Woodhouse Lane | Leeds LS2 3AX
Phone: 0113 391 2658
Dry Dock is a bar unlike anything else in Leeds. Oh sure, it’s run by the Scream chain of pubs, so offers a similar menu to others around the country, but Dry Dock has an ace up its sleeve. It’s in a boat. In fact, it is the boat. Dry Dock is one of those pubs that you see and think, “Is that a pub that’s also a boat on dry land?” Largely because that’s exactly what it is.
But it’s more than just a boat: it provides an ample hangout (it also has a balcony extension) for many a student, thanks to its convenient location just opposite Leeds Uni’s Beckett campus. As one of the most recognisable landmarks of the city’s student scene, it will come as no surprise that Dry Dock is also the official final pub on the Otley Run. After a 19-pub crawl from the top of Headingley, the boat aesthetic helps make the rocking feel natural. [Edy Hurst]