Cool And Quirky Bars In Sheffield

Looking for something more off-piste for your next evening out? Sheffield 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 and wonderful places in the city, we've put together a list of the best cool and quirky bars in Sheffield.

Last updated on 23rd August 2021

Tucked away inside Picture House Social, Shuffle Shack is one of the coolest new bars in Sheffield. The activity hub features a set of full-size shuffle lanes, as well as a menu of Italian street eats and some delicious cocktails.

Picture House Social

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Once the ballroom and billiard hall of Abbeydale Theatre, Picture House Social has certainly maintained its focus on all things fun over the years. This cool and quirky Sheffield bar fronts an array of activities, from ping pong and bottomless brunches to live music and DJ nights.

Housed in an old fire station, Bungalows & Bears is the quirky Sheffield bar touting brews, food and cracking live music. Head over to the Division Street spot and spend the evening indulging in juicy burgers, craft beers, cocktails and excellent tunes.


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On the hunt for the coolest and quirkiest bars in Sheffield? Step through the doors of this Division Street playground and you'll find yourself in a retro den. Along with pizzas, loaded fries, funky cocktails and tasty beer, Gatsby also delivers some of the best late-night parties around.


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Regularly included within lists of the best bars in the UK, 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 edible creations.

Nestled in a stylish food hall, Cutlery Works is a wonderful place to pitch up morning, noon and night. Freelancers should head over early to nab a space in its coworking area, while evening revellers can indulge in craft beer, cocktails and food from the venue's various vendors.

Your one-stop shop for date night ideas in Sheffield, INC is a wicked rooftop spot that's sure to leave a mark. The quirky bar promises views over the city, as well as an extensive gin selection and a dedicated menu of bellinis for those who want a little extra sparkle.

Venture over to Victoria Quays and you'll come across True Loves, a sultry riverside bar, delicatessen and restaurant all in one. What can you expect? Yorkshire-based cuts, carefully chosen drinks and a cracking outside terrace overlooking the water.

Whether you're stopping in for a casual pint or a bottomless brunch, OHM always promises a great night out. Their current set-up brings you a handful great street food vendors to help soak up all the goodness from their menu of creative cocktails and affordable fizz.

Gorgeous interiors, intimate vibes and handcrafted cocktails are all up for grabs at Aria. A dreamy drinking concept from the brains behind Kommune and the team at Campari, this spot is whipping up seasonal bites and a variety of concoctions based around the Italian spirit.

Looking for the ultimate quirky pub in Sheffield? We might have just found the very spot. Located on Kelham Island, The Garderners Rest is a charming riverside boozer that regularly hosts live music and community events and is in fact owned and operated by locals.