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The Leadmill: An Indie Haven
The Leadmill (Sheffield)
Member Name: middletoncraig
The Leadmill (Sheffield)
Advantages: Great music, cheap beer
I haven't been to Sheffield that many times, so I can't really comment on the drinks culture there. But a few years ago, my girlfriend went to university in Sheffield for a year and her hall's were literally opposite this venue, so it was fair to say that any weekend we had together was spent in here.
I remember phone calls from her in the week, drunkenly asking me to help her get home which was highly improbable as she lived opposite as previously said and I was in Cardiff at the time!!!!!! Her and her flat mates used to go there for the benefit of cheap drinks; 80's night didn't mean just the music was 80's but the drinks were 80p a go too. She used to brag about rounds between two of them costing £3.20 for two pints and two vodka and cokes, so no wonder they were drunk!!!
The few times that I have been there, I have enjoyed the experience. Obviously going only at the weekend, the drinks were a little more expensive, but as they aren't very expensive in the first place, the prices are about £1.50 for a bottle of lager.
There are two rooms at the venue. The larger room holds a couple of hundred people, and they hold regular gigs for popular touring bands as well as club nights after the gigs finish. There is also a modern bar at the far end which acts as a little chill out area to the main room. The smaller room holds about 100 people and has a small bar in it. This tends to be the room where the gig goers start their nights drinking, and at the weekends, it is normally host to modern indie tunes.
On the whole, The Leadmill is a cheap place to go to if you're into your bands and the indie scene. I would recommend it to anyone
Summary: A great venue, good acoustics, and a good night out.
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