We probably all know one of Britain’s biggest bands, Arctic Monkeys, are from Sheffield. However, Sheffield has so much more to offer. We visited all different kinds of places, and made a list of 10 places in Sheffield music enthusiasts should definitely visit!

1. Discover Arctic Monkeys’ roots at The Grapes

Even though Sheffield has a lot to offer, we can’t talk about Sheffield without mentioning the Arctic Monkeys. The Grapes is the pub where the band played their first ever gig, back in 2003. Furthermore, The Grapes provides Irish music six (!) days a week, and welcomes you seven days a week. Grab a pint and enjoy the music! (80 Trippet Lane, Sheffield S1 4EL)


 2. Follow the lead of many great artists at The Leadmill

The Leadmill is definitely one of Sheffield’s most iconic venues. It opened its doors in 1980, and they are Sheffield’s longest running live music venue and nightclub. The venue has been host to many gigs with huge bands such as Coldplay, The Killers, Enter Shikari, the Maccabees, and let’s not forget about the Arctic Monkeys in 2005. Franz Ferdinand once told Arcade Fire that playing the Leadmill was a “rite of passage”. You should absolutely see a show at this iconic place! (6 Leadmill Rd, Sheffield S1 4SE)


 3. Visit Sheffield City Hall

Located in the heart of the city centre, you should definitely visit Sheffield City Hall, or just walk by to take a look at this beautiful building. Since 1932, they’ve organized all kinds of fun evenings, such as live music and comedy evenings. (Barkers Pool, Sheffield, S1 2JA)


 4. Enjoy many nights out at The Harley

One of the most diverse places in Sheffield is The Harley. It’s a bar, a restaurant, a live venue, club, hotel and tea room in one building. The venue organizes a lot of evenings with live music, and while you’re there, you can try some amazing burgers, too. (334 Glossop Rd, Sheffield S10 2HW)


 5. Dance at The Greystones

Photo: The Greystones

The Greystones is a diverse place. Almost every day, the The Backroom Venue has entertaining events on. You can even give performing here a shot yourself! Check their website for more information. (Greystones Rd, Sheffield S11 7BS)


 6. Buy some tunes at Record Collector 

The place consists of two “separate” shops. The shop on the left has all sorts of CDs, the shop on the right has all kinds of vinyl, so there’s enough to see and buy for everyone. The place is completely stacked with music, so you feel at home pretty quickly. Music is played in the background at the perfect volume, so this is definitely a good recommendation for buying new tunes! (233-235 Fulwood Rd, Sheffield S10 3BA)


 7. Enjoy various pints at the Red Deer

As they’ve stated themselves: “A cosy little traditional pub in Sheffield City Centre, the Red Deer has an impressive range of drinks to keep your thirst quenched!” They have fun live Irish music on Monday evenings, and there is good atmosphere. They have plenty of games for you to play while enjoying interesting beers, and in winter, there are two fireplaces to keep you warm, so plenty for you to do over there! (18 Pitt St, Sheffield S1 4DD)


 8. Take on a quiz at Fagan’s

Another great pub is Fagan’s. They have Irish music on Friday evenings. It is quite a small place, but they’ve got a good atmosphere as well. The owners really know their customers, and it is a family run pub. You should absolutely eat something over there, while enjoying a good pub quiz. Tip: you can’t pay by card, so when you go there, make sure to bring cash! (69 Broad Ln, Sheffield S1 4BS)


 9. Enjoy a day out at Peddler Food Market

Peddler describes themselves as “a community of traders, makers, movers & shakers… chefs, DJs, artists, designers, musicians, bakers & brewers.” Every first Friday and Saturday of the month, you can go and visit this amazing initiative. While enjoying the music, you can enjoy delicious drinks and bites! And if you’re vegan? Not a problem at all! Four times a year they organize a vegetarian/vegan market. (92 Burton Rd, Sheffield S3 8BX)


10. Walk on Sheffield Legends

Photo: Chemical Engineer

Sheffield has been the birthplace of many artists, so it’s not a surprise that it has its own “walk of fame”. Located outside of the city’s town hall, there are plaques with famous people’s names on them, and currently Joe Cocker and Def Leppard can be found there. (Surrey St, Sheffield S1 1RQ)