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Bars in Sheffield As one of the biggest cities in the UK and home of two popular universities, Sheffield needs to have plenty of watering holes to keep everyone happy. So whether you’re a real ale drinker or a cocktail-loving clubbing queen, there’s a bar in Sheffield you’re sure to love.

If trendy bars where the beautiful people hang out are your thing, then your first port of call should probably be Bar Sola [map]. Here retro browns and oranges meet a modern glass and wood beam structure to create a unique, but stylish location. The plastic chairs and leather sofas are draped with people sipping award-winning cocktails and Japanese bottled beer to a chilled out soundtrack. For a little London chic in Sheffield this is the place to go.

However before Bar Sola, there was the Halcyon and BRB at the Hallamshire Hotel, both of which can be considered as an alternative for cool customers. Located in the former home of a local Lord, The Halcyon [map] is a pre-club bar where trendy-types congregate for shots and a glass of wine while the DJ plays dance music to warm up the crowd before the clubs open. BRB [map] on the other hand oozes with understated cool, the funky surroundings giving people the chance to socialise before the real clubbing starts.

For somewhere to drink that’s trendy and relaxed 24/7, there’s The Forum in Sheffield’s fashionable Devonshire Quarter. During the day you can sample flavours from their unique menu and after work you can relax in the beer garden. In the evening it is transformed into a great pre-club venue and if you’re looking to get your groove on then you could hit the dance floor and stay there until 1am.

However, if you’d rather ditch the trendy décor for somewhere that offers a decent pint in a fitting environment, Sheffield has venues for you. Winner of the Sheffield and District CAMRA Pub of the Year, The Fat Cat [map] is the place to find real ale. The décor and the service are nothing special but this pub attracts the whole spectrum of beer lovers looking to enjoy traditional original ales and even the odd glass of fruit wine. If you like a good pint you’ll like this pub.

Closer to the rest of the city centre action and not entirely without merit in terms of the surroundings is The Banker’s Draft [map]. This pub bridges the gap between trendy and traditional by serving a variety of ales and ciders where you can indulge your love of beer without being abandoned by friends and relatives.

If you think your taste in bars falls into line with Sheffield’s student population then you may want to try Bar One [map], part of the Sheffield Universities' Student Union, the very studenty Cavendish [map] on West Street and the open plan Varsity [map], a modern pub/club that attracts a pre-club crowd.

However if you’re just looking for somewhere to enjoy a drink and a good atmosphere then head to the chic but sociable Central Fire Station [map] on Division Street, The Hogshead [map] for a lunchtime drink and bite to eat or Fagan’s [map] an Irish pub with a friendly feel.

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