Top 10 Bars In Brighton

After a helluva lot of careful consideration, we've whittled down the town's finest drinking destinations to tick off your bucket (and spade) list. 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. Need a hand deciding? Read our list of the top 10 bars in Brighton.

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Last updated on 17th April 2024


Tempest is a Brighton hotspot located right on the seafront, flaunting a stunning terrace that overlooks the ocean. Inside, you'll find cosy lantern-lit caves, function rooms available for private hire and an exclusive bar that hosts some of the city's best DJ events. It's the perfect place for grabbing a chill drink with mates, day or night.

Alcotraz Brighton: Cell Block One-Three

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Saturday 18th May 2024

After fun bars in Brighton? Venture 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...


No list of the 10 best Brighton bars would be complete without a wine-based suggestion, right? With sunshine streaming through stained-glass windows and an eclectic mix of international bottles from red to sparkling, Plateau is notorious for delicious date nights in town, whether you're on the street-side tables taking up the neighbourhood vibe, or inside enjoying small plates.