Top 10 Sheffield nights out

We’re back with another Top 10 list, this time we’re talking about the best nights out to be had at Sheffield Students’ Union, as well as a couple of honourable mentions from the rest of the city.

Take a look at the list, and let us know your favourite night, as well as any nights we’ve missed, over in the comments on our Social Media pages.

Pop Tarts

Pop Tarts

Pop Tarts is one of those universal nights which transcends generations, playing classics and cheesy tunes from the 1960s to the 2000s. With something that everyone will recognise it’s a great way to spend a Saturday night, and has frequently been voted as one of the best student nights in the country over its 22 years.

The Tuesday Club

The Tuesday Club

On the other end of the spectrum is Tuesday Club. One of the best underground electronic dance nights, and known internationally, Tuesday Club has a reputation for bringing the best new music and DJs to Sheffield. While the night does have something of a love-hate relationship with Sheffield students, those who love it really love it.

Pyjama Jump

Pyjama Jump

Often referred to as ‘the infamous Pyjama Jump’, the night ran from the 1970s until it was brought to an end in the mid-1990s. Organised by the RAG committee as a fundraising pub crawl the night took on a life of its own, seeing those attending cross-dressing in nightwear in the middle of winter. Pyjama Jump truly was a night to remember for anyone involved.

The Leadmill

The Leadmill

Our first trip down in the city centre, the Leadmill has been one of the UK’s top small gig venues since it opened in 1980. Hundreds of names including Pulp, Primal Scream, Coldplay, Muse, Oasis, The Killers, Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys and many, many more have graced the Leadmill stage. On top of all this are a range of club nights making it one of the top spots to visit in Sheffield.

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ROAR

ROAR

A firm favourite with sports clubs and societies, ROAR is the perfect way to wind down and let off steam after a busy Wednesday afternoon of training and playing for your club. It’s a fun, singalong, hands in the air student night, with a bit of competition between teams. Plus, where else do you get chance to have your picture taken with a guy in a tiger costume?

Corporation

Corporation

Of course the other place you could spend a Wednesday night is the Corporation School Disco. Corporation has a reputation of needing to be experienced to be understood. And while its dark, dingy, sticky description may initially sound off-putting the mix of music, array of rooms, and chance to see thousands of your fellow students in shirts and ties wins you over with its charm.

Students' Union Ball

Students' Union Ball

Another night which has gone by-the-wayside is theStudents’ Union Ball. A great night through the 1970s, this was a great chance to throw on your glad-rags, enjoy a film and dinner in the refectory, and dance the night away to the likes of Suzi Quatro. Nowadays the central ball has been overtaken by smaller end of term balls run by departmental societies.

Fuzz Club

Fuzz Club

Running throughout the 2000s, Fuzz Club was the Students’ Union’s indie rock night alongside its heavier sister: Bleach. Reputedly one of the biggest student rock nights outside London, the night had the winning formula of the ‘indie disco’ interspersed with live acts, giving bands about to break through into the mainstream a sell-out audience.

Bar One Christmas Day

Bar One Christmas Day

A great day which ran into a great night, the Bar One Christmas celebration was a fantastic way to celebrate the season and see your friends off before the festive break. Having lived through much iteration it was at its peak during the late 2000s, and still lives on through its successor today.

Students' Union Summer Social

Students' Union Summer Social

What for many was the last event at Sheffield before graduation, the Summer Social was a carnival extravaganza to celebrate the end of term and the year. Selling out year on year, and with a vast range of activities going on and great summer weather, this was always the biggest, wildest and craziest event of the year.

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