Beautiful Bars in Brighton

When it comes to places to drink, our iconic seaside town has no shortage of watering holes. Whether you're looking for a pretty place to pop on the 'gram, are hoping to impress on a first date or just fancy a tipple in charming surroundings, we've got the guide for you. From quirky cocktail haunts to sublime speakeasies, here's our list of Brighton's most beautiful bars. 

Last updated on 30th June 2021

No 32

119 user reviews 4

A popular venue for drinking, dining and dancing, No 32 can be found in the heart of The Lanes. The perfect pitstop for a summertime drink, the terrace here comes complete with a retractable roof and stylish furnishings. And for when those hunger pangs strike? You'll be able to get stuck into a selection of Asian-infused dishes and top-notch steaks.

The Mesmerist

232 user reviews 4

One of Brighton's quirkiest spots, The Mesmerist is located in the heart of The Lanes, offering three levels of retro-style interiors and a roof terrace to boot. Whether you're sipping cocktails in the 70s-inspired Flipside bar or digging in to bottomless brunch downstairs, this place never fails to impress.

The Tempest Inn

154 user reviews 4

Boasting beautiful cave interiors, a seafront setting and plenty of booths to snuggle up in, The Tempest is a dreamy date night destination. If you're not looking to woo someone though? It's also a great spot to catch up with friends over some stellar seafood or a boozy brunch.

The Salt Room

1 user review 5

Before you start chowing down on the mouthwatering seafood and impressive dessert platters, be sure to hit up the bar at this beachfront gem. With a low-key setting playing host to gorgeous cocktails and equally as impressive bar snacks, The Salt Room is a winner every time.


1 user review 5

Located in Hove, this award-winning restaurant and bar serves up tantalising dishes and quaffable drinks that look just as good as they taste. With monthly changing menus from MasterChef's Steven Edwards, this is a gorgeous pick if you're as hungry as you are thirsty.

Undoubtedly one of Brighton and Hove's prettiest spots, Six is adorned with long-hanging plants, velvet furnishings and cosy nooks. Serving boozy brunches in the morning and local organic wines as dusk falls, this stylish spot is as versatile as they come.

Speakeasy at The Wick

2 user reviews 5

Hidden up a set of stairs in a seemingly normal pub, this secret haunt takes its inspiration from the illicit drinking dens of 1920s America. The Speakeasy boasts decadent interiors including candlelit tables, deep mahogany features and vintage paraphernalia, with a classic cocktail menu to match. 

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Boasting some of the finest flavours that the South Coast has to offer, Cyan is a wonderland of gourmet cuisine, seafront vistas and dark blue hues. Head here for elegant afternoon tea, hearty roasts and delicious all-day dining washed down with a cocktail (or three).