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Pubs and Bars


Hall Bars eg. Endcliffe Bar, Tapton, Ranmoor cheap pint/snakebite and move on.

Fox & Duck Union owned bar (so its cheap, ie. a pint for £1.60), can sometimes get some locals in. Worth visiting on a Sunday evening for the pub quiz. But be warned, it can get quite busy so don't expect to find a seat.

The Broomhill Tavern Nice little pub, good friendly mix of town/gown.

The Place Directly opposite the Tavern. Quite a nice one, 4 guest ales

The South Sea - Spooner Rd. This is Broomhill's best kept secret and is decorated in an alternative style which you can see as soon as you get over the 1960's style exterior. The venue provides live bands nearly every day of the week and is just tucked away behind Costa Coffee. Is very student friendly and has N.U.S free entry initiative for live gigs.

Nottingham House On Witham Road carrying on from Fulwood Road, on the way down the hill. Quite local, It's student owned and run and has a bit of a beer garden for the nice nights out. Every saturday is the 'Sure Radio' night, come down and party till 1am with sure radio DJ's playing all genres of music!

Bar One Union building. Cheap shots and pints always available. Have a game of pool.

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West Street and Division Street

The Forum Situated at the end of division street, looking out onto Devonshire green, this ultra trendy cafe bar is a place you can get amazing food and drinks throughout the day and doubles up into a bar at night! With the newly refurbished terrace and BBQ area the Forum is the best place to sit and relax on sunny days in the city centre! The bar hosts a range of weekly and monthly events such as comedy clubs, salsa nights and band launches! Out back there is a maze of shops and boutiques selling all sorts of weird and wonderful things! Overall this venue is definitely worth a visit! website

The Harley Not actually on West Street but next to HSBC on the corner of Glossop Road. Open till 1 in the week, and 3 on fri/sat. Gigs from time to time (see their homepage), great club nights also, Club Pony is definitely worth a visit.

The Cavendish Scream Bar; see York re Yellow Card; this Scream Bar however unlike the York is HUGE compared.

Varsity Don't forget your V-Card (£1 for the Year) for cheap drinks offers (about 25 % off), based on 2 floors, and has a huge widescreen projector screen for sports/music videos. Busy, but very good for a night out.

The Swim Inn A Weatherspoons pub and the cheapest in Sheffield. Pints range from £1.69 to £2.20 and double vodka redbull's at £2.70. Just to note, the atmosphere is very quiet due to the bar's clientele (mainly people in their 40's/50's) and the bar is unable to get a 'late license' permit, so last orders are at half ten.

Walkabout Australian sports bar, ours is good, live music a few nights a week, two floors, the usual mix of many TV screens, showing different channels, and a wide variety of music.

Vodka Revolution Never before have you tasted such a wide variety of Vodkas. Certainly try the six-stick (£8 for 6 shots), don't just have the same shot all the way along. This place also serves some of the wildest cocktails. Unlike other student bars in Sheffield, 'Vodka Rev' can be on the pricey side. A VK card is available for a relatively cheap price (£4) and you get cheaper drinks along with loads of vouchers on shots/cocktails/pitchers.

One to watch is 'Tossers' on Tuesday, where if you guess correctly on a toss (by a barperson at the bar) you get another drink free.

"Bungalows and Bears" Late Bar of an indie/electronic persuasion, it's worth going in the daytime mon-fri to get a regulars card, then it's much easier to get in in the evenings. homepage

Frog & Parrot Home of the legendary, former world record holding, Worlds Strongest Beer, the Roger & Out (circa 15 %), that they can only serve in 1/3rd pint glasses. Drink three in a night and you get a certificate, this one is only for the die-hard ale fan as I didn't like the first sip.

Local bands often play at weekends.

Yates' Always popular, ever faithful. Nights to watch are Mondays and Thursdays, where pints are as cheap as a quid.

S1 Near the Cavendish, S1 is great for chilling out post lecture ... Inside are some comfortable leather sofas, and If the weather is good, it has a quiet beer garden area ... Food is quite good, but the drinks are on the pricey side (especially compared to nearby 'Cavendish' and 'Swim Inn').

DQ Late Bar Either called 'DQ' or 'Late Bar' by the majority of people, is located just off West Street, adjoining Cha Cha's indian buffet restraunt. Contrary to it's name, the venue doesn't open much later than it's nearby competitors - however for some special nights such as the Urban Gorilla Afterparty it has been known to be open until 6am homepage


Sheffield Union

Speaks for itself, very often NUS only. There is a night for everything...

Monday - "Population- Every Monday, mix of chart hits/indie/old skool classics, most drinks only a pound.

Tuesday - The Tuesday Club - Drum and Bass/Hip Hop, loads of big name DJ's such as DJ Yoda and DJ Craze who played at the end of year party, not to mention High Contrast and Pendulum, Dillinja and Roni Size (who played a special event on a saturday in the octogon, on the world famous Valve Soundsystem) ... The Tuesday Club is hailed as 'one of the most credible mid-week nights in the country' by Mixmag the worlds biggest selling dance music magazine ...

Wednesday - ROAR - A weekly sellout event in the fusion/foundry, where sports teams have their socials ... Drinks are BOGOF on bottles, and if you're lucky you can get your photo taken with the mascot, Roary the Tiger.

Varsity and End of Year ROAR are some of the most popular nights of the year, and it is not uncommon to find people sleeping at the union overnight to get tickets ...

Thursday - Live Wire - Indie night, 2 live bands, really cheap drinks :D

Friday - Space (Every Friday) -In the Octagon, a mix of commercial dance, rnb, cheesy pop and chart hits. Lots of giveaways and prizes...


Climax (Once Monthly) - LGB clubbing with podium dancers, funky music. Voted Sheffield Number one LGB clubbing experience by Galaxy Nightlife Awards


Offbeat (every 2 or 3 weeks) - leftfield indie night, voted as the UK's ultimate indie disco by BBC Radio 6 no less! Run independently of the Uni and open to students and non-students alike. Playlists and more details at their website

Saturday - Pop Tarts - Cheesey old stuff, frequent fancy dress nights. It is usually a good night out andhere is a playlist of a selection of songs played

Sunday- Last Laugh Comedy Club, every Sunday evening, organised by Toby Foster, of Phoenix Nights the Last Laugh Comedy Club has been selling out venues across Sheffield for the past fifteen years, premiering the likes of Peter Kay, Jack Dee, Jimmy Carr and Ross Noble to name but a few. Now the Union opens it's doors every Sunday to the best comedians on the circuit from award winners and Perrier contenders to top TV writers and even Toby himself.


The 'niche' nightclub of Sheffield and the only nightclub in the surrounding area which has TWO metal detectors on the door. Interpret that as you wish.

Their Website will have updates


Formerly Kingdom (Mingdom), but it's still basically the same.

Monday - Rehab - 5 rooms (some are far bigger than others) but pretty much all musical styles are covered to some degree. Drinks are cheap - 1.50 double vodkas, bottles of beer (fosters?) and other bottles.

Wednesday is 'Boing Boing' - Sheffield's largest student night. Organised by the Hallam Union and plays a variety of music (depending on which room you're in). Drink offers include a £1.50 double vodka/mixer and £1.80 for alcopops - However, expect the place to be rammed and queues for drinks are sometimes in excess of 20 minutes.

Avoid at the weekend, when prices are high, and the locals come out to 'play' ...

Embrace's Homepage


Alternative venue. Home of some rock and metal, indie, hip-hop, ska etc across 3 rooms. If alternative is your sort of scene, then theres normally something being played in one of the 3 that you'll enjoy.

Wednesday is 'school disco', Entry is free before 10.30 and £1 until midnight (£5 after!) as long as you're wearing a white shirt and tie, and drinks are £1.20 for double vodka mixers and £1 for alcopops. Corp also serve different coloured drinks that are amazingly strong. One word of advice: If you plan on going to corp, do not pre drink, otherwise you will end up on the floor.

Also might be worth mentioning that you should not wear shoes that you like. 'Corp juice' will stain them and it will make you sad. Corporation Homepage


Venue is a great night out, 3 rooms; Monday night SHAG is worth a night, as is Cheek/Teenage Kicks on a Wednesday, Thursday night is Naughty, Friday night Love Royale Love is classy. Then there is The Sonic Boom on Saturday. Genuinely can't say much of a bad word against it.

Monday is SHAG, the *ahem* "legendary" student night. Expect it to be rammed and drinks start at 60p (XXXX), 80p (Fosters/Carlsberg) and vodka is probably cheap too. Theres an indie room for all you cool indie kids and the main room will be a mixture of cheese/dance/pop etc Doors 10pm-2.30am

Wednesday is the new TEENAGE KICKS. Again rather cheap, used to be known as Some Love but now its been re-invented. To be honest the music is anything that the DJs want to play so expect a good micture of music. Doors 10:30pm-2am £3NUS

Thursdays brings Naughty.

Friday: Well now we're on to Friday...or ROYALE as it's better known. Described officially as "3 Rooms Of Pop, Indie & House" its the start of the weekend. That said drinks prices are typical weekend prices but there is the added bonus of 2 bottles of carlsberg/XXXX/fosters for £3.50 and double vodka+mixer for £3.50. Doors 10pm – 2.30am £4NUS/£5

Saturday: Last but not least, the Indie fest that is SONIC BOOM. Mian room is the indie room, and also the place to be for weekly giveaways that include free gig tickets, cds and posters. If a bit of soul is more your thing check out the other room where you can expect to hear all the classics, and if that's not your thing there's always the small bar with its electic mixture of well...anything. Oh...and it's open till 3am. Doors 10pm -3.00am; £4 (nus) / £5

The Plug

Brilliant venue if Embrace sounds like its not your thing.

Thursday - Jump Around - is brilliant, three rooms of 90's classics, upfront indie and Twisted house music. Weekly themes such as binbag ball and moustache party, party games on stage. Not to be missed! £1.50 for a double vodka and mixer, stella is £1.50 also...

Weekends There are big name DJ's for proper dance music fanatics, the likes of Eric Prydz, Pete Tong, Mr Scruff, Pendulum and Jeff Mills have played there since its opening. Resident DJ's are ex-Urban Gorilla, Pete-Tong constantly bigs up the names that play at the Plug on his 'Essential Selection' show on Radio 1 ...

Many bands and DJ's play at plug. Recent performers include Eric Prydz, The Maccabees and Dizzee Rascal.


Down the road next to walkabout, 70's themed club. Never go on any night except tuesday, it'll be full of oldies. Mondays are a pound a bottle.


An alternative bar which hosts many local, national and international bands. Drinks are on the pricey side, with £3.20 for a pint of Carling.


The second Players bar to be opened in England. Like its geordie original, drink offers are on most nights (exceptions with weekends) and entry is free. However, expect large numbers of 'locals' in most nights.

O2 Academy

Sheffield's premier music venue. Recent bands visiting the venue include Papa Roach, Babyshambles and Pendulum.

There is also 'club nights' during the week and at weekends. This includes 'Jellybaby' on a Monday, 'Propaganda', on a Friday and the occasional DJ on a Saturday. Some club nights even have live bands on the night, or a celebrity DJ.

Drinks are known to be reasonably priced - £1.95 for a bottle of VK on a Friday night.

Carver Street

Carver Street joins West and Divisions Street and is now packed with great bars and clubs. On Thursdays there is the "Carver Street Block Party" where one wristband will gain you access to over 5 clubs.

The Viper Rooms is probably the most popular venue on carver street offering a glamorous if not expensive bar upstairs and a mini club with VIP booths downstairs. Their slogan " A disgracefully grown up night out for the elegantly wasted" sums up Viper Rooms rather well.

Crystal is another Bar/Club but in and around a courtyard of a former Sheffield Cutlery Factory. It has a strict dress code of no trainers and it has been known for people to be turned away due to not wearing a collared shirt. Although once in a great night out.

House of Hugo is the adjoining cocktail bar to crystal again rather glamorous if not on the expensive side for students.

Paris is across the road and is described as chic-boutique club with a moulin rouge theme. It is known for attracting some famous faces such as Mario Ballotelli and other footballers. Not the cheapest of places to drink but not as expensive as you would imagine considering past clientele.

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Pop World

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