The Best Nightspots In Sheffield For Students
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The Best Nightspots In Sheffield For Students

Vincent Ralph February 14, 2023

If you’re a student looking for a night out in Sheffield, you’re in luck. The city is home to a thriving student population, with two universities, including the University of Sheffield, and a large number of colleges. Many of the city’s bars and nightclubs cater specifically to undergrads, with student-friendly prices and events. With lots of bars, pubs, and clubs to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best nightspots in Sheffield for students to check out and enjoy the incredible nightlife.

Best Pubs In Sheffield

The Devonshire Cat

The Fat Cat

The Fat Cat is a real institution in Sheffield. This traditional pub has a great selection of real ales and a cozy, old-fashioned atmosphere. It’s the perfect spot for a low-key get-together with friends and is a great counter-balance to a messier night out clubbing.

The Kelham Island Tavern

Another great traditional pub, The Kelham Island Tavern has won awards for its selection of real ales. The pub is situated in the Kelham Island area of Sheffield, where you can also find some awesome independent businesses.

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Best Clubs In Sheffield


We can’t have a list of the best student nightspots in Sheffield without including this one. Corporation is one of the most popular clubs in Sheffield, and it’s obvious why. With different rooms playing everything from rock to drum and bass, there’s something for everyone. The club attracts a diverse crowd, including students, locals, and visitors to the city.


Code is a popular student nightclub in Sheffield, known for its big events and themed nights. The club has multiple rooms, each with its own DJ and music style, so you can pick and choose where to party. Code is one of the top clubs for students in Sheffield, so you won’t be disappointed if you head there after pres.

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The Leadmill

The Leadmill is an iconic venue in Sheffield, hosting live music events and club nights. The club has a great atmosphere, and it’s a popular spot for students and locals alike. If you’re looking for a night out with a bit of edge, The Leadmill is ideal.

Best Bars In Sheffield

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a stylish cocktail bar in the heart of Sheffield. The bar has a large menu of cocktails, as well as a great selection of wines and spirits. The atmosphere is intimate and it’s the perfect spot for a date or a night out with friends.

The Wick at Both Ends

The Wick at Both Ends is a popular bar in Sheffield’s West Street area. The bar has a great selection of drinks and a fun atmosphere. It’s a great spot to start your night out before heading to one of the city’s clubs – the ideal middle ground between pres and dancing the night away.

Bungalows and Bears

Bungalows and Bears is a unique bar in Sheffield, with a retro-inspired decor and options to please even the fussiest drinker. The bar serves up classic cocktails, craft beers, and wines. If you’re looking for a bar with character, Bungalows and Bears has that in abundance.

So there you have it. These bars, clubs and pubs should be on every Sheffield student’s to-visit list. There are also plenty of hidden gems and alternatives but, for an initial run, you can’t beat this selection.

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Vincent Ralph is Senior Managing Editor at GRV Media. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Greenwich and later completed his NCTJ in Newspaper and Magazine Journalism while studying in Cornwall. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Kent, where he worked with hundreds of 16 to 19-year-olds over eight years. He joined GRV Media in 2014, working his way up from football writer to a senior member of staff. After two years as Managing Editor of Rousing The Kop and The Boot Room he became Senior Managing Editor of new student website Freshered. Vincent is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and his second novel is also a USA Today bestseller and the winner of the Southern Schools Book Award.