While this may be one of Brighton's most unique drinking plots, The Mesmerist is also one the town's most favoured spots for a little live music. From swing bands and jazz nights to a jostle with the samba and 1930s style crooning, expect an ever-changing roster of vintage acts and live music.
Live Music in Brighton
From underground dive jaunts and booming bass sounds to cracking seaside whips for live wonderment, Brighton is a cauldron of sound on any given day thanks to our penchant for live music and bands alike. If you have a hankering for the strum of an acoustic guitar while you sip on a cocktail, then check out our recommendations for some of the best live music venues in Brighton and discover a wealth of lavish live sounds and sweet underground bands on our seaside shores.
Bringing the party every weekend, Brighton's Idle Hands puts on a great selection of live music nights, from local upstarts to their house band, The Jones Street Boys, who play every Thursday.
A Brighton institution, Brighton Music Hall is a music lover's paradise with acts performing daily. As well as a roaring roster of local talent, the bar hosts cabaret evenings, serves delicious comfort food and has a great selection of a craft beer.
Taking more to intimacy in a pub environment rather than hoards of screaming so and so's, The Black Lion boasts a chilled out evening of local live music, gypsy Jazz Sundays and the occasional open mic night for those of you that might just fancy taking to the mic yourselves.
Perfect for those heading on a casual night out in town, The Western has a few tricks up its sleeve to keep punters coming back for more. Not only are there pints and burgers aplenty, stick around for long enough and you'll catch a selection of live sessions in Brighton.
Artista are shining a light on the best and brightest of Brighton's up-and-coming talent with their new Live!Actually events. Located in Hove, the venue will be hosting a range of singers, songwriters and spoken word performers, showcasing the area's local talent.
Home to regular gigs and club nights, Patterns is one of the best live music venues in the Brighton. It also hosts a weekly night, Foundations, which showcases the best up-and-coming Brighton talent, from live acts to the hottest new producers.
Party hearty schmoozing and jazz nights reign supreme in Brighton's Casablanca Jazz Club where glitzy lights and high heels are replaced with basement shindigs and dusty ceilings. Authentic in their nights and local in their musical names, Casablanca keeps music in a traditional light, boasting intimate atmospheres and a barrage of sound come sun down.
Ah, something for the more sumptuous of music lovers. You may not have a penchant for rowdy basement bars and guitars strewn across the stage, but how about some of the finest cocktails in Brighton and a smattering of sultry jazz? Host to a selection of live jazz and music every Thursday night, Bohemia slow things down a little for a night of mixology mastery and smooth sounds.
This quirky Irish pub loves itself a bit of live music, with everything from traditional folk tunes to Brighton's best indie acts. Set in The Lanes, the pub claims to serve Brighton's best pint of Guinness too - did someone say brilliant night out?!
Big names, big noise and big shows. If they're set to make it on the circuit, they're probably played a gig at this gem. Infamous for their converted Victorian interiors, globally renowned acts and some of the best bands in the business, Concorde 2 is a must for any live music fan.
Simply whisper the name of Green Door Store in Brighton to any live music lover, and you will impress them. This cavernous club is a stalwart on the music scene with acts on pretty much every night; add to that a jumping crowd and you're in for one cracking night.
A wholly exotic bar and restaurant in the heart of town, The Blue Man boasts a basement of drapes, curtains and gilded frames where live music is ever in abundance. From Caribbean sounds and live Jazz to independent acts, it's anyone's guess as to who's on the stage next at The Blue Man.