Cheap drinks is one of the main reasons to go to uni up north, right? Check out our recommendations for the cheapest drinks in Sheffield below.

1. Tiger Works

Tiger Works
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Address: 136 West St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4ES

A student favourite, Tiger Works earns first place for it’s £5 pound round and £2.75 trebles. The infamous £5 round includes a VK, a shot, a ‘Tiger Bomb’ and a single vodka mixer. You can also double up on spirits for only £1 extra or get 241 cocktails for £6.95 (Monday to Friday). Popular as a pres spot for its budget prices, Tiger Works’ tiny dancefloor is usually full of drunk students on their way to the club.

2. West Street Live

Address: 128 West St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4ES

Open till 4 am, and with purse-friendly drinks, WSL is a beloved Sheffield bar. Browse the variety of low-cost, unique cocktails on the drinks posters plastered all over the walls. From £5 bottles of wine, £1 shots, £2 doubles and a £3 round to rival Tiger Works, WSL is one of the cheapest bars around.

3. Picture House Social

Picture House Social
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Address: 383 Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1FS

During Happy Hour house, wine, cider or lager is only £2.50 and cocktails are 241. Alternatively, enjoy £1 bingo or a quiz night which comes with 50% off pizza for your team. The Picture House Social is full of bargains, even continuing to offer 50% off food all October.

4. Soyo

Soyo Sheffield
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Address: 117 Rockingham St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4EB

Check out Soyo on Wednesday for their Student Night deals. Drinks start at just £1.50 with doubles for £3 and 241 cocktails. Their ‘Spin the Wheel’ event also offers bargain drinks. 50p shots, 4 for £5 JagerBombs or 3 for £5 VKs anyone?  Although Wednesday is their budget night, drinks offers are available all week with 99p mixers every Thursday and £2.50 drinks every Tuesday.

5. Revolution

Revolution Sheffield
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Address: The Plaza, Units 1 & 2, Fitzwilliam St, Sheffield S1 4JL

Students get exclusive offers at Revolution, with 241 cocktails and 25% off food. Not only that but enjoy £2.50 bottles of Corona, a shot stick for £6, £3 vodka mixers. Revolution is a great option if you want a boujee night with amazing cocktails for bargain prices.

6. Grindstone

The Old Grindstone Sheffield
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Address: 3 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1UA

The Old Grindstone, nestled between popular student areas Broomhill, Crookes and Crookesmoor, is great for the student budget. The ‘Wednesday Grind’ offers include £2 spirits, £3 doubles, 3 for £5 bombs, £1.50 shots and £2.50 lager. If you’re busy Wednesday, check out their cocktails, always cheap at £6.50 each or their Monday Beer Club with craft beers from just £2.

7. Forum

Forum Sheffield
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Address: The Forum, 129 Devonshire St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S3 7SB

Get delicious cocktails for only £5 every Thursday at Forum if you haven’t had your fill check out their ‘Cocktail of the Month’ at only £5. Students with a reward card (£3) can nab exclusive offers such as two cocktails for £9, 50% off pizzas and £10 off prosecco. Plus, collect points, exclusive offers and a special birthday gift with your loyalty card.

8. Bloo 88

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Address: 182 West St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4ET

Bloo 88 is perfect for those on a budget with 241 cocktails every day and special offers almost all week. Every Friday sees how many drinks you can manage with bottomless mimosas for £10 between 4-6 pm. Students can enjoy 50% off food Sunday-Thursday, 2 for £8 cocktails and 2 Jaeger Bombs for £5 with a valid ID.

9. The Cavendish

Address: 220-238 West Street, Sheffield, S1 4EU.

Located on West Street, this chilled out bar is great for sports fans and cocktail lovers alike with offers every day. On Tuesdays grab three cans for £10, on Wednesday chicken wings are just 25p, Thursday brings £3 cocktails and £6 pitchers, whilst Friday offers £5 doubles. They also offer five bombs for £10 all week, so there’s never an excuse to skip the Cavendish.

10. Bar One

Address: Sheffield Students’ Union, Glossop Rd, Broomhall, Sheffield S10 2TG

Located in The University of Sheffield’s Students Union, Bar One is bound to be cheap. Their famous burgers are modestly priced, starting at £7.50, including chips. Drinks-wise, choose from Passionfruit or Espresso martinis at 2 for £10 or beer from £3 per pint.


Sheffield is a great location for those on a budget. As you can see, your West Street bar crawl will never break the bank.

Last Updated on September 9, 2022