Around since the 1500s, The Black Lion has been quenching workers' thirst for more than 500 years. Head down to the atmospheric boozer as they serve Brighton's largest selection of Bloody Marys, pump up the volume and get you into a great mood.
After Work Drinks in Brighton
Why yes Dolly Parton, working 9-5 is one way to make a living, but what about once you're done? We're answering the questions that Dolly didn't with a premium selection of post-work drinking dens. From wind-down wine bars to cocktail caverns that will have you wile away the working day with fanciful concoctions, we've left no stone unturned when it comes to making the end of your working day that little bit nicer. Check out our recommendations for the best bars for after work drinks in Brighton and dabble in a little after hours fun once you've clocked off for the day.
If you're working in the centre and looking for a place to unwind after a battering day, then you're only a stones throw away from The North Laine and have simply no excuse not to go for a post work tipple. From their in-house brewery and booming bench style tables to laid back atmosphere and charming punters, The North Laine doesn't take anything from you, except your stress.
Pizza, craft beer and vinyl - is there a mix quite so lovely? And bringing these three things in spades is Dead Wax Social, the fun time pub in The Lanes. The venue has a huge record collection for you to put on your favourite tracks and there's often a 2-4-1 on pizza to make those after-work drinks all the more tastier.
After work drinks are calling and there's one venue that's particularly loud, Revolution in Brighton. This seafront bar has everything for even the fussiest members of your team, from cocktails to wine and beers. To top it off, there's a regular happy hour and post-work drinks are always in danger of turning into late-night shenanigans.
A hotel bar in Brighton that looks more like something out of a sci-fi movie than it does any of your local boozers, Merkaba not only boasts a fun filled post-work crowd and photobooth, it's got the cocktails to match. From their Desert Island themed tipples to their prohibition classics, Merkaba boast some of the best handmade cocktails in the city; nab a table by their fish tank and wile away the working day.
Hidden in amongst the rows of The Lanes is a fun filled late night bar with cocktails you're sure to be craving after a hard day in the office. Whether you find yourselves on their exclusive roof terrace, Scandi-chic late lounge or on their sun trap of a patio, Bohemia promises that the end to every working day is a fun one; from beer on tap to cocktails made with panache and dry ice if you're lucky.
Happen to be around the Seven Dials area once the 9-5 is all but done? Then to The Cow you must flock. If you're not there for the vintage adornments, junkyard wares and wholly American style, you're sure to be there for the local ales, alarmingly cool atmosphere and chilled out punters, all looking to unwind after a day of slogging it at their desks.
The working day may finally be done but you're not done working on your collection of top tier cocktails in the city now are you? For those with a taste for the finer flavours in life, Blanch House cocktails are the ticket for you. Leave the office and simmer on down to this slick hotel bar and divulge in some classic cocktails in a wholly charming enviroment.
You look like you've had a hard day my friend, you need somewhere slightly broody but oh so cosy for your post office adventure. Make your way only a few minutes out of Brighton town centre to Hove and discover a slick prohibition themed secret bar above a seemingly traditional English pub. From their 1920s themed panache to cocktails that the bootleggers would have been proud to sup, you'll be impressing your colleagues to no end with this Brighton retreat.