Cool And Quirky Bars In Brighton

In a city known for its wacky offerings, it should come as no surprise that this seaside beauty is filled to the brim with wonderful watering holes. With 20s-inspired cabaret dens, immersive cocktail experiences and secret speakeasies you definitely won't run out of haunts sprucing up regular drinks. To help you think outside the ordinary, we've compiled a list of the best cool and quirky bars in Brighton.

Last updated on 25th April 2022




Fancy heading to a bar that is as cool as it is quirky? Make your way to Sidewinder for some lip-smacking drinks and unique interiors. Adorned with curated pieces of art and mismatched vintage furniture, this is the perfect place to sip on a marg with pals.

A popular choice at any time of day, No 32 is also a fun place for those looking for rooftop bars in Brighton. Whether you're here for a leisurely brunch, a flirty date or some midnight larks, you're guaranteed to find all this and more at the glamorous Duke Street bar.

Dead Wax Social is a must for lovers of all things vinyl. The Bond Street boozer is jam-packed with old-school records and individual players if you fancy a private listening session, as well as stone-baked pizzas and locally brewed craft beers on tap to keep you fuelled up.

Specialists in all things Mexican street food, Wahaca is bringing fun and sunshine vibes to the streets of Brighton. Along with beautifully painted murals and football tables, the sustainable restaurant and bar offers guests a selection of beers, wines and margaritas.

The Exchange is definitely one of Brighton's hidden gems. Although this spot may seem cut-and-dried from the outside but step through the door and you'll find a haven of retro decor, upcycled furniture and old-school posters. 

Searching for a rooftop haunt? Then make your way to Oculist on Boyce's Street. This much-loved haunt is home to a swoon-worthy rooftop space, perfect for sunny days or cooler nights with their heated areas, alongside a mouthwatering food and drinks menu.