Need somewhere to blow off some steam after your lectures? Sheffield has a great variety of bars and pubs catering for any preference so there’s always somewhere new to grab a drink. If real ale is more to your tastes, there are several independent breweries in Sheffield serving a wide selection of ales and craft beers.
220-238 West Street, Sheffield S1 4EU
Located in front of Portland Tower on West Street this pub is a brilliant place to start your night out in Sheffield. Offering pub grub and a wide range of drinks from craft beers to cocktails all at reasonable prices. It’s a big old place: by the front windows are booths to devour Sunday lunch in. There are plenty of ‘house’, ‘craft’ and ‘cask’ beers. Although you'll find none of that craft beer snobbery here. What makes this place stand out is its array of facilities and pub games it has on offer, including: Large HD TV’s showing Sky Sports/ BT Sport, dart boards, pool tables, slot machines and rear beer garden perfect for afternoon drinks in the sun. Lively, undiscerning, fun-loving crowds flock to The Cavendish for fun times in one of Sheffield’s best beer gardens. All major sports are screened to lively crowds.
182 West Street, Sheffield S1 4ET
A stunningly renovated bar situated on West Street famous for its delicious pizzas, tasty cocktails and good atmosphere. With a wide range of pizzas to choose from all made with the finest Italian pizza flour, hand stretched and baked in their signature stone bottom oven. Beautiful inside and out, Bloo 88 is a rare thing: a big pub that’s actually good. The characterful beer garden is a fantastic space for groups on summer evenings. At its busiest, it does not hum but rumble with laughter and chatter, pint glasses tapping on table tops. It is somewhere to be, somewhere every Sheffield Student wants to be.
149-151 West Street, Yorkshire S1 4EW
There’s no shortage of gorgeous cocktail bars in Sheffield serving incredible drinks however the Wick At Both ends may just top them all. Famous for its flaming lemon drizzle shots but also serving a large collection of delicious cocktails, fine ales, different beers from around the world. Back in 2018 it was named winner of the prestigious ‘Best Bar’ award at the Sheffield Social Awards, give it as go and you will see why. One of the most perfectly English experiences you’ll get on West Street. The overwhelming feeling here is one of being welcome; they pull a fresh pint, staff are lively. If you're in town, it's an absolute must, but it's worth travelling for too.
127 Devonshire Street, Sheffield S3 7SB
Serving great food in the heart of Sheffield City Centre the Forum has been a long-time favourite for many Sheffield students. Located on the corner of Devonshire Green, they have plenty of outside seating on the outdoor terrace (including deck chairs) which is an ideal place to spend an afternoon drinking. Forum manages to be many great things at once: it does a delicious range of cocktails from peaty and deep to light and fruity. The Forum Shops & Boutiques mentioned in our ‘The Best Shops for Students in Sheffield’ are located either through the side entrance or through the back of the bar. This is Sheffield’s only independent shopping centre offering a collection of unique boutiques all under the same roof.
The Old Fire Station Divison St, Yorkshire S1 4GF
About 10 years ago if you wanted to dink in Sheffield city centre your choices were dive bars or worse, however Bungalows and Bears always stood above the rest and a decade later that is still the case. In recent years their popularity has boomed, nowadays they are well known for their live music played on an intimate stage. It offers the kind of comfort that quietly encourages another bottle, or another round. It can be boozy, it is always brilliant. When you need reminding that Sheffield is the most unique city in the world! – especially when it comes to drinking.
176 Devonshire St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S3 7SG
Coco Lounge Bar is in a fantastic location in between West Street and Devonshire Green. The brightly decorated venue is split over 2 levels with seating upstairs and on the ground floor a dance floor and a bar serving some great cocktails and good priced drinks. The best thing about Coco is the huge outdoor patio that comes into its own on summer nights.
173-179 West Street, Sheffield S1 4EW
This venue is the first of a new concept for late-night bars which blurs the lines between bar and club. It offers a split level experience consisting of a large bar and several booths downstairs which can be rented out for private parties. Then for ‘after dark’ upstairs has a large dancefloor and bar with state of the art sound system played by some of the best DJ’s in Sheffield. The staff are friendly and professional and offer a very high standard of service which the bar prides itself on. They always have various drinks on offer and half price drinks available.
140-144 West St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4ES
Known for its exceptional Guinness and raucous entertainment, wood panels and cushioned pews make Molly Malones a characterful Irish bar. Molly Malones hosts regular sports screenings, and there's live music every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from around 9.30pm. It is a of pub where the wine list runs to 'red or white', the staff are so matey and hospitable. You will find all key sports games screened here, as well as Ireland fixtures in the Six Nations tournament. Whether it is football, UFC, boxing or the GAA, they’ve got sport covered with multiple screens and a massive high-definition projector screen. It is a wood-clad space with framed photos and newspaper clippings paying homage to its Irish roots. This Irish boozer feels like a real sanctuary from the outside world. The halftime food is decent here as well, they serve up a bar food menu of classics like pizza and chicken wings.