Cocktail Bars In Brighton

One thing we have realised about this glorious seaside town is that they know how to nail a cocktail. Whether you're searching for a swoon-worthy haunt with margaritas galore, drinks in a prison cell or a cosy hideaway that will whisk you away to the tropics with exotic spirits, we have rounded up the best cocktail bars in Brighton.

Last updated on 22nd December 2022

No 32

178 user reviews 4

Head to No 32, one of the best cocktail bars in Brighton for a few drinks. This ambient hangout is a great place to enjoy delicious eats during the day, and a perfect location to sip on bespoke drinks and dance the night away to their resident DJ in the evening.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block One-Three

400 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Wednesday 1st February 2023

If you're keen to ditch the bog-standard pina colada and sip on some quirkier concoctions instead, head to Alcotraz Cell Block One Three. Set in a prison, this cool immersive haunt will have guests dressed in orange boilersuits and smuggling in contraband past the guards.

2 Church Street

19 user reviews 5

Uncover 2 Church Street Cafe & Cocktails, a North Laine hidden gem with art deco interiors and sexy dimmed lighting, perfect for date night and after work drinks alike. Sip on classic concoctions, including mojitos and margaritas, or unique bespoke tipples with their tasty range of bar snacks.

Ohso Social

406 user reviews 4

If you fancy a beachfront tipple, then head over to Ohso Social on Kings Road Arches. Here, you can sip on all kinds of delicious mixes, including their pornstar martinis that come in a pretty cocktail tree, or spirits that can be enjoyed on their heated outdoor terrace or in the sleek bar.

In the mood for a bespoke bevvy and a view? Then head along to North Laine's Trading Post Coffee Roasters. This fabulous three-storey cocktail bar is the perfect spot for fun with pals, as it boasts cool interiors, stunning rooftop space and a crackin' cocktail list. 


1 user review 4

Inspired by the artist Parisian cafes of the 1930s, Metrodeco is a fantastic place to unwind with friends. Originally created as a boutique cafe, the team in this Kemptown haunt have taken their enthusiasm for tea and wonderfully applied it to cocktail making. Need we say more?

Opened up in The Brighton Harbour Hotel, HarBAR is a swanky spot for sipping by the sea. Head to the modern and stylish bar or take up a leather booth and sip on their fruity and fresh range of concoctions. If you're feeling hungry, be sure to check out their delightful range of nibbles.


2 user reviews 5

There are two things that MEATliquor does best... and that is burgers and cocktails. Grab your friends and chill in their cool space adorned with neon lights and graffiti, while tucking into their dripping American-style patties and sweet selection of tipple.

Twisted Lemon

4 user reviews 5

Never mind about following the yellow brick road, it's time to follow the brick alleyway to the Twisted Lemon for some of the best cheap cocktails in Brighton. This well-loved spot is churning out a fun selection of concoctions and a happy hour between 12-9pm every Sunday to Friday.