Top 10 Bars in Brighton
After a helluva lot of careful consideration, we've whittled all of Brighton's fine drinking establishments down to the top 10. 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.
For those seeking the cool and quirky, The Mesmerist is an excellent choice. Located in The Lanes, the bar serves up an impressive range of cocktails as well as boasting weekly entertainment in the form of jazz music and on special occasions, burlesque stars take centre stage.
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 the infamous 'Club La Freak' on a Friday night.
A unique little dwelling, BYOC holds no alcohol on site. Rather, guests are invited to bring a bottle of choice tipple and challenge their masterful mixologists to whip up one helluva storm behind the bar. A cool alternative to bars as we have come to know them, BYOC brings something a little different to the Brighton bar scene. No questions then, as to why this one features on our list the top 10 bars in Brighton.
With happy hours, great dining options and DJs spinning you into the weekend, No 32 is one hell of a party bar. The venue has many personalities, from their exciting range of tipples through to the late-night venue it becomes over weekends.
More than just your bog standard pleasure palace, Bohemia on The Lanes evokes sheer awe and utter wonderment. Their damn fine cocktail offering outshines most, with all sorts of adornments and curious blends served in a space that boasts glowing red lights, dark black chesterfield sofas, mirrored walls and New York jazz style vibes. Plus, all of you sun worshippers can catch some sweet rays upon their sun trap of a roof terrace; delightful.
Perched quite comfortably above The Wick, one of our favourite pubs in Brighton, 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.