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Best Places for Craft Beer in Sheffield

In the last 10 years craft beer has grown from a hipster trend to a new revolution in drinking culture and Sheffield has embraced it. 

We might have over 20 independent breweries churning out the good stuff but we’ve also got a growing list of pubs and bars pouring great flavours from keg lines. 

Here’s our current top 10 (it was hard to pick just 10) Best Places for Craft Beer in Sheffield.

The Bar Stewards (Shalesmoor)

Bar Stewards

Originally opening as a pop-up bar on the weekend by two beer loving mates, Charlie and Alan have turned The Bar Stewards, on the cusp of Kelham Island into one of the best craft beer spots in the city.

If you’re looking for a New England IPA you won’t struggle here. 

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The Crow Inn (West Bar)


Just up the road in West Bar is The Crow Inn, run by a dream team of Sheffield beer heads who are always sourcing some of the best beers from around the world.

They regularly host tap takeovers with exclusives and beers you’ll struggle to come across elsewhere. 

The Crow Inn also have rooms upstairs, ideal for those visiting Sheffield.

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The Ecclesall Ale Club (Ecclesall Road)

Ecclesall Ale Club

The Ecclesall Ale Club is the first of two Ale Club’s (the other being Fulwood Ale Club) and the home of The Brew Foundation.

Along with The Brew Foundation beers, the Ale Club has a revolving keg line full of juicy IPAs, tangy sours and hearty stouts as well as a fridge of cans full with beauty.

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Heist Brew Co. (Neepsend)

Heist Brew

Heist Brew Co. tap on the edge of Kelham is Sheffield’s largest craft beer bar. 30 taps (15 brewed in house, 15 sourced locally, nationally & internationally) you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to craft. 

Everything from sessionable IPAs to big stouts and interesting sours, you’ll have to go for halves to make it through the beer list.

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Industry Tap (City Centre)

Industry Tap

With 21 taps Industry Tap in the city centre has a wall full of beers for all tastes and budgets. 

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Kelham Island Tavern (Kelham)

Kelham Island Tavern

It might be easy to cast Kelham Island Tavern off as a traditional real ale boozer but the Tav has been evolving with an extended keg line pouring exciting beers from local and national favourites as well as the odd international.

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Pangolin Craft Beer (Hillsborough)


Pangolin Craft Beer on Middlewood Road, Hillsborough opened during the final lockdown, initially as a bottle shop however, as restrictions eased, this craft beer haven grew into somewhere you’d happily sit in and drink your way through the beers on tap before grabbing a few cans to take home. 

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The Rutland Arms (City Centre)

Rutland Arms

The Rutland Arms in Sheffield City is a pub full of charm and charisma. Beer garden tick, jukebox tick, great beer, tick.

The Rutty is a key pub for Sheffield’s beer scene where you’ll come across beer that isn’t available anywhere else in the city and there’s something for every taste. Juicy pales, bitters, stouts & so much more.

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Shakespeares (Shalesmoor)


When it comes to progression, look no further than Shakespeares in Shalesmoor, a traditional boozer with a dart board, table football and live music but it’s the beer that makes it loved by so many.

The pub always has a long list of exciting beers on rotation celebrating everything local and beyond. It’s a real gem and it’s just a short walk from the city centre and Kelham.

Two Thirds Beer Co. (Abbeydale Road)

Two Thirds Beer

Abbeydale Road’s Two Thirds Beer Co. motto is ‘Don’t Drink Shit Beer’ and you won’t when you drink here, particularly for those into lager and German beers.

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Other notable mentions include The Beer Engine, The Beer House, Boozehoud, Craft & Berry, Dead DonkeyFactory Floor and Sheffield Tap (the list is endless!) and all of the tap rooms.

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