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Address: Upstairs at Trio Bar and Grill, 44 North Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HU, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 113 203 6090
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu 7pm-late, Fri-Sun 6pm-late
Door: Go early
Style: Neighborhood bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Wi-Fi
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar snacks

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Review last reviewed on 2011-03-22

The upmarket Leeds suburb of Headingley is famed for its cricket ground and for Skippy's, proof that a world class lounge bar can survive in a suburban setting.

It's a 15-20 minute taxi schlep from the centre of Leeds out to Headingly and once in the dension you'll find Skippys directly above sister restaurant, Trio. In case you are wondering this wonderful bar is not named after a kangaroo that started in a children's TV series, but Robert 'Skipp' Jupp, the spirits and cocktail enthusiast who was its opening bar manager back in 2002.

Dark leather furnishings, high booth seating, low banquets and subdued lighting make for an intimate space. The drinks menu is a virtual guide book to a world cocktail tour. Starting in Paris with classics such as the Sidecar from Harry's Bar, it continues through Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas and Mexico with the best cocktails each country has to offer listed along the way. Take a seat and the bar and drink yourself around the world.

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