Whether you’re visiting Sheffield for the day, weekend or longer, you’ll feel right at home in this thriving city. Sheffield has a down to earth vibe and is known for its’ welcoming spirit, with thousands of international students making their home in the city every year.
The South Yorkshire metropolis was once known for its coal-blackened buildings as a major industrial city. Fast forward to today and Sheffield is now the greenest city in Europe, with the most trees per person, across its many parks and ancient woodlands. There is nothing more refreshing than exploring a new city, losing yourself as you wander the streets, soaking up local history and culture. A trip to the steel city, previously awarded Best Bargain Break by TripAdvisor, really does have something for everyone. Nature, history, culture, sport, and of course, the Peak District.
Legendary Sheffield Nightlife
No trip to the city would be complete without a ‘proper’ Yorkshire night out. Sheffield nightlife is legendary. Sheffield is well known for producing acclaimed musicians, such as ABC, The Human League, Heaven 17, Def Leppard, Pulp, Arctic Monkeys and Reverend and the Makers, to name a few. Follow Sheffield’s music map to discover where artists such as AC/DC and The Clash cut their teeth, and the Arctic Monkeys recorded their first album.
Wherever and however you explore, food and drink is always on the cards – a weekend break essential. Sheffield has a thriving food and drink scene, boasting over 40 breweries in the city region alone! Traditional Yorkshire cuisine meets international cuisine, with a vast selection of independent eateries making their home in stylish former industrial sites. From lively food halls to relaxed fine dining, Sheffield will spoil you for choice.
Start your Sheffield nightlife experience at one of the city’s foodie hotspots. Here are some of Sheffield resident’s favourite eateries, serving everything from contemporary British classics to globally inspired cuisine.
5 Foodie Favourites
Social dining at its best, Cutlery Works is the largest food hall in the north of England and a hotspot for sampling exotic cuisines. 14 different vendors all under one roof serve everything from Japanese and Korean to Italian and Indian delicacies. Add to this a large selection of beers, spirits, coffee, and even bubble tea, to make Cutlery Works a great place to hang out with friends.
The Fat Cat
One of Sheffield’s many famous watering holes, the Fat Cat does good beer and cheap pub grub. Noted as the city’s first real ale pub, opened in 1981 as a remedy to the dominance of large brewery chains. The first pint was pulled by local footballing legend, Derek Dooley. Tuck into a slice of homemade pie, sausage and mash or a Sunday roast.
Fine dining in Sheffield city centre, Silversmiths is located near the famous Crucible Theatre, serving thoroughly modern British cuisine. Dishes are infused with a strong Yorkshire influence and created using the finest local ingredients. Making its home in a former silverware factory, Silversmiths effortlessly blends elegance with local heritage.
The only place to go for tapas and tango! Cubanas is located in Leopold Square in the city centre, with a lively bar on the ground floor with a relaxed restaurant above, serving some of the best tapas in the city. Unwind to the sounds of Cuba in the restaurant and round off your evening with lively Latino vibes in the late night bar.
Located in the Hillsborough area of the city, this is an all-round fantastic night out. Book a table at the Panorama Restaurant to watch live racing from your seat. The elevated, glass-fronted restaurant is part of Owlerton Stadium, one of the UK’s oldest and best-loved greyhound racetracks. Since its first race in 1932, the Stadium has been at the heart of nightlife in Sheffield. The venue hosts over 250 events each year including greyhound racing, speedway, and stock car racing. Ever popular with locals and city visitors alike, a night out at Owlerton Stadium is hard to beat. Race night deals make good food and drink, and live racing entertainment affordable for most budgets.
Panorama Restaurant serves a seasonal 3-course menu, known for good quality and presentation. The restaurant is very popular, open 3 nights a week to coincide with the racing schedule, on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. The Stadium’s table betting service ensures diners don’t miss a thing.
Beyond the restaurant, Owlerton Stadium offers a fun night out across its 3 bars and trackside area. 6 Pack, the stadium’s most popular race night deal, is a bargain. Starting from just £7 per person, this deal delivers everything you need for a night out at the stadium:
- Admission and race card
- Crispy chicken strips and fries meal
- 1x £2 Bet* & £1 Jackpot Bet*
- 1 x Drink*
- A night of live greyhound racing.
Immerse yourself in the legendary Sheffield nightlife experience at one of city’s best-loved venues. Owlerton Stadium has everything you need for a top night out, good food and greyhound racing entertainment, an authentic Yorkshire tradition. As you explore Sheffield’s green spaces by day, keep an eye out for retired greyhounds. These relaxed characters make fantastic companions when they finish their racing careers. Greyhounds in their cute cosy jackets are a common sight in Sheffield parks with locals providing ‘forever homes’ for the retirees.