Bars In Sheffield City Centre

There's no denying that lockdown has certainly put a dampener on the big night out, but once it ends where better to head for that first blowout than straight into the heart of the action? Get your gladrags on and prepare to explore some of the best bars in Sheffield city centre, from those promising award-winning tipples, to the spots fronting one hell of a happy hour.

Last updated on 17th August 2021


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An award-winning spot hidden below Surrey Street, Public is one of the best bars in Sheffield city centre. The basement venue is actually a former toilet (nice) and still bears some of the original tiles. However, its cocktails are anything but crappy, so head down and sample some of these seriously impressive tipples.

One of the best bars on Division Street, Bungalows & Bears is the place to go if you're looking for beers, burgers and live music in Sheffield city centre. The pub is favourite among students and locals alike thanks to its relaxed atmosphere and excellent gig programme.

A party bar with a heavy metal heart, the Dove & Rainbow is a pub beloved by music nuts across the city. The Hartshead Square spot showcases some of the best rock, punk and hardcore bands on the circuit, and hosts club nights thrown by everyone from student societies to veteran DJs.

One of the best live music venues in Sheffield city centre, The Washington is a truly iconic spot. Serving up pints in the front, they stock an excellent array of craft and local brews, while in their gig room you can catch some of the freshest your talents in the country.

This cocktail hub turned street food favourite is one of the best places to drink in Sheffield city centre. The West One Plaza watering hole fronts one of the finest boozy brunches in the city, complete with free-flowing fizz, delicious dishes and discounts for students.

One of the best places to drink in Sheffield city centre, The Rutland Arms is the definition of a neighbourhood gem. This impressive corner pub fronts an array of rare ales and craft beers, and serves up a delicious menu of pub grub and vegan-friendly plates.

One of the best party bars in Sheffield city centre, Bamboo Door is the late night hangout that also fronts an epic happy hour. Head down early if you want to nab a selection of £6 cocktails and cheap beers, but stay 'til the wee hours as DJs blast an awesome selection of cheesy tunes and dancefloor-fillers.

If you're looking for the best happy hour in Sheffield city centre, you'll want to make a beeline for this West Street spot. The Wick is renowned for its affordable sips and incredible drinks deals, including 6 shots for just £10, and 2-for-1 across their entire cocktail menu.