Bars In Brighton Town Centre

The heart of this seaside spot isn't just a bustling shopping destination, it's also home to a cracking selection of bars, pubs and clubs. Whether you fancy indie drinking dens, quality cocktails, premium hotels or hen night destinations, there's an oh-so-varied selection to choose from. Check out our recommendations for the best bars in Brighton town centre.

Last updated on 19th January 2023

Lucky Voice Brighton

670 user reviews 5

Lucky Voice has firmly established itself as Brighton's best karaoke joint. With machines full of all your favourite pop, hip hop and rock tracks, guests are encouraged to grab hold of the mic and emulate their music hero. To help things along, the bar is stocked with all the Dutch courage you could need. 


138 user reviews 4

A much-loved music venue and bar, Patterns is a prime town centre spot to enjoy a cheeky tipple with a sea view in Brighton. Catch some rays on the south-facing terrace for an idyllic start to your night out, before heading to their club nights or parties featuring eminent DJs. Fancy a bottomless brunch packed with pizza? Patterns has that too.

2 Church Street

19 user reviews 5

Tucked away in North Laine is 2 Church Street, the swanky cocktail bar serving up all manner of creative concoctions and gorgeous wines. Topping it off? There's plenty of nibbles from local, organic producers and the swishest of art deco interiors to boot.

North Laine Brewhouse

367 user reviews 4

Craft beer and burgers are the name of the game at North Laine Pub and Brewery. This Brighton activity bar boasts axe throwing, ping pong and table football alongside their hop-based sips and hearty fare. You can even book yourself in for a tour to see how your favourite pints are made.

Located on the corner of Kensington Gardens, Trading Post Coffee Roasters is a great haunt if you're after some fun come rain or shine. Home to a fabulous rooftop space for alfresco shindigs, live music from DJs and a crackin' selection of bespoke concoctions, this is bound to impress.

The Mesmerist

235 user reviews 4

The Mesmerist has been turning heads in Brighton town centre since its opening with dazzling live shows and vivacious character. Drawing inspiration from the gin parlours of the 1930s, the venue kicks into life after dark; think firebreathers, flairing bartenders, stunning cocktails and all your favourite party tunes. 

The Black Lion

43 user reviews 4

Just one block away from the beach and smack-bang in Brighton's Lanes is The Black Lion, a pub that's been around since its days as a brewery in the 1500s. Whether you're in the mood for a DJ night of hip hop, funk, soul, ska and indie, or a quick tipple and some food with a live band, this local boozer delivers the goods.

No 32

178 user reviews 4

Based in in the heart of the Lanes, No. 32 has become a favourite amongst the city's party crowds. Serving delicately made cocktails and much-loved beers behind the bar, the fun club nights and sleek interiors leave everyone with a huge smile.

Fiddler's Elbow

63 user reviews 4

If sinking a pint of Guinness is what you're after from your Brighton town centre bar, then Fiddler's Elbow is the place for you. Packing emerald green booths, live music and vintage trinkets, these Irish digs are also home to some of the cheapest drinks around.


5 user reviews 5

One for the cocktail lovers, Bohemia boasts an extensive menu of classics and modern concoctions, with an upscale food menu and even live jazz on selected nights. Chill out in the late lounge, pull up a seat at the sultry bar or drink and dine alfresco at one of the best rooftop bars in Brighton.

Twisted Lemon

4 user reviews 5

Twisted Lemon is hidden away in the winding alleys of The Lanes, making it one of the most charming cocktail bars in Brighton. Serving up a tasty menu of quirky concoctions, there's a delightful smell of citrus in the air and a generous happy hour through the week. So bring some mates or take a date to grab a drink... or two.