Christmas Eve Pubs in Brighton
Long gone are the days where Christmas Eve was spent curled up next to your parents working through a stomach-churning pack of After Eights; pre-Santa sobriety is a thing of the past with Christmas Eve one of the busiest nights on the seasonal calendar. From charming candle-lit boozers to bustling pubs of wistful Christmas cavorting and raucous shindigs, Christmas Eve is a top-notch night to weave your way through the pubs of Brighton. Check out our recommendations for some of the best Christmas Eve pubs in Brighton.
Last updated on 15th November 2016
A cosy, fairy-light affair, don't let appearances deceive you as The Black Lion will be a hilariously fun spot come the night before Christmas. Join in with the Brighton revellers as brilliant beers are drunk and a cracking soundtrack sees you into the best damn day of the year.
Who needs plenty of beer with their Christmas cheer? Us too, and there's not many better places than North Laine Pub and Brewery. The pub brews much of its own beer and ale on site as well, meaning you won't have a more individual Christmas pint than here.
Lively music, flowing beers and more holiday cheer than you can shake a stick at - East Street Tap in Brighton is one fun spot for Christmas Eve. Pop your Santa hat on and head down to this popular space.
If you're not arriving into Brighton until later then fear not as Grand Central is practically next to the train station, perfect for some dutch courage before you see the old gang again.
The Lion and Lobster is one of Brighton's oldest pubs and it brings with it a whole heap of cute atmosphere to boot. Vintage pictures adorn the walls, there's lots of nooks and crannies and the beer is on point for a boozy start to the Christmas season.
If you want your Christmas Eve drinks a little fancier and perhaps a dollop of delicious food on the side, then No 32 is where to go. The bar and restaurant can always be counted on for a funny night, and has lots of space for you and all those friends you haven't seen in yonks.
One for those of you looking to indulge in a little tradition, The Wick Inn is sure to be bustling on Christmas Eve in Hove, but there's sure to be a cosy air that will pull you in, even with the drinking droves. From the emerald green interiors to the smattering of vintage trinkets, The Wick Inn is a charming pre-Christmas-day tipple. There's even a speakeasy secret to be found behind a set of winding stairs if you fancy the adventure.
Does anything scream Christmas Eve in Brighton more than roaring fire places, quirky interiors and an eclectic crowd? The Joker has all these things in abundance and is great for a quirky couple of drinks.
A raucous retreat full of creative concoctions, The Black Dove could be just your seasonal escape this Christmas Eve in Brighton. From their broody candle-lit tables, to a vintage basement nook themed on an grand Galleon, there's a an air of cosy cool at The Black Dove that's not to be missed - you wouldn't want to be on Santa's naughty list now would you?
While the gentle lull of Christmas carols might be the ticket for some on the Eve of the big day, there's certainly no such antics to be found at the Mash Tun on Christmas Eve. Unless, by carols, you of course you mean raucous marauding to the sound of rock and roll Christmas anthems. Join the Mash Tun this Christmas Eve in Brighton for a punchy party of top notch indie kids and seasonal schmoozing.