Fancy a few drinks in the sunshine in Sheffield or heading out for a night on the town? We’ve put together the best bars in Sheffield to visit for a day to remember.
Sheffield is known for its independents, so we’ve put together the best cocktail, dive, and craft ale bars for you to visit where you’ll want to return again and again.
1. The Wick At Both Ends
The home of quirky cocktails, The Wick At Both Ends has been a staple for locals and visitors alike. Expect laid-back vibes full of partying great tunes,
Cocktails consist of the likes of ‘drumstick’ cocktails, ‘zombie skullcrusher’, ‘flaming sambucas’ and even more. One thing is true – and that you won’t leave disappointed. West St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4EW
Once described as “A Wes Anderson train carriage crowbarred into an old bog.” If that doesn’t grab you by the bollocks and down the steps into this speakeasy, what will?
Public is located in a former gent’s toilet below the grade-1 listed Victorian town hall. It is a haven for fine drinks and delicious food and featured in the top 50 cocktail bars in the UK for the last two years. 23-55 Surrey St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LG
3. The Great Gatsby
Gatsby spans both night & day. Looking for a chilled one of a few tacos and craft ales – they’ve got you covered. Wanting to party until the earlier hours with pints of Zombie and other crazy cocktails – they’ve got you covered.
Having spent over a decade serving customers in the steel city, Gatsby knows what you want before you do so make sure you head over to this Sheffield stalwart. And of course, don’t miss out on their hip-hop brunches – a great way to celebrate with mates. 73-75 Division St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4GE
5. West Street Live
One of the best bars in Sheffield for students, locals and visitors alike. If you speak to anyone about Sheffield they’ve sure to mention West Street Live at some point.
The live music venue is an independent family-run spot with plenty of drink offers on the go, so you’ll be loving life as will your wallet! A live music fans nirvana if you ask us. 128 West St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4ES
6. The Furnace
The Furnace, a nod to Sheffield’s heritage, can be found in the heart of the city and has a modern, slick vibe serving an imaginative menu during the day offering great cocktails and drinks with live music into the night.
If you’re looking for somewhere a little posh The Furnace is one place where you’ll have a memorable experience. A Sheffield bar not to be missed. Unit 7&8, Block D, Heart of the City II, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4HS
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7. Picture House Social
Another one of those chilled vibes that the best bars in Sheffield have to offer. First on the list away from the city centre Picture House Social is housed within an old cinema on Abbeydale Road.
It offers up local beers, pizza, a games room, a cinema and a hidden outside terrace. Plenty of ways to pass the time. It also parties hard, so head down and check out the only venue in Sheffield that knows how to change its spots. 383 Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1FS
Another mainstay of Sheffield, Forum Kitchen + Bar is the perfect place to enjoy time with friends. Located in the heart of Sheffield next to Devonshire Green it’s great for brunch, G&T’s in the sun and a night out in the city.
Opening in 1992, it’s managed to adapt and keep up with the ever-changing nightlife tapestry to cement itself as one of the best places for a few beers in the steel city and 241 deals for students. The Forum, 129 Devonshire St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S3 7SB
9. Saw Grinder’s Union
One of the new bars to help transform the famous steel quarter, Kelham Island, Saw Grinder’s Union opened in 2019 and has created a beautiful space in a once harsh factory environment.
Located in Sheffield’s oldest Grade II listed buildings ‘Globe Work’s, the venue’s name is a nod to its history. They serve up unique cocktails and an array of craft ales and spirits and are a must-visit for anyone heading to Kelham Island. Globe Works, Sheffield S6 3AE
Mojo is definitely one of the coolest bars in Sheffield located on Holly Street in Sheffield City Centre. It’s known for its great tunes and atmosphere on a night out and is one for those that love guitar music.
It has a great DIY vibe that is what grew its original Leeds bar. Mojo serves up superbly crafted cocktails along with great beer and even greater vibes and has an all-inclusive ethic of respect and tolerance. 3 Holly St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2GT
12. Church – Temple Of Fun
Sheffield’s Kelham Island has become an area synonymous with hipsters and creatives, thanks to its vast selection of craft breweries, street food, art exhibitions, and live music. And next to the Rover Don, you’ll find one of the best bars in Sheffield, Church – Temple of Fun.
The bar is owned by a famous resident of the city, Bring Me The Horizon’s frontman Oli Sykes. Not content with being an international rock star and the owner of clothing brand Drop Dead, Sykes opened Church in 2018 to add to his already remarkable accomplishments. 4a Rutland Way, Sheffield S3 8DG
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