Best Bars in Brighton

One of the most vibrant and diverse party places in the UK, you can bet that our seaside town is brimming with tipple hot spots and charming drinking holes. From 1920s speakeasies swaying with dulcet jazz tones and cracking cocktails to gorgeous pubs fronting sunny rooftop terraces, there are plenty of great places to discover. So, what are you waiting for? Check out our recommendations for the best bars in Brighton and get ready to dive in.

Last updated on 26th August 2020




@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Thursday 29th October 2020

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 prison warden and you'll be rewarded with delicious libations handcrafted for you by some long-serving inmates - just make sure you don't get caught...

New Unity

21 user reviews 4

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

The Tempest Inn

68 user reviews 4

Settle into a coastal nook in this quirky cave and slurp your pints and tasty tipples in the coolest of surroundings. Surfing the waves on Brighton's beachfront, The Tempest Inn's beer garden has one hell of a view too, meaning you can enjoy the sea breeze and gorgeous landscape as you get tipsy with your favourite people.

The Mesmerist

189 user reviews 4

An icon of the Brighton bar scene, The Mesmerist is a must-visit if you're looking to scope out some of the city's finest watering holes. If vintage-inspired interiors and fantastic live music weren't enough, they've also got a buzzing roof terrace, secret speakeasy bar and one of the best Sunday roast offerings in town.

La Plage

22 user reviews 5

Located just about as close to the seafront as you can get without getting your toes wet, La Plage is a new alfresco drinking spot - perfect for sunset sips. With a dog-friendly ethos, this sun-soaked terrace is the ideal pit-stop for a beach stroll - with a range of cocktails, wine and beer to keep you hydrated.