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Best Bars in Brighton
One of the most vibrant, cultural and hedonistic party places in the UK, you can down right bet that Brighton is brimming with tipple hot spots and charming bars. From 1920s speakeasys swaying with dulcet jazz tones and cracking cocktails to gorgeous pubs fronting the odd rooftop terrace, there are plenty of great places to discover in our smashing seaside town, check out our recommendations for the best bars in Brighton.
One of the seafronts most hallowed party palaces, Patterns plays host to a non-stop roster of excellent live acts and some of the best DJs on the scene. Even during daylight hours you'll find a lively atmosphere, perfect for sinking some pints, or a few of their crafty cocktails.
No 32 is a bit of an all-in-one venue, as far as the best bars in Brighton go, where you'll find a cocktail lounge, restaurants and a party palace come dark. Nestled in The Lanes, this beauty sees you through your week with tasty dinners and stylish interiors, before turning up the volume come Saturday with DJs and dancing.
An icon of the Brighton bar scene, The Mesmerist is a must visit if you're looking so scope out some of the city's finest watering holes. If vintage-inspired interiors and fantastic live music and cabaret nights weren't enough, they've also got roof terrace, a secret speakeasy and one of the best Sunday roasts in town.
Settle into a coastal nook in this quirky cave and slurp your pints and tasty tipples in the coolest of surrounds. Surfing the waves on Brighton's beach front, this beer garden has one hell of a view too, so enjoy the sea breeze and the scenic visual treats as you get tipsy with your favourite people. With regular live music as well, this place pleases all the senses at once.
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, it's mixing casual vibes with non-stop entertainment, and plenty of live sports to boot.
Prepare to divulge in a little turn-of-the-century glamour at one of Brighton's best cabaret hot spots. Known for their roaring twenties interiors, retro charm and baroque style, Proud Cabaret host some of the best evenings in the city, especially for fans of burlesque, vintage comedy and glitzy themed nights.
Bison Beer's bar, kitchen and cool hideaway is a sleek spot with bright furnishings, hanging floral and Americana edge, making it one of Brighton's coolest spots. To top it off, it's a haven for craft brews with 16 on keg and cask lines, and an ample menu of top-class wine.
The fun never stops 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 their large-scale remote control cars, to arcade consoles and daily drinks deals, it's a pub for the big kids of this world.
A huge hit with the after work crowd, Be At One delivers a show-stopping menu to Brighton's cocktail aficionados. Whether you're in the market for a twist on the classics, or some of the best Christmas cocktails in Brighton, they're a must visit for mixology fans.
One of the most loved watering holes in Brighton, The North Laine Brewhouse never fails to deliver, from their great selection of craft beers, many brewed on-site, to their delicious food and fun selection of activities, which run from drag brunches and escape rooms to choir evenings.
For the ultimate in feel good partying, take to Lucky Voice where a super stylish lair of karaoke booths, cocktail bar and leather sofas unfold for a night of singing extravagance with your mates. This chic little haunt is a hidden gem of delicious cocktails and raucous entertainment with the good, the bad and the ugly in singing voices belting out some classics.
Crafty cocktails at Bohemia? There's just so much to say. Boasting some of the most unique cocktail performances in Brighton, Bohemia know how to rustle up one heck of a cocktail spectacle. And what with their fancy flavours, a bistro style British restaurant and a rooftop terrace to boot, this taste laden wonderland is brimming with slick nooks, indulgent guests and creativity on tap.
An elegant spot in St George's Place, L'Atelier Du Vin promises some of the finest cocktails in the city, all served up in charming Prohibition-inspired interiors. Head down for taste of some very sleek sips, as they offer chic classics, and a 30 page wine list.