North Laine Bars

Just shy of the Brighton station and brimming with artsy attitude, the North Laine in Brighton is as much a renowned part of the city as the pier itself. From bohemian shops and famous urban murals to some of the most idiosyncratic boozers in the city, there's a treasure trove of watering holes to be found in this eclectic part of the seaside city. Check out our recommendations for the best bars in the North Laine and discover what one of Brighton's quirkiest areas has to boast. Spoiler: It's ruddy plenty. 

Last updated on 31st March 2022

White Rabbit

90 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, The White Rabbit is brimming with vintage regalia, retro wares and a chunky slice of Brighton life. Whilst their 'Rabbit Food' menu boasts a fun filled selection of country pub classics and British chow, it's the acoustic nights and themed parties where The White Rabbit reigns supreme. 

The Dorset

130 user reviews 4

Situated in the heart of The North Laine, The Dorset is something of a staple for punters around Brighton. Originally opened nearly 200 years ago, the watering is pouring up tasty brews, cooking tasty seafood dishes and providing sun-seekers with streetside tables.

2 Church Street

15 user reviews 5

If you're a cocktail connoisseur, then check out 2 Church Street. This cosy haunt is serving up a boot-load of drinks, from cocktails to wine, and if you're feeling peckish then tuck into their delicious selection of bar snacks. 

Fountain Head

4 user reviews 5

Situated behind the North Laine, Foundation Head is a great little pub fronting rustic interiors and delicious food. From burgers, to halo fries and crispy jalapenos, the venue also offers an equally enticing drinks menu to match.

BrewDog Brighton

308 user reviews 4

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Craft beer maestros Brewdog have expanded their reach to Brighton, opening a brew house in the very heart of the North Laine area. In tone with the other bars in the family, this bar is decorated with a distinctive rustic, industrial-esque vibe - think exposed brick and grey tones. The real treat here, however, is the venue's selection of homemade beers. From punk IPA to bitter stouts, you'll struggle to find a bar in Brighton with more charm and character. 

Mash Tun

47 user reviews 4

Like honest boozers? Like wild parties? Like rollicking about on table tops in your skinny jean,s belting out a Kings of Leon number? To the Mash Tun you must flee. A laid back pub in the heart of the North Laine, the Mash Tun is renowned for its indie patrons, laid-back schmoozing and burgers from their foodie pop-up, Burger Kult. 

Dead Wax Social

90 user reviews 4

Dead Wax Social on Bond Street is a cool and original Brighton hangout that celebrates the city's love of music with all things vinyl. From choosing your own vinyl to spin to the decoration, the bar also serves the latest craft brews and some seriously good pizza.


3 user reviews 5

Alternative drinkers and diners should make a bee-line for this North Laine pub, especially if they're hoping to get their mitts on some of the finest Troll's grub in the city, burgers and Mexican munch...interested yet? From tables made out of disused retro games consoles and walls smothered in retro posters to a good time beer garden out back, the Hobgoblin is as much a laid back boozer as it is a unique gem. 

La Choza

2 user reviews 3

If La Choza doesn't mimic the colour and vibrancy of the North Laine in Brighton, we don't know where does. More of a festival of colour than an independent little Mexican restaurant, La Choza have taken their Day of the Dead theme and colour wares to the extreme, in the most darling of manners. Sit back, sip a delectable cocktail slushie and chow down on some of the tastiest Mexican fare in the city. 

Found yourself in the seaside town of Brighton and on the hunt for a top-notch tipple? Over in the Lanes, Cote is home to quite the wine menu, offering red, rosé and white variations for all budgets. If you get hungry, tuck into all kinds of delicious French fare.

112 Church Street is a cute North Laine boozer popular with Brighton's warm and welcoming gay community. The bar and pub has a small terrace and serves roast dinners as well as hosting a whole heap of themed parties.

Collonade Bar

1 user review 5

Collande bar is part of the Georgian Theatre Royal and has made a name for itself thanks to its welcoming, laid-back vibes. As they say, good things come in small packages and this is certainly the case with Collonade Bar; cute and cosy, this is the perfect spot for an intimate date or an easy-going evening.