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Aire Bar, Leeds

32 The Calls
Phone: 01132455500

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Alex Conway left this review about Aire Bar

Aire bar is a modern bar located on the Calls and has a nice outside drinking/smoking area overlooking the river. You enter down a couple of flights of stairs into a large open plan room with various sofas tables and chairs scattered around on hard wooden floors. On the left of this room is another room that has been partially knocked through but still retains a separate feel. There are two identical bars on either side of the two main rooms. Following on from this is another “separate room that has been opened up that has the majority of the dining focused seating although food can be ate anywhere in the bar as long as you have a table. The bar a very nice original arched brick celling that has been restored which had a nice traditional feel among the mainly modern backdrop. Sport is a big player her with numerous screens dotted around the pub showing two different matches on my visit. There is a bit of a lack of seating compared to the size and footfall of the bar meaning that even at moderately busy times its usually standing room only which can be a little annoying if you don’t like that kind of thing. The two bars duplicated the usual keg line up and had some rarer national brands such as red stripe and some craft beers such as Sam Adams, kozel and Blue Moon. There was also three cask ales doubled up on each bar serving Tree boom Yorkshire sparkle, Stod Fold Golden (££.50) and another beer I Failed to see. I thought the Yorkshire Sparkle was past its best but drinkable (it had a very bald lifeless taste) but the Stod fold was much better and a nice rich hearty golden beer. I did overhear a man being charged £4.10 for a pint of Amstell which I thought was outrageous in this part of the world but there were plenty in here paying those prices. Overall an enjoyable time was had and they do a pretty good burger menu that is priced quite well. To say it’s a sports bar the prices and decor mean it attracts less dick heads than similar venues would which can only be a good thing and the large groups of mostly men in here all seemed to be on the better behaved spectrum. Wouldn’t out of my way to come back here but if a good match was on and Around the area it’s not a bad spot to grab a decent ale and enjoy the game. Better than many similar venues.

On 9th March 2017 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about Aire Bar

You have to go down lots of steps to gain entry to Aire Bar.
Once down the steps there is an oblong shaped room with a vaulted ceiling,the floor is bare boarded,there is a mix of seating types.
I had a drink of Rat White Rat which went down well,i only noted two other beer as the pub was busy on my Early Saturday evening visit,one was from Bosuns and the other called Aire Bar None.
It was very busy on my visit.
I would be happy to visit here again.

Pub visited 24/9/2016

On 9th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about Aire Bar

Housed in three barrel vault brick archs in part of a riverside warehouse, furnished with trendy sofas but with a pool table at one end. Two counters with three handpulls on each serving the same small Brewers products, from Copper Dragon, Stotfold and Imperial today. It has views over the gentrified river and canal, Get Carter glasses and hipster staff.

On 28th September 2015 - no rating submitted
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ROB Camra left this review about Aire Bar

Large cellar bar with three areas. The first one you see after going down the stairs is more of a tap room with a pool table and a quiz machine. The second area is more of a lounge and the third more of a dining area. There's also a large waterside terrace running the full length of the pub. The bar is split in two by a large supporting column and there are 3 handpumps on each section. The beer range has changed rather a lot since the last 2 reviews. On our visit the pumps were doubled up with Stod Fold Gold, Ilkley Mary Jane and a Partners ale whose name escapes me. The Stod Fold was a good pint. The food is cheap and cheerful and as we were peckish we ordered fries with pulled pork to share which was served quickly and was just what we needed. It was a bit of a bargain at £5.25 as well. I've been meaning to get round to visiting this bar for ages and was surprised to find that they're currently celebrating their 10th anniversary. Oh well, I got here in the end and we'll no doubt call in again.

On 7th January 2015 - rating: 7
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Chris 87 left this review about Aire Bar

As mentioned below, this is a pretty bog-standard city centre bar enlivened by its riverside terrace overlooking the Aire. Black Sheep and Landlord are available alongside standard lagers, and there is a pool table. Food seemed reasonably priced and it seems to attract a fairly young crowd. Leeds city centre has a fairly good range of real ale pubs so this is not one to dash to in a hurry in that regard.

On 1st September 2010 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Aire Bar

Definitely a bar rather than a pub, and the best thing about the place is its location in a quiet spot with a nice terrace overlooking the River Aire (although it will be better still when something is done about the next-door car park). Large choice of draught lagers, but the Timothy Taylor Landlord was perfectly acceptable.

On 1st September 2008 - rating: 6
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