Lounge Bars in Brighton
A place to unwind, a place to drink hearty and a place to natter; No, it's not your mum's house on a Sunday. From sumptuous wine faring retreats and Brooklyn style dive bars to cosy nooks where punchy palate pleasing liquids will ensure a cracking time, there's no shortage of laid back lounge bars by the seaside. Check out our recommendations for the very best lounge bars in Brighton and get ready to sup your way to relaxed thanks to these delicious retreats.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Looking to chill about the town, pint in hand? We've just the charming destination. Following a complete makeover, and now brimming with kitsch charm, beautiful booths and bold awnings, Yates is the kind of bar in Brighton where you wile away the hours, enjoy affordable tipples and let the worries of the day pass you by.
One of the most off-kilter venues in Brighton, Marwood is a cafe bar in Brighton known as the creme de la creme of lounging. Whether it's out in their bunting clad garden or inside taking in the sights of junkyard oddities, retro toys and vintage wares, you'll be lapping up an evening of classic tipples and early evening lounging in a cavern of kooky treasures.
Yes they boast sprightly masterclasses, yes they boast a chipper turnover of local live music and yes they boast a fun filled selection of sprightly local punters; but don't let all that sway you, Brighton Rocks Bar still love a good ol' lounge given the opportunity. From their quirky interiors and plot just by the sea to a slap up selection of cocktails, you'll be swooning your way to chilled out before you know it.
Walkabout on Brighton's beachfront is a bar that has its roots firmly fixed in the sun-baked soil of Australia. Serving a range of different comfort foods, the bar has established a reputation for hosting some of the city's wildest parties. Alongside this, the venue boasts an impressive Reef Bar, decked out with a number of large screens, all showing beautiful underwater and beach footage of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
So we've featured a lot of cool and quirky lounge bars, but how about a destination where class and refinery reign supreme. A lounge bar for those of you with a little cash to splash, the Victoria Lounge says it in a name. Overlooking the sea and boasting an upmarket atmosphere, the Victoria Lounge is a destination to dress up but still chill out with some of Brighton's more mature clientele.
Love to lounge and don't really fancy the bustle of Brighton town centre? Take your toosh to the heart of Seven Dials where a hearty bar awaits. Cosy and brimming with local ales, craft beer and gastro style grub to boot, this suburban retreat not only tastes good, it looks even better. Nab a spot on one of their leather loungers and take in a space of rustic cool.
A classic Brighton boozer with a little sparkle, The Royal Sovereign is a charming retreat just shy of the sea; prepped for hearty ales and a sweet Sunday roast. Leave pretention by the door and get ready for a right ol' lounge as this Victorian pub knows no bounds when it comes to chilling out by the fire with friends and a good round of bevvies.
They're a Brooklyn style babe, you're a Brooklyn style babe, everyone's a Brooklyn style babe. A New York inspired dive bar found in the heart of Kemptown, there's a sheer lack of pretention at Neighbourhood where lounging and laughing reign supreme. From their off kilter interiors to a barrage of hearty patties and beer, Neighbourhood welcome you in with cool tattooed faring, leather wearing arms.
One of Brighton's most broody bars, The Black Dove is a den of dark cosy nooks and cocktail cavorting found in the heart of Kemptown. Our recommendation? Take to the downstairs galleon inspired basement where the dim hum of vintage lampshades and dated wares make just the spot to sup the night away with chums in hazy off-kilter style surroundings.