Best bars in Brighton

The top choices that Brighton has to offer.

Brighton is a vibrant city known for its anything-goes attitude and cosmopolitan vibe. It’s only an hours train ride from London and rivals the Capital's cultural scene, but with more of a laidback city-by-the-sea feel, making astag weekend in Brightonan excellent choice.

Despite its large personality, Brighton is compact in size and easy to get around on foot, making bar crawls a popular option for nights out. The train station is in the centre of the city, within walking distance of the lanes and beach.

Proud Cabaret Brighton
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Proud Cabaret Brighton

This lavishly decorated cocktail bar is an intimate entertainment venue offering some of the most unique nights in Brighton. Set in the heart of Kemptown, the 1920s-style venue boasts a glamorous, indulgent vibe and hosts cabaret, jazz and burlesque performances.

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The Black Dove - Brighton

The Black Dove

This eccentric Kemptown pub houses award-winning ciders, 60 real ales and some top-notch beers on tap. The popular venue also boasts a legendary ‘cocktail bible’ created by the talented in-house mixologists. There's often live folk or blues music playing here, which adds to the venues quirky, old-school vibe.

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Brighton Rocks

Brighton Rocks

This bar really rocks. A firm favourite with the locals, this funky venue is decorated with mismatched posters and whitewashed walls. The quirky Kemptown pub boasts an impressive cocktail menu incorporating homemade syrups and freshly squeezed juices.

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Plateau Brighton

Plateau

Nestled down The Lanes, Plateau is one of the most stylish looking independent bars to stumble across, with a snappy decor and beautiful stained glass windows. The relaxed and welcoming environment is complemented by an emphasis on high-quality ingredients, carefully selected dishes and wines and a discerning and eclectic playlist. Whether you want to kick back with a cocktail, or enjoy a romantic three-course meal in a cosy corner, Plateau will leave you feeling far from flat.

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Pub du Vin

Pub du Vin

Located just a pebble’s throw away from Brighton beach, this rustic restaurant bar is the sister venue of an award-winning boutique hotel. The pub offers a hearty, traditional pub menu and a selection of local ales, making it the perfect spot for hop-headed beer lovers.

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North Laine Brewhouse

North Laine Brewhouse

Homage to Brighton’s brewing history, this large pub is famous for producing its own beer at its onsite microbrewery. The spacious bar has plenty of room for big groups and serves top-quality pub grub. Beer drinkers at North Laine can also enjoy the usual favourites and taste some exclusive craft beers.

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No 32

No 32

Located in the infamous lanes, this quirky bar is the perfect late night dancing destination. With a reputation as a party venue, No. 32 is a great place to enjoy live music or a DJ club night. The stylish bar also boasts an impressive happy hour (excluding Saturdays) making it a popular spot in the early evenings.

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The Lion and the Lobster

The Lion and the Lobster

As one of the oldest pubs in Brighton, The Lion & Lobster is full of history. Spread over three floors, the venue has plenty of room for big groups including several cosy alcoves, two beer gardens and a rooftop terrace. The traditional Brighton pub serves a wide selection of local craft beers, as well as notoriously good pub grub. Spot on!

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The Green Door Store

The Green Door Store

Situated in a warehouse under the arches of Brighton train station, this popular bar has an edgy, industrial vibe. The trendy late-night venue hosts a wide selection of club nights, gigs and music performances. With up to 14 events a week, there’s always something on behind the green door.

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Astag weekend in Brightonwill be heavy on your liver, so as an added bonus, most of Brighton’s hotels are just a short walk from the city’s nightlife hotspots meaning when you've had enough, just slide back to your room to get your head down.