Indie Clubs in Brighton
Always one to champion the alternative, Brighton is full to brim with indie bars and clubs. We get it, sometimes the wave of dance and electronic music that has swept the UK can grow a little weary, and you want nothing more than to get down and dirty on the dance floor to one of your favourite Indie bands. Let off some steam, and sing along to a soundtrack of indie and alternative classics at our recommendations for Indie Clubs in Brighton.
Last updated on 9th March 2017
Located on London Road, The World's End is a great choice for live and indie music in Brighton with regular bands and solo artists performing. They also have the delicious BBQ Shack on site to rustle up some grub.
Dead Wax Social is serious about their vinyl music, with everything from records hanging on the walls to an entirely vinyl music selection. Open until 2 AM most evenings, the bar is perfect for a night of dedicated music listening.
A second home to Brighton's indie and alternative contingent and a party palace in its own right, The Haunt is a number one choice for indie clubs in Brighton. Their Saturday night jive, 'Is It Still 1985' is a popular choice for Brighton revellers, keen to hear a fun-time mix of alternative 80's magic.
Alongside having one of the most random names in town, the Funkyfish Club in Kempton is something of a jack-of-all-trades. With an easy-going approach to things and some of the best drinks offers in town, the line-up of resident DJs play every genre under the sun, including all your favourite Indie tracks.
Something of an indie institution in Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar showcases the best in live music throughout the week and regularly draws in a crowd of cool creative types, on the hunt for a night of indie hits and dance floor damage. Head down for '2003', a monthly club night that celebrates the golden age of indie hits: expect to hear the best of The Stokes, The White Stripes, Hot Hot Heat, Arcade Fire and much more.
Housed in a warehouse space tucked neatly under the Trafalgar Arches, The Green Door Store is a late night music venue that attracts independent acts and creative party patrons. Hosting regular indie and alternative bands from near and far, and showcasing a sweeping selection of genres, The Green Door Store is a failsafe option for an indie club in Brighton.
One of Brighton's favourite boozers, The Globe is as unconventional as they come. Full to brim with all sorts of nooks and crannies, this traditional Brighton pub plays host to a number of alternative DJ nights (don't miss 'Hang The DJ') in a setting that boasts a whole host of unique eccentricities (look out for the retro game consoles).
Fresh from a recent refurbishment, the Hope and Ruin is a quirky Indie club that prides itself on showcasing the best up-and-coming bands in Brighton. With the walls covered in wonderfully weird memorabilia and a sound system that can rival any, this has to be one of Britain's most charming hangouts. The infectious vibes and easy-going atmosphere undoubtedly makes this one of Brighton's best indie spots in town.
Coalition is a stalwart in Brighton's nightlife circles. Hosting a different experience every day of the week, Brighton's Indie lovers should head down on Tuesday to their District club night. The DJs will be playing all of your favourite indie and classic rock tunes, while the bar serves an enticing range of discounted beers, spirits and shots.
A live music institution in its own right, Concorde 2 has been hosting live musicians and party DJs for the past two decades. Once a 19th century tea room and later a 1970s arcade, Concorde 2 has managed to retain its historical charm whilst keeping up to date with the times. A noisy, clamorous space that attracts music loves from across the town, this is a stellar choice for an indie night out in Brighton.