Find yourself banged to rights at this immersive cocktail bar experience. Set in a top-secret Brighton basement location, you'll be charged with the task of smuggling your spirits past the warden. The reward? A night of delicious bespoke bootlegger concoctions.
Cool and Quirky Bars in Brighton
Consider yourself a patron of the cool and quirky? Something tells us that these bars in Brighton have just upped those very stakes. From 1920s-inspired dens of retro entertainment and burlesque flair to dive bars boasting some of the best independent art work in the city, there's no shortage of unique and eclectic watering holes in Brighton. Check out our recommendations for the very best cool and quirky bars in Brighton, discovering the weird and the wonderful that this seaside city has in store.
Prohibition parties don't come more weird and wonderful than at The Mesmerist. Discover a den of vintage charm, from their mahogany-clad and nineteenth century furniture to their retro wares, all before dousing yourself in some premium party entertainment, be them circus performers, party DJs, live jazz bands or just a peak inside their 70's-inspired speakeasy.
With more than 500 years of history, The Lion and Lobster has a tale or two to tell. This atmospheric watering hole is full of cosy nooks and crannies as well as serving some utterly delicious pints.
Seriously cool Brighton bar Dead Wax Social is concerned with all things vinyl. The bar celebrates Brighton's feted music scene; vinyls line the wall, there's record players dotted around for private listening or go along for one of their launch nights. To top things off there is also stone-baked pizza and craft beers from local breweries.
Home to one Brighton's best craft beer selections, BrewDog is a bar and restaurant overlooking Victoria Gardens. Part of the iconic BrewDog brand, you'll see this rustic but chic refectory decked out in exposed brick, industrial fitting and statement lighting - the ultimate backdrop to whatever session you have planned.
Proud Cabaret is the ultimate in evening indulgence for your late night drinking antics. A den of 1920s lusting and vintage charm, this cool and quirky Brighton bar is the champion of sumptuous décor, beautiful babes and cabaret cavorts where you can delight in entertainment, jazzy lights and delicious drinks.
One of Brighton's best night out spots, Patterns is a Beachfront bar, club and restaurant offering great cocktails, craft beer and some of the soundtracks in the city. From their live music programming to a regular roster of topnotch DJ talents, they're the place to be come Friday evening.
Cute, quirky and a little kitsch, this charming bar and brunch spot is always worth a visit if you're in the market street area. Boasting a mouthwatering selection of delicious grub, from Mexican eggs and breakfast sarnies, to avocado toast and their famous pancake stacks, they've always got something to soak up their hefty selection of quality cocktails.
Those with a party penchant won't be hard pushed to get your late night fix at this naughty Brighton number. While a cracking destination for eating out in the day, get stuck into the confines of the quirky Brighton bar as the lights go down and the sound-system goes up for a fun-loving, seaside crowd.
With scenic views from the beer garden at this washed-up bar along the beach front, enjoy the fresh sea air and the beautiful rolling waves from your dainty picnic bench. If you can drag yourself away from this alfresco seating, you'll be just as impressed by the coastal coves set into the walls. Enjoy a frothy pint and a tempting tipple in your very own seafront cave at this quirky little cavern.
Bison's Bar, Kitchen & Hideout is a cool hangout with a casual vibe and an ever-rotating line-up of craft brews band wine to explore. Nestled in The Lanes, the bar also boasts a menu of creative delights, such as juicy stacked burgers, small plates and tacos, and an epic Sunday roast for good measure.
One of the quirkiest pubs in Brighton, The World's End is a watering hole that likes to walk on the weird side. Packed full of fun activities to get involved with, you'll find retro arcade games, giant scaletrix, quiz nights and more on offer at this awesome London Road bar.
Lucky Voice is a playground for the amateur performer, the ignorant out-of-tuner or the stage stunna. Whether you can sing or not, grab your mates, get a booth and wait for the classic tunes to roll out for a Brighton feel good night like no other. There's a cocktail bar lined with sofas for lounging and boozing too.
With the likes of Stillwater, Brooklyn and Dogfish Head brewery all on display, the East Street Tap offers guests a selection of hearty New York-inspired dishes in an attempt to bring the vibrancy of New York's streets to Brighton. Guests can tuck into a selection of burgers, dogs and classic pub mains.
If you've ever been recommended a good cafe and bar in Brighton, it's likely the Marwood. A world of oddities and knick knacks, head on in for brunch and cocktails, but stick around for the toys, mannequins and peeling wallpaper.
The Revelator may look like any other pub in Brighton, but it just so happens to be one of the coolest bars in town. From neons and cocktails to craft beer and Southern-inspired grub, try something a little different at this unique spot.
Set over three floors with a rooftop terrace, restaurant and bar area, Bohemia is one of a kind to say the least. Their cocktail menu spans a huge selection of classic drinks given the Bohemia make-over, while their interiors offer up some serious Medieval gothic vibes.
Seriously cool The Joker has everything you need for a weekend's drinking in Brighton. With bags of character, interesting interiors and a selection of hot DJs, this spot is guaranteed to show you a good time.
With cool neon decor and seasonal cocktails, this quirky Brighton bar joins The Set at Artist Residence. Utilising ingredients from The Set kitchen, it's an environmentally-friendly operation with oodles of style.
You know what doll, these speakeasies are a dime a dozen in Brighton. A prohibition-themed cocktail bar in the heart of Hove, and hidden above a seemingly traditional pub, The Speakeasy at The Wick is an ode to the 1920s; perfectly posed with deep mahogany booths, decadent liquor cabinets and a classic cocktail menu, bootleggers would have a field day.
Have you met Mrs Fitzherbert? Because she's a firecracker... Located in the lanes, this quirky bar is a one-stop shop of all sorts of wacky decor features, from female busts through to legs suspended from the walls. This ethos applies to their cocktails, which are served in everything from plant pots to teapots.
Cool doesn't even cover the kind of eye-melting beauty this Ship Street bar is serving up. Their menu is teeming with an array of decadent dishes that front British produce and international flavour, and pairs perfectly with their selection of fragrant cocktails and fine wines.
Hailing from the success of their London counterpart, Brighton's MEATliquour is a wonderment of carnivore feasts and locally inspired artwork. Based around the carnival days of Brighton gone by, doused in neons and brimming with urban regalia, MEATliquour is a unique restaurant bar in Brighton where the burgers come hearty and the cocktails come laced in awesome.