Top 10 Bars in Brighton

After a helluva lot of careful consideration, we've whittled all of Brighton's fine drinking establishments down to our top 10 watering holes for you to tick off your bucket (and spade) list next time you're in town. With more curious cocktail concoctions, brilliant interiors and welcoming bar staff than you can shake a stick of rock at, this is no mean feat. Each with as many if not more redeeming features than the last, we give you: DesignMyNight's Top 10 Bars in Brighton.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block One Three

105 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Wednesday 21st April 2021

If you're after something a little different for your Brighton night out, head to Alcotraz's Cell Block One Three and partake in some boozing behind bars. This immersive cocktail experience will see you treated to a night of expertly mixed concoctions - that is if you're able to smuggle your contraband past the warden...

Utterly indulgent and down right debaucherous, Proud Cabaret is a wonderfully decadent space that plays host to all sorts of sweet excess. The interior reflects the style of the baroque with gilded features and a majestic collection of artwork lining the walls, whilst the events calendar welcomes all sorts of madness: expect burlesque parties, vintage style raucousness, retro game shows and fun club nights.


63 user reviews 4

A vital organ on the Brighton party scene, Patterns offers it all. Bottomless brunching? Yup. Tasty cocktails? You betcha. Some of the best gigs and DJ nights in town? Only every goddamn day. Head down for the chance to live it up on their outdoor terrace, or party until the early hours with some of the most cutting-edge acts on the scene.

The World's End

19 user reviews 4

As if craft beers, BBQ plates and welcoming staff weren't enough, The World's End is also packing when it comes to the entertainment. Head down to this London Road pub for the chance to race cars, try out virtual reality, play on retro arcade consoles and work your way through a crafty escape room.


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More than just your bog standard pleasure palace, Bohemia is a place where the cocktails really come to life. From the sweet and sour to the smoking, they're shaken and served by some of the city's finest mixologists, and you can enjoy them within the chic bar space, or with a view of the Brighton skyline on their rooftop terrace.

Speakeasy at The Wick

2 user reviews 5

Perched quite comfortably above The Wick Inn, Speakeasy is a charming watering hole that hearkens back to the days of prohibition-style tomfoolery. Enjoy intimate tipples upon candlelit tables and from deep mahogany booths; this a space that excels in bootlegging and nineteeth century bad behaviour.

L'Atelier Du Vin Brighton

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The thinking man's cocktail bar, L'Atelier Du Vin is one for the liquor nerds and cocktail aficionados, that's for sure. Home to over 600 wines and 300 spirits, it's all too easy to while away a day trying out their selection, but throw in staff that really know their stuff, and a gorgeous garden, and you'll be coming back every weekend without fail.