Over the last couple of editions of Beer Matters, we’ve brought you the first two parts of our guide to those pubs and bars serving real ale well into the early hours in Sheffield city centre. Here we have the third and final instalment in the Late Night Beers series:
Maida Vale, West Street: This is a lively and often busy bar with a dancefloor. It hosts live music from time to time but at the weekend there is a DJ playing indie and classic tunes. Two real ales on the bar, usually Sharp’s Doom Bar and something from Clark’s of Wakefield, plus a bottled selection. Open until 2am on Tuesday and Wednesday and 4am Friday and Saturday nights.
Red Deer, Pitt Street: A cosy, traditional pub with a range of real ales and real cider, including up to eight cask offerings. Regular ales include Blue Bee’s Reet Pale, Kelham Island Easy Rider, Moorhouse’s Pride of Pendle and Welbeck Abbey’s Portland Black. Open until 1am on Friday and Saturday nights.
Sheffield Water Works Company, Division Street: A former Lloyds No1 Bar in the Wetherspoons chain offering what you come to expect from a “Spoons”, with a range of ales including national brands and local guests at reasonable prices. Open until 1am on Friday and Saturday nights.
Washington, Fitzwilliam Street: The Washington is a more traditional pub layout although it does have a dance floor/stage area and DJ box reflecting the fact it is a music-led venue. Earlier in the evening there is often live music, at night on a weekend there is a DJ playing quality music. The pub has two rooms, the other being a lounge with a piano. One central bar serves both rooms. There is also a large beer garden with an indoor section, the music is piped outside so those getting some fresh air don’t miss out on the atmosphere! Real ales on the bar include Abbeydale Moonshine, Exit 33 Mosaic and Black Sheep Bitter. Open until 1am on Tuesdays, 2am Wednesday and Thursday, and 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.
Wick at Both Ends, West Street: A quirky L-shaped bar, known best for its cocktails and the Lemon Drizzle flaming shots, however a selection of real ales are available on the bar too. Can get very busy at the weekend, when it opens until 3am (2am the rest of the week).
Yates’s, Cambridge Street: A chain that really needs no introduction although some things have changed in the old days of the Wine Lodge when it was proper cheesy. Nevertheless, there is still a DJ playing pop music at night, drinks offers during the week and cheap food during the day. Opens until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights (midnight Mon-Thu and 11pm Sunday). There are four handpumps on the bar dispensing the likes of Greene King IPA, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Robinson’s Dizzy Blonde and Thornbridge Jaipur.
Yorkshireman, Burgess Street: This little pub is a serious rock bar with a DJ playing rock and metal tracks to an appreciative crowd until the early hours. Two real ales are normally on the bar, including Wychwood Hobgoblin, Sharp’s Doom Bar or Robinson’s Trooper.