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.
Last updated on 22nd February 2017
Inspired by 1930s gin palaces and the steampunk movement, The Mesmerist is one of The Lanes' most unique bars. Go on any night of the week for hours of jazz music, burlesque acts and cracking cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
With one foot constantly in the 90s, The Haunt is a lively bar in The Lanes in Brighton. Drawing in crowds from across the whole of Brighton, the venue frequently showcases the best up-and-coming bands and live musical acts. With a bar stocked full of ice-cold beers and potent shots, club nights at this Brighton venue are definitely something worth checking out.
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.
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.
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.
And you thought romance was all but forgotten; take to The Coach House in the very heart of The Lanes to discover that it still exists. A botanical little wonderland that also boasts an intimate yet charming restaurant, a bar like The Coach House was made for sumptuous summer nights under the stars, cocktails in hand. On a date night in Brighton? Take 'em to the Coach House courtyard, it's a charmer.
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.
A wholly new concept in the heart of the Brighton Lanes, BYOC is a cocktail bar unlike any you've stumbled, or elegantly sauntered across before. Pay £20 for a 2 hour sitting, bring your own bottle of spirits and watch BYOC's master mixologists unfurl a creative selection of cocktails on your behalf, all in their intimate and snug basement bar of vintage trinkets and 20th Century wares.
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.
We could gorge on burgers at The Globe until the cows come home, there, we said it. A charming ol' British boozer in The Lanes, The Globe is popular with the city's punters looking for some creative patties and Tuesday night cinema adventures. From their basement nook and vintage wares right down to their competition laden retro games consoles, this Brighton pub has atmosphere and Krispy Kreme burgers on its side.
This multi-coloured, madly bright London favourite has landed in The Lanes. Head down to The Breakfast Club for their brand of delicious, all-day brunch food which includes boozy shakes and all the bacon you can manage.
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.
Dapper drinkers and diners unite, you're about to get a slathering of premium meat in the city and you're going to ruddy love it. Boasting their own renowned charcoal oven and some of the best steak based dishes in the city to an unrivalled selection of international whiskies, The Coal Shed is a contemporary restaurant in Brighton and a chipper joint for date nights and restaurant doozies the like.