Best London Road Bars in Brighton
Big night out in London Road on the cards? With so many cool and quirky places to try, that’s hardly surprising. A social hub running straight through the heart of the city, London Road is home to experimental tapas bars, theatrical cocktail emporiums and boisterous burger restaurants aplenty. Here’s our recommended picks for the best bars in London Road, Brighton.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
There’s no nonsense in sight at this excellent London Road pub. You’ll clock the Meantime Tank as soon as you step inside, which offers a flow of brewery fresh, unfiltered beer straight from the tank to your pint glass. The kegs are chopped and changed weekly to showcase as many exciting brews as possible, there’s lip-smacking Mexican street food from La Choza and a vast beer garden complete with kooky murals for when the weather is fine.
Another of the best bars on London Road is, in fact, a theatre. Housed in a former Methodist Church, Emporium is a theatre-cum-bar renowned for championing local and organic producers. Find your way to their cafe/bar area and enjoy an easy-going, inviting location frequently hosting everything from life-drawing classes to art exhibitions. Kick back into a comfy sofa and chat your way through the afternoon with that mate you’ve been meaning to catch up with for ages.
A vintage, living-room like space where framed portraits are hung against retro-styled wallpapers, Alcampo Lounge is another of the best places for a drink on London Road. It’s a familiar spot for all occasions and there’s plenty of great deals to take advantage of throughout the week. Go on Tapas Tuesdays, when you can pick up three sharing plates and a glass of house wine for less than a tenner.
Lee Shipley’s extravagant experiment has flourished into one of Brighton’s best restaurant bars. Taking a tapas-styled menu and peppering it with the tastes and flavours of east Asia, Senor Buddha is a delicious fusion of Spain and the Orient. Come for a plate of Oxtail Spring Rolls and Confit Dug Leg and you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about.
The World’s End is renowned for serving among the best BBQ food in Brighton. Wear loose-fitting jeans and prepare for an almighty dose of the meat sweats, the renowned BBQ Shack won’t rest until you’re sufficiently stuffed with the best grilled and glazed American meats. Away from the dining table there’s plenty else to keep you busy; with all sports shown on large projectors and live bands to nod along to.
Another excellent London Road pub comes in the form of The Joker. This stylish boozer has wasted no time making a name for itself, serving locally-brewed craft beers, indulgent shakes and a cocktail menu of Passion Fruit Rum Cups and Joker Juleps. Buffalo wings from Brick Lane’s renowned Orange Buffalo are served if you’re peckish, and the venue’s Joker Express train carriage is a wonderfully quirky private hire spot for groups up to ten-strong.
A gluttonous treat for carnivores and cocktail-lovers alike, go hard or go home at one of the best restaurant bars in London Road. MeatLiquor doesn’t hold back, kitting out its restaurant with intricate urban artworks and a generous burst of neon. Consider a menu stocked with buffalo chicken burgers, pepper-sauce marinated chicken and sticky BBQ wings, matched with a serve of American Whiskey for the full MeatLiquor experience.