Top 5 beer gardens – Leeds edition!

It’s mid-May. Exam season is nearly over, assessments have been handed in and the sun is shining…so what’s the best way to chill out with your mates? That’s right, head out to your favourite beer gardens! Here’s our top five spots to enjoy a drink and catch some rays (Leeds style!).  Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen Belgrave has a rooftop terrace that’s open all year round, and is filled with stylish and chilled seating areas for you and your mates. The venue boasts two bars, two kitchens, free WiFi and a 300 capacity event space too. Enjoy a beer or…

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Bottoms Up – a fun gift you can all enjoy!

So you’re half way through dissertation hell and you lost the will to live long ago. All you want to do is run away, hide and drink a bottle of wine (or vodka).The dissertation filled days feel like years and you find yourself waking up in the night thinking of theorists. You’re not afraid to admit that crying in the middle of the library is the norm.It’s important to remember, that yes, getting work done is essential but so is having alcohol fueled fun – your student days are numbered after all.Now that you’re committed to getting drunk (the suggestion…

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Food review: Turtle Bay

You may have spotted the UK’s latest high street restaurant that seems to be popping up in every city – Turtle Bay. After a recent visit, Student Wire can vouch that Turtle Bay is probably unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before. Even the decor of the Leeds branch is enough to draw you in. Situated on Headrow in The Light (it’s actually on Albion Street), the cool caribbean vibes and furnishings will transport you from Leeds to Barbados, quicker than your Jerk chicken can appear on the table.  As we were invited as part of a ‘special blogger preview evening’, we had…

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5 songs to make pre-drinks awesome

A good night out these days is nearly always started with a pre-drinks session, a time to chat, get your gear on and get yourself into that ideally tipsy state. What makes a pre-drinking sesh smashing though are the tunes, so here’s a few classics and current bangers to make your preferred night tip-top: 1. Andrew WK – Party Hard This ’01 sweat-rock banger is great to get the adrenaline going for when you’re off to a big gig or a fist-pumping rock night. The simple lyrical mantra of “Party Hard!”, backed by meaty guitars and bawled out in Andrew…

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