Sheffield is home to over 60,000 students and the bar scene sure does cater for you! Check out our top 5 recommended hidden gems in the city.

1. Picture House Social

Picture House Social is very much understated but an undeniably cool venue. Popular among students, the bar is an independent in a former ballroom. This is a spacious venue with lots of space for dancing and comfy seating. 

The cocktail menu changes monthly and they have a selection of craft beers and a great Italian street food menu. If you’re looking for somewhere for brunch, then check this place out! 

They also have a terrace area and games room where you can enjoy games of ping pong with your pals. 

383 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, UK, +44 114 258 1690 

2. The Wing and Pen

The Wig and Pen has been open since late 2010. It’s an elegant establishment removed from the bustling city centre. Its spread over two floors, with classy interior and excellent food menu. They serve great cocktails, selection of beers and wines at a student friendly price.

Great place to chat with friends, share a delicious platter of food and relax with a glass of your favourite drink. 

44 Campo Lane, Sheffield, UK< +44 114 272 2150

3. P U B L I C

PUBLIC is an insane venue, having been transformed from a disused 19th century toilet into a stylish destination for cocktails and delicious food. This is an intimate venue, with just 36 seats available. The place can get pretty busy so make sure to get there early.

This place is iconic.. but don’t just take our word for it. In 2018 they won ‘the best place to drink’ prize from the prestigious observer food monthly awards! Pretty good going for a bar that was less than a year old.

Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2LG, UK,


SOYO interior pays tribute to Sheffield’s industrial past. SOYO opened its doors in 2009 and has become popular among students. It’s a great place for a dance with a resident DJ and has an extensive cocktail, vodka and cider menu.

117 Rockingham Street, Sheffield, UK, +44 114 276 7552 

5. The Great Gatsby

This gem is right in the city centre and serves as a late-night party venue that serves alcohol until 3am and a place that serves Mexican street food during the day. 

It works together with the Sheffield coffee shop, Steam Yard to create a collaboration of the best cocktails. 

73 Division Street, Sheffield, UK, +44 114 273 1050 

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