Afternoon Drinking In Leeds: The Outlaw Yacht Club & Dock Street Market

There's plenty to do in Leeds on a Saturday afternoon; anything from a stroll around Roundhay Park to a shopping spree on Briggate. But what better way to spend your time than touring some of the independent bars in the coolest part of Leeds?

Our first stop was the newly opened Outlaw Yacht Club on New York Street, which backs on to the Rebel Pin Up hairdressers (I want to go to there...). A cute bar, with plenty of sofas and games to keep you entertained. We had a rather competitive game of Scrabble where, as you can see, I was defeated by reigning champion Michelle.

Sore from my defeat, we headed across to Dock Street Market. If you are on Twitter and you live in Leeds, chances are you have already heard of this bar. Everyone is talking about it, so there was much anticipation! And we were definitely not disappointed. Not to over sell it but: this is the best bar in Leeds. This is the kind of place that I want to see cropping up all over this city - independently owned, almost too cool for its own good, friendly atmosphere and a focus on giving people what they want.

And what these people want is teapot cocktails. Yes, you read that right - we had their version of Long Island Iced Tea but there is plenty of choice. And yes, it's a bit gimmicky, but I am the kind of girl that loves a gimmick!

There's bunting strung from the beams, cupcakes for sale at the bar, free wi-fi and live music. I want to live on Dock Street so this can be my local. This is the perfect place to while away a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon.

Where do you like to go on a Saturday afternoon?