Best Bars In Brighton

One of the most vibrant party places in the UK, our seaside town is brimming with charming drinking holes. From beachfront hideaways to gorgeous rooftop terraces flaunting bevvies galore, there are plenty of great places to discover. So, what are you waiting for? Check out our list of the best bars in Brighton.

Last updated on 19th October 2022

  Alcotraz: Cell Block One-Three

394 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Wednesday 7th December 2022

Standing out from the crowd in Brighton's jam-packed nightlife scene, Alcotraz: Cell Block One Three is an immersive cocktail experience like no other. Dare to smuggle your spirits past the warden and you'll be rewarded with libations handcrafted for you by long-serving inmates.

The Tempest Inn

198 user reviews 4

After the best Brighton bars on the seafront? Settle into a coastal nook in this quirky cave and slurp your pints in the coolest of surroundings. To top it off? The Tempest Inn's beer garden has one hell of a view too, meaning you can enjoy the sea breeze with your closest pals.

New Unity

81 user reviews 4

A quirky pub on London Road, New Unity is offering a twist on the traditional boozer. Offering up craft beers, cocktails, tasty food residencies and a mammoth selection of activities to get involved in. And on the weekend? Head in for boozy brunches and live sports fixtures all day long. 

2 Church Street

19 user reviews 5

For those lip-smacking bespoke cocktails, venture to 2 Church Street. Not only is this pretty venue just a stone's throw away from the Royal Pavilion and Dome Theatre, but it's also a fabulous hub for celebrations. So be sure to book out one of its stylish private spaces.


302 user reviews 4

A casual lounge bar situated in the heart of Kemptown, Sidewinder is the ideal hideaway for laidback vibes with pals. Showcasing bohemian flair, this watering hole is known for quirky mismatched vintage furnishings, alongside two pretty beer gardens for those summertime antics.

The World's End

85 user reviews 4

In need of fun bars in Brighton? Stop off at The World's End, where you'll be able to get your fill of gaming, drinking, quizzing and eating every day of the week. From large-scale remote control cars to arcade consoles and top-end VR experiences, it's definitely a pub for big kids.

North Laine Brewhouse

367 user reviews 4

One of the most loved watering holes in Brighton, The North Laine Brewhouse never fails to deliver. From the great selection of craft beers (many of which are brewed on-site) to delicious food and a fun selection of activities, there's always something going on at this quirky drinking den.

With three floors, including a roof garden that showcases panoramic views of the city, Trading Post Coffee Roasters is perfect for all occasions. So, what's on the menu? Opt for a caffeine-infused highball, such as a vodka-laced After Eight mocha made with Kahlua and espresso.

La Plage

35 user reviews 4

Located just about as close to the seafront as you can get without getting your toes wet, La Plage is an alfresco drinking den that's perfect for sunset slurps. With a dog-friendly ethos, this gorgeous terrace is the ideal pit stop for a beach stroll, followed by thirst-quenching cocktails.


9 user reviews 5

Located in a former 17th-century chapel, Font is easily one of the best clubs in Brighton. And when you're not throwing some shapes to live DJs spinning party-worthy beats? You can venture to the bar, where the staff will be whipping up a range of cocktails and mixers.

Ohso Social

389 user reviews 4

Known for its rollicking sunshine parties and laidback atmosphere, Ohso Social is a solid beachfront favourite. Whether you're popping in on a warm day for signature serves and ice-cold pints or fancy bringing your pooch along for a bite to eat, this venue is bound to impress.

Bison Beer North Laine

3 user reviews 4

Free 2L Growler of Bison Beer or Bottle of Prosecco with Bookings of 10+ and 1 other offer

Bison Beer North Laine is a destination with bright furnishings, outdoor seating and an Americana-style edge. A haven of all things hoppy, this place has 16 keg and cask lines, regularly shining the spotlight on lesser-known local craft breweries. Hungry? There's tasty grub for that too.

No 32

178 user reviews 4

When it comes to the best rooftop bars in Brighton, No 32 is a top choice. This beautiful den will see you through the week with tasty dinners alongside stylish interiors, before turning up the volume come Saturday night with DJs and dancing aplenty. You don't have to ask us twice.


3 user reviews 4

Fancy glugging lip-smacking bevvies in the sunshine? Now you can with Oculist. This Boyce's Street hub is not only offering plenty of space on its gorgeous terrace, but it also has a great range of thirst-quenching drinks and tasty grub on offer. Think mac 'n' cheese or pretzels.