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. That's right, our top picks for the top ten bars in Brighton - and gee whizz, it was bloody hard. With more curious cocktail concoctions, brilliant interiors and welcoming bar staff than you can shake a stick of Brighton 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.
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.
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.
Occupying an old Methodist Church, Emporium Theatre is a multi-arts venue that excels in all sorts of a cultural excitement. Showcasing burlesque nights, murder mystery performances and independent cinema nights in a space of stained glass windows, exposed brickwork and other unique quirks, Emporium Theatre is a bar-cum-theatre-cum-cafe space unlike all others in Brighton. If you ask us, this is a damn fine establishment on London Road.
Housed under the industrial pangs of the Trafalgar Arches, The Green Door Store is about as rowdy as they come. Welcoming trendsetters and scruffy topped pleasure seekers throughout the week, this warehouse space serves up an impressive selection of tipples and raucous club nights that'll keep fun time party lovers coming back for more. As easy choice for one of the top 10 bars in Brighton.
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.
Laid back and welcoming, The Cow serves hearty grub and liquid refreshment in a space that resembles something of an upcycled wonderland: expect vintage beer bottles, wooden crates and rusted iron stools. All of you thirsty rabbits can look forward to over thirty craft beers, a regularly changing menu of locally brewed ales and an extensive selection of carefully crafted cocktails. Delicious.
A rustic retreat from The Lanes, Pub Du Vin is a remarkably impressive hotel bar in Brighton. The bar itself is brass fronted, whilst the classic furnishings and exposed brickwork are warmed by a roaring fireplace; a charming space in which to sip away on local and traditional ales, and chow down on some classic pub grub. Pub Du Vin is a charming choice of bar in Brighton.
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.