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.

Last updated on 8th November 2022


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On the hunt for cocktail bars in Sheffield city centre? 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.

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 or excellent tunes.


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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.

If rooftop bars in Sheffield are what you're after, Inc is a beautiful place to settle down for a drink. Its lineup of bellinis, including everything from classic kir royales to Bakewell tart and parma violet flavours, are sure to go down a treat.

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 co-working area, while evening revellers can indulge in craft beer, cocktails and food from the venue's various vendors.

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.

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? Carefully chosen drinks and a crackin' outside terrace overlooking the water.