Part boozy hangout, part live music venue, the Nation of Shopkeepers is a large and popular bar that used to be the Courtyard. The namesake cobbled area remains (it’s now arrayed with parasols, space heaters and picnic tables), while the interior is a warren of dark rooms decked out with sofas, armchairs, fairy lights and bunting. The bar stocks mostly bottled beers and lagers, plus a smattering of local ales, while the food is cheap and cheerful pub/diner grub – think doorstep bloomers, sharing platters, burgers, sliders, chocolate brownie sundaes and traditional Sunday roasts. A calm chill-out place by day, NOS turns into a heaving party at night with a mix of indie and electro live bands. Also look out for regular exhibitions by local artists and occasional ‘film fests’. Definitely one for Leeds’ young, hip, fun-loving crowd.