Whether you’re looking for a picturesque pub on the way back from exploring the Peak District or a bar in Chesterfield town centre where you can dance until the early hours of the morning, your nightlife options come in all shapes and sizes here in Chesterfield. To give you a helping hand, we’ve gathered some of our favourite bars and pubs for you to choose from.
Nightlife in Chesterfield
After spending the day in the rolling hills of the Peak District, perhaps exploring Chatsworth House – one of the top activities in Chesterfield, sometimes you just can’t beat putting your feet up and savouring a pint in a top-class countryside pub. That’s exactly what’s on the menu at The Fox & Goose Inn. It’s an historic rustic pub on Pudding Pie Hill with real ales, panoramic views of the Derbyshire countryside, and log fires to keep you warm in winter. The eating is always top class too, but it’s at its very best if you head down on a Sunday for their roast dinner. As an added bonus, our Chesterfield West hotel is just a mile down the road; a couple of minutes’ drive away, or, if you have a pint or two too many then it’s no more than a twenty-minute walk.
While we’re on the topic of pubs outside of Chesterfield Town Centre, Olde House Chesterfield is a Marston’s pub in Newbold. It’s housed in a 17th-century building with a good selection of ales, affordable food, and friendly faces behind the bar. If you like copious amounts of food and cheap pints then another top option is the Donkey Derby on Sheffield road. It’s a Greene King pub and barely more than a ten-minute walk from our Chesterfield North hotel, perfect for burning off their Thursday BOGOF Burgers deal. Or, if you’re feeling extra hungry then take on one of their monstrous food challenges.
Forget food; if you’re simply looking for somewhere to sip on a pint or two then make your way down to the Chesterfield Arms on Newbold Road. It describes itself as a ‘cask ale emporium’ and you better believe it! There’s always a dozen ales on tap, and you can sample ⅓ pints of five of them for just a fiver. What’s more, the Chesterfield Arms is cosy, has bags full of character, and friendly faces behind the bar.
Heading into the town centre, Einstein’s is over the road from the Winding Wheel Theatre, one of our favourite venues when it comes to Chesterfield entertainment. So, if you’re looking for somewhere to grab a pre or post show drink then it’s perfect. This self-proclaimed ‘Bavarian Bierhaus’ doesn’t just have a drinks menu, it has a huge ‘Bier Bibel’ packed with poisons. On top of that, the only thing better than their magnificently meaty food is the sheer size of the portions. Pay a visit and you’ll see why Einstein’s is so popular.
Finally, for a couple of other honourable mentions: The Market Pub – where the homemade food is so good it could very well have been included in our favourite places to eat in Chesterfield, and The Rectory on Church Way – where the Yorkshire puddings are so big you could wear them as a hat, and the drinks selection isn’t half bad, either.
Nightlife in Chesterfield
Bars in Chesterfield
As you would probably expect, Chesterfield’s bar scene offers slim pickings. You’re far more likely to find a pub you love than a brilliant bar or club, however, if the bell for last orders has long-stopped ringing and you’re looking for somewhere to continue the night then we have a handful that need name dropping. Apartment is one of the most popular options in Chesterfield. It specialises in 2-for-1 cocktails, a cracking beer selection, and the best soundtrack in Chesterfield. You’ll find it in the shadow of the Chesterfield Parish Church.
Alternatively, can make your way up the road to Groove Retro Bar or the neighbouring Waikiki Beach Bar for cheesy dancing, cheap drinks, and late licenses.