A bustling beachfront retreat for the LGBT community of Brighton, Legends is one of the more lively bars in town. If not swigging in the relaxed main bar overlooking the beach, you're sure to find a party in the club downstairs where pop tracks, retro nights and dance floor antics reign supreme.
Hotel Bars in Brighton
Whether you've holed up a hotel for the weekend, or just fancy a quick cocktail schmooze before the party unfolds, Brighton's got a stellar selection of drinking dens to get your booze on. From seafront watering holes and quirky hideaways to glamorous lounges for a cheeky little make-up check (note, you look fantastic), hotel bars in Brighton are a cut above the rest. Check out our recommendations for some of the best places to drink up, whether you're laying down your head that night or locking lips with a cracking liquid bevvie.
Found at the heart of the Blanch House Boutique Hotel, this intimate spot is all about champagne and cocktails. From luxurious flavours and international bubbly to cream tea for those who like their drinks with a few nibbles, this Kemptown hideaway has it all.
Plush yet laidback, this is the destination for those of you after bespoke cocktails without the stuffy atmosphere. A hotel bar known for its extensive selection of creative concoctions, Drakes is a modern lounge and top notch pre-party destination for those with a little cash to splash.
One of the wackiest watering holes in Brighton, Hotel Pelirocco stands out from the crowd. Housed in Brighton's original rock n roll hotel, this is a boutique spot where you'll find everything from karoke to hand-crafted cocktails with a whole lot of attitude.
With an extensive menu of creative concoctions and premium tipples, Merkaba is the go-to for decent drinks in the North Laines. Interiors are contemporary, in keeping with MyHotel and it's certainly the place if you want to dress to impress. You can even get a token for the photobooth with every drink.
When you're not dipping your toes in the Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa's luxurious swimming pool, head to their destination bar, where you'll find plush interiors, innovative cocktails and sumptuous sharing platters. There's even stunning views of the seafront.
Head to the swanky Hotel du Vin, where you'll find a charming townhouse hotel, bistro and pub. Whether you're looking to impress or celebrating a special occasion, this is just the place. Nestled in The Lanes, it's all about French dishes, stylish spaces and quality drinks.
Slick sips, come and get 'em. Situated in one of the most luxurious hotels in Brighton, The Waterhouse Bar at The Hilton is a luxe retreat from the bustling seafront. From its bespoke interiors and dapper terrace overlooking the seafront to a plush selection of handmade cocktails and afternoon tea, this is one impressive date night spot.
Not for those of you that like to dress down, the Grand Hotel's slinky bar will have you swooning over their deluxe views of the ocean and top-notch fare. From cocktails and a rather plush happy hour to upmarket interiors and boozy afternoon tea, the Victoria Lounge is perfect for bespoke evening tipples.
Nestled in the space that was once home to the Cocktail Shack, The Fix is serving up seasonal cocktails with a chilled out atmosphere. With local suppliers, brews come from Brighton Bier, booze from Latin Spirits and coffee from 33. Find them within The Set Restaurant at The Artist Residence.