One of the most impressive places to drink outside in Brighton, Rockwater Hove is fronting a stunning mix of spaces for you to get those alfresco drinks in this summer. Nab a space on the terrace for cocktails and homemade pizza or head up to the rooftop restaurant for international bites and fine wines.
Where To Eat And Drink Outside In Brighton
When the sun is in the sky? This city 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 outside in Brighton. Check out our recommendations and get your daily dose of vitamin D.
As close to the shore as you can get without getting your toes wet, The Tempest Inn has some of the best outdoor seating 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.
Not far 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 (or three).
The in-house restaurant at Brighton's iconic Palace Pier, Palm Court serves up everything from traditional fish and chips to premium pies and classic cocktails. When it comes to soaking up those seaside holiday vibes? There's no better place.
Situated just a few feet away from the sea, Ohso Social is, without a doubt, one of the best places to eat and drink outside in Brighton. Head to the beachfront bar for some tipples and tanning during the day or come round later when te party vibes kick up a gear.
Pubs and restaurants in Brighton with outdoor seating? Blind Busker has a large heated alfresco terrace that is sure to suit all your summertime needs. What's more, the watering hole also has a great choice of pints and shows all the popular sports matches on screens around the place.
One of the few beachside bars in Brighton boasting its own actual outdoor terrace, The Fortune of War is something of a summertime drinking staple. Get yourself an ice-cool cider and plant your toosh on either their benches or on the pebbles; it's all good at this laidback boozer.
From the outside, The Lion and Lobster is just a good old Brighton pub, however, venture inside and you'll discover a secret roof terrace. It may be diddy in size but it's a charming outdoor spot and provides the perfect place for you to enjoy some tasty craft beers.
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 fora good time.
Venture Up London Road and you'll come across one of Brighton's best outdoor eating and drinking spots. With a number of wooden huts and sun-soaked tables to choose from, Open House is also delivering the good in the food department, with burgers, salads and veggie mezze boards.
Just a stone's throw from the seaside, The Thomas Kemp is your go-to for outdoor drinks and live music in Kemptown. As for food, the pub has got all the classics to keep you going throughout the week - think sausage and mash, bacon, brie and cranberry sandwich, pie of the day and Sunday roasts.
An alfresco seafood feast along 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.
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.
Located in The Arches, Brighton Music Hall is a quirky and laidback spot, perfect for lapping up the sun on their gigantic and much-loved terrace. Grab a pew for some of the most impressive sea views in town, along with local beers and delicious burgers.
It should come as no surprise that Patterns is home to one of the best alfresco spots in Brighton. Adorned with vibrant colours and pretty fairy lights, this outdoor terrace boasts stunning sea views and is a wonderland of ice-cold drinks and thumping house music in the warmer months.
Major players on Brighton's burgeoning burger scene, the lads and lassies at Honest know what they're doing when it comes to oozing cheese, juicy patties and crispy fries. We like ours best with a side of people watching - easily done from this place's streetside terrace.
If you've ever wandered through the North Laine on a bustling summer's day, you'll no doubt have found yourself weaving past Komedia and the sun-soaked sippers on its streetside terrace. Head here for mouthwatering cocktails and juicy burgers before continuing your evening with some live music inside.
Flint House is home to one of Brighton's prettiest outdoor terraces, perfect for alfresco drinking and dining in the warmer months. When it comes to refreshments? Expect a menu of enticing small plates, larger sharing dishes and thirst-quenching cocktails.
You'll have to move quickly to bag yourself a spot 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.
Found in the very heart of The Lanes, Bohemia is a truly bespoke retreat for a little alfresco schmoozing. While many take to their front of house tables, indulging in a little people watching and handmade cocktails, you might be surprised to learn that Bohemia boasts its very own rooftop spot.
As wacky and wonderful as Brighton bars come, each corner and crevice of Mrs Fitzherberts has something new to discover. Manage to pull yourself away from the quirky cabinets though and you'll find one of the town's top outdoor terraces, complete with its very own wood-burning fire and a retractable roof.
Inspired by simple yet slick New York eateries, The New Club is a den of Stateside charm. If you just so happen to be lucky enough to nab yourself one of their alfresco spots, you'll be chowing down on premium patties and supping away on a selection of handmade cocktails with a view of the beachfront to boot.
The perfect pub for a session of alfresco day drinking with your nearest and dearest, The Hare and Hounds is located slap bang in the middle of London Road. Head here early to nab one of the pretty pergola benches, that come complete with toasty heaters and enough space for the whole gang.
With eclectic decor and bold modern art, Hobgoblin has earned its name as one of Brighton's quirkiest places to drink. Head out the back and you'll find the main attraction though - a sprawling beer garden perfect for all your outdoor drinking and dining needs.