Hidden Gems of Sheffield
The opening of Public last winter caused huge excitement around the city – and it’s proven itself to be well worth the hype. Turning the old gentlemen’s toilets at the Town Hall into a speakeasy cocktail bar was no mean feat, but goddamn it, they’ve well and truly pulled it off.
Another recent addition to Sheffield’s creative quarter down on Exchange Street is BAL Fashions – an art, music and events space. It’s part of a wider effort to revive the Castlegate Quarter which you could help support.
The Dorothy Pax
Off the beaten track just outside of the city centre alongside Victoria Quays, the Dorothy Pax is quite literally built upon Sheffield history. Perfect for sunny days, there’s a nice, quirky vibe and regular live gigs to enjoy.
A haven for independent businesses, you can find Pete McKee’s art shop, a craft beer bottle shop and some great Sheffield pubs like the Lescar and Porter Cottage down this stretch of road, not to mention incredible independent eateries like the Greedy Greek Deli and Pom Kitchen.
This community-owned Neepsend boozer was taken over by its regulars a year ago and has come on leaps and bounds ever since. Not only are the ales well-priced and local, but the unique beer garden offers a tranquil seat alongside the River Don.