Best Christmas Eve Bars In Brighton

While the dreaded Christmas Day hangover is enough to make you welp, there's nothing quite like one last festive bash before board games and chocolate leftovers take place. So, resist putting on your trackies for now and check out our recommendations for some of the best Christmas Eve bars in Brighton for 2024.

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Last updated on 2nd January 2024

The Exchange

For Christmas dinner in Brighton, The Exchange offers a mean menu, as well as a well-stocked bar ready for revelers on the eve before the big day. Expect butter-poached turkey breast followed by spiced apple and plum crumble drizzled in cream at this neighbourhood favourite.

Alcotraz Brighton: Cell Block One-Three

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Friday 1st March 2024

If you're not only after festive drinks to mark the occasion, but ones made bespoke from your favourite spirits, then prison bar Alcotraz is the place for you. Smuggle in a bottle and the inmate mixologists will do the rest, all while the interactive experience plays out around you.

No 32

No 32 will be serving up all the themed cocktails you can think of until the early hours. A popular Brighton hotspot because of its party vibe, it's the ideal place to spend Christmas Eve in Brighton if you're looking to dance. With a tasty merry menu including dry aged sirloin steak, feast before letting loose here.

Grand Central

Located close to Brighton train station, Grand Central is a renowned pub that's perfect for a Christmas Eve drink or two. Grab your chums and soak up it's gorgeous interior and lively atmosphere. The bar is full of favourites such as real ale and craft beer, while the seasonal menu is packed with roast potatoes, turkey and beef.


If you're in search of a Christmas party in Brighton, you'll most certainly find it at Font. Tucked away in the South Lanes, the bar and pub is a former 17th Century chapel whipping up tasty cocktails, beers and plenty of yuletide spirit. When the sun goes down, this venue comes alive.

Dead Wax Social

Beer, carbs and vinyl; what more could you want from your Christmas Eve celebrations? After taking in the Brighton lights, enjoy a craft brew (or a few) alongside some mates and celebrate the festive season with a playlist dedicated to traditional records. Maybe grab a pizza to line your stomach a little too.