Make the most of your time in the city

Every year, we love the buzz that the Cazoo World Snooker Championships brings to Sheffield and the visitors that come from far and wide.

So, if you’re one of those visitors experiencing our city for the first time and are interested in exploring a little beyond the Crucible, we’ve pulled together some top tips to help you with that.

Scroll below for some suggestions for great places to eat, drink and explore, which are all walkable from the Crucible or close to Sheffield City Centre. 

A 'decent' pint or two? These places are ideal...

Sheffield Tap

A gateway to the city's prolific beer scene, the Tap's bar offers a huge choice of beer sourced from across the globe, plus they even have their own on-site microbrewery “Tapped Brew Co.” brewing weekly, with the latest freshest beer available from their bar.

The Rutland Arms

Specialising in fine beers, boozes and tasty, freshly prepared food, The Rutland Arms welcomes everyone and anyone equally to enjoy themselves in good company so long as you adhere to the forbidden music board above the jukebox.

The Head of Steam

Cask and craft ale, live music and food aplenty, The Head of Steam sits proudly in the centre of Sheffield right on Tudor Square where you'll find the theatres, Winter Garden and Millennium Gallery.

Triple Point Brewery & Bar

Triple Point Brewery are a fantastic craft brewery and bar located 5 minutes from the train station. They brew everything on site, have great food provided by The Twisted Burger Company, and a really nice outdoor terrace - meaning it's a buzzy, lively venue that everyone can enjoy.

Dog & Partridge

The Dog & Partridge is a cosy, dog friendly, Free House in Sheffield city centre with a large selection of Irish whiskeys, spirits, cask ales and craft beers available.


Fagan's, formerly the Barrel Inn, is one of the oldest licensed premises in Sheffield, and is known across the World for it's traditional music sessions.

Vocation & Co. Sheffield

Vocation & Co. Sheffield is so called because they’re all about working with others. They are an extension of their brewery and are warm, social spaces for our local communities.

Perch Brewhouse

This Sheffield based brew-pub is the tap room of the Dead Parrot brewery featuring their beers and guests beers.

Industry Tap

Tap bar and bottle shop, Industry Tap pride themselves on providing a wide variety of excellent craft beers, with 21 lines showcasing rotating guest brews from Sheffield and beyond.

The Old Shoe

A craft beer taproom, modern ciderhouse, and artisan wine bar, also serving handcrafted non-alcoholic drinks, locally-roasted coffee, and so much more.

For great coffee, sandwiches and baked goods...


They have three locations - the original one is just by the Crucible on Norfolk Row, the second below the HSBC building in the Heart of the City development, and the most recent one on Ecclesall Road South in the old sorting office. All three have a charm and identity of their own whilst still totally feeling like one of Sheffield's favourite independent cafe's.

Tamper Coffee

Sample a bit of relaxed kiwi café culture at Tamper-Sellers Wheel, a white-washed 19th century former silversmiths in the heart of Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter.

Kollective Kitchen - Site Gallery

Kollective Kitchen is connected to Sheffield's Site Gallery, serving dishes that are locally sourced, but globally inspired, with a focus on colour, excitement and sustainability.

How St

Straight up the hill from the train station, opposite Hallam University central campus, sits How St. They make everything fresh from local produce, and have a lovely outdoor terrace where you can spend plenty of time supping on a coffee while you watch folks wander past.


Albies is an independent coffee company built from their neighbourhood shop. They pride themselves on a friendly welcome and quality brews.

Steam Yard

Located along one of Sheffield’s liveliest indie districts, Steam Yard has a cool atmosphere and great outdoor seating area.

Something proper to eat?

Leopold Square

Set against the stunning architecture of several magnificent Grade II listed buildings, Leopold Square has been stylishly rejuvenated into a vibrant city centre leisure spot, offering top quality bars and restaurants.


Silversmiths is situated in the heart of Sheffield City Centre close to Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Train Station. Their aim is to produce the finest modern British cuisine with a strong Yorkshire influence and a hint of fine dining in a relaxed environment for all to enjoy.


Inspired by traditional flavours, Grazie offer a fresh, creative and original interpretation of Puglian cuisine, in the heart of Sheffield.

The Foresters

The Foresters lies at the heart of Division Street, where history and nightlife converge. Most recently known as Gatsby, this establishment has seen the ebb and flow of Sheffield's social scene since 1828.

Terrace Goods

Cracking street food on a beautiful terrace overlooking Orchard Square with award winning street art at the side of you.

Lucky Fox

Lucky Fox is a small but very cosy cafe and eatery, serving up a great selection of home cooked American style diner food, including their infamous fried chicken and selection of beers. They've also been known to do incredible shakes, if you can fit anything else in.

Guyshi BBQ & Bar

The first Japanese charcoal BBQ and bar in Sheffield.

The Street Food Chef

With freshly prepared and great tasting burritos, tacos, quesadillas and more, this is a family run Mexican street food outlet passionate about providing a healthy fast food alternative.

Browns Sheffield - Brasserie & Bar

Bright and airy, with luxe interiors and art deco styling, this beautiful new brasserie and bar offers relaxed yet elegant dining and drinking in the heart of Sheffield.

Ego Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar

Enjoy freshly cooked Mediterranean food, cocktails and local cask ale, served with a smile at exceptional value at Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar in Sheffield.

The Furnace Bar & Restaurant

From laid back lunches, to late night drinks and the best live music, The Furnace is a melting pot, forged from the elements that make Sheffield unique- where industrial heritage, meets modern design, where local ingredients are cast into new, imaginative menus.


Located in Millennium Square, Piccolino brings a true taste of Italy to the heart of the city. Their dishes are rustic, simple and delicious and are created using the best, freshest ingredients. 

Miller & Carter Steakhouse

It's no secret why Miller & Carter is the first choice for steak lovers. Whether you're looking to celebrate with friends, want a quality dinner out with the kids, or just fancy a bit of a treat after a tough week, their steakhouses mean great food, expertly cooked, and served by friendly staff. It's simple really. They're here to make every meal memorable, whatever the occasion.

Brewski Sheffield

Fresh, delicious North American comfort food.

In-between sessions?

If you're looking for something fun to do in-between the snooker sessions, you could try out an activity bar or maybe even soak up a bit of local culture- here's a few highlights to help. 

Hand with mobile phone held up in front of The Diamond Building, Sheffield, showing  Look Up AR art

Stretch your legs

If you fancy a nice walk to shake off the cobwebs and chalk-dust there are several interesting places that are just a short distance from the city centre, easy to walk to and well worth a look. 

Staying for longer?

And all that is just for starters! If you’re planning a longer stay in Sheffield, there’s plenty more on offer across the city, so for more info be sure to check out the Visit section of our website and follow us on social media @VisitSheffield.  

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Wherever you want to rest, you'll find it here in Sheffield. From four star hotels and family run B&Bs to homely self-catering cottages or caravan sites, you'll find accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

What's On

Sheffield has a fantastic programme of vibrant events and festivals all year round, from international sporting fixtures and summer music festivals to world-renowned theatre and exhibitions.

Getting to Sheffield

Sheffield is located in South Yorkshire at the very heart of the UK. The city's central location also puts it at heart of the UK's major rail and road networks, meaning it's easy to get to and is around 1 hours’ drive from 3 international airports.