You’ll make memories that last a lifetime during your time at university, and some of the very best will revolve around going out on the town with your new friends. Sheffield is one of the UK’s most fun nights out, with countless bars, pubs and clubs as well as the impressive Student Union. If you’re looking for places to dance, sing and live life to the full, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top ten must-visit nightclubs in Sheffield.
This nightclub is held in such esteem by the regulars it even has its own nickname. Known simply as “Corp”, this is a one-stop-shop for lovers of alternative music. Corporation offers both live gigs and DJ-only club nights, along with a long list of tribute acts to bands like Rammstein, Paramore and more. Even better, the Monday, Friday, and Saturday nights come with a host of special offers to keep the party moving late into the night, whether you’re a committed metalhead or not.
Every student in the city knows Foundry. It’s the University of Sheffield Student Union’s bar and club, and just like Corporation, it showcases both live music and clubbing. The Tuesday Club promises ‘the best in underground electronic dance music since 1998’, and that’s exactly what you can expect from one of the best midweek dance nights in Britain. Prefer your dancing more geared around dancehall and R&B? Keep an eye out for the wildly popular I’m Drinking Rum & Redbull for an unbeatable reggae-themed Friday night out.
No list of nightclubs in Sheffield would be complete without The Leadmill. There’s something to choose from every day of the week, from laughs and pints at The Leadmill Comedy Club to the hugely popular quiz night where you can win big prizes by showing off your most obscure knowledge. But the club nights are where The Leadmill shines, covering everything from silent discos to 90s nights, with plenty of indie bangers along the way. The Leadmill is one of Sheffield’s most celebrated nightclubs, and you’re guaranteed to end up here on more than one occasion.
Code is probably the city’s ultimate student nightclub. Expect multiple bars, indoor gardens and enough lasers and strobes to make anyone look good on the dancefloor. Code is one of the key destinations for fresher’s week, providing thousands of students with plenty of nights out to remember. It also hosts top events by promotions company Muzik, which brings the world’s top DJs and acts to the city, including major names like Jamie Jones, Alan Fitzpatrick and Amelie Lens.
If you’re a hardcore fan of underground house, tech and bass, then you’re in luck. Out of all the nightclubs in Sheffield, Tank is the number one destination for clubbers who can’t get enough of pounding beats and energetic nights out. It hosts the wildly popular Danza and Creation nights every weekend and the student night SuNKeN on Mondays, which dedicates itself to all things house, tech and bass music. If you’re feeling flashy, you can even book a table overlooking the dancefloor in the centre of the club, with Sheffield’s very best drinks brought directly to your table.
A true Sheffield staple, Dempseys has been around for over twenty years. It’s LGBTQ+ friendly and big enough for any party size, with the focus firmly on fun. It’s known for being a great spot to dance the night away to life-affirming anthems across all genres. It’s no wonder that the moment they reopened after COVID, the queues went around the block.
Soyo has undergone an extensive renovation, making this great-looking bar even better for the new student intake. Both bar and club, Soyo have a late licence until 4 am so you can keep the good times going well into the night, whether you’re there for a club night, to see a show from one of their spectacular performers, or simply to grab a drink with friends.
Looking for a night out with a twist? Meltdown Sheffield is a bar dedicated to e-gaming. Play video games to your heart’s content or challenge your friends in a head-to-head battle. They also host league nights and competitive gaming events, so remember to sign up for their newsletter to stay in the loop. The venue is known for a large drink and snack selection too, from soft drinks to mocktails named after famous game characters.
Another city centre favourite, Tiger Works, is a bar and cocktail lounge that puts on many regular student club nights with unbeatable drinks offers to match. Love a Pornstar Martini? Here, you can get an entire tree of them with a bottle of Prosecco to wash it down. If you don’t fancy alcohol, they also offer an extensive mocktail menu, so you can enjoy the taste without the headache! And if you ever want to try your hand at making your own, they even offer COVID-safe cocktail masterclasses.
Love all things pop, from top 40 hits to Andy Warhol vibes? Head to Carver Street and make a beeline for Popworld. Wednesday night sees their signature Snap, Crackle and Pop night, offering free entry, fast drinks and fun for all until 4 am. This venue is known for hosting exciting events and grand giveaways, so be sure to keep checking on their latest plans.
These are just a few of the fantastic nights out for you to enjoy in Sheffield, and you’ll no doubt find your own favourite hidden gems in time. No matter how you spend your nights out in Sheffield, you can be sure that your new Novel Student Sheffield accommodation is at the heart of the action.