Best Bars For First Dates In Brighton

Butterflies fluttering, stumbling over your ill-put-together sentences and traces of toothpaste on your t-shirt; early meetings can be a nerve-wracking affair. Whether you fancy schmoozing over a creative cocktail list, snuggling up next to a roaring fire or catching a chipper little local band, check out our roundup of the best bars for first dates in Brighton.

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Last updated on 28th March 2024

Alcotraz Brighton: Cell Block One-Three

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Tuesday 16th July 2024

Looking for first date ideas in Brighton? Head to the town's prison-themed bar, Alcotraz Cell Block One-Three. Don a bright orange jumpsuit and work together to smuggle in a bottle of liquor. If you're able to manage it without being caught by the beady-eyed warden, you'll be treated to an evening of cocktails.

The Gin Tub

Floral and fabulous, The Gin Tub on Church Road is dedicated to the botanical tipple, with an expansive menu boasting an array of tipples like the citrusy moonshine or their famous candy-floss concoction. It's one of the best cocktail bars in Brighton for first dates, so take them here to try impressive new drinks and snap a few cute photos while you're at it too. 


If you're looking to blow your new beau's socks off with some seriously impressive cocktails, then you're going to want to head down to Bohemia in The Lanes. Situated inside an old Edwardian building and retaining some of its quirky features, it's serving up cocktails whipped up by mixologist masters like the Wide-Eyed Aztec with grapefruit sherbet.