Situated just a stone’s throw away from Sheffield’s town centre and the University of Sheffield, the Devonshire Quarter is home to some of the Steel City’s trendiest independent shops, eateries and drinking spots.
The area should be your first port of call if you’re looking for a new outfit, quirky gift or hangout in the city. Here’s our ultimate guide for eating, drinking and shopping in Sheffield’s quarter of cool.
Rare and Racy
Described by Jarvis Cocker as a ‘national treasure’, Rare and Racy sells all manner of books, artwork and records in its cosy and quaint setting. Established in 1969, Rare and Racy is sadly one of the buildings set to be knocked down to make way for new flats, so make sure you nip along before it’s too late.
164-166 Devonshire Street, S3 7SG – rareandracy.co.uk
Syd and Mallory’s Emporium
This clothing emporium creates most of their products in house, and their alternative designs have found something of a cult following in the city since the place opened in 2006. Syd and Mallory’s is sadly another of the shops set to be wiped off the map to make way for new flats, however, mercifully there is talk of another shop opening in a different corner of Sheffield.
162 Devonshire Street, S3 7SG – sydandmallory.com
Slugger Skate Store
Hidden away in the Forum arcade, Slugger provides all things skate, with a solid variety of skate decks, shoes and clothing. You won’t have to wait long to try out your new gear as Slugger is situated round the corner from Devonshire Green skate park.
127-129 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB – sluggerskatestore.co.uk
One of Devonshire Quarter’s many vintage shops, Vulgar has a great selection of unique print clothing that will quickly become staples of your wardrobe. The perfect place to go if you’re wanting your night out outfit to stand out from the rest of the crowd.
127 – 129 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB – vulgarsheffield.com
Moonko are dedicated to creating crafts and clothing to the highest standards, using environmentally friendly materials. All of Moonko’s products are unique, meaning it’s a great place to visit if you’re looking to swank up your bedroom, or find a gift for that special someone.
89 Division Street, S1 4GE- moonko.co.uk
A New Shop
A New Shop is packed with rails and rails of vintage clothing, so if you look hard enough you’re bound to find your new favourite piece of clothing. Attached to the shop is Old Boy’s barber shop, meaning you can pop in for a trim after you’re done shopping.
25 Division Street, S1 4GE – facebook.com/anewshopvintage
Enhance your space with a plant from wonderful florist Plantology. Whether it’s cacti or alocasia you’re after, Plantology will have what you are looking for.
70 Division Street, S1 4GF – plantologyflorist.co.uk
Tucked away in Aberdeen Court just off Division Street, Steam Yard serves some of the best coffee in Sheffield, as well as an array of outrageously mouth-watering desserts, including a sumptuous s’mores hot doughnut. One look at Steam Yard’s Instagram account and you’ll be making a beeline for the place.
1-2 Aberdeen Court, S1 4GE – steamyard.co.uk
The Lucky Fox
The Lucky Fox is an ideal destination for either breakfast or lunch, with its unashamedly carb-heavy menu. For breakfast, try the French toast and for lunch have a taste of the double-dip fried chicken and waffles, washed down with one of their American craft beers.
72 Division Street, S1 4GF – theluckyfox.com
The Old House
Every day is pie day at this laidback restaurant, with a different meat and vegetarian pie on the menu each day, and sides of mash, peas and gravy. A fine selection of cocktails, beers and gins make the Old House an ideal spot for an evening meal, followed up by a few of your favourite drinks.
113-117 Devonshire Street – theoldhousesheffield.com
Bungalows and Bears
Converted from an old Division Street fire station, this burger joint promises to cater to all your carnivorous cravings with it’s drool-inducing menu. Be sure to team your burger up with either some brisket poutine, or katsu curry fries for a match made in heaven.
50 Division Street, Sheffield S1 4GF- bungalowsandbears.com
The Green Room
The perfect place to nurse a hangover with a fantastic full English breakfast. You might want to consider returning later in the day for a pint or two and some live music.
150-154 Devonshire Street, S3 7SG – facebook.com/GreenRoomSheff
Forum Cafe Bar
Perched on the side of Devonshire Green, this restaurant and bar serves up delicious breakfasts, as well as organic burgers and sourdough toasties. Its beer garden makes the Forum Cafe Bar a prime location for a sunny day visit – even if they are rare around these parts.
176 Devonshire Street, S3 7SG – forumsheffield.co.uk
The Great Gatsby
A vast selection of liquor and a warm atmosphere make The Great Gatsby a good spot to visit any day of the week, but it’s the weekend when this haunt comes to life, with its superb selection of tunes getting a good playing until 3am.
73-75 Division Street, S1 4GE – thegatsbybar.co.uk
Decked out with a shabby-chic interior, this Devonshire street bar serves Brewdog’s world famous selection of craft beers. The bar also has a great choice of pizza. Our personal favourite is ‘The Hero’ – a vegan pizza with wild mushrooms, courgette ribbons, pine nuts, smashed tomatoes and rosemary for toppings.
108-110 Devonshire Street, S3 7SF – brewdog.com/sheffield
The Common Room
The Common Room is Sheffield’s premium sports bar, with a plethora of pool tables, multi-screen set-up, American themed menu and hefty range of beers. Being one of the few pubs in Sheffield to show three o’clock kick offs on a Saturday makes this pub particularly popular with dedicated football fans.
127-129 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB – common-room.co.uk