One of the best bars in Sheffield (and the whole country), Public is renowned for turning out some of the most impressive drinks on the UK cocktail scene. Hidden away in a former gents' toilet below Sheffield Town Hall, this 40-seater space has garnered some serious acclaim, including being named the best place to drink in the UK in 2018. 

It's no surprise, given the quality of the concoctions on offer here. Doing away with glitzy gimmicks, both the food and drink menus here put focus on locality and top-notch produce - think cleverly crafted cocktails made with homemade infusions and lesser-used ingredients, alongside tasty small plates offering a modern twist on classic comfort food.

The decor adds the final unique touches to the Public experience, mixing plush teal booths and gold-edged tables with the old tiles from the space's days as a working bathroom.


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  • No Door Charge
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 16:00 0:00
Tuesday 16:00 1:00
Wednesday 16:00 1:00
Thursday 16:00 1:00
Friday 16:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 3:00
Sunday 16:00 1:00



Public, Public, 23-55 Surrey Street, S1 2LG


City Centre


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves European, British and International food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Public serves up a unique range of European-inspired small plates, made with high-quality British produce from the surrounding countryside.

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