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 15th February 2022




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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.