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Feature Leeds bar wins top industry award

Landmark Leeds venue North Bar has beaten tough competition across the country to win ‘Best Drinks Selection’ in The Publican Awards 2014. The Publican’s Morning Advertiser is officially the number one publication for the trade in England and Wales and has long been considered the pub trade’s favourite newspaper.

North Bar was established in 1997 and is widely recognised as the first ‘craft beer’ bar in the UK. The operation was judged on its full selection of drinks from beers, spirits, cocktails, wines, soft drinks and coffee. In addition to the array of drinks, all finalists took part in an…

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Feature MADE IN CHELSEA’ STARS OPEN ILKLEY BAR

Two ‘Made In Chelsea’ stars are launching a new party night ‘YOLO Ilkley’ and unveiling the new Orangery and Garden Bar at ‘The Yard’, Ilkley

‘Made in Chelsea’ stars Rosie Fortescue and Louise Thompson will be making a special visit to Ilkley on Friday 11th june to open the new Orangery and Garden bar at ‘The Yard’ Ilkley.

The girls will arrive at The Yard on Friday afternoon and the main event will be the cutting of the ribbon at 8pm to officially open ‘The Yards’ new Orangery and garden bar. Members of key local businesses, local media as well as regulars and partygoers from near and far will be attending the ceremony, where there will be a free glass of Fizz available to all…

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Pick'N'Mix Chinny

Every month the top local DJs give us their top five tunes

DJ Mark Davis – better known as Chinny – is a man who loves music and loves Leeds, which has become his adoptive home since he moved here. You can catch Chinny doing his thing at the Elbow Room and Oporto, or on Cowbell and Impact Radio.

 

‘45:33 Part Two’ – LCD Soundsystem

“It was so hard picking just one LCD track but I play this one all the time in The Elbow Room and Oporto. It has an amazing piano loop and the guest vocals from Reggie Watts are just to special – love this…

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Pick'N'Mix Hannah Marion Johnson

Every month the top local DJs give us their top five tunes

Hannah Marion Johnson DJs Wednesday nights at The Cockpit at regular student night Southern Fried. Her she tells us her favourite club tracks for the New Year.

 

‘What’s The Difference’ – Dr Dre

“Great song, amazing album. People seem to go nuts whenever I play it, old school Dre and Eminem is always a winner. And to follow…”

 

‘Breathe’ – Sean Paul ft Blu Cantrell

“Seeing as it samples the music on ‘What’s The Difference’, it’s cool to play this afterwards for people to really dance to. Always a floor-filler! Also it’s probably one of…

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Pick'N'Mix Si Hunter & Ryan John Wallace, Carpe Diem

Every month the top local DJs give us their top five tunes

Si Hunter and Ryan John Wallace are resident DJs at It Might Be Vinyl every Friday at Carpe Diem. The club plays a varied mix of rock, hip-hop, punk, Motown and more.

Hard Work’ – Smoove and Turrel (Jalapeno)

“This groove-drenched homage to Motown/Atlantic has slowly gained acceptance over the summer and, if Smoove and Turrell keep momentum over the winter period, will become a festival classic for 2012. Production heads will also notice a definite nod to the work of Fatboy Slim. A confirmed dancefloor hit!”

‘Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine’ – The White Stripes (ThirdMan)

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Interview Chris, Empire Bar & Club, Leeds

We catch up with one of the directors of the new Leeds venue and bar

Empire is a rather epic name for a bar – how did the name come about?

We had an online competition and had lots of good ideas. We liked Empire because it harks back to the Empire music halls of the early 20th century that all major cities used to have.

What kind of punters do you attract?

Live music lovers! Whether that’s indie, alternative, metal, northern soul or acoustic fans, it depends on the night. In the ground floor bar we attract people who know there’s more to life than crap beer. We’re getting a good after work following especially on…

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