It’s no surprise that as the real ale capital of the world, Sheffield has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to pubs and bars that specialise in craft beer.
There are, however, a select few establishments which are a step above the rest when it comes to their range of craft brews.
Situated in Crookesmoor, the Thornbridge Brewery owned Hallamshire House is never short of local students enjoying one of the sublime ales on offer.
The taps are constantly rotating with the Peak District brewery’s latest efforts, as well as old favourites such as Jaipur – a punchy American style IPA, and Sequoia – a delicious amber ale.
Visit: 49 Commonside, S10 1GF – myhallamshire.com
The vibrant exterior of the Rutland Arms (look out for the drawing from local street artist Phlegm) is matched by its colourful selection of light, dark and amber ales behind the tavern’s bar.
Offerings from the likes of Magic Rock, Mikkeler, and To Øl are available on tap at the Steel City favourite, and the pub’s fridges are always packed with obscure new brews from the craft beer world.
Visit: 86 Brown Street, S1 2BS – therutlandarmssheffield.co.uk
The Kelham Island Tavern
Situated in the city’s ale-soaked Kelham Island quarter is the local favourite Kelham Island Tavern.
The pub has won national CAMRA pub of the year twice and boasts 13 real ales, a craft keg beer – and a pub cat.
Visit: 62 Russell Street, Sheffield S3 8RW – kelhamtavern.co.uk
Perched on the effortlessly cool Devonshire Street, is Brewdog, one of the city’s most popular watering holes and a haven for craft beer fanatics.
Run by the craft ale heavyweight of the same name, you can enjoy classic brews from the Scottish brewery including Punky IPA, Dead Pony Club and Jack Hammer.
Visit: 108-110 Devonshire Street, S3 7SF – brewdog.com
The Sheffield Tap
The Sheffield Tap isn’t your typical train station boozer.
Stocked with a gobsmacking array of delicious craft ales, the pub won the Great British pub of the year in 2016.
Travellers drink here run the real risk of enjoying themselves too much and missing their train.
Visit: Sheffield Station, Sheaf Street, S1 2BP – sheffieldtap.com
This award-winning pub, has a cult following from local ale-heads – largely thanks to its owners commitment to new and exciting brews.
The inn has served 1400 different craft ales since its reopening in 2013.
Over fifty bottled beers are also available at Shakespeares from from Norwegian Baltic Porter to Belgian beers brewed by monks.
Visit: 146-148 Gibraltar Street, S3 8UA – shakespeares-sheffield.co.uk
The Itchy Pig
Located near the University of Sheffield campus, The Itchy Pig is the union of choice for some beer-thirsty students.
As well as offering a tempting selection of ales from far and wide, The Itchy Pig offers a variety of pork scratching to the peckish patron.
Visit: 495 Glossop Road, S10 2QE – theitchypig.co.uk