Craft beer, real ale, cocktails – Sheffield has it all, and then some! Cast your eyes over this handy guide before organising your next sesh.
One for the beer lovers out there. Open from midday til late every day, BrewDog is located right in the middle of Sheffield’s Division Street. Serving specially brewed craft ales and beers suited for every hop connoisseur, plus it also offers a range of tasty stonebaked pizzas to go alongside the vast drinks selection.
Bungalows & Bears
A great spot for food and chills. Grub is served until 10pm daily making it the perfect location for a late-night bite. With the promise of “decent beer and off-center music” you’ll never want to leave.
There aren’t many occasions where it’s considered acceptable to dress up like a school kid when you’re 18+. Except in Corp on a Wednesday night that is, where it is classed as a necessity in order to enter the ‘Skool Disco’. Beware of Corp juice though, a strange substance that covers the floors. No new trainers here, chaps.
Spearheading Sheffield’s LGBT scene is Dempseys. Located in the city centre and spreading across two floors, it serves food during the day and transforms into a nightclub for evening antics.
The Great Gatsby
A bustling little bar on the corner of Division Street, The Great Gatsby is open every day from midday ‘til late. Come here for Mexican street food from Shy Boy Cantina, stay for the cocktails made from Gatsby’s vast array of liquors and then finish the night with a dance.
Not only is The Harley an amazing live music venue, but it’s also home to the Twisted Burger Company. There are some super innovative and experimental burgers on the menu you can devour and then wash down with a pint.
One of Sheffield’s most famous venues. The Leadmill, as well as being one of the most sought-after gig venues, is a hugely popular late-night destination offering top-notch indie club nights such as GAGA Fridays and Sonic Saturdays. Its famous stage has seen the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Oasis and Stone Roses all performing there.
Located in the heart of Sheffield city centre, the O2 Academy is host to some of the best gigs going. This venue is often a must-play stop on the tour list of national and international artists. There are also a number of popular student nights kicking off during term time.
Picture House Social
Located on Abbeydale Road beneath a gorgeous 1920s cinema, the Picture House Social is the place to go for pizza, ping-pong and cocktails. Sounds like the perfect combination if you ask us.
Unique to the Kelham Island area, Piña specialises in all things Mexican. We’re talking tacos, tequila and a mezzanine dedicated to live sports.
Since opening its door in 2005, Plug has become a solid student favourite. With regular club nights like offering up the best rock’n’roll tunes to bounce around to, you’re definitely going to have a top night out here. Plus, there are always tempting drinks deals on offer.
Relatively new to the bar scene, Public opened the doors of Sheffield’s Town Hall’s old gents toilets last winter to reveal a speakeasy cocktail bar with an award-winning bar manager at the helm.
With it being just a stones-throw away from the city centre’s student accommodation, the Washy is perfect for starting, and ending, a night out.
West Street Live
Located on one of Sheffield’s busiest streets you’ll find the legendary West Street Live, open late pretty much every night of the week. The drinks are all well-priced and the music is always spot on.
The Wick At Both Ends
Established in 2010, The Wick At Both Ends is the perfect destination for casual drinks, a spot of lunch at the weekends or for when after-uni drinks get a lil’ rowdy. It’s in the ideal location, slap-bang in the middle of West Street. You’ll find creative cocktails, an array of great dishes and some craft beers and ales there too.
Image: Picture House Social