Best Pubs in Brighton

Home to some of the finest pubs on the South Coast, in Brighton it's never about whether to go for a drink, but where to go for a drink. No matter if you're looking for craft beer with a sea view, party pubs for some pre-night out drinks, or a cosy spot in the Lanes, this town's got a boozer for every occasion. So, from brewpubs boasting devilishly delicious burgers, to the best Sunday roasts, we've rounded up our top tips for the best pubs in Brighton to help you make the toughest of all decisions. 

Last updated on 18th October 2019

The Lion and Lobster

886 user reviews 4

£20 Set menu 2 courses: and 2 other offers

Known for their top-notch pub fare and locally sourced seafood, The Lion and Lobster can be seen a mile off thanks to its vibrant red exterior, but inside it's another story. A maze of weaving staircases, period features, three bars and two beer gardens, there's not a lot that this infamous Brighton boozer doesn't cater for. 

The Black Lion

2 user reviews 5

Two for £12 Cocktails

A one-stop shop for excellent food and live music, The Black Lion is renowned in these parts for their Sunday roasts and their great line up of live music and DJ nights. Add to this a fully-heated beer garden perfect for sinking a few pints with the gang, and you've got one of the best pubs in Brighton, right in the heart of The Lanes.

Student Night and 1 other offer

One of Brighton's best-loved bars, The North Laine not only boasts its own on-site microbrewery, it also spots you for some fantastic food and a regular schedule of quirky events, from bottomless brunches and wacky quizzes, to sports screenings, live music and pub choir nights.

The Tempest Inn

22 user reviews 5

Enter a coastal tavern washed ashore onto Brighton's seafront and nestle into a cosy cove, your seats set into the rock and intricate drawings decorating the walls. With an extensive drinks list, tasty treats on the food menu and some great live music, head on over to one of the most well-known pubs in Brighton.

The Joker

1 user review 4

The Joker

Having taken up residence on London road almost five years ago, The Joker has become one of the city's best-loved watering holes. With delicious burgers and a great beer selection taking up their ground floor space, their upstairs cocktail bar offers a more refined affair, along with a pool table and dartboard for a little light competition.