Cool And Quirky Events In Brighton

Bored of all things mundane or looking to inject some excitement into your next big night out? We thought as much. From fun cabaret-themed bashes and bottomless karaoke brunches to immersive cocktail experiences in the clink, check out our guide to cool and quirky events in Brighton.

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 19th June 2024

Brighton Guided Bar Crawl Cocktail

@ Bohemia on Every Friday

Prepare to have a blast and enjoy some delightful cocktails during this incredibly affordable Brighton Guided Bar Crawl Cocktail. Join this fun and boozy tour to visit the city's trendiest cocktail bars and relish a night filled with good vibes and great drinks. It's the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or have a memorable night out with all your best pals. And the best part? Tickets start at just £12, offering you unbeatable value for a night to remember.

Alcotraz Brighton: Cell Block One-Three

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Wednesday 19th June 2024

Looking for cool bars in Brighton? Luckily, Alcatraz Cell Block One Three is incarcerating new inmates for a thrilling night of debauchery and deceit. Don your boilersuit and find yourself locked behind bars with a team of crooked guards who also just happen to be expert mixologists - result.

Benoit Viellefon Hot Club at the Brunswick - Brighton Hove

@ The Brunswick on Thu, 10th Oct 2024 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Prepare for a swingin' good time with Benoit Viellefon Hot Club At The Brunswick - Brighton Hove, bringing back the sounds of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s with world-class pianist Alex Bryson and Brighton's own guitar wiz, Jarrod Elks. This show will transport you to the stylish cafes and nightclubs of these eras with classic French melodies and a touch of American jazz flair.

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YO! Sushi School - Brighton

@ YO! Brighton on Sunday 23rd June 2024 and 25 other Sundays

Make foodie magic happen at YO! Sushi School - Brighton, a fun, hands-on experience where you'll learn the history of sushi, practice epics knife skills, and roll your very own tasty creations. Classes run for about two hours, with expert guidance from a YO! sushi master every step of the way to prepare you to become a sushi maestro. The menu includes delicious goodies ranging from inari nigiri to salmon sashimi slices and crunchy Cali rolls.

C'est Magnifique

@ The Walrus on Fri, 30th Aug 2024 @ 18:00 - 2:00

Indulge in a night of musical theatre escapism at C'est Magnifique, a glamorous event held at The Walrus on Ship Street. Immerse yourself in the intimate cabaret setting, illuminated by the soft glow of candlelight, and let the talented performers whisk you away to another world. This exclusive experience starts at just £12, offering a sultry evening of entertainment like no other.

Buff Bingo Bottomless Drag Brunch Brighton

@ PRYZM Brighton on Saturday 29th June 2024 and 12 other Saturdays

Get ready for a wild time at Pryzm Brighton's Buff Bingo Bottomless Drag Brunch Brighton. This event is where bingo meets brunch, mixed with lively performances by fabulous drag queens and smooth tunes courtesy of their resident DJ. Indulge in bottomless mimosas, prosecco, cocktail jugs, and more, paired with a delicious brunch dish of your choice. And the best part? You could win some fabulous prizes and even a jackpot worth £200.

Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch Brighton

@ Pryzm on Saturday 20th July 2024 and 4 other Saturdays

Hosted by some of the country's most iconic queens including Honey Foxx, Kiki Snatch and Paige Three and voted the number one drag brunch in the UK, the Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch is always a winner for daytime fun. As well as a mouthwatering meat or plant-based burger and 90 minutes of bottomless booze, you can expect fantastic entertainment from DJ sets to lip syncing battles, catwalk contests and audience dance-offs.

Fesshole Live: Brighton

@ Komedia on Wed, 3rd Jul 2024 @ 19:30 - 21:30

If you're looking for an evening of raucous laughs and naughty secrets then you'll want to grab tickets, starting from £18 each, to Fesshole Live at Komedia, Brighton. Rob Manuel is bringing this hilarious show to the famous live venue and on the lineup is a host of humour and heart, plus the opportunity for the audience to get involved, too. 

Forbidden Nights Brighton Ultimate Girls Night Out

@ Forbidden Nights Brighton on Saturday 22nd June 2024 and 31 other Saturdays

After something a little different to do? How about this pick of fun performances by Britain's Got Talent stars? Check out Forbidden Nights Brighton for the ultimate night out for hens, stags and groups, where heart-stopping performances and an after-party await.

Proud Cabaret Brighton

If you're searching for quirky things to do in Brighton, then check out Proud Cabaret. Showcasing some of the finest burlesque and cabaret dancers in town, you'll be able to dabble and dance at one very rowdy and raucous party. Feeling fancy? They also have an exclusive Secret Burlesque Society soiree taking place every Friday and Saturday evening.

The Secret Comedy Club

Discounts available on certain events

Catch some of the UK's finest comedy talents at the Artista Cafe & Gallery, as the Secret Comedy Club brings you hilarious stand up and awesome sketch comedy from established acts or fresh faces alike. There's a reason these guys won the Best Venue Award at the Brighton Fringe a few years back.

GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! ABBA Inspired Beach Terrace Party - Brighton

@ Horizon on Sat, 20th Jul 2024 @ 14:00 - 18:00

Get ready to groove at Horizon's GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! ABBA Inspired Beach Terrace Party - Brighton. This fun-filled glittering afternoon features three hours of live ABBA classics alongside disco hits from the 70s/80s mixed by their resident DJ, such as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You and singalongs from other epic artists like Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Kool & The Gang, KC & The Sunshine Band and more.

Brighton Fun Puzzle Treasure Hunt!

@ Brighton Train Station on Various dates from Wednesday 19th June 2024

Embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure with the Brighton Fun Puzzle Treasure Hunt, a unique twist on exploring this artsy city. Equipped with a treasure map, compass, and clever clues, you'll uncover the location of a hidden treasure - a fantastic pub where you'll enjoy a 20% discount on your bill. Whether you're looking for a fun day out or a team-building activity, this event is perfect. Plus, you'll take home a handy pack with more than just memories, including clever clues, a trusty treasure map, a clipboard, a reliable compass, a prize envelope, and wristbands for claiming your pub discount.


@ The Breakfast Club Brighton on Various dates from Saturday 22nd June 2024

Get ready to brunch without limits every Saturday courtesy of Toasted at The Breakfast Club in Brighton. Toast to endless drinks with two hours of bottomless prosecco, mimosas, beer, and Bloody Marys, all paired with a scrumptious Breakfast Club brunch dish for just £40 per person. We're talking eggs benedict and scrumptious, all-American pancakes.


@ No32 Duke Street on Sat, 14th Dec 2024 @ 12:00 - 17:00

Get ready to groove with R&B Brunch Brighton at No32 Duke Street. From classic R&B hits to the freshest club anthems, their DJs will keep the party pumping with killer jams and unstoppable beats. And that's not all – they've got mouthwatering food all day long, complimentary bottomless rum punch for the first hour, and vibes that will have you partying from midday to 5pm.

Brighton: City Adventure & Interactive Treasure Hunt

@ Brighton Palace Pier on Various dates from Wednesday 19th June 2024

Get ready for an epic adventure with Go Quest Adventure's Brighton: City Adventure & Interactive Treasure Hunt. From the iconic Brighton Palace Pier to the charming Lanes and the majestic Royal Pavilion, you'll embark on a puzzling journey that will reveal the city's fascinating past, including its transformation from a quiet fishing town to a buzzy Victorian seaside hideaway. Discover hidden paths, solve challenging puzzles, and earn points as you explore the city's highlights and reveal its best-kept secrets.