Don’t waste, drink! #1

Amid all the panic buying and hoarding, England has seen post-Christmas levels of waste being created. We at Smokestack decided that if we could turn some of that waste into delicious drinks the world would

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Souls Behind The Decks

Not only has Smokestack been running for over a decade – we’ve got some of Leeds’ best soul, funk & jazz DJs behind our decks, who now have not only laid the musical foundations to Smokestack, but

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25,000 Steps Up Scafell

On Tuesday the 24th of July 2018, Smokestack teamed up with Wild Turkey UK to see if it was possible to make the perfect Old Fashioned 101 one thousand metres above sea level on Scafell

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Soul Sisters

The Supremes  Originally The Primettes, who became the well-known Supremes in 1961 released  “Baby Love” in September 1964 and reached #1 Pop, R&B, and in the U.K.  The Supremes with “Baby Love” became the first

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History of Absinthe

At Smokestack, we love our wall of spirits, especially sharing this collection with guests whilst educating and dispelling myths. Being heavily influenced by New Orleans we have dealt out our fair share of absinthe inspired

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Northern Soul History

The Northern Soul scene was exciting, amphetamine-fuelled and resolutely underground. The term “NORTHERN SOUL” was first penned by Soul journalist Dave Godin, around 1970, in the music magazine Blues ‘n’ Soul. Godin coined the term

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