Game On with these great bars in Sheffield

29 Jan 2024

Over the last couple of years, Sheffield has seen somewhat of an explosion of activity bars opening up across the city, offering plenty of options for a fun night out, that isn't just about the drinks.   

So, if you've got a group of friends to entertain and fancy unleashing your competitive side, there's a wide variety of vibrant games to get stuck into. From seriously crazy indoor golf, to shuffle board, bowling and board games- you will definitely not be bored! 

See our roundup of entertaining activity bars in Sheffield below... 

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Set over two floors, Panenka is located at the entrance to Sheffield's New Era Square, complete with augmented reality darts, pool tables, shuffleboard, arcade games, VR pods, karaoke booths and over 35 screens showing your favourite sports.

Tenpin Sheffield

An enhanced bowling experience with 21 lanes, complete with fully immersive sound and lighting. The venue also features a pitch and putt, four escape rooms, a futuristic laser tag arena, three karaoke rooms, and a large arcade space boasting the latest video games.

Sheffield Favourites

Shuffle Shack

A unique shuffleboard experience in a brilliant venue! Shuffle Shack is located in the old ballroom of Abbeydale Picture House and embraces the 1970's with its retro interior, classic arcade machines and disco inspired music selection.

Roxy Ball Room

Roxy Ball Room Charter Square is spread across two floors with a whole host of competitive gaming, including duck pin bowling, two karaoke rooms, batting cages, shuffleboard, beer pong, ice-free curling and their unique Crazy Pool, plus much more.


Forget everything you thought you knew about bowling alleys, because Lane7 Sheffield is different! Centrally located, expect ten-pin bowling, ping-pong, darts, arcade games and American pool, in an unrivalled atmosphere, while Fat Hippo serve up some of the tastiest burgers around.

Golf Fang

Seriously crazy golf with 18 holes surrounded by bespoke street art, complete with DJs, cocktails and street food. Inspired by pop culture, Gold Fang's courses are built into an array of weird and wonderful designs, such as buses, shop fronts, film sets and tv studios.

Boom Battle Bar

Get set for the time of your life, as you battle it out with a mate or a date with their selection of games including Axe Throwing, Crazier Golf, Augmented Reality Darts, Beer Pong, Shuffleboard & much more! 

Gameshow All-Stars

Gameshow All-Stars is a first-of-its-kind activity bar located in Sheffield's Orchard Square. Indulge in some friendly competition with the 6 high-tech mini games, all based on some of the nation's favourite game shows.

The Treehouse Board Game Cafe

Sheffield's first board game cafe offers a friendly, welcoming place to eat, drink and play! With over 800 games you'll be spoilt for choice, but don't worry because their expert staff are on hand to make recommendations and help with the rules.

Neepsend Social Club & Canteen

This modern re-imagining of a classic social club, featuring a well-stocked bar, games area with darts or table fussball and canteen-style restaurant serving everything from poutine to classic Sunday roasts.

Church - Temple of Fun

Owned by Oli Sykes, frontman of band Bring Me The Horizon and a passionate vegan, Church is a 100% vegan bar and restaurant in Kelham Island, housed in the historic Osborn Works.

The Great Escape Game

The Great Escape Game is your premier destination for thrilling and immersive escape room experiences in Sheffield. Get ready to unleash your imagination and dive head first into an alternate reality where every twist and turn will keep you enthralled until the very end.

Clubhouse at Meadowhall

Clubhouse offers visitors the chance to enjoy a variety of classic activities, including bowling, mini-golf, virtual reality darts and arcade games, as well as indulging in a range of cocktails, craft beers and street food style sharing plates.

Extra Time Sports Bar

This impressive sports bar and grill offers the perfect venue for watching your favourite sports events, with 40+ screens, a huge central jumbotron and a whole floor dedicated to gaming, including pool tables, 22ft shuffleboards, basketball and electronic darts.

The Common Room

Located on popular Division Street, The Common Room has been one of Sheffield's favourite sports bars for many years. With 11 full size American pool tables, ping pong, beer pong, PlayStation, and over 50 giant TV screens showing the latest sporting events, it's a great place for groups.

Heist Brew Co.

Heist Brewery have converted this former factory into an airy, bright taproom and bar. With over 30 beers on tap (plus 100 in cans and bottles), wine, spirits and retro soft drinks, arcade games and shuffleboard, plus Slap & Pickle serving up their signature burgers.

Extra Life Gaming Lounge

Offering a wide range of video game consoles and games for customers to enjoy! Pick a console, play a game and enjoy or just sit back and relax with a coffee and cake.

FirePit Rocks- Bar and BBQ

FirePit Rocks brings the classic American ‘dive bar’ concept to the streets of Sheffield, with live sports, gaming booths, rock’n’roll, quality drinks and the finest BBQ dishes to keep the good times rolling.

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