Sometimes, all you want from a drink in Brighton is a laid back pub where you can unwind. Well lookie here, we've just the ticket. Sidewinder is the traditional Brighton boozer boasting fun knick knacks, a retro-inspired games corner and not one, but two, beer gardens.
Bars in Kemptown
Home to both one of Brighton's most bustling gay district and some of the best bohemian retreats in the city, Kemptown has individual panache and an eclectic selection of bold boozers. From artistic wares and indie escapes to some of the best cabaret shows in the city, Kemptown's nightlife has got a lot going for it, and we're here to show you exactly what that is. Check out our recommendations for the best bars in Kemptown and discover all its wonders.
If you're searching for the best bars in Kemptown Brighton, check out Brighton Bier as they bring their stunning craft beer to the seafront town. As well as offering delicious sips and tasty street food, this place also gives you an insider-look into brewing with unmissable tours.
Heading up Brighton's gay village is The Charles Street Tap and their nightclub Envy. Despite being one of the best bars in Brighton, this watering hole is known for its rock bottom prices, making it perfect for everything from a cosy catch up with friends to a raucous night out.
Rendezvous is the number one destination for your casino needs. Head down to Brighton Marina to indulge in a night of fantastic drinks or play across their two floors of gaming, with everything from blackjack to roulette. There's also the occasional special DJ slot, local live music and manicure evenings to boot.
Cabaret schmoozers and decadent drinkers will be truly inspired by this Kemptown bar. A premium entertainment venue for vintage parties, burlesque and retro club nights, Proud Cabaret is a unique watering hole in the heart of this bohemian town.
In search of an LGBQT+ bar in Kemptown? We've got just the ticket. Arcobaleno, which brings a cool, Italian piazza-style vibe to the area, is the ideal spot to wet the whistle, offering an inclusive space for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as stellar food and drinks.
Whilst Kemptown may be brimming with vintage dives and off-kilter boozers, the locals do fancy a sophisticated tipple every now and again. Just shy of the main high street and found down on the beachfront, Blanch House cocktail bar is abundant in luxurious post-work tipples and fancy flavours.
Hearing all about vintage-brimming boozer JW Lennon's is bound to narrow down your list of pubs in Brighton for your next night out. There's a historical intimacy to this place that's hard to catch anywhere else: from rammed bookshelves to walls covered in raggedy historical regalia.
Doing pin curlers and cafes proud is this vintage little nook. Whilst not the rowdiest of late night ventures, Metrodeco is just the place for traditional schmoozing and hearty teacup cocktails. Famous for their tea parties, this is just the destination for hen party groups who like their lipsticks a seductive rouge and their hair done-up to the nines.
Burgers, cocktails and Sunday roasts; three things that are always near the top of our list. Boasting a sumptuous selection of all three, Brighton Rocks Bar is a treat in the heart of Kemptown. From its cocktail classes and subtle vintage charm right down to its great selection of burlesque shows and live music, this stylish bar has truly got it going on.
Vintage and proud, the Black Dove is boasting just the quirky dated vibes you've been looking for. If you're not taking in the delights of their galleon-inspired basement snug - complete with pirate-themed wares - you're sure to be savouring some of the best cocktails in Kemptown thanks to their expert mixologists.
One of the best Brighton bars on the beach front, Drakes is perfect for those happy to pay premium prices for fancy drinks. Boasting contemporary interiors and sumptuous hues, this swish spot is a great pre-party destination for those of you looking to divulge in a little mixology fare; be that Champagne-based concoctions, pomegranate cosmos or a chocolate liqueur and peach puree mix.