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.
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.
There's a little twist to this Brighton bar that makes it perfect for a cosy evening. While it boasts 1920s prohibition interiors that are perfect for hiding yourself away in, it also has the unique concept of letting you bring your own bottles of spirits for master mixologists to shake up some delicious drinks.
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.
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.
When it comes to a date night in Brighton, Veeno is ticking all sorts of boxes. The intimate wine bar serves of loads of bottles of plonk, including ones produced on the company's own vineyard; the perfect accompaniment to a board of Italian sharing snacks.
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.
Sometimes you've just gotta pull out the old-school charm and woo your date with a delicious dinner. If it's romantic settings, Italian dishes and impressive cocktails that float your boat, head to POLPO where dreamy Venetian dishes and laid-back interiors await.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.