Monday is World Cocktail Day and what better way to spend it than in the heart of the Steel City. Whether your palette prefers sweet or sour, refreshing or rich, there's a cocktail bar to suit all tastes. Use World Cocktail Day as your excuse to go out an explore the flavours Sheffield has on offer, grab a couple of drinks during happy after work or make a night of it, the choice is endless. Use #SheffAfter5 to share your favourite places to enjoy a cocktail or two around the city.
Bloo 88 - 182 West St
Bloo 88 is a stunningly renovated bar serving up the finest pizzas, cocktails, private parties and good times, right in the heart of the city centre. Head down on Monday where from 4:30pm to 9:30pm you can get 2 for £10 on selected cocktails to kick your World Cocktail Day off to a fine start. From their signature classics to sparkling cocktails, high balls to old favourites, there’s a tipple to suit all tastes.
Everybody loves a cocktail, and Bloo 88 loves making them. But if that's not your tipple, you'll find a great choice of draught and bottled beer, wine and champagne, tea and coffee or good old fruit juice on their drinks menu.
The Botanist - 5A & 5B, 5A Leopold St
Whether it's long, sharp or something sweet, The Botanist has you Covered. When it comes to cocktails, The Botanist they have passionately developed unusual concoctions that illustrate and highlight the delicate, subtle and sometimes very unique flavours that their best garden herbs are able to give. Indulge in interesting combinations of fresh fruit and citrus juice that they press themselves, alongside plenty of other ingredients that mother nature has to offer.
From their signature Botanist Pornstar to their take on an Aperol Spritz, there's a fruity, flavour-filled, or fizzy mix for everyone. If you’re really looking to push the boat out, why not try one of the unique smoking teapots? The Botanist’s intricately infused Iced Teas are a nod to the age-old pastime, brewed to perfection with a tipple twist. Their tantalising teapots pair perfectly with their unique menu, perfect for one or as a sharer for 4 or 5 people.
Slug and Lettuce - 18 Holly Street
Slug & Lettuce are all about getting together over heavenly cocktails for relaxing evenings and wilder weekends with friends. Their high street bar in the heart of the city may have only recently opened, but it always has something going on. You’ll love their cocktail deals that give you one more reason for celebrating World Cocktail Day, and they even do masterclasses so that you can make your favourite S&L cocktails when entertaining at home.
During daylight hours, they specialise in great value brunch and lunch deals followed by superb sweets to finish. Under cover of darkness, they transform into the perfect meet-up spot to create the ideal atmosphere for a night of partying, dancing, chatting, cocktails and whatever you’re in the mood for. With so much on offer, it's hard to know where to begin, so why not choose from their bold and brash Pornnstar Martini Tree or keep things classy with their Pimp Your Prosecco selection. There really is something for everyone.
Kuckoo - 7a Leopold St
After opening in early April 2017 on Leopold Square, Kuckoo has become the hit place for Indie Rock and Roll and outrageous cocktails. Revellers can expect to enjoy an eclectic music mix of sounds on their playlist of indie rock and roll favourites from various eras, providing a feel-good vibe and fun cocktails visitors will never want to leave.
Their menu sees delights from the cocktails that have made Kuckoo what it is today; a bit of something borrowed, something stolen and something new, including some of the best names in drinks around. Why not try a Renegade Marmalade, a Tinkerbell’s Tutu or Wham Bar Sling, all of which taste as good as they sound.
Delve further into Kuckoo’s menu and you can explore their Bastardised Classics, the backbone of their cocktail menu. Here they have their own classic drinks that have been fluffed up, funked up and rocked up for your enjoyment. Or if you fancy something a little different, why not sample something from their Charlie Bigtimes, blends that have been created especially for those who favour fizz.