Despite being a relatively small city, Sheffield knows how to pack a punch when it comes to rooftop bars.
The city is home to all sorts of hidden gems, making it a great option for a weekend away or a day out with your friends.
And with an industrial feel, it has a fruitful skyscape, making it a great place for rooftop bars.
So from Instagrammable bars to bars with live music, here are the 10 best rooftop bars in Sheffield with amazing views!
This article is written by Faraway Lucy writer, Alice Mason.
1. INC Rooftop Bar
Address: 3.1-3.5 Krynkl, 294, Shalesmoor, Sheffield S3 8UL
Opening in 2017, INC was Sheffield’s first-ever rooftop bar, so of course, it deserves its #1 spot on this list of the best rooftop bars in Sheffield.
Sitting atop Krynkl, the bar is made from upcycled shipping containers.
Despite this, the bar has a cosy feel, with a roof enclosing half of it to create a sectioned off area out of the sun.
There’s ample seating to choose from: you can sit on high stools on exposed wooden tables or huddle around one of their sofas with your friends.
These sofas have high backs, making your table appear sectioned off from everyone else, making it feel more private.
If gin’s your drink of choice, this is one of the best rooftop bars in Sheffield for you.
INC has an excellent gin collection as well as cocktail, wine, spritzes and craft beer menus.
Opening hours are Friday 5 pm-11 pm and Saturday 12 pm-11 pm, so it’s perfect to visit at the weekend.
Moreover, the bar also hosts regular weekly live music events, with two for one cocktails every Thursday between 4-8 pm. Yes, please!
Address: Unit 4, The Yard, Bardwell Rd, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8AS
Situated in the trendy borough of Kelham Island, DECKS is found in Steel Yard Kelham, a vibrant urban space made, again, from shipping containers.
The bar whips up some delicious cocktails and scrumptious food, as well as hosting some great events.
It has a bright and leafy aesthetic, with a clear plastic ceiling allowing for natural light to seep through, while keeping visitors dry regardless of the weather.
I mean, this is Sheffield we’re talking about, isn’t it?
Vines climb up freestanding pillars and fairy lights cast a twinkling ambience on the tables below.
With special drink offers running throughout the week (excluding Saturdays), this bar has something for everybody.
Two selected cocktails for £10 and 5 for £10 on selected shots? Sign me up!
There’s also regular live music here, and when there isn’t any live entertainment, music always plays through the speaker.
Address: 38 Carver St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4FS
Newly opened in 2021, ALTO is the rooftop bar that everyone is talking about.
Sitting atop Cubo on Carver Street, Alto has breathtaking views looking out across the city.
Its open-aired vibe is great for catching up with pals, with a giant neon sign creating a great backdrop for pictures.
Moreover, a live DJ booth means that you’ll always have background music to clink your glasses to.
And if you’re feeling extra fancy, hop on over to their luxurious VIP area!
With cocktails being 2 for £10 Sunday to Thursday, it’s the go-to place for weekday catch-ups.
Sip away your worries on a classic Pornstar Martini, or more obscure cocktails like their tantalisingly tropical Dune Bug.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, they have a Bubblegum Martini and a delicious Squashie flavoured cocktail.
Or, try their in-house creations, from their Dessert cocktail made with white chocolate liqueur and fresh nutmeg, to their Blackberry and Violet Bramble made from Beefeater gin and violet liqueur.
However, if you’re more of a bubbles person, don’t fret!
They have an ample selection of drinks including wine, Bellinis and their Twisted Lemon Drop.
4. The Furnace
Address: Unit 7&8, Block D Heart of the City II, Sheffield S1 4HS
Phone number: 0114 479 7980
Nude-coloured sofas, luscious greenery, and pretty lamplights create a warm environment, with an impressive wooden sculpture surrounding the bar.
Similarly, the food menu is equally as amazing.
With artful dishes to choose from, like their Charred Celeriac and Grilled Halloumi and Watermelon Kebab, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The food at this colourful restaurant is surprisingly affordable considering the high quality of the food.
Fire up your imagination with their vast drink selection too!
Pick your poison from an array of beers, wines, cocktails, and spirits.
Their cocktail selection is particularly impressive – how does their Little Frenchie cocktail made with Haku Japanese vodka, watermelon syrup and raspberry puree sound?
Or perhaps their Prickle Me Pink cocktail made with Beefeater Pink Gin and lychee juice might take your fancy?
5. Cubana Tapas Bar
Address: Unit 4 Leopold St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2JG
Phone number: 0114 276 0475
Tickle your tastebuds at this Spanish and Latin-style bar.
Located in the city centre, Cubana Tapas Bar is a suntrap, with streams of sun hitting the outside seating area.
Get a taste of Cuba right in the heart of Sheffield with its Latino vibe and Spanish/South American cuisine.
Dig into their expansive tapas menu, filled with delicious nibbles, side dishes and classic tapas food.
Choose from Pincho De Ternera (grilled Rib-Eye beef steak with a South American twist), Gambas Tigers (breaded tiger prawns), and Asado De Verduras (a selection of fresh roasted Mediterranean vegetables, cooked in the finest olive oil and balsamic vinegar mix).
Each dish is reasonably priced, making this a great all-around eatery.
Set tapas menus are also available for those who think is everything’s too good to choose from! (And who could blame you?)
They even have an extensive vegan menu, with prices starting from as little as £5.25.
From their Berenjenas Al Horno (oven-baked aubergine layers cooked in a freshly-made tomato salsa) to their Patatas Dulces Y Pimientos (roasted sweet potatoes with tonnes of flavours), there’s something for every taste bud.
If day drinking’s your thing, Cubana Tapas Bar has Happy Drinks before 5 pm from Sunday to Friday, where selected drinks are only a fiver.
Of course, their drinks menu is also immaculate, with an endless selection of different varieties of rum, wine and sip-worthy cocktails.
6. Church – Temple of Fun
Address: 4a Rutland Way, Sheffield S3 8DG
Phone number: 07521 610842
As the creation of Bring Me The Horizon frontman and Sheffield native Oli Sykes, Church – Temple of Fun is a vegan street food kitchen with a vibrant collection of artwork, high windows and décor with a light steam-punk influence.
Their vegan menu is decadent beyond belief, with juicy plant-based burgers, delicious loaded fries, and flavoursome hot dogs.
While not technically a rooftop bar, the bar has an outdoor ledge overlooking a picturesque bridge and river surrounded by trees, perfect for unwinding with friends after a long week.
After digging into some delicious vegan food, wash it all down with the bar’s collection of locally brewed ales and exciting cocktails.
There’s an array of enticing seasonal cocktails to choose from, including their Black Magic blackberry cocktail and Praline Espresso Martini, made with a nutty twist.
7. The Mowbray
Address: 118 Mowbray St, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8EN
Phone number: 0114 276 7885
Dine on gourmet grub while taking in the mesmerising leafy green views over Park Wood Springs at The Mowbray.
With an industrial backdrop, music playing through vintage speakers, and fairy lights dotting the skyline, this is a great place for relaxed meetups.
The menu is full of mouth-watering gourmet food cooked with charcoal and wood.
We’re talking dishes like Smoked Yorkshire Chicken and Chargrilled Tenderstem Broccoli!
As winners of Best City Venue two years in a row, they sure know how to give their customers an unforgettable experience.
They even have a BBQ area and serve garden cocktails – which are as amazing as they sound.
This exclusive hideaway space serves prettily decorated cocktails in dainty glasses, making their cocktails super Insta-worthy.
And as if that wasn’t enough, the bar staff use unique wildflower syrups and freshly picked herbs to make their drinks.
Does the Roast Strawberry and Peppercorn Gin sound mouth-watering to you? I thought so!
Address: 16 George St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2PF
Phone number: 01233 555644
A cinema and rooftop bar in one? Count us in.
See the latest film and sip away your worries on Curzon’s popular rooftop terrace in the heart of Sheffield city centre.
With films, food, cocktails, and free Wi-Fi up for grabs, what’s not to love?
Their rooftop bar is packed with comfy chairs for the ultimate chillout setting, laid out over traditional wooden decking.
Curzon offers an array of drinks including chilled wines, beers, cider and cocktails – including their refreshing Cucumber and Watermelon G&T.
Soak it all up with their selection of bougie Mediterranean small plates and rustic stone-baked pizzas.
The cinema shows the latest blockbusters and special event broadcasts, making it a great day out.
Films and wine? Yes, please.
9. Orchard Terrace
Address: First Floor, Orchard Terrace, Orchard Square, Sheffield S1 2FB
Phone number: 01142759992
Considered a hidden gem, Orchard Terrace sits above the bustling Orchard Square.
This rooftop bar not only has a great view of the colourful streets below, but it has food to match too!
With hand-stirred cocktails and delicious, street-style food, there’s something for everyone.
Gorge on their Fools Gold Pizza, served by the slice.
With toppings ranging from the traditional favourites to their Rocketman pizza – topped with salami, rocket, garlic oil and parmesan shavings – there’ something for everyone.
In the mood for nachos? Orchard Terrace serves truly decadent nacho plates, from vegan “smashvacado” nacho fries to Chilli Cheese and Bacon Dip fries.
Love chicken? You’ll be in heaven here.
The restaurant has an extensive chicken-based selection of dishes, all with different levels of heat!
Their cocktails are equally as adventurous – how does their Chamomile Negroni sound?
And with a selection of spirits, beer and flavoured gins to pick from too, you’re guaranteed to be feeling the best kind of dizzy.
If this sounds like your kind of place, be quick – you have to book your table before getting in.
10. Picture House Social
Address: 383 Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1FS
Say hello to some of the best pizzas in Sheffield!
With an Italian-inspired menu and fantastic cocktails, this hidden outside terrace is the place to – in their own words – “let your hair down and let loose”.
If you’re after vibrant décor with an industrial twist, and fresh homemade Italian-style dishes, Picture House Social is where you need to be.
Whether you’re more of a dessert or mains person, their menu is sure to tickle your tastebuds.
Offering up the likes of Henderson Rarebit Fries, moreish pizza toppings, and Homemade Chocolate Mousse with Berry Compote, this place is unmissable.
The best news? All veggie pizzas can be made vegan upon request.
Oh wait, thought it couldn’t get any better?
Well, Picture House Social is one of the best places to go for bottomless brunch in Sheffield too.
For drinks, choose between classic spirits and mixers, as well as reasonably priced wine, beer, and unmissable cocktails like their Blackberry Spritz.
Now there’s only one thing left to do: get dressed up, get your pals, and get exploring all of these rooftop bars in Sheffield.
There’s something for everyone on this list, making Sheffield a great day out for everyone!
Which of these rooftop bars in Sheffield are you going to be rushing to visit first?
Please let me know in the comments below!