July to-do List

Your guide to summer in Leeds

The British summer is upon us and we’ve got the low down of what’s going on in Leeds this month.

Embrace the Summer Series

The Summer Series is back for 2016 held in Millennium Square, involving live music concerts, outdoor film screenings, events and more. The square is set to come alive for a fortnight in a specially created outdoor arena containing a licensed bar, food and toilet facilities. The Summer Series kicks off on Friday 22nd July with The Cribs and special guests playing their homecoming show, followed by two nights of Ocean Colour Scene celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Moseley Shoals album. Other shows include A Classical Summer’s Evening performed in a seated outdoor auditorium and The Magic of Motown Under the Stars providing all the back to back classic Motown hits you could ever want.

There will also be a variety of film screenings and a culture arts festival, all rounded off with Leeds Pride starting at Millennium Square and winding its way through the city centre to Lower Briggate. It’s set to be a lively couple of weeks, with a variety of events fit for the whole family.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit the website. If you want to see more live music in Leeds then have a read of our Leeds Brewery Festival article to discover our very own music scene.

Cast your vote in the Tap Takeover

Once a month The Brewery Tap host their Tap Takeover, welcoming a guest brewery to showcase the best of their cask and keg range. This month on Thursday 14th July you will find Scarborough Brewery, a microbrewery located in the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough on the North Yorkshire Coast. Established way back in 2010, they have since expanded their range of beers and can now be found across the UK. Some of their beer range consists of an American hopped pale ale, a stout brewed using five malts, an IPA brewed with 7 different hops and a dry hopped red ale brewed with a blend of Australian and American hops.

The Tap will install a selection of their beers onto their bar ready for a 6pm start; all you have to do is decide your winner in the cask vs keg vote. We hope to see you there for a very beery evening! Follow @brewerytapleeds to keep up to date with all the latest information.

Celebrate the American hop

Here at our Leeds Brewery pubs we are celebrating the American craft beer revolution. We will have some guest beers on cask and keg for you to try from some of the leading US microbreweries. They will be available on Monday 4th July for the rest of the week until Sunday 10th.  

Get your running shoes on

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of Asda Foundation Leeds 10K as thousands of runners get ready to tear around the city’s streets on Sunday 10th July. The charity race, founded by Jane Tomlinson CBE, has raised over two million pounds for local and regional charities with more than 60,000 runners taking part so far. The run is suitable for all abilities so whether you have a competitive streak or you just want to have fun and raise some cash, everyone can take part. The race starts from Vicar Lane and finishes outside the stunning Leeds Town Hall, so even if you’re not involved in the race, there are plenty of places for you to stand and watch as you cheer on the runners.

The 10th anniversary is set to be a big one with a large field expected to turn out for the milestone event and if you head to The White Swan you can join them for a pre race breakfast and post race celebrations. For more information or to enter the race visit the website.

Follow the summer sports

Although we were all crying into our pints when England got knocked out of the Euros, the show must go on. All matches, semifinals and of course the final, will be shown on the big screen in the basement of Crowd of Favours where you can get 10% off during all live matches.

If you want a more relaxed sporting atmosphere, you can also watch the Wimbledon games throughout the day on the big screen, so if you’re a big tennis fan then come and join us.

Find your perfect match

Calling all of the singletons in Leeds! Test your fate at our Crowd of Favours speed dating event Ditch or Date on Wednesday 20th July at 8pm. How does it work? The girls remain seated, the guys move around every 4 minutes and there is a 20 minute bar break halfway through. All you have to do is enjoy a few drinks in a relaxed environment, have your best chat up lines at the ready and let cupid work his magic. For more infomation or to book your place online visit the website. 

If you’re out and about in Leeds or York city centre, just remember our pubs are only a short walk away serving freshly cooked pubs meals from lunchtime onwards and our signature cask and keg beers; the perfect pitstop for an afternoon tipple. LB