Sheffield after dark offers a wide range of activities that can keep the fun rolling well into wee hours of the morning. After enjoying a hearty dinner, maybe you’d want to mingle with the locals over drinks. Or maybe you’d want to try dancing in one of the city’s premier nightclubs. For something even more exciting, maybe a ghost tour to learn more about the city’s dark secrets.

    In the Steel City, you won’t run out of exciting things to do, even long after the sun has set. Enjoy your night out with these best things to do after dinner in Sheffield.


    Sheffield Tap

    Grab a pint in this unique railway pub

    • Nightlife
    • History

    The Sheffield Tap is uniquely found inside the gorgeous Grecian architecture of the Sheffield railway station. It’s a heritage pub that offers a wide range of craft ales, wines, and spirits. Enjoy a pint of the freshest beer from their on-site microbrewery, Tapped Brew Co., or a glass of wine from their premium selection. If you’re not sure what to get, you can ask the friendly bartenders for a recommendation.

    This pub features a Grade II-listed interior that’s been lovingly and painstakingly restored. While enjoying your drink, take a moment to admire the ornate barrel plaster ceiling and the polished mahogany bar.

    Location: Platform 1B, Sheffield Station, Sheaf St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2BP, UK

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 12 noon to 9 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm, Sunday from 12 midnight to 9 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1142 737558


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    Steel City Ghost Tours

    Learn more about the darker side of the city

    • Families
    • Nightlife
    • History

    If you’re looking for some after-dinner scares, then the Steel City Ghost Tours is here to cater to your paranormal cravings. Guided by Mr P Dreadful, walk through the streets of Sheffield and discover the horrors that transpired in them.

    The tours run 3 times a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday – with a different route for each day. Mondays are for family-friendly classic ghost stories, Wednesdays for the most horrific and ghoulish tales, and Thursdays for a mix of humour and tradition in the Fargate area of the city.

    Location: 16 Crookesmoor Dr, Sheffield S6 3FX, UK

    Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 7.30 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)7923 953425


    Peddler Night Market

    Enjoy a night of good food, good drinks, and good music

    • Shoppers
    • Nightlife
    • Food

    The Peddler Night Market is housed inside an old industrial warehouse where you can enjoy a wide range of street fares, craft beers and cocktails with live music and art. Sheffield’s passionate community of chefs, bakers, brewers, traders, artists, designers, musicians, and DJs come together in this market to present their offerings.

    This night market only opens during the first Friday and Saturday of the month. Be sure to check the schedule before heading over. If you want to taste some of the best food and drinks the city has to offer, then this is a good place to start.

    Location: 92 Burton Rd, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8BX, UK

    Open: Friday from 5 pm to 11 pm, Saturday from 2 pm to 11 pm


    Last Laugh Comedy Club

    Treat yourself to roaring laughter in this comedy club

    • Nightlife

    The Last Laugh Comedy Club is Yorkshire’s oldest comedy club and is set in Sheffield’s City Hall. Enjoy a night of hilarity with the best comedians in the country and abroad. The place also offers a good selection of food and drinks, which you can order in between the acts.

    The comedy shows end at around 10.30 pm but it doesn’t mean the fun ends too. If you’re in the mood for some dancing, Foxy’s disco opens up after the show and you can dance until midnight.

    Location: Sheffield City Hall, Barker's Pool, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2JA, UK

    Open: Friday–Saturday from 8 pm to 12 midnight

    Phone: +44 (0)1226 743048


    The Leadmill

    Surround yourself with music lovers in Sheffield’s oldest music venue

    • Nightlife

    The Leadmill is a must-visit for music lovers in Sheffield. This concert venue has seen the likes of the Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, Coldplay, George Ezra, Disclosure, and more grace its stage. Enjoy a unique, more intimate gig experience with some of the best bands today along with new and upcoming artists.

    Envisioned as a centre of arts and music by the city’s vibrant youth, this venue also hosts other cultural events besides live music and concerts. It also hosts weekly club nights, cinema screenings, and comedy events.

    Location: 6 Leadmill Rd, Sheffield S1 4SE, UK

    Open: Monday–Friday from 10 am to 3 am, Saturday from 12 noon to 3 am

    Phone: +44 (0)1142 727040


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    Bungalows and Bears

    Stop by for some tasty ales and great music in this charming pub

    • Nightlife
    • Food

    Housed inside an old firehouse, Bungalows and Bears is a great venue for a casual night out with drinks and music. They serve craft beers, cask ales, and lagers on tap, as well as wines, gins, and cocktails. They also offer low to no alcohol beverages for those who prefer a buzz-free night.

    If you want to have some grub to go with your drinks, this place’s menu offers a good variety, from juicy burgers to meat-free meals. This pub also doubles as a music venue and has seen artists like Wolf Alice, Yung Lean, and Crowd Control grace their stage.

    Location: Old Fire Station, 50 Division St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4GF, UK

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 12 noon to 12 midnight, Friday from 12 noon to 1.30 am, Saturday from 11 am to 1.30 am, Sunday from 11 am to 12 midnight

    Phone: +44 (0)1142 792901


    Viper Rooms

    Enjoy a glamorous night out at one of Sheffield's most elegant nightspots

    • Nightlife

    The Viper Rooms is the place to go if you’re looking for an elegant evening of drinks in central Sheffield. Enjoy a laidback atmosphere while sipping cocktails and surrounded by a stylishly dressed crowd. There’s a bar and cocktail lounge upstairs, inspired by the ‘90s New York City glamorous vibe, and a terrace with a stunning view of the city.

    The nightclub downstairs offers a premium club experience with its state-of-the-art sound system. Dance the night away to the latest party pop tunes, house classics, and familiar favourites.

    Location: 35 Carver St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4FS, UK

    Open: Monday–Wednesday from 8 pm to 3 am, Thursday–Saturday from 4 pm to 4 am

    Phone: +44 (0)1142 750934


    Picture Social House

    Experience an all-in fun night at this pub

    • Nightlife
    • Food

    The Picture Social House is a single place where you can enjoy cocktails, tear up the dancefloor, play ping pong or pool and watch a movie. There’s a main bar that offers craft beers and a rotating cocktail menu, a generous space for dancing, games rooms, and even a cosy mini cinema.

    The place also offers a good selection of tasty Italian street food in their canteen-style kitchen and dining area. Beyond the ping pong room is a music room where touring musicians sometimes play.

    Location: 383 Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1FS, UK

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 5 pm to 12 midnight, Friday from 4 pm to 1 am, Saturday from 12 noon to 1 am, Sunday from 12 noon to 12 midnight

    Phone: +44 (0)1142 581690


    The Red Deer

    Hang out and have some fun in this award-winning pub

    • Nightlife
    • Food

    The Red Deer is a cosy pub that offers a quality selection of craft beers, ales, lagers, and ciders. They also offer coffee and tea if alcoholic beverages aren’t your thing. There’s a beer garden to the rear of the pub and table-top games to keep you entertained. Every Tuesday night, they host a pub quiz with a cash prize for the winner.

    Besides their locally sourced meat dishes, they also serve vegan and vegetarian options. If you want to choose a vegan-suitable beer, you can ask their friendly staff.

    Location: 18 Pitt St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4DD, UK

    Open: Monday–Wednesday from 5 pm to 12 midnight, Thursday from 12 noon to 12 midnight, Friday–Saturday from 12 noon to 1 am, Sunday from 12 noon to 11 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1142 722890


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    Go dancing at one of Sheffield’s best nightclub

    • Nightlife

    Corporation is one of the city’s leading live music venues and nightclubs. Known simply as Corp by the locals, this venue offers themed club nights with Mondays’ Monday Corp, Wednesdays’ Skool Disco, Fridays’ Drop, and Saturdays’ Dirty Deeds or Propaganda. These club nights are generally considered to be some of the best in Sheffield and Northern England.

    This venue has been the site of a music festival and regularly hosts live music from touring bands. There are 6 bars spread across the main rooms, with the upstairs room open only during club nights.

    Location: 2 Milton St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4JU, UK

    Open: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday from 10 pm to 3 am, Friday from 9 pm to 4 am

    Phone: +44 (0)1142 760262


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    Geri Mileva | Contributing Writer

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