The Best Clubs in Sheffield

The Steel City is the hidden gem of the northern clubbing scene, and we want to give it the credit it's due. Check out all the best clubs in Sheffield below!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 27th Jul 2023

The Steel City is often overlooked in favour of its noisier neighbours when it comes to nightlife. But, where Sheffield lacks in the huge superclubs of the other northern cities, it makes up for in cool, DIY venues that cater for all niches. With an industrial heart to its scene and clubs that truly care about who they book, with a great range of local talent, in-demand spinners, and underground groove-setters, it is truly the hidden gem of the north when it comes to nights out. 

Whether you want industrial warehouse raves in places like FORGE and Hopeworks, huge indie bashes at the iconic Leadmill, or more traditional and all-encompassing nights out at gaffs like Corporation and Foundry, whatever your preference Sheffield provides. 

So have a scroll down and check out what we think are the best nightclubs in Sheffield. But, why just listen to us, why not get some tickets booked and experience it all for yourself? 

 

 

 

The Leadmill

Image: The Leadmill on Facebook

Where: 6 Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE

For over 40 years The Leadmill has been the beating heart of the Sheffield music scene, from regularly hosting the biggest touring bands and comedians, to putting on some of the best indie club nights the city has on offer, the legendary venue is without a doubt the Steel City's most iconic club space. 

However, recent troubles have seen it teetering on the edge of closing down. This cannot happen. Check out the hashtag #SaveTheLeadmill, and visit the website to see how you can help out!

 

Find more information and tickets to upcoming events - HERE

 


 

FORGE

Image: FORGE Warehouse on Facebook

Where: 148 Effingham Road, Sheffield, S4 7ZB

One of the newest editions to the Sheffield club scene, and shooting to the top of what the city has to offer, FORGE Warehouse is a huge space with a top-drawer sound system and awesome lighting, that regularly hosts some of the biggest names in the rave world. The industrial space is reminiscent of Warehouse Project, and the vibes are always immaculate. If you haven't checked FORGE out yet, get yourself down for a two-step; its oh so good. 

 

Find more information and tickets to upcoming events - HERE

 


 

Hope Works

Image: Hope Works on Facebook

Where: Unit 1A, Hope Works Warehouse, Sussex Road, Sheffield, S4 7YQ

The King of cool on the Sheffield club scene, Hope Works is a warehouse space in Sheffield industrial district, and it brings a DIY ethos and old-school illegal rave feel to every punter's peripherals, and they continually champion some of the coolest underground DJs, both from Sheffield and Beyond, as well as having some of the heavy hitters take charge of its decks. From courtyard summer BBQ raves to late-night winter techno nights; the programme here is excellent, and you feel cooler by proxy once inside. A must-visit for anyone after a boogy in the Steel City.

 

Find more information and tickets to upcoming events - HERE

 


 

Plot 22

Image: Plot 22 on Facebook

Where: 20-22 Exchange Street, Sheffield, S2 5TS

Probably the smallest club on this list, but don't let this fool you about its quality, good things come in small packages and all that. Plot 22 is a multi-purpose creative space situated in the heart of the Castlegate area of Sheffield. The intimate space plays host to some of the most exciting underground and grassroots music and art events Sheffield has to offer, and the vibes are always bouncing and carefree. From the graffiti-adorned walls to the silky sound system, there's never a dull night at Plot 22; come down if you prefer your raves a bit more intimate and full of like-minded people.

 

Find more information and tickets to upcoming events - HERE

 


  

Sidney And Matilda

Image: Sidney and Matilda on Facebook

Where: Rivelin Works, Sheffield, S1 4RH

With the upstairs being one of Sheffield's coolest bars, the basement of Sidney and Matilda is one of the city's coolest clubs spaces too. Despite its relatively low ceiling, the space regularly hosts an awesome array of nights ranging from techno to drum and bass to jungle. 

The space is industrial, DIY, and Neon-soaked to the max, and has nearly unmatchable vibes in its spot on the outskirts of the city centre. Truly one of Sheffield's gems, and an essential visit for anyone coming to the city.

 

Find more information and tickets to upcoming events - HERE

 


 

Dryad Works

Image: Dryad Works on Facebook

Where: Dryad Works, Parkwood Road, Sheffield, S3 8AG

A collaborative music, arts, and cultural space set in the hills of Parkwood Springs, is known as The UK's 'Home on the Hill' for Sound System Culture. A really cool space formed by a community of creatives whos aim is to create a space for collaboration through music, art and culture. They succeeded in this by setting up 15 different creative workspaces within a warehouse, ranging from music studios to fully stacked sound systems.

It's just one fo those spaces where you feel like you're part of the IN crowd, and makes you feel cooler by proxy, oh and the raves they put on here are absolutely wicked; get yourself down, it's one of the Steel City's very best hidden gems.

 

Find more information and tickets to upcoming events - HERE

 


 

Tank

Image: Tank on Facebook

Where: 53-55 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PN

A sprawling underground club that boasts some of the biggest names in House, Tech, and (primarily) Bass, Tank is one of Sheffield's most well-known rave spots and for good reason. Owned and curated by Bass icon Jamie Duggan, with rolling lineups of spinners like Shy FX, Patrick Topping, Chase and Status, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, and so much more.

If you like your raves sweaty and bouncing, then this is the gaff for you to skank in, grab tickets below!

 

Find more information and tickets to upcoming events - HERE

 


 

Network

Image: Network on Facebook

Where: 14 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD

Another of the newest venues to grace the Steel City, Network is a 1,650-cap live music and club space over three rooms, brought to you by the team behind Record Junkee, built on the creativity, ambition and unity that define the city. From live bands to filthy bassline raves, the programme is diverse and always bouncing; you'll struggle not to find at least one night you fancy. 

 

Find more information and tickets to upcoming events - HERE

 


 

Foundry

Image: Foundry on Facebook

Where: Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TG

Now, this is a bit more of an exclusive one, as it's pretty much students only for the club nights, being found in the University of Sheffield Students Union, but, if you're a student, there are few better nights out than the Foundry. Whether it's one of the many regular student nights like Roar, Poptarts, or Soul Jam, there's always something to do.

However, if you aren't a student, don't worry as there are still opportunities to check it out, bands play here regularly, as do some of the biggest travelling DJs. So, despite not being in the club nights (you wouldn't want to any way they're very student), check out the tickets below!

 

Find more information and tickets to upcoming events - HERE

 


 

Corporation

Image: Corporation on Facebook

Where: 2 Milton Street, Sheffield, S1 4JU

Corporation has been one of Sheffield's most recognisable clubs for a while now. With a maze-like interior with rooms of music playing house, dance, bass, hip hop, indie, rock, pop punk, and more. But if that’s not you, there’s also an alternative night, Drop, and Dirty Deeds on Saturdays, which claims to have Sheffield's cheapest Saturday drinks. It's got sticky floors, cheap bevs, and a so bad it's good vibe, and is always packed on the weekends, truly one of the best nights out in the city.

 

Find more information and tickets to upcoming events - HERE

 



 

Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.

 

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