding Bank. With the building having such great historical importance to the city, sitting on one of the oldest streets in Leeds, Park Row, it was important to have its story within our branding.

Our logo depicts an owl, a Leeds symbol that Joseph Thewlis also incorporated into the frieze outside the building. Once inside, our guests will be overwhelmed with the original features, such as the beautiful, ornate mouldings on the ceilings.

Thewlis Cocktail Lounge is swathed in pure decadence, with hedonistic gold and black décor throughout. A library style floor to ceiling back bar, creating a liquor emporium, that is rarely seen outside London.

The full-length ladder sits proud of the bar  – leading the bartenders to customers’ very own private drinks cabinets. Thewlis mixologists will offer guests over 40 unique cocktails from strong to sweet, fruity to sour, smoking to sparkling and we promise each one will come with its own little piece of theatre.

We are delighted to bring this unique cocktail experience to the people of Leeds.


Join us Wednesday 4th October @ 6pm

We welcome Paul Walker from William Grant & Sons for a guided tasting of 5 distinctive Whiskies from Scotland & Ireland, from the Diverse portfolio of William Grant & Sons, paired with Cured Meats & Cheeses from Thewlis’ sister bar The Decanter.

The cost is £25 per person and includes; a cocktail on a arrival, 5 Whiskies & meat & cheese pairings

Whisky tasters will include;

►Glenfiddich 15yo

►The Balvenie 12

►Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt

►New Kid on the block Ailsa Bay

►Irish Tullamore D.E.W.

All attendees must be over 18 years of age.

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18 park row, leeds LS1 5JA
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Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday 4:00pm - 12:00am
Friday 12:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday 12:00pm - 11:00pm

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