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As the fifth biggest city in the UK, Sheffield has a thriving nightlife. So if you're looking for late-night catch ups, live music, craft ale or a big night out, we've got you covered.

Late-night cafés

There are more and more cafés staying open late now and Sheffield has its fair share. The city's dessert cafés, like Rassam's Creamery, are a great alternative to bars and pubs. Or try the Treehouse Board Game Café for games and nibbles.

Food halls

Sheffield's three biggest food halls, Cutlery Works, Kommune and Peddler market are popular destinations for a night out. They're a great option if you just want a light bite, as you can order small plates from a range of food vendors.

Live music

If it's gigs you're after, you can see the biggest names at Sheffield Arena and 02 Academy Sheffield. And catch all your favourites across every genre at the likes of The Leadmill or Plug.

'The Leadmill is a fantastic historic venue for indie music but also has live comedy clubs and throwback student nights each month, like Club Tropicana – an 80s pop and disco night – where everyone wears cheesy Hawaiian attire and you think you're at the beach.'

Morgan Pickering, Hallam student

Pubs, bars and clubs

From cosy pubs to catch up with friends to lively nights out, Sheffield's got everything you'd need. Even our Students' Union bar, Hideout, is a favourite for our students. There are plenty of Wetherspoon's around and The Original Bierkeller, Sheffield's Bavarian beerhall, is a favourite too, offering a wide variety of German beers and food. For a big night out, try The Leadmill for a mix of genres or Corporation, the city's biggest rock, metal, punk and emo club.

'I love a night out on West Street, simply because there are so many bars to choose from. You can work your way up and down the street depending on what you want; it’s the busiest street in Sheffield.'

Charlie Hardcastle, Hallam student

Craft ale

With 23 breweries making more than 400 unique beers, Sheffield is a hotspot for craft ales and beers. You'll find craft pubs across the city, and there are plenty in walking distance from our campuses. Try The Beer Engine on London Road, The Fat Cat and The Riverside in Kelham Island and The Sheffield Tap inside the train station.

You can also buy kegs and bottles from local breweries at great value from Beer Central in The Moor Market.

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