A night out that leads to new discoveries and dancing with the locals.

Sheffield has been home to inventive folk since the 12th century and of course that extends to our music scene and nightlife.

We have a DIY ethic that's all about the music, the people, and the spaces. It's a magic mix that creates truly memorable nights out- not just the same old clubbing experience in a different city.

Get exploring some of our best independent venues, clubs and bars.

A vibe to suit any night out

Just because it's late doesn't mean it has to be a club. Take your pick below to see a list of all our night time venue listings.

Clubs & venues

For music, clubbing and events

From 300 people rocking out to 30 people nerding around a laptop making clicks and bleeps - whatever your vibe, there's a place to call home for the evening (and possibly morning too).

A lot of our venues take part in multi-location festivals around the city too, such as No Bounds and the Tramlines Fringe, so depending on when you're here you might see completely different crowds and music styles... and that's just the beauty of Sheffield, we're into it all.

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Whether it's craft beer or cocktails

An abundance of re-purposed industrial spaces gives you exposed brick, old public toilets, rooftop terraces and shipping containers to choose from. Some of them give you food to go with a drink, others are strictly all about the craft of what goes in the glass.

From drip infusions to Wes Anderson-esque interiors, one thing is certain - you're guaranteed to find something that suits, whether it's a night out as a group or a fancy spot for a date.

You can browse all the best independent bars we have listed here...

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Nocturnal Activities

If you're looking for a fun night out with your mates, Sheffield has a great variety of activity bars to keep you thoroughly entertained.

From seriously crazy indoor golf, to shuffle board, bowling and board games- you will definitely not be bored! 

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Dance 'til the early hours

Hope Works

Hope Works plays host to some of the best and most experimental electronic music on an incredible bespoke sound system.


FORGE is an exciting music space and cultural hub that is a stone's throw from the heart of the centre of Sheffield.

Bal Fashions

It was once a clothes shop but then it got morphed into a hybrid between a bar, night club, events space, and general meeting space in Castlegate area.

Dryad Works

Dryad Works is a self-built community of creative individuals collaborating under one roof. Their mission is to build a unique underground DIY grassroots music venue & creative workspace that values creative arts, sound system culture and unique nightlife experiences.

Gut Level

Gut Level is a not-for-profit DIY music and community space. It’s important that everybody who comes here feels welcomed, comfortable, free to express themselves and ultimately, has a great time! They focus on dance music, club culture and the surrounding communities, and are based in a Grade II listed ex-cutlery works on Snow Lane in Shalesmoor.

Sidney & Matilda

Where Brooklyn meets Berlin in Sheffield's creative quarter. Sidney and Matilda is a warehouse, basement, and courtyard orientated music and event venue, that has shined new neon red light on an abandoned industrial district.

Yellow Arch

Once an Edwardian nuts and bolts factory, Yellow Arch is a creative complex in Sheffield's industrial heartland, which has been providing a unique blend of music production and live performance since 1997. The venue hosts a diverse range of events throughout the year and is known for embracing music and performing arts from all genres.

Record Junkee

Record Junkee is a fiercely independent 150 capacity venue, bar and official chart registered record store situated on Earl St in the heart of the city. It embraces the inclusive ethos that bred the best acts from the city’s past. From original Bassline to Post Punk and back again; all styles are served as the store caters equally to the burgeoning collector and the old school vinyl head alike.

Legendary venues

Nocturnal Activities

Bars with a difference? These nighttime hangouts offer something more than just good drinks...

Shuffle Shack

Located in the depths of Picture House Social, Shuffle Shack is Sheffield's first Shuffle Bar with a game that's kinda like curling. Don't worry, they’ll teach you and once you’re hooked it’s hard to quit.

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Lane 7

Ten-pin bowling with a difference! Add cool bar aesthetic, neon lighting, beer pong, ski ball, air hockey, arcade games, plus bangin' street food and Lane 7 has your night out sorted. 

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Golf Fang

Seriously crazy golf! Expect 18 holes of pure entertainment in an environment surrounded by bespoke art, complete with an amazing atmosphere, DJs, cocktails and street food.

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"Leeds has chain shops and bars whereas Sheffield is more independent"

I moved to Sheffield from Leeds. I love that the city is relatively small in comparison, so there’s always a familiar face coming round the corner. Sheffield is a great hub for music. I’ve been to loads of events and there’s always something going on. There are lots of quirky bars, shops and cafes."

Missy Render, architecture student at Sheffield Hallam University

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