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.
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.
What was once a mausoleum and a boxing club is now Proud Cabaret; a fancy 1920s ballroom-esque room which is an ideal romantic spot. Hosting everything from talented cabaret to debauchery-filled burlesque parties, you'll find entertaining shows for both of you to enjoy.
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?'
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.
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.
Not only does this seafront spot have a beautiful terrace that's perfect for gazing out of (when you aren't gazing into each other's eyes), but there's even a specially-curated drinks menu and food to take you from brunch to dinner. They are pretty well-known as a gig venue, so it's a good spot to catch a band together.
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.
Flint House is one of the best places for an outdoor date night in Brighton, featuring a gorgeous terrace for watching the sun go down. To keep the good vibes flowing, the restaurant serves sharing dishes and small plates alongside a wide range of tipples.
Perfect for a fun and relaxed date night outing, Ole Ole! is a Andalucian tapas restaurant in The Lanes, offering a delicious selection of authentic tapas plates, great wines, and jugs of zesty tapas. And if you stick around you might just find yourself caught up in a little flamenco action.
Sparks will certainly fly if you find yourself in one of the dimly lit corners of the Black Dove. This Victorian-inspired den features a collection of retro wonders and fun collectables that creates an adorable surrounding as you sip on one of their creative concoctions.
If you're looking for show-stopping cocktails in the North Laines, this slinky hotel bar is one of the best places around. Not only can you choose from an extensive list of mouth-wateringly good creations, but you can even get a token for the photobooth with each drink, so you'll have a cute memento to take home.
Going on a date in Brighton isn't all seaside and quiet meals, they should be fun as well. Fun is pretty much in the DNA of the Nightingale Room; with cabaret, comedy, jazz and theatre as mainstays on their stage, while the venue itself resembles a 1920s speakeasy.
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.
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.