Grand Central may be one of the most notable pubs in Brighton, but did you also know that they have one of the best secret bars in town? Sitting pretty above the pub, the Nightingale Room is an elusive space offering lashings of gin and slinky live cabaret.
Secret Bars in Brighton
Bored of the same old bars? Ditch your usual watering hole for something of the covert variety with our smashing selection of elusive and off-the-radar boozers. From classified speakeasies to clandestine watering holes and concealed cocktail bars, here's our guide to the best secret bars in Brighton.
While it's no secret that The Mesmerist is one of the coolest bars around, have you heard about The Speakeasy? A hidden space within the multifaceted building, it's available for private hire, with a cosy decor throwing it back to days gone by with old photos and vintage furniture.
The Black Dove isn't quite so secret, but not that many people know about the absolute charmer of a drinking den that they have hidden downstairs. Saunter on down to their downstairs where a private, galleon-inspired lounge room boast vintage treasures, comfy nooks and low lighting.
A pub may not be the first place you'd take to for a selection of 1920s-themed cocktails and speakeasy flair, but we think you should give this Hove boozer a chance. Found upstairs, the Speakeasy bar at The Wick pub is just the jaunt for you Prohibition-inspired drinkers.
It might be a bit of an effort to find Twisted Lemon in The Lanes but the work is all completely worth it. Sandwiched between two buildings, this clandestine gem whips up a storm behind the counter; from banoffee pie martinis to espresso martinis.
If you can manage to find the secret door and work out how to get in o this concealed space, you'll find a den of cool vintage photos, Champagne-laced cocktails and French charm awaits; perfect for everything from date nights to after work drinks and everything inbetween.