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 bucket list of events that will thaw even the iciest of hearts. From comedy to classic pubs, festive bashes through to sushi masterclasses, get ready to meet your new favourite season with our pick of things to do this winter in Brighton.

Last updated on 21st December 2020




While Netflix and a hot water bottle might be the most appealing thing in the world, this comedy show is lifting our spirits even in the deepest of winter. Taking place every Saturday, The Secret Comedy Club includes performances from well-known names and up-and-coming talent.

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

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.

On the hunt for fun winter events in Brighton? Grab your puffer and check out one of these venues around town, hosting 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... 

Looking to try something a little unusual? This cracking selection of Brighton winter events should help to provide some inspiration. With everything from a cocktail class and hip hop brunch to a silent disco tour on offer, this seaside treasure trove has just the thing to pique your interest.   

Agent Venture are bringing the fun to you this chilly season. The immersive online winter events are offering you a brain-busting evening of clue deciphering and puzzle-solving as you take on an evil corporation and attempt to escape from their corrupt clutches.

Time to act on those New Year's resolutions. From cocktail experiences and burlesque classes to painting sessions and fun fitness workouts, we've found the best virtual events that'll teach you something new this winter for a wallet-friendly price.

So the wind may be icy and the days rainy, but these restaurants are letting you soak in the Brighton scenery whilst staying toasty. Whether you're after European fare on the pier, seafood by the beach or small plates as you watch the bustling streets below, you'll find them all here.