Best Bars In Sheffield

It's no surprise that Sheffield's bar scene is currently thriving. The past decade has seen the nightlife landscape expand dramatically and now the city boasts some of the most exciting going-out spots in the North of England. Everyone's got their favourites though, and we're no different. We've sorted through the many fantastic watering holes, from the places for top tier craft beer, to award-winning cocktail basements, and put together our own round-up of the best bars in Sheffield.

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Last updated on 7th February 2024

The Botanist, Sheffield

If you're seeking a drink at a bar that's a little quirkier than your average restaurant offering, then hit up The Botanist. This eclectic haunt is covered in hanging plants and stunning light fixtures, with a roster of live music throughout the weeks. Drinks-wise, you don't want to miss out on its bespoke connections, such as The Plant Pot made with sage and rhubarb cordial, or the Strawberry Cucumber Breeze featuring Malfy Rosa Grapefruit Gin.

Lescar Sheffield

A traditional pub just a short walk from Ecclesall Road, The Lescar has got classic comfort down to a fine art. The friendly neighbourhood bar offers the perfect location for a post-work chinwag and sipping down some fresh-pulled pints, as well as a place to catch live music and comedy.


Named one of the top places to drink in the whole country, it's no surprise that Public has made the cut for our own list of best bars in Sheffield. The basement spot and former bog sports an innovative drinks list alongside a range of small plates and snacks.

The Fat Cat

Rumoured to be one of the first bars in Sheffield to serve real ales, The Fat Cat is a Kelham Island icon and home to the Kelham Island Brewery. Swing by to sample some great beers at a historic pub, and catch some rays in their pretty beer garden.