Sheffield DACT lead on Sheffield’s Best Bar None scheme, and for the 2017-18 period will enter its seventh year. BBN is a Home Office supported accreditation scheme recognising responsible licensing practice in line with the four core licensing objectives, and Sheffield currently has 40 premises accredited. At present the scheme is only open to premises operating within the city centre ring road, on Ecclesall Road and Sharrowvale Road.

The scheme culminates annually in an awards ceremony which celebrates the achievement of all of the premises as well as awarding runner up and winner status in each of the categories:

  • Best Pub (and runner up)
  • Best Bar/ Late Bar (and runner up)
  • Best Nightclub (and runner up)
  • Best Chain (and runner up)
  • University Challenge
  • Best Newcomer
  • Student Safety Award
  • People’s Choice
  • Best Bar None Overall

There is also a Best Bar None app for Sheffield. It is the one stop app for all the information you need for a safe night out in the city. It allows you to find Sheffield’s best and safest entertainment venues for your night out via GPS and includes all best bar none accredited premises in the city. It also gives tips on your health and safety during a night out and travel information.

The app is available for Android and Apple devices, click on the correct link for your device to download.

The Best Bar None 2017/2018 Scheme held its annual awards dinner at the Sheffield City Hall on the 9th February, which was attended by over 300 guests. A total of 40 of the ‘best’ city centre bars, pubs, licensed restaurants and nightclubs were accredited with the prestigious Best Bar None status (many with distinction) and the 2017/18 winners were announced.

Accredited venues

For a full list of accredited venues, please see the Sheffield Best Bar None website
Bar and Beyond
Benjamin Huntsman
Crystal Bar
Frog and Parrot
Genting Casino
Head of Steam
House of Hugo
Maida Vale
O2 Academy
Sheffield Hallam Student Union – The Hubs/Bar Phoenix
Sheffield Tap
Sheffield Water Works Company
Sport Shack
Stew & Oyster – Kelham Island
Tank Nightclub
The Bankers Draft
The Bessemer
The Cavendish
The Common Room
The Forum Café Bar
The Globe
The Great Escape Game
The Light Cinema
The Old House
Tiger Works
University of Sheffield Students Union- Bar One
West Street Live