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.

Last updated on 23rd August 2021

Food, drink and music are the key cornerstones of this Division Street bar. Their menus come packed full of burgers, beers and handcrafted cocktails, while their stage has been graced by the likes of Wolf Alice, Yung Lean and Mick Jenkins.

Lescar Sheffield

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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.


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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.

Head down to Abbeydale Road where Shuffle Shack has taken over the ballroom of Picture House Social. This quirky activity space is letting you shuffle your heart out with a set of spacious lanes and a fun cocktail menu.

One of the most iconic live music pubs in Sheffield, this city centre watering hole has had more than its fair share in terms of local history. Formerly a stomping ground for the likes of Pulp and The Human League, these days The Washington hosts some of the most exciting new acts and DJs on the scene.

Arguably the best rooftop bar in Sheffield, Inc is here to bring you booze with a view. Whether you're enjoying a cocktail or two with pals or trying impress a potential love interest, the swish drinks and atmospheric surroundings are sure to enhance any night out.

Riverside Kelham Island

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Looking for craft pints and pub grub on Kelham Island? This gorgeous boozer promises all that and some pretty waterside views. Head over to the Riverside where you'll receive a warm welcome and an excellent selection of craft pints to get stuck into.

Sat in the heart of Sharrow, this Ecclesall Road bar is home to some sensational drinks. From classic cocktails to their signature selection, Monk is covering all taste bases whether you're in the mood for a casual kir royale, or a Kraken-laced Beast of Bakewell.

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.