Sheffield has so many independent pubs and bars to choose from! Whether you’re after cosy winter vibes or somewhere to watch the footy in summer, we’ve put together some of our favourites. Recommended by our team who have lived in Sheffield for over a combined 50 years!
Award winning Guinness themed Irish Pub in the heart of Sheffield. Ran by nine Sheffield ‘eards’ who took over ownership when the original traditional pub was seen to be closing down 37 years after their doors first opened. Expect five nights of live music, a banging Guinness and a quick pint! Check out their aprons, a collaborative project between us here at Glass Onion HQ and the Fagan's lads. Remade using damaged and unwanted workwear, completed with their signature logo.
69 Broad Ln, Sheffield City Centre, S1 4BS. Get Directions
Pearl at Park Hill
A newer edition to Sheffield's bar scene is Pearl at Park Hill, a sister company to Bench (a food fave). Expect delicious looking drinks and even more delicious looking plates, including antipasti vibes and olive galore.
8 Pat Midgley Ln, Sheffield S2 5QX. Get Directions
Neepsend Social Club & Canteen
One of our cheap eats recommendations Neepsend Social is also one of our favourite social spots in Sheffield’s Kelham Island for a bev and a quiz. We love the old school canteen for a pint and a midweek breather.
Unit 2, 92 Burton Rd, Neepsend, S3 8DA. Get Directions
A contemporary gastropub with striking, roomy interiors and a terrace in the Heart of the City (literally). Expect late night drinks and the best live music in a melting pot, forged from the elements that make Sheffield unique. If you’re there, it’d be rude not to grab a cheeky bite too -you’re in for a cosy one here.
Unit 7&8, Block D, Heart of the City II, S1 4HS. Get Directions
The award winning OG pub of Sheffield. There’s not a time of year this Victorian pub isn’t a hit with its weatherproof beer garden and real ales brewed on site. Located in Kelham Island, a short walk from the city centre.
23 Alma St, Sheffield S3 8SA Get Directions
This pub in Sheffield is perfect for a cosy Sunday afternoon drinking, especially as it's getting colder. With their globally inspired menu, grab a bite and a beer here on your visit in the city.
243-247, Fulwood Road, Sheffield S10 3BA Get Directions
Lescar combines the best in British pub hospitality with individuality, character and quirky charm. Expect a buzzing atmosphere with their events, local DJs and wine club. We recommend you don't drink the jar samples on the bar (you’d be surprised).
303 Sharrow Vale Road, Sharrow, Sheffield S11 8ZF Get directions
Located in a little corner of Division Street by our Sheffield vintage store, Gatsby is a popular bar. Open until late on weekends with good music to have a dance to, a beer garden and Mexican food to enjoy in between.
73-75 Division St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4GE Get directions
One of the spiritual homes to Sheffield’s music scene, located a stone's throw away from the city centre. Expect beer, wine and spirits in an old-fashioned alehouse with live music and a festive patio. Late nights, live music it’s hard not to love it.
79 Fitzwilliam St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4JP Get directions
Inspired by Mexico and the vibrancy of their cuisine and culture. Pina is a fun lively spot for Tacos, Tequila and Mezcal! Located in the heart of Kelham Island, it’s a fab spot to start or end your evening.
3 Harvest Ln, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8EF Get Directions
Picture House Social
One of Sheffield's favourite hangouts tucked away in the underground ballroom room of the 1920s built Abbeydale Picture House. Great for an eventful night out. Play shuffleboard, drink pints, eat pizza, watch a movie or listen to some live music.
383 Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1FS Get Directions
Once described as ‘A Wes Anderson train carriage crowbarred in to an old bog’. Former gents toilets turned into a cool underground bar. Drink cocktails and small plates in the cosy setting just off the beaten track of Sheffield city centre.
23-55 Surrey St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LG Get Directions
A fun family fun venue where you can enjoy great beer and even greater burgers from slap and pickle. Enjoy the two rooms which bring the outdoors inside and a cosy room with games to be enjoyed by all.
107 Neepsend Ln, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8AT Get Directions
A laid-back cosy pub featuring a snug, rustic interior, outdoor seating and live music performances. Find Dorothy Pax by the water on the canal on the Quays just by Sheffield’s city centre.
Arch 17, Wharf Street, Victoria Quays, Sheffield S2 5SY Get Directions