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 standard pub grub and a wide range of drinks from craft beers to cocktails all at reasonable prices. 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.
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 ‘OO’ pizza flour, hand stretched and baked in their signature stone bottom oven. On Wednesday evening they even have Salsa dancing classes.
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, facilities include table football and a rear beer garden.
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 and small European plates. 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.
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 and ‘Ruby Jean’s Burgers’ inspired by recipes from famous NYC diners.
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.<br><br> The Forum Shops & Boutiques mentioned in our ‘The Best Shops for Students in Sheffield’ (Link to shop page) 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.