Take your pick of historic pubs, ultra-modern bars and a few late-late-night dancing spots with our Rotherham nightlife roundup.
Nightlife in Rotherham
Blurring the lines between cocktail bar and nightclub, Elliot’s Bar is the place to come for retro tunes in Rotherham. Covering everything from 80s classics to 90s sing-a-longs, and with a bar boasting Giant Jenga, Nintendo consoles and Twister mats, Elliot’s Bar tries to put a big smile on your face – and if the games don’t work, they have over 30 boutique gins on offer and a wide range of cocktails, often available as happy hour deals.
For a more straightforward nightclub experience, head to Renoirs & Rouge a few streets over from Westgate. A dedicated late-night venue open until 5am at the weekend playing a party-starting mix of RnB, urban and house music, the club and bar has been a mainstay on Rotherham’s nightlife scene for a decade. As well as the main dance floor and bar, there are two quieter booths at the back perfect for enjoying their range of cocktails and watching the night unfold.
Another nearby option is The Amber Lounge. Launched in 2016, it’s a refined and stylish bar open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with several dancefloors and three bars. With high-end service, a range of cocktails and premium spirits and a modern mix of dance music, it’s a busy and buzzy bar with a young, modern crowd.
Heading out of the town centre is The Courtyard in Wickersley, a classy wine bar and bistro. The relaxed bistro is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a wide range of wines, cocktails and beer to choose from. And, handily, it’s just a few hundred metres from our Rotherham hotel.
Bars in Rotherham
Pubs in Rotherham
With a wide selection of real ales and ciders and plenty of entertainment options, including live music every weekend, Cutler’s Arms is a great town-centre pub with a loyal following. A traditional pub right down to the wooden tables, stained glass windows, open fire and restored leather seating, they also run regular larger events in their outdoor marquee including guest bands and tribute acts.
Heading south from there along the River Don you’ll find The Hungry Horse, previously known as Riverside. Overlooking the river and the Centenary Riverside Park, the Hungry Horse is a welcoming, family-friendly pub with a great range of traditional pub food and regular drink deals.
With a large beer garden and some of the best pub grub in Rotherham, The Sitwell Arms on Pleasley Road in Whiston is a great option. A smart village pub that was refurbished in 2016, the Greene King establishment boasts a large wooden bar stocked with a wide range of beer, cider, wine and spirits. And thanks to its large family-friendly beer garden, it’s a great option when the sun is shining in South Yorkshire.
Another recommended village pub is The Droppingwell in Kimberworth. With a large patio and beer garden, it too is great when the sun is out. Although with a regular live music line up, well-priced food and tempting drink offers, there’s plenty on offer inside too.