Cool and Quirky Events in Brighton
Bored of all things mundane and looking to inject some excitement into your next big night out? From burlesque bashes and meaty endeavours to freaky fandangoes under the stars, Brighton boasts so many cool and quirky events that we hardly know what to do with them all. Check out our recommendations for some of Brighton's cool and quirky events, discovering why they call our fair seaside city 'The Pearly Gates of Awesome' (okay, sorry, it's only us that call it that).
Last updated on 21st June 2017
Perfect for anyone looking to test out their intuition and see exactly how they'd cope under pressure, Lady Chasity's Reserve is an immersive event that forces guests to solve a number of challenges in order to crack a secret mystery. With a bottle of the Lady's aphrodisiac wine up for grabs for the winner, this quirky event will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on you.
Fancy a nostalgic afternoon tea joined by your favourite superheroes and princesses? Bring the little ones and tuck into a delicious afternoon tea (and a glass of champagne for the adults!) at the Brighton Harbour Hotel this July.
The Western Pub in Brighton offers the city's weary revellers the perfect hangover cure every Monday, serving a delicious Sunday roast dinner alongside bottomless bloody marys. Expect huge slices of roasted meat, plenty of seasoned potatoes and all the delicious gravy that you could ask for. Better still, the make your own bloody mary station will be exactly what you need after a boozy night out.
Musical Bingo is back and it's putting on one hell of a party. Celebrating 10 years of bingo madness, the club night is coming to Komedia for more dancing on tables, huge fun and games and special prizes. Get your dancing shoes on 'cause this is going to be a big one kids.
Every Wednesday The Swing Ninjas bring their toe-tapping, head-bopping brand of swing classics to The Lanes. Set in the Mesmerist, a seriously cool and quirky Brighton bar, the band tootle the night away from 9 PM.
Relive Britain's most psychedelic decade with a night out at the Brighton Harbour Hotel this summer. Things at the Summer of Love Sixties Party kick off with a 3-course revival dinner, before the reins are handed over to the resident DJs. Playing all your favourite 60s songs, including The Beatles and Marvin Gaye, they'll have you dancing long into the wee hours.
Bored by the ordinary session at the gym? Add a bit of excitement to your workout at Disco Yoga, an event in Brighton that combines the strenuous exercise of a gym class with the fun of a night out. With all your favourite party played while you're led through a strenuous yoga class, the entire day will conclude with a hearty brunch, featuring fresh dishes and healthy fruits.
With lip sycning for their lives, Strictly Come Drag and plenty of other shenanigans, the drag queens at The Breakfast Club's event are going to hype up your morning to epic proportions. Taking place at Patterns, the event will also feature delicious breakfast dishes and bottomless booze - the perfect way to kick off your weekend.
The Breakfast Club is a quirky little joint located in The Lanes that is not only packed with kitsch decor, it also serves some of Brighton's best breakfast food. Every Saturday, they're upping the ante with a bottomless brunch which includes all their classics, from cheeseburgers through to bacon-topped pancakes, as well as endless prosecco, bloody marys and ice-cold lager.
Head down to the North Laine Brewhouse on Thursdays to listen to great tunes and learn more about brewing from their master barmen. There are tours of the brewery and a few cheeky tastings before you dance the night away to some 90s classics.
They may be one of Brighton's most glitzy vintage retreats, but that doesn't mean that Proud Brighton team don't want to get a little freaky on a Friday night in the city. Showcasing some of the finest burlesque and cabaret dancers in town, you'll be able to dabble and dance in one of the rowdiest parties in the city. Even partake in Proud Brighton's very own 'Wheel of Fortune' if the night so takes you.
Featuring creepy clowns, contortionists, fire breathers and snake charmers, the Funfair club in Brighton is no stranger to celebrating all things weird and wonderful. Standing out thanks to their liver performers and immersive club nights, this venue undoubtedly hosts some of the city's most cool and quirky events.
The Stamner House in Brighton is reliving the 1920s this July, throwing a gin-fuelled night of debauchery. Brighton's most well-known cabaret stars and burlesque performers will be showing off their talents in one of the venue's 5 great rooms. To sweeten the deal even more and make it a truly unforgettable experience, the Betty Lou Gin Club will be behind the bar, serving all your favourite gin-infused concoctions.
Those of you with a penchant for analog sticks, those with a level of button bashing to be found in their blood and those of you that know your way around the fire level on Sonic; prepare for an arcade style throw down. Join I Am Arcade at Sticky Mike's every Wednesday for a sweet selection of games consoles, beers and tunes the like.