Student Bars In Brighton

You may have tighter purse strings than most and a mountain of dissertation-despair sitting on your shoulders, but you Brighton students sure know how to kick back and relax when it comes to tipples in the city.  From cocktail bars with cracking drink deals to laid-back boozers with fun on their mind, check out our recommendations for some of the best student bars in Brighton and brush your lecture woes away with a selection of easy-going nights out.

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Last updated on 27th May 2022

Be At One Brighton

570 user reviews 4

The name Be At One is legendary in some of Britain's biggest nightlife circles. As a cocktail bar with a drinks list capable of rivalling any, the venue's talented bartenders have been busy trying new things, mixing together weird ingredients and creating some of the most inventive concoctions in town. Best of all, the happy hour deal makes it perfect for any student night out in Brighton. 2-4-1 cocktails, don't mind if we do.


127 user reviews 4

On Thursday nights, Patterns is inundated with students looking to start the weekend early. Playing everything from Electro to Garage, the resident DJs and guest producers play a great selection of tunes to get Brighton's student population moving and shaking with electric energy. Blow off some post-lecture steam and enjoy everything this student bar in Brighton has to offer.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block One-Three

345 user reviews 5

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If you're after an affordable night out with a difference, head down to Brighton's seafront and discover Alcotraz - an immersive evening behind bars. Manage to smuggle your booze past the notorious warden on a Wednesday night and you'll be treated to a bevvy of cocktails with a 30% student discount.

Fountain Head

6 user reviews 5

Searching for boozers in Brighton. A real charmer of a watering hole, Foundation Head is whipping up delicious comfort eats, from pink salt fries to juicy burgers and chicken nuggets. Plus, you can enjoy refreshing pints of beer or a glass of vino.

East Street Tap

2 user reviews 4

Great for anyone who loves a craft beer or two, East Street Tap is inspires by the Eastern Shores of America with a cool New York aesthetic to match. Here you can enjoy some great brews from the mighty USA, and chow down on some good ol salt beef bagels until the early hours. 

The Hare and Hounds

1 user review 4

Don't tell us you Brighton students aren't seriously spoilt. Not only do you live in one of the most fun cities in the country, but also you get to enjoy pubs, such as The Hare and Hounds, that offer unreal student drink prices. Whip out your student card for reduced prices on cider, spirits and beers.

New Unity

66 user reviews 4

With round-the-clock NUS drinks discounts, live music, DJs, sports screenings and tonnes of pop-up events, there is never a dull moment at London Road boozer New Unity. Head here on a Thursday or Friday between 4pm and 8pm to enjoy one of Brighton's happiest happy hours. 

Revolution Brighton

10 user reviews 4

Heralded for their fun-filled party nights, you'll no doubt make Revolution a regular on your student themed stomps around Brighton city. Not only the place to dance and let a little loose after a dull week of mind numbing lectures (stay in school kids), Revolution promises to spare your bank account the despair with a selection of cracking drinks deals including 2-4-1 on cocktails from 5 PM. 

Twisted Lemon

4 user reviews 5

Fancy the finer things in life when it comes to the cocktails but don't fancy paying through the teeth for a bit of whipped cream in your drink? Enter the Twisted Lemon. Popular with student societies, this hidden retreat in the heart of The Lanes promises to treat your bank account with the respect it deserves. 

The Arch

5 user reviews 3

One of the South's most iconic clubs with a truly remarkable soundsystem (for all you danceheads out there) shake off any responsibilities, forget about your deadlines and dance the night away with some of the best underground electronic musicians.