Bars In The Lanes
Think of luxury jewellery shopping in Brighton and cracking independent stores and what do you come up with? The Lanes of course. Named ever so aptly after the teeny tiny alleyways that reside within it, The Lanes are abundant with nooks and crannies, all harbouring some of the best cocktails bars and boozy hideaways in the city, be you after a robust meal or a cheeky happy hour. Check out our recommendations for the best bars in The Lanes and discover a part of Brighton that everyone's mad about.
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Last updated on 4th September 2023
East Street Tap is on the edges of The Lanes and is the go-to for any beer lover. Inspired by the east coast of America, the bar sells a huge range of American beers and IPAs, and has a late licence meaning you can dance the night away to one of the resident DJs' sets.
Dressed strictly in mahogany and rumoured to have it's own ghost in the cellar, the Bath Arms is a traditional boozer buried deep in the Lanes in Brighton. The venue is full of vintage furniture, chesterfield sofas and cosy fireplaces. Relax with a pint of your favourite local ale, tuck into a hearty gastro pub meal and take in everything this charming pub in The Lanes has to offer.
The Lanes is Brighton's undisputed thriving labyrinth of cool drinking spots and cocktail hangouts, with No 32 as the cream of the crop when it comes to atmospheric dining and drinking. Seeing you through everything from delicious dinners to cocktail lounging and, on the weekend, a late night party with DJs and dancing.
One of the most exciting bars in the Lanes, The Rum Kitchen is an unmissable Brighton spot with plenty of feel-good vibes running through its veins. Stop by for punchy cocktails, delicious Caribbean bites to eat and a whole load of big party tunes.
This Brighton institution found in The Lanes is great for those with an impeccable music taste searching for great food and great drink. Filled with local artwork and murals and famed for its craft beers and cocktails, come here for regular DJ nights going through many different genres.
They don't come more Irish than the Fiddler's Elbow. Perfect for fans of Guinness and live folk music, the venue is charming, welcoming and draws in party animals from all over thanks to it's serene atmosphere. Grab your mates, head down to this pub in The Lanes and see where the night takes you.
One of the quirkiest spots in the Lanes, Mrs Fitzherberts is a treasure trove of unique spaces. Stuffed with crucifixes, busts, and old cabinets, the bar and restaurant is quirky from its top to its toes. Come summer, try and nab a space on their roof terrace, which has regular DJ sessions.
Cheap drinks and fun times; if you're a party punter of simple pleasures, then The Font is the destination for you. Found in the heart of The Lanes (literally, you'll be weaving your way through a mass of cool brick clad alleyways), the Font bar is known for it's cheap pub chow and fun time atmosphere. A converted church with a little historical charm to boot, this unique venue is a pocket friendly party retreat.
You can't go far wrong with Be At One's comprehensive list of cocktails. Lovingly shaken and stirred by a happy-go-lucky bar team, get the party started with a Candy Pants or an Irish Disco Biscuit, and approach the Cuban Zombie with caution; there's a LOT of rum involved here. Happy Hours run until 8 PM so it shouldn't hit the pocket hard, and there's dancing until 3 AM at the weekends.
At the edge of The Lanes in Castle Square, you'll uncover The Fitz Regent. This stylish spot is serving up a bottomless brunch of unlimited pizza washed down by free-flowing fizz or Guinness, live music on the weekends, and a main menu packed with tasty grub.
We all have one of those friends, you introduce them to the mic and they're done for the night, whipping their hair back and forth like a karaoke bat out of hell. If you happen to be that friend, you'll find no bar in Brighton better suited to your karaoke penchant than Lucky Voice.
Based underneath Smugglers Bar, 10 Below is a club that prides itself on serving huge club nights and parties to The Lane's wildest party animals. The venue regularly hosts DJ sets by the city's biggest artists and is known for its carefree, devil-may-care approach to things. Head to this basement venue, dance long into the night and get lost in all the frivolity at this bar in The Lanes in Brighton.
Rooftop bar? You got it. Cracking cocktails and creative concoctions? You got it. Luxury lounge areas and an indulgent British style restaurant? You got it. Bohemia is something of a unique boozy den in the city where no space has been spared a selection of baroque interiors and classic bars in this multi-floor venue. Special evenings and laid back sunshine drinks on their patio are a must.
If you like your cocktail bars laid back, your drinks prices of an awesomely pocket friendly nature and your bar staff of a charming ilk then this Brighton cocktail bar can do no wrong. From a premium happy hour lasting well into the night to a two tier venue of chilled out lounge areas and bold bright yellows, the Twisted Lemon may be tucked away behind a wrought iron gate and yellow alley, but it's well worth the looking out for.
A sprawling North Laine venue boasting two different performance spaces and an enviable roster of cracking events, Komedia has to be one of the best bars in Brighton. Head on over for club nights, live music, cabaret and good grub.
Looking for the very best bars in The Lanes? Flint House is one unmissable place to drink in Brighton, offering a stunning suntrap terrace for the warmer months. As for the menu itself, expect seasonal small plates and delicious larger sharing dishes alongside signature cocktails.