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.
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.
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.
The Rum Kitchen Brighton is a creative hub that celebrates the flavours and sounds of carnival. Delve into their perfectly balanced range of rum-based concoctions, along with their mouthwatering bites from plantain to jerk chicken, which are slow-cooked over an open grill fire.
Boasting 1920s charm and vintage regalia, Proud Cabaret is a stunning venue for drinks in the heart of Kemptown. Not only can you enjoy some of the most tongue-tantalising cocktails in the town here, but you can also watch a range of fabulous live music and entertainment.
For those of you with a hankering for a drink with some live entertainment, The Mesmerist is a firm choice. Boasting a fabulous cocktail bar and burlesque space with a circus showroom, this 1930s inspired haunt in The Lanes will definitely not disappoint.
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.
One of our top picks when it comes to bespoke concoctions in the town, Brighton Music Hall is offering thirsty folk plenty of options. From classic to signature cocktails, this venue is bound to impress. To top it off? There are also plenty of live tunes from some of the best in the town.
Did somebody say cocktail o'clock? You bet it was Castle Square's The Fitz Regent. Whipping up a fabulous range of concoctions, from margaritas and daiquiris to citron collins, you can expect to be refreshed here. If you're hungry, enjoy a few slices of stonebaked pizza.
Offering 2-4-1 cocktails in Brighton, it's no wonder why Be At One is a huge hit with the after work crowd. Enjoy their cherry chapstick with cherry-flavoured spirit, sorbet, syrup, a splash of rosé wine and lemon, or opt for a flamingo fizz of strawberry wine and peach soda.
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.
Whether you're in the mood for post-work drinks, a date night or a fun time with friends, Brighton cocktail bar The Joker has your back. Think vintage decor, plush velvet seating and a grand piano, giving you all the sexy and suave vibes you need.
Named for an 18th Century Brightonian who captured the heart of a king, Mrs Fitzherberts is a little slice of historical glamour in Brighton. With a gorgeous space on the roof for sunning yourself and a glorious bar serving cocktails and delicious plates, they've really got it all.
Nestled in Kemptown, Arcobaleno is the LGBTQ+ cafe that knows how to shake up a mean cocktail. Head on over for relaxed sipping in its 'Italian piazza culture' space, with scrumptious food and an inclusive community to match.
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.
Known for their eye-wateringly beautiful interiors and stunningly good drinks, The Ivy is one of the best bars in Brighton Lanes. Head over for the chance to sample blood orange margaritas, salted caramel espresso martinis and a peach liqueur-laced negroni.
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.
One of the best cocktail bars in Hove, Speakeasy at The Wick is the perfect place for class and roaring twenties flair. Escape to this prohibition retreat and enjoy their classic selection of boozy concoctions along with some well-loved spirits and nibbles.
L'Atelier Du Vin is a prohibition-themed bar in St George's Place that uses nothing but the finest vintage spirits to craft some astounding drinks. From a traditional Champagne cocktail to a syrupy Mary Pickford, they're all about serving up some class in your glass.
If you're on the lookout for cocktail bars on Brighton's seafront, Drake's Bar is a great option. This dimly lit den boasts a wide range of concoctions, incorporating a number of different spirits and ingredients, with the style and opulence of metropolitan life.
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.
Housed in a traditional Edwardian building in the heart of The Lanes, Bohemia is a top choice for those looking for rooftop bars in Brighton. Sink into the grand furniture or head to the terrace for a delicious range of bespoke concoctions and nibbles.
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.