Do it in order, or make your own way around Sheffield’s city centre. It’s your party.
The Bath Hotel
Known for its remarkable tiled interior, the Bath houses six hand pulled ales and three rotating Thornbridge Brewery kegs. A perfect and snug beer getaway.
Brewdog’s Sheffield branch, in keeping with the brewery’s mantra, focuses on flavoursome upfront hop forward beers which is showcased via its 15 to 20 rotating keg lines. A glass walled keg chilling room; a viewing wonder. Now serves pizza and has a bottle-shop.
The Devonshire Cat
A cornucopia beer house in the Devonshire Quarter offering a mah-hoo-sive selection of bottled beers including Belgium beers, German Pilsners, wheat beers, smoked beers and the very best from the UK and America. The draught beer list is also impressive as plentiful keg and cask taps now feature on their newly refurbished island bar. Homely food offering available.
A new micro-pub situated near Ponds Forge and adjacent to a popular tram route,making this an easy real ale stop off. Three rotating hand-pulled ales plus local brewery bottles.
This renowned party bar has a solid bottled beer selection which includes the like of Anchor and Beavertown. More focused on cocktails and spirits, you’ll still always find a couple of local hand-pulled ales and the odd interesting overseas keg beer on offer. Tasty Mexican inspired small plates available such tacos and quesadilla.
The Old House
This eclectic Division Street late night music junkie boozer offers six hand pulled ales and 12 draught taps including many a continental beer. Dig into the extensive bottled beer range and beer cocktails as the party vibe progresses.
A constantly rotating beer range, 300 ales poured over the last two years, board games (Kerplunk) and a powerful Sunday roast all add up to make this an attractive and cosy beer hang out.
A creative focused co-op with a community vibe. Brood is the main bar space offering great light bites such as their delicious charcuterie board and a range of beers on bottle and keg – with a good local focus. They even have their own deli shop which features a wider range of bottled beers from across the UK to take home.
Eight hand-pulled ales rotate across local and regional microbreweries such as Bristol stalwarts Arbor and Bristol Beer Factory. Big on crafty keg beer; drop by to sample Brewdog, Magic Rock, Hardknott or Mikkeller beers. Food menu swerves from chip butties to inventive more gourmet offerings.
Newly launched in March 2016 this brewhouse and taproom housed in a converted industrial unit (near BBC Radio Sheffield and within walking distance from the central train station) brought a new angle to the Sheffield beer scene. Big on beer and food pairings – check out their regularly rotated food menu.
An awe-inspiring brewpub establishment accommodated in a converted Edwardian refreshment room at the train station. The beer selection is also awe-some – 200+ bottles, 12 continental swing handled taps (including Czech beer Bernard unfiltered and dark) and 11 traditional cask hand pulls including three house brew regulars from Tapped Brew Co.
Tap and Tankard
Kelham Island Brewery’s second pub has a traditional focus with eight handpulls serving a range of Sheffield’s finest. Good pork pies available.
The Three Tuns
Under the same ownership of Rutland Arms, the Three Tuns often has Blue Bee Brewery on the bar. Other favourites include Dark Star and Acorn Brewery.
The Wick at Both Ends
This West Street cocktail bar also boasts good food and beer. Wild Beer co makes regular appearances on the bar whilst the bottle fridge stocks Belgium, German, Trappist and Abbey ales.
Going off piste…
A beer and food lover’s paradise.
Craft and Dough
Part of the Milestone group, Craft and Dough is all about pizza and beer. And they do both very well. Beer wise, it’s all about the bottles and their extensive list boasts over 50 specimens from America, Europe and Asia.
Nearly thirty years ago the Fat Cat introduced Sheffield to the concept of a constantly changing range of guest beers, and this is still the philosophy of the pub today. As the Kelham Island Brewery tap, you’ll find their Pale Rider and Best Bitter regularly on the bar – along with a great selection from around the country. Great beer garden. Situated next to the Kelham Island Brewery.
Here you’ll find 14 hand pulled ales including their house beers (from local brewery The Brew Company) and a constantly changing range of guests from craft breweries across the country.
Kelham Island Tavern
The Sheffield CAMRA Pub of the Year multiple times has 13 ales on the bar – including milds, porters and stouts. Local regulars include Abbeydale’s Deception, Acorn’s Barnsley Bitter and Bradfield’s Farmer’s Blonde.
Six rotating ales including house brews from True North Brew Co. Not forgetting up to thirty five World, Belgian and bottled beers in the fridges and a complimentary mix of German Pilsners and Belgian wheat beers on tap. Large beer garden with area over-looking river. Gourmet pub pies on the menu.
This gateway to the notorious Kelham Island beer trail houses 18 taps split across cask and keg. Abbeydale Brewery’s Deception 4.1% is the regular ale and American guest beers feature heavily on the five crafty keg taps. The bottle assortment hits the 50 plus mark – look out for some exclusive rarities.
The burger joint with a good beer list. Carefully selected and Stancill Brewery is on the taps.
Because some pubs are worth the effort.
The pubs listed below are in varying residential areas of Sheffield (Ecclesall, Netheredge, Kelham Island, Broomhill, Abbeydale and more), all with good public transport infrastructure and not far in a taxi ride!
The Beer House
Sheffield’s second micropub houses just 40 drinkers but they are well provided for with six handpulls. Focussing on Sheffield’s breweries you can expect to find Blue Bee, Bradfield, Stancill and Abbeydale in top form. (Ecclesall)
The Beer Engine
An ideal starter pub to begin exploring the Abbeydale and Heeley beer routes. Try their small plates and tapas offerings such as pan fired chorizo or spicy Korean chicken wings alongside a mighty fine beer. (London Road)
Nine hand pulls – including their individual house ale First Blonde (using Maris Otter malt and Cascade and Willamette hops) cuckooed down at Welbeck Abbey Brewery – and five keg lines showcasing forward thinking UK independent breweries make a trip out of town worthwhile! (Abbeydale)
Six hand pulls, including Brother’s Pale (4%) brewed by Bradfield. The interior is reassuringly relaxed and classic with black and white check flooring, wood paneling and an all-important dartboard. (Heeley)
The Closed Shop
Sitting opposite the Hallamshire House on Commonside this Reet Ale Pub (Rutland, Three Tuns, PunchBowl…) has a friendly welcoming vibe, good weekly quiz and warming ‘proper pub’ food. Eight handpulls, four ciders, pool table, jukebox and garden. (Walkley)
Just bridging the gap between the Kelham Island ale trail outskirts and Hillsborough – this community pub has a handy location right near a tram stop. Find friendly staff and a focus on cask ale and food. The conservatory area out the back has an airy feel and is perfect for a scenic pint. (Hillsborough)
A specialist little beer gem tucked away opposite The Broadfield pub(beershop and tasting room). The beer shop holds over 400 beers, 25 ciders and five keg taps offering draught beer to enjoy drinking in or to take out on growler fills. Known for hosting regular Meet the Brewer sessions and tastings in their intimate beery space. Friendly and knowledge staff. (Abbeydale)
The Hallamshire House
Thornbridge Brewery neighbourhood pub offering full size snooker table, outdoor garden enclave and a variety of Thornbridge and guest beers. (Walkley)
New Barrack Tavern
This ex-Castle Rock Brewery pub, now independently run, has a lively atmosphere – especially in the evening when the live bands come out. Expect to find Castle Rock, Bradfield Brewery and Acorn Brewery regularly on the bar along with a healthy keg and bottle beer selection. Simply put, just good beer! (Hillsborough)
Picture House Social
Head to the bar and you’ll find three handpulled guest ales. But if nothing takes your fancy there, check out Hop Hideout’s bottle selection. Curated by the local bottle shop, the list is constantly changing to keep up with the latest releases from across the world. (Abbeydale)
Wellbeck Abbey Brewery’s micro-pub tap, find Wellbeck ales and local cheeseboard offerings.
Tradiotnal alehouse with a continental beer focus. Eight caks ales, conservatory and garden area to rear. Convivial and local. (Heeley)
Walkley Beer Co
Sheffield’s first micro-pub-ish, in that it was a pop-up for a while before finally finding a home on South Road. Mix now of cask and keg draught, homebrew ingredients and bottle selection. (Walkley)
The White Lion
A friendly atmosphere and music orientated local pub with a focus on well-kept ales. Tiled exterior, snugs in front and good conversation at the bar. (Heeley)
The bar boasts 7 handpulled ales from the finest breweries across the UK including some local to Sheffield. A world beer bottle selection covers Japan and Iceland and there’s a section dedicated to Germany, Belgium and America too. (Broomhill)