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Exposed Awards 2022: Nominees announced

With less than a month to go until the return of our annual do bigging up the very best of Sheffield, we’ve totted up the votes and can now reveal the top fives in each category.

This year’s awards feature a slight change to the voting system, with the inclusion of a round of voting from a handpicked selection of industry experts with expertise across a number of fields, including Alex Deadman (Tramlines), Franz Von (musician), Xanthe Palmer (BBC Radio Sheffield), Heather Paterson (SAYiT), and Mark Mobbs (Sheffield City Council).

The below categories will be ranked by the judges and the results added to the public vote, with the overall winner announced on the night.

As per, the response from the Exposed readership to this year’s voting has been overwhelming, with thousands of you lovely lot showing love for your favourite bars, pubs, clubs, shops, events, brands, restaurants, businesses, musicians and everything else.

Here are the top fives in each category (in alphabetical order):

Best Bar (sponsored by Moretti)

  • Church

  • Gatsby

  • Molly Malones

  • Picture House Social

  • Public

Best New Bar (sponsored by Beavertown)

Best Traditional Pub (sponsored by Staropramen)

  • Broadfield

  • Fat Cat

  • Millowners Arms

  • Rutland Arms

  • Shakespeares

Best Restaurant (sponsored by Madri)

Best New Restaurant (sponsored by City Grab)

  • 5Tara

  • Bench

  • Cornerstone

  • Orange Bird

  • Urban Pizza Co.

Best Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurant (sponsored by Rekorderlig)

  • Church

  • Donner Summer

  • Make No Bones

  • South Street Kitchen

  • V|or|V

Best Sustainable Brand

  • Bare Alternative

  • Beanies

  • Food Works

  • The Nook

  • Unwrapped

Best Cultural Experience (sponsored by OEC)

  • Kelham Island Museum

  • Millennium Galleries

  • Sheffield Theatres

  • Theatre Deli

  • Weston Park Museum

The Tramlines Award for Best Event

  • Docfest

  • Peddler Market

  • Pollen Market

  • Sheffield Beer Week

  • Sheffield Music Trails

Outdoor City Award

  • Cliffhanger

  • Climbing Works

  • Cycling Sheffield

  • Heeley City Farm

  • Whirlow Hall Farm

Best Cafe (sponsored by PAGO)

  • Gaard

  • Grind

  • Marmadukes

  • Steam Yard

  • Tamper

Best Indie Retailer (sponsored by Napoleons)

  • Bear Tree Records

  • Freshmans

  • Glass Onion

  • Miss Samantha’s Vintage

  • Vulgar

The Henderson’s Relish Made in Sheffield Award

  • Birdhouse Tea

  • Bullion

  • Khoos Hot Sauce

  • Our Cow Molly

  • Sheffield FC

Best Local Brewery

  • Abbeydale

  • Heist

  • Saint Mars of the Desert

  • Triple Point

  • True North Brew co.

Best Live Venue (sponsored by Heineken Silver)

  • Delicious Clam

  • Leadmill

  • Record Junkee

  • Sidney and Matilda

  • Yellow Arch

Best Club (sponsored by Gatecrasher Apartments)

  • Code

  • Hope Works

  • Leadmill

  • Network

  • The Foundry

Best Food Hall or Courtyard (sponsored by Owlerton Stadium)

  • Cutlery Works

  • Dyson Place

  • Hagglers Corner

  • Kommune

  • Sheffield Plate

Best Unsigned Band or Musician

  • Before Breakfast

  • BlackWaters

  • Matilda Shakes

  • Otis Mensah

  • Sunset Collective

A huge thank you goes out to all the awards sponsors, including headline sponsor IPM Group and our voting partners Mr Wilson’s and Cubana Tapas Bar.

What’s The Plan?

It’ll be the usual big night craic, taking place at Peddler Warehouse on Thursday 19th May and bigging up the best of the local scene spanning food, drink, culture, fashion, music and beyond – with all winners on the night chosen by you lovely lot, the Exposed readership, and our judges.

‘Ow Much?

Tickets are £40 a pop (£20 standing), which includes entry to the awards, drinks on arrival and food from a range of street food traders – as well as plenty of live entertainment to get you in the party mood.

Fancy a biggun?

Our favourite Mezcal-soaked taqueria/late-night boogie hotspot Pina will be hosting the (in)famous Exposed afterparty bash. In a nutshell…

Exposed Awards 2022 May 19th Peddler Warehouse £40 seated // £20 standing

Contact: // 0114 2757709

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