Best Things To Do In Brighton This Winter

When the weather outside is frightful, hiding under the duvet might seem like the only option. But that's where you'd be wrong. Beat the blues this year with a bucket list of shindigs that will thaw even the iciest of hearts. From comedy shows to festive bashes and immersive experiences, we've rounded up the best things to do in Brighton this winter.

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Last updated on 12th March 2024

Check Out Brighton's Music Scene

On the hunt for fun things to do in Brighton this winter? Grab your puffer and check out one of these venues around town, hosting a range of singer-songwriters, swing bands and jazz performances. Plus, most are held in a top-notch pub, so there's bound to be a pint in it for you... 

Cosy Up At A Secret Bar

Escape the rain - quite literally - at these fantastic underground hangouts. Choose between stylish speakeasies, retro bunkers or immersive basement bars concealed around the town, then spend an evening evading the chilly weather, sipping on illicit concoctions.

Bag Yourself A Dinner With A View

So the wind may be icy and the days rainy, but these restaurants are letting you soak in the Brighton scenery while 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.

Enjoy Some Live Stand-Up

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

Treat Yourself To A Sunday Pub Roast

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

Embrace Veganuary

If you're planning on welcoming in the new year with the meat-free month of Veganuary, then fear not, as there are tonnes of restaurants around town that'll cater to all your needs. Just see for yourself our list of the best plant-based eateries.