There’s nothing quite like a cold beer when you’re in need of quick refreshment, and nowhere else knows how to make ‘em quite like Brighton. It seems our seaside town has quickly become a hub for beer aficionados brewing their own creations, opening dedicated taprooms and brewpubs to showcase their inventions. So next time you’ve got a craving for a craft beauty, support the local community and check out Brighton’s best brewpubs.
The team behind this brewpub transformed an aging nightclub into one of Brighton's most bustling spots for hop-based goodies and gastro grub. Offering regular brew days and tours, The North Laine Pub and Brewery love sharing tricks of the trade with eager punters before inviting them to refuel on burgers and street food in a cool, urban setting.
With craft brews as bold as its interiors, Bison Beer is a quirky brewpub nestled in The Lanes. Boasting a bar, kitchen and hideout gig space downstairs, the cool hangout is a multi-talented venue with 16 keg and cask lines, as well as their own See Side IPA. Meanwhile, the Humble Kitchen guys cook up a storm, dishing up hearty comfort food that perfectly complements a cold brew.
The first venture from the minds behind Cloak and Dagger, The Cloak Room showcases the brewery's kooky creations in a skate park-esque setting. Favourites include the BBQ stout, fittingly named Beer Grills, the Mango Milk Powder milkshake IPA and the Two Scoop pistachio and chocolate ice cream stout, with Lost Boys Chicken on-hand for tasty eats to accompany.
The self-described home of Brighton bier, Brighton Bierhaus is comfortably nestled in Edward Street, serving a signature keg pale ale has become somewhat of a staple in the local beer scene for its unique moreish yet refreshing taste. If you fancy taking a journey across the continent, they frequently pour handpicked German delicacies you’ll struggle to find elsewhere.
A snug haunt on Dean Street from the minds of Brighton Bier and Late Knights Brewery, Brighton Beer Dispensary quenches the thirst of those in need for the home-grown good stuff. These cheeky chappies boast four ales and ciders on hand pulls alongside three kegs, a further six ales and an ample range of fifty bottles, all carefully curated for you palate to explore.
If you fancy something with a little more edge, Hand in Hand are your guys, serving up craft beauties from their onsite microbrewery alongside a menu of pies from Al the Pie Man and regular live jazz nights. The quirky family aesthetic and laid-back feel makes it a hub for the town’s creative sorts, as well as an excellent place to explore the tastes of our town.
The Holler Tap Room serves banging beer from Brighton with community at its heart. Since opening in 2018, the unique site brews its own craft creations just a stone’s throw from where patrons will be able to sip away under the sun. Offering a seasonal roster of styles and brews, this bar’s quirky interiors and regular events make it a must-visit.
Looking for a little more inspo? Have a glance at our guide to craft beer in Brighton here.