Be warned: if you're planning on heading to The North Laine Pub and Brewery then be prepared for things to get boozy - it can't be helped when the beers, brewed on-site, are this good. There's also usually a live band playing and the staff are pros at bringing a cracking party atmosphere.
Christmas Parties in Brighton
With the days getting colder, carol singers soon to be doing the rounds and your office brimming with tinsel, it must mean one thing - the festive party season is upon us. And boy are you spoilt for choice in Brighton. Some of the town's best clubs, pubs and bars have rolled up their sleeves up and knuckled down in preparation for a month of almighty yuletide bashes. From themed events to holiday feasts, read on for a collection of the best Christmas parties happening in Brighton this December.
The Christmas parties at The Black Lion are something of a non-stop affair once December comes calling. From fun-filled festive bashes and a plethora of seasonal-style cocktails to more than the odd barman dressed up in a Santa suit, you can count on a little yuletide fun here.
This quirky Brighton boozer, set in a series of caves along the seafront, is a fantastically unique choice for a memorable meal. Pick between their classic Christmas or buffet menu, featuring a few unusual bites - Japanese-style fried chicken anyone? - and raise a toast with all your friends.
With a quirky mix of industrial and vintage, and two floors to discover, head to Brighton Music Hall for a merry evening of good food, drink and music. This year, the venue will be bringing back their hugely popular winter igloos as well as other offerings including a Christmas buffet and speakeasy-themed festive evening, complete with a burlesque show, DJ and photobooth.
If you're looking for a spot with good food, cocktails and party bangers then No 32 is the place for you. The restaurant, bar and club is perfect for an office bash; enjoy a three-course seasonal set menu before heading to the dance floor and busting out your best moves.
For an evening of guaranteed fun, hire a room at Lucky Voice Karaoke and sing your heart out to all the Crimbo classics - we're talking allll the Mariah and George Michael. You can also order cocktails and bubbly straight to your booth to keep you hollering long into the night.
If you're looking to host your own yuletide-fest, Patterns is the place to go. Not only has it got a number of private hire areas to choose from, whether that be for a sit-down meal or an all-out shindig, but they also have a range of party offerings and are happy to make bespoke packages.
With five bars based over three floors and a full line-up of live music and DJs, The Mesmerist is a fun and fabulous venue to choose for your festive fiesta. Located in the city centre, head to the spot's hidden bar, The Birdcage, for seasonal cocktails before dancing and making merry till the early hours.
This swanky beachfront venue is the place to go if you're looking to impress the big wigs at work. With incredible sea views and choices of a three-course festive menu, four-course feasting meal, canapes and seasonal cocktails, you can even hire out the entire venue if you're looking to throw an office soiree.
Looking for somewhere to host your Christmas celebrations this year? Patterns is a gorgeous beachfront venue complete with a glittering disco ball and tinsel aplenty. This December they're throwing a series of festive-themed bottomless brunches, with booze, pizza and live DJs.
Would Christmas be complete without mulled wine, mince pies and Mexican food...? Well at The Hare and Hounds the answer is no, as the pub gives you a slam dunk of festive fun come December; join in with their DJs over the weekends and get ready to dance, dance, dance.
From fairy-lit corners to eclectic walls of bric a brac, The Lion and Lobster is a cracking spot for some frivolities. Meet a gang of friends and drink the night away in the atmospheric boozer or reserve an area for a charming Christmas party.
Popular party haunt The Joker is pulling out all the stops with their holiday offerings. Kickstart your evening with a gin station drinks package in their bar or hire out The Games Room before heading up to the Devil's Disco, their on-site club, to keep the party going.
This fabulously quirky venue is filled with vintage trinkets and retro furnishings, making it a charming spot for celebratory shindigs. All you have to do it pick the day and festive menu - between a tapas sharing buffet, two-course or three-course menu - and let them do the rest.