Best Things To Do This Winter in Brighton

When the weather outside is frightful, hiding under the duvet and willing hibernation might seem like the only option. But that's where you'd be wrong. Beat the cold-weather blues this year with a winter bucket list of events in Brighton that will thaw even the iciest of hearts; from comedy to classic pubs, festive bashes through to a sushi masterclasses, get ready to meet your new favourite season.

Last updated on 6th January 2020

Escape the rain - quite literally - with a visit to one of these fantastic underground oases. Choose between stylish speakeasies, retro bunkers or immersive basement bars concealed around the town and spend an evening evading the arctic winds and sipping on fruity concoctions.

While Netflix and a hot water bottle might be the most appealing thing in the world, this comedy show is perking us back up even in the deepest of winter. Taking place every Saturday, the show includes performances from well-known names and up-and-coming talent.

A universally accepted way to survive winter in Britain is the Sunday roast and, lucky for you, Brighton is filled to the brim with top-notch watering holes that are roasting pros. We've picked the best pubs - from the cosiest sofas and open fireplaces to the fluffiest tatties - for a delicious dinner come Sunday.

Step out of your comfort zone this new year and try something a little unusual. Unsure where to start? This cracking selection should help to provide some inspiration - with everything from a cookery class, immersive bar, silent disco tour to an American-style drive-in cinema, you're bound to find something that'll pique your interest.   

@ Komedia on Thursday 5th March 2020 and 4 other dates

Raucous, ridiculous and ready to bring you one of the best nights out in Brighton this winter, Musical Bingo returns to Komedia for a festive special. Get ready for dance offs, singalongs, top-notch comperes and the chance to singalong to all the Christmas hits you know and love.

@ The Tempest Inn on Thu, 28th Dec 2017 - Sat, 29th Feb 2020

Back by popular demand, The Tempest's Fondue pop-up is a perfect spot for an evening of gooey goodness with the gang. Dip and dunk to your heart's content with a mountain of bread, pickles and fruit to choose from and a communal vat of Swiss cheese, all for only £15 each.  

@ The North Laine Pub and Brewery on Thursday 5th March 2020 and 4 other Thursdays

A wild and wonky take on your classic escape room antics, this fun and interactive event mixes theatre dynamics with problem solving for an experience that will have you begging, bidding and bartering as you try and hunt down the mythical smoking caterpillar.

Don't let the cold weather send you into a three-month state of hibernation. Instead, grab out your puffa and scarf and check out one of these venues around town to catch a range of singer-songwriters, swing bands, jazz performances and the rest. Plus, most are held in a pub so there's bound to be a pint in it for you...