Bars in Hove
A cool coastal town just shy of Brighton city centre and loitering right next to the shore, Hove has managed to retain its independent flair, southern charm and cracking selection of boozy hideaways. From independent pubs stocking vintage wares and local craft beers, to European retreats of French fancies and luscious gastro venues, Hove has no shortage of great bars and pubs. Check out our recommendations for the best bars in Hove and discover Brighton's booming little sister.
Last updated on 28th September 2017
Old Albion is all sorts of charming, from the old Victorian features through to the hearty Sunday lunch menu. It also has a massive selection of gins; head over to hear live music and sips some seriously good G&Ts.
The Freemasons Tavern couples all your favourite drinks with great local DJ sets and an unbeatable atmopshere. Whether you're out on the town celebrating with mates or are simply just looking for a cosy local spot to enjoy a cold pint, this Jack-of-all-trades in Hove promises to answer all your needs.
Set in a small and intimate setting, this relaxed boozer is the place to go for sharing plates and enough wine to drown any sorrows you might have. Pitch up for a sophisticated night and if you love your wine, you can even take it home from their deli counter.
If you don't want to be battered by twentieth century quirks and would rather retreat to a wholly British restaurant bar of bistro fare and classic tipples, then you've come to the right place. From its regionally reminiscent main restaurant to its bohemian beer garden, Hove Place is another bar in Hove that prove that oddities and off-kilter antics aren't the only things pulling in the punters these days.
Misty's Cocktail Bar on Church Road is a firm favourite amongst Brighton's late night party animals. The venue is spread across two floors; an upstairs cocktail bar, serving a variety of boozy-heavy concoctions and ice-cold beers, and a downstairs club area, where local DJs spin tracks long into the wee hours.
Barcode has long been a favourite restaurant-bar among Hove's residents. Focusing on Italian and English dishes, the bartenders have wracked their brains and offer their customers a flavoursome cocktail menu of signature and classic cocktails.
As if harbouring a secret speakeasy bar upstairs wasn't enough to entice you to this charming Hove boozer, The Wick Inn is boasting a wholly unique menu, it's boasting Thai grub. Whilst its interiors boast of traditionalism with a few added quirks and vintage hues thrown in for good measure, The Wick Inn is serving up a Thai selection of dishes that will see your British pub experience truly changed for the better.
The Paris House is the perfect spot for you drinking aficionados who fancy a bit of European culture. Serving the finest French wine, the fanciest cocktails and a smashing selection of spirits, this place is perfect for a tipple and catch-up.
Based on Church Road, Cafe Chilli is an authentic Thai restaurant and bar that serves fiery dishes and ice-cold cocktails to Hove's local residents. Though the venue primarily focusses on recreating authentic Thai dishes, the bar staff serve up a variety of fruit, spice and liqueur infused drinks for Brighton's revellers to enjoy.
Housed above a traditional pub in the heart of Hove, The Speakeasy is a bootleggers retreat of awesome vintage proportions. Themed upon the prohibitions bars of the 1920s, The Speakeasy at The Wick is brimming with retro wares, rich mahogany colours and candlelit tables, all surrounded by prohibition paraphernalia; just the spot to grab a 1920s-inspired cocktail and whisk the night away.
Whilst Hove may seem the place to uncover homemade wares and bohemian eateries, it's also the place to discover this completely off-kilter, jumped right outta the wagon bar. Known for their collection of junkyard oddities, basement schmoozing and quirky collection of cocktails, The Bee's Mouth is a cavern of cool waiting to be discovered in this seemingly subdued suburb.