Bars with Wow Factor in Brighton

Brighton certainly isn't short of seafront views, fresh air and a sought after nightlife that has city dwellers cruising to the coast for some beachfront partying. Now then, where to go is the question indeed? If you're looking for something different to your usual gaff or cocktail joint, then let us introduce you to the bars with wow factor in Brighton. Cocktails, cabaret, caves and circus-themed haunts are all on the list, so dig in and get going! 

Last updated on 19th December 2016

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The Tempest Inn

17 user reviews
The Tempest Inn
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Set into the cliff side, The Tempest Inn is a cavernous crawl of a bar pub. This places packs a punch when it comes to atmospheric places to drink in Brighton as you find yourself exploring its cave-clad interiors. With beachfront views, glorious pub grub and live music events, The Tempest Inn really has it all for a night out in Brighton. 

Happily Affordable ££
Beachfront

The Mesmerist

3 user reviews

With its vintage trinkets and retro charm, there's something to The Mesmerist that is simply unmissable. From a roster of events that range from burlesque shows and circus performers to live music, to interiors that boast of cool curation and vintage Victorian charm, The Mesmerist is a must-try in the heart of Brighton. 

Happily Affordable ££
The Lanes

Bohemia

1 user reviews

Inside Bohemia is like discovering a Narnia at the back of your nan's wardrobe (if Narnia were a little sassed up into contemporary times). But, even so, this bar tucked away very fittingly in The Lanes is adorned with creative decor as well as cocktails. Set in a traditional Edwardian building and boasting period features in abundance, you'll not be short of discoveries in this cool bar in Brighton. 

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The Lanes

Serving more than 70 types of gin, The Gin Tub isn't just a pretty face. The Hove hideaway is also completely unique in the way they have built their venue; the entire space has been coated with wiring to stop mobile phone signal - meaning you will have to make conversation with your company.

Happily Affordable ££
Hove

BYOC Brighton

1 user reviews

A place that fits in to the scenes of the roaring '20s oh so well where you'll find an underground nest of prohibition-inspired partying and bar staff dressed to the nines, BYOC is as suave and show stopping as they come. For somewhere to drink with wow factor, perch at the bar and watch your cocktail be crafted out of pure mixology magic. 

Happily Affordable ££
The Lanes

The Black Dove

4 user reviews

A parlour of vintage excess and retro memorabilia awaits you in Kemp Town. The Black Dove leads the way when it comes to unique places to drink in Brighton with a barrage of quirky trinkets and a 'Cocktail Bible' to peruse. Venture down into their basement snug to discover the dusting heart of this charming beau. 

Happily Affordable ££
Kemptown

Proud Cabaret Brighton

1 user reviews

In this taste of luxuriant French style, you'll be transported back to the bygone days of the 1930s where you can take in the glamour and debauchery of Proud Cabaret's shows from their incredible ballroom. Fronting burlesque babes, aerial feats and general sassy jaunts, Proud offer up one bespoke night out in Brighton with tonnes of character (and a LOT of sex appeal). 

Kemptown

MEATliquor

2 user reviews

A dark underworld of juicy, dripping burgers and meaty eats in excess, MeatLiquor is Brighton's undisputed beating carnivorous heart slashed with decor that can only be described as something reminiscent of Lucifer's den. Signs of 'SIN' embellish the walls, as do crazy graphics and odd murals all making this one place steeped in wow factor in Brighton.  

Happily Affordable ££
London Road

FunFair Club

5 user reviews

Eccentric is an understatement here. FunFair Club is a wacky warehouse of entertainment thrills and spills with a penchant for anything circus, freak and sideshow. Boasting a ball pit for adults to regress in, clown dressed acts and an interior that looks like your towns travelling fairground, FunFair promises to be everything it says on the tin as well as monumentally fun night out in Brighton. 

Happily Affordable ££
The Lanes

HarBAR is part of Brighton Harbour Hotel and enjoys incredible views of the sea and beach. They also have a cracking selection of cocktails, with specials including Martinis and some delicious classics.

Happily Affordable ££
The Lanes

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