Date Night in Brighton

While there's nothing cuter than taking your other half on a date night in Brighton, going to the same places over-and-over again can be a bit of a romance killer. Luckily, being in one of the most romantic cities in the country can help you out, so take a look at our list of the best bars, restaurants and events that are perfect for couples - and even first daters - to enjoy together. Find out where to go on a date in Brighton and you'll never have to ask again. 

Last updated on 19th April 2021

The Mesmerist

212 user reviews 4

The Mesmerist is one of the quirkiest bars in the city and perfect for a date night in Brighton. Inspired by 1930s gin palaces and decorated with steampunk flourishes, this unique watering hole doesn't just offer cool surroundings; there's live music, entertainment and a whole menu of American food to keep your belly satisfied.

The Tempest Inn

83 user reviews 4

What more could you want out of a date night pub than what the Tempest offers? They've got the beachfront views, beer and delicious food in one of the quirkiest settings around. You and bae could be drinking while sat inside a cavern – now that's a conversation starter other than 'who was the last to hang the washing up?'

The Salt Room

1 user review 5

If there's one thing a good date needs, it's a good dinner. So head to The Salt Room for some delicious seafood courtesy of the masterminds behind meat-enthusiasts The Coal Shed. Perfectly located on the seafront, you'll find a slinky bar with knock-out drinks and some impressive dishes on the menu.

The Lion and Lobster

887 user reviews 4

One of the oldest pubs in the city, The Lion and Lobster oozes the kind of ambiance and character that makes it such a good date night destination. The place is adorned with mahogany and history, with period pieces and roaring open fires... plus the delicious dishes and mean selection of beer and local ales doesn't hurt.


1 user review 4

Looking for atmospheric date bars in Brighton? No problem, because Metrodeco is recruiting the help and style of 1930s Paris to deliver it to you. Expect a cute venue decked out with brass drum coffee tables, opulent features and kitsch knick-knacks, all while you sip on one of their teas or tea cocktails.


5 user reviews 5

Whether you have boozy brunch or late night drinks on your mind, Bohemia can do it all. A not-so-hidden gem, this slinky watering hole features and chic late lounge, a stunning rooftop terrace and ambient New York vibes. Cocktails are a must; with classics done to perfection and modern creations with a hint of dry ice.

Sometimes when you're looking for the right place to take your date, you just want a bit of privacy to hide yourselves away. The Set is perfect for this, with just 20 diners so you can avoid any awkward confrontations with annoying friends, while you dine on an inviting menu of delicious, seasonal food.

Inject a little old school romance into your next date night in Brighton, with a trip to Cinestock Indoor Dive-In Cinema. You'll get to curl up together in your car, with refreshments brought to you, as you watch live music, stand-up comedy and theatre specials. 


1 user review 5

Kooks is eco-friendly and delicious, so best enjoyed by those socially-minded couples on date night. The interior focuses on upcycling; from the menu boards made of old vinyl covers to their cool second-hand LP jukebox. Meanwhile, you can eat a selection of tasty British treats and wash it down with English sparkling wine and local ales.