Cool And Quirky Bars In Sheffield

Looking for something more off-piste for your next evening out? Our city is home to all manner of out of the ordinary nightspots, from community-owned boozers to those boasting retro interiors and a bounty of unusual tipples. To help you scope out the most weird (yet wonderful) places, we've put together a list of the best cool and quirky bars in Sheffield.

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Last updated on 21st February 2024

The Botanist, Sheffield

The Botanist is the perfect bar and restaurant to hit up when on the hunt for some impeccable grub paired with bespoke cocktails. Its interiors are dazzling thanks to its eclectic light fixtures and hanging plants scattered about. You'll find a range of gin-based tipples on the menu, such as the Strawberry Cucumber Breeze, as well as the Blood Orange & Peach Smash, made with asked Malt Whisky and peach liqueur.

Manahatta Sheffield

Thanks to its Instagrammable interiors, such as graffiti-style artwork on the walls, plush leather seats and disco balls, Manahatta makes for a pretty cool night out. This New York-inspired bar hosts live DJs every weekend and offers two for cocktails from Sunday to Friday - from a maple old fashioned to the watermelon paloma, and you can even nab bottomless brunches here for £33.95 per person.


Searching for hidden bars in Sheffield? Regularly included within lists of the best watering holes across the country, Public definitely wins points for originality. Housed in a former municipal toilet, the basement joint serves up some of the most innovative cocktails along with locally-sourced fare.

The Gardeners Rest

Is the ultimate quirky pub what you're after? We might have just found the very place. Located on Kelham Island, The Gardeners Rest is a charming riverside boozer that regularly hosts live music and community events, while even being owned by locals.