Where To Eat And Drink Outside In Brighton

When the sun is in the sky? This stunning town is the place to be for a day of seaside frolicking and alfresco drinking. Whether you fancy chilling on a rooftop terrace, sipping pints on a streetside table or relaxing in a beer garden, you're spoilt for choice on where to eat and drink outside in Brighton.

Last updated on 18th July 2022

The Dorset

136 user reviews 4

Streetside tables are the name of the game at The Dorset. Bask in the rays at this traditional North Laine haunt, while enjoying some first-class craft pints. Hungry? The kitchen also whips up some mouthwatering seafood fare.

St George's Inn

8 user reviews 5

Come rain or shine, it's always nice to enjoy some tasty grub outdoors. So check out St George's Inn in Kemptown for their awesome south-facing beer garden. Delve into mouthwatering pub grub, from burgers to fish and chips, while sipping on a crisp pint.

Open House

420 user reviews 4

Venture up London Road and you'll come across one of Brighton's hidden gems. With a number of wooden huts and sun-soaked tables to choose from, Open House is also delivering the goods in the food department, through their choice of burgers, salads or mezze boards.


296 user reviews 4

Cool inside and out, Sidewinder has got our vote for one of the best bars with beer gardens in Brighton. Boasting quirky street art murals, regular gaming nights and live music, this watering hole will keep you entertained long after the sun has gone away.

Mash Tun

47 user reviews 4

You'll hear it, see it and downright want to be a part of it. The Mash Tun is a vibrant pub and in the running for the best places to drink outside in Brighton. With their bustling streetside tables and quirky craft pints, the boozer attracts a cool crowd looking for a good ol' time.

The World's End

79 user reviews 4

Take a break from playing on The World's End's epic selection of games and VR to soak up the sun on one of their streetside tables. Sit outside the eye-catching building and you'll also get a prime view of this boozer's stunning painted frontage, while enjoying some succulent burgers. 

The Tempest Inn

194 user reviews 4

As close to the shore as you can get without getting your toes wet, The Tempest Inn is one of the best spots for outdoor dining in Brighton. Head to this archway bar for incredible views of the ocean, fresh seafood plates and, come nightfall, some of the best bashes in town.

The Hare and Hounds

1 user review 4

The Hare and Hounds is the perfect location if you're searching for one of the best places to eat and drink in Brighton. Located slap bang in the middle of London Road, this top-notch haunt is decorated with pretty pergola benches, which come complete with toasty heaters.

Fortune of War

16 user reviews 4

Located on the seafront, The Fortune of War is something of a summertime drinking staple. Boasting its own actual outdoor terrace, this is the perfect place to sit with pals while sipping an ice-cold cider, and enjoying the stunning views of the water.

The Thomas Kemp

262 user reviews 5

Just a stone's throw from the seaside, The Thomas Kemp is your new go-to for pubs with outdoor seating in Brighton. This boozer has got all the classics to keep you going throughout the week - think sausage and mash, alongside drool-worthy Sunday roasts.

La Plage

35 user reviews 4

Looking for one of the best outdoor restaurants in Brighton? Meet La Plage: a beautiful heated terrace situated on the pebbles. Not only does it have uninterrupted views of the ocean, but it's also got you covered for cocktails, lunch and dinner. 

White Rabbit

91 user reviews 4

The White Rabbit's tiny terrace is strewn with bunting and colourful pot plants. The perfect haunt for a sunshine-filled date, this terrace is themed on all things Alice In Wonderland - what better place to fall down the rabbit hole of summertime day drinking?

Grand Central

10 user reviews 5

Just a stone's throw from the train station, Grand Central has a cute little outdoor beer garden, filled with plants, bright furniture, and hopefully, lots of rays. Situated among Brighton's rooftops, it's the perfect place to escape the chaos of the seafront and refuel with a cocktail in hand.

Rooftop views? Check. Coffee-infused concoctions. You bet. Make your way to Kensington Gardens Trading Post Coffee Roasters for some alfresco antics with pals. Touting a sky-high outdoor terrace, live DJ sets and tasty grub, this is the perfect venue come rain or shine.

Med Brighton

175 user reviews 5

An alfresco seafood feast in The Lanes? It's happening at Med. The stylish restaurant is serving up a delicious mix of grilled squid, clams and market fish for diners on their outside terrace - giving off some real European coffee culture vibes as they do it.

Wahaca Brighton

1057 user reviews 4

You'll have to move quickly to bag yourself a seat on Wahaca's streetside tables, but with a long list of icy concoctions and Mexican plates, it's worth it. If you're not lucky, the inside of this charming eatery is pretty enough to drag you away from the sun for a feast worthy of any fiesta.

Blind Busker Hove

106 user reviews 4

Blind Busker has a large heated alfresco terrace that is sure to suit all your summertime needs. What's more, this fabulous watering hole also has a great choice of pints, alongside a selection of HD screens for sports fans to catch all the action.


3 user reviews 5

With eclectic decor and bold modern art, Hobgoblin has earned its name as one of the best beer gardens in Brighton. Head out the back to enjoy the stunning summer months with a few cocktails, alongside a tasty selection of pub grub.

While you may just be in Brighton's Lanes, you can pretend you're in France at the cute brasserie that is Côte. Drink in the sunshine from the alfresco tables out front - it'll make the perfect backdrop for tucking into tasty grub and sipping lip-smacking wines.