Cool and Quirky Events in Brighton

You're not your run of the mill party son of a gun now, are you? From burlesque bashes and meaty endeavours to freaky fandagoes under the stars, Brighton boasts so cool a plethora of quirky events, we hardly knew what to do with them all... other than introduce them to you of course. 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 11th October 2016

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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 9pm.

Fun Time Partying, Live Music
Live Music
The Lanes
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Head down to the North Laine Brewhouse on Thursdays to listen to great tunes and learn more about brewing from their master barmen. There's tours of the brewery and a few cheeky tastings before you dance the night away to some 90s classics.

Bar Crawl, Something A Little Different
North Laine
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One of the UK’s most infamous and popular club nights is coming to Komedia. Ultimate Power was once described as “less a club night… more a religious happening” and is an absolute must if you’re prone to belt out the words to the odd power ballad. Every single song is a classic and there’s a joyous party atmosphere unlike anything you’ve likely experienced; leave your inhibitions at home and check out what all the fuss is about at this riotous Friday night out.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
North Laine
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Bursting with frightening sights, spooky characters and dazzling decor, the Phantom of Stanmer House promises Brighton's more adventurous revellers a Halloween experience they'll never forget. After first taking part in a 3 course dinner and a choreographed waltz routine in the idyllic Henry Pelham Room, guests will then explore the mansion,  experiencing terrifying encounters with some eerie character and discovering the true identity of the haunting phantom. 

Themed Nights, VIP Party, Something A Little Different, Cabaret/Burlesque
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This Halloween, Proud Cabaret are bringing the strange, sexy and devilish to life with their Twisted Fairy Tales event. Burlesque performers, fire breathers and acrobats will be invoking the spirit of the dead in a night of quirky and cool fun in Brighton.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
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Hail Seitan are a collective of chefs who have been feeding Brighton with their delicious meals for more than a year now and will be hosting their brand of vegan deliciousness with a special five-course meal at The Tempest.

Supper Clubs
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@ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar on Every Wednesday

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. 

Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
Town Centre

One of Brighton's oldest pubs gets Sunday nights going with an evening of swing and jazz music, inviting live bands and DJs to soundtrack away.

Live Music, Date Night
Live Music
The Lanes

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