North Laine Bars

Just shy of the station and brimming with artsy attitude, this part of the town is loved as much as the pier itself. From low-key boozers with cosy interiors to quirky haunts touting lip-smacking bevvies, there's a treasure trove of watering holes to be found. So, where to start? Read our guide to the best North Laine bars in Brighton.

White Rabbit

113 user reviews 4

Sure, we could sit here and use a horrific amount of Alice in Wonderland references, but why fall down that rabbit hole and ruin it all? A charming little North Laine boozer, White Rabbit is brimming with vintage regalia, retro wares and a crackin' outdoor space to enjoy classic pub grub.

2 Church Street

19 user reviews 5

If you're searching for cocktail bars in Brighton, then you'll definitely have come across 2 Church Street. This cosy haunt is serving up a top-notch selection of drinks, from bespoke concoctions to crisp glasses of pinot grigio. Feeling peckish? There are plenty of bar snacks for that.

Fountain Head

14 user reviews 5

If you're in need of North Laine in Brighton bars, Foundation Head is a great little venue fronting rustic interiors and delicious food. From burgers to halo fries and crispy jalapenos, the watering hole also offers an equally enticing drinks menu to match. To top it off? There's also a pub quiz.

Mash Tun

47 user reviews 4

After wild live DJ sets 'til the AM or mouthwatering grub? Then Mash Tun is a firm choice. This chilled boozer in the heart of the North Laine is renowned for its indie patrons, laidback schmoozing and crackin' selection of plates, making it well worth a visit.

The Dorset

145 user reviews 4

The Dorset on North Road is something of a staple for punters around the town. Having originally opened nearly 200 years ago, this watering hole is whipping up tasty brews and seafood dishes, all while providing sun-seekers with streetside tables. So, who's getting the first round?

Earth & Stars

234 user reviews 5

Serving up hearty vegan fare, from a BBQ jackfruit pie to a hazelnut, pistachio and cranberry nut roast, Earth & Stars is a great bar for foodies. Come rain or shine, be sure to grab the gang for a pint in the cosy indoor space or head out to the stunning beer garden for summertime sips.

Dead Wax Social

100 user reviews 4

Dead Wax Social is a Brighton hangout that celebrates the town's love of music with all things vinyl. From choosing your own disc to spin to mouthwatering slices of pizza, this watering hole is worth checking out. Feel like showcasing your brainpower? For £1, you can join its weekly music quiz.


350 user reviews 4

Just a stone's throw from London Road station, Signalman is a fabulous North Laine pub. Decked out with library-side tables, exposed brickwork and a roaring fireplace, this is an ideal watering hole for those cosy drinks with pals. If the sun is shining? Head to the beer garden.

One of our top picks for pubs in Brighton, The Black Horse is a much-loved North Laine boozer touting a great deal of grub. Whether you're heading in for a Sunday lunch or for the awesome drinks deals, it won't fail to hit the spot. Sports fan? Watch the big fixtures on the HD screens.


1 user review 5

After a morning of hitting the North Laine Brighton shops, be sure to check out Kooks on Gardner Street. This brunch hotspot offers a range of mouthwatering plates, including eggs Benedict and a vegan fry-up with spicy tofu, alongside a selection of bespoke cocktails. 


3 user reviews 5

Alternative drinkers should make a bee line for Hobgoblin, especially if they're hoping to get their mitts on some of the finest bevvies or grub. From tables made out of retro games consoles and walls decked out in retro posters, to a top-notch beer garden, this spot is bound to impress.