The Leeds city center bar opened on Call Lane in 2012 and has grown in popularity with Yorkshire music fans who loved its live music and close-knit atmosphere.
However, the Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating effect and Bad Apples is one of many Leeds businesses to retreat during the lockout.
A post on the bar’s Facebook page said, “After 8 years and a little, we are sorry to let you know (to all of you) that not only will we not reopen 4, but we will not reopen at all.”
“We had a good descent and we had an absolute explosion, but the time has come to call us one night.
“We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has come to party with us over the years, the groups that rocked the boneyard and all those who have not been kicked out.
“To all of our wonderful employees – too many to list here – I want to thank you for all of your hard work and the fun we had together.
“These are the best years of my life. So this is it. Again for the road: it’s time, horrible bastards, drink the f ** k up and take the f ** k out of our bar. Xxxxxx »
While some Leeds pubs and bars have now started welcoming customers after three and a half months of absence, others are taking things more slowly.
No Greene King pub reopened on July 4, with the national chain delaying its return on July 6 at the earliest.
The Pack Horse in Leeds city center has not opened up to others in the city either.
An article on their Facebook page said, “Unfortunately, we will not be joining certain openings on July 4.
“As much as we all miss you and our team is eager to start again, we still have time to go.” When we open, we will welcome you all with open arms. “