Friday Nights in Brighton
The magical moment has come, you've shut down your computer, turned your back on working life and discovered your big bad party self just in time for sun down, congratulations, IT MUST BE FRIDAY! One of the biggest nights on your weekly party calendar, there are plenty of shindings in Brighton to choose from, be you a hardcore dancefloor demon or a laid back late nighter. Check out our recommendations for the top parties happening on a Friday night in Brighton and start your weekend just right, with a bevvie!
Last updated on 17th February 2017
Ready for a trip to paradise this Friday night in Brighton? Don your lei and discover a little Vitamin D down at Lola Lo's 'CocoBum', where the drinks are pocket friendly and the dance floor is heaving. Whether your supping away on an exotic themed cocktail or taking in the plight of Lola Lo's DJs, spinning the best in commercial and chart hits, this tiki bar in Brighton is your sun smattered getaway on Friday nights.
If you would rather be sipping finely brewed beer than downing shots on a Friday night, head to The Hare and Hounds. The pub is Brighton's first brewery fresh pub meaning you can order unfiltered beer straight from the tank. There's also an excellent selection of Mexican nibbles.
For Friday night shindigs in Brighton, head to Patterns on the seafront which is serving food, cocktails and fine music. With their new weekly Friday Special there is 2-4-1 cocktails, deals on beer and wine and free chips with your drinks if you order before 7pm, the start of the weekend never tasted so good.
Your Friday night in Brighton just got a whole lot heavier thanks to the party palace No 32. Hidden in the depths of The Lanes, No 32 is a discerning cocktail retreat which opens up into a clubbers paradise come the weekend. Open until 4:30am and boasting DJs and dancing until the early hours, you should relish the chance to hit up this dance floor come Friday.
The Tempest must be one of Brighton's quirkiest bars, built into a chamber of caves. On Fridays things hot up with their Night Grooves event, expect the biggest beats from classic artists such as Sugar Hill Gang, Lionel Ritchie and so many more.
Every Friday night things get a bit debauched at The Mesmerist with their Shake Holla and Roll night. Influenced by Dixieland Jazz, the bar puts on their brand of rocking tunes and brilliant cocktails.
If you're not in love with Friday, at least these guys are. One of the most heaving nights on the party strip, Friday nights at Coalition are a strictly dance floor affair. If you know how to throw a few shapes once the week is done, this is just the party for you. Playing a cracking selection of retro mash-ups with Fatpoppadaddy DJs in tow, 'Friday I'm In Love' is a dapper dance floor doozie from the 90s.
Roll back the clock to the romantic 1920s and spend the night sipping on great gin cocktails thanks to the Betty Lous Gin Club's new pop-up bar. Always hiding from the Prohibition Patrol, the secret bar will feature over 15 different varieties of gin and will be framed by a smattering of vintage antiques and knick knacks. Expect daring creations and intriguing flavours at this Friday night pop-up event.
Irish pub The Fiddler's Elbow sure know how to have a good time on a Friday night as they get the hottest hits on the decks. Head on down for a party atmosphere, friendly locals and cracking DJs as they lead you into a hell of a weekend.
If clubbing isn't your bag on a Friday night in Brighton, why not try Komedia for some belly-aching laughs. The comedy club in North Laine puts on weekly shows of the town's best talent as well as cabaret nights, DJs and live music.
On the first Friday of every month, The Haunt are taking back to the '90s for a night of classic hip hop tunes. Get ready to get serious on the dancefloor with the likes of Janet Jackson, Tupac and Biggie.
Celebrating International Women's Day in the only way they know how, the team behind Femrock have compiled together a line-up of Brighton's best female performers and bands. Taking over the Green Door Store on the 3rd March, the likes of Young Adventurers, Sitdown and Teenage Cavemen will be performing all their biggest tracks long into the early hours. This is one Friday night in Brighton you definitely don't want to miss.