The Chemic Tavern

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
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The Chemic Tavern, 9 Johnston Street, Leeds, LS6 2NG – Visit Now

We are a historic real ale pub situated in the heart of the Woodhouse residential area, just over a mile north of Leeds City Centre.

Established in the early 1840s, The Chemic is named after Johnstons Chemical Works, a local factory that produced Vitriol – also known as Sulphuric Acid. The factory was demolished in the 1890s, but the pub has endured as a popular community hub, welcoming creatives, musicians and local residents for decades.

Community spirit is at the heart of everything we do here at The Chemic. In addition to a spacious main bar area featuring an ever-changing lineup of real ales, ciders, wines and spirits, our Tap Room is often used for community meetings, live performances and private hire events.

Open seven nights a week, with regular events including folk night, open mic and Monday Night Quiz, The Chemic guarantees you a friendly welcome and a truly authentic local experience. In 2015, we were proud to be listed as an Asset of Community Value by Leeds City Council – helping to secure our place as a cornerstone of the local social scene for many years to come.

  • 9 Johnston Street
  • Leeds
  • LS6 2NG
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 2:00pm – 11:30pm
  • Tue: 2:00pm – 11:30pm
  • Wed: 2:00pm – 11:30pm
  • Thu: 2:00pm – 12:00am
  • Fri: 2:00pm – 12:30am
  • Sat: 2:00pm – 12:30am
  • Sun: 2:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit