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. 

Last updated on 16th July 2018




The Mesmerist

8 user reviews 4

Not everyone follows the same musical ilk, and neither do this quirky bunch. While they may be one of Brighton's most unique drinking plots, The Mesmerist is also one the town's most favoured spots for a little off kilter live music. From live swing bands and jazz nights to a jostle with the samba and 1930s style crooning, The Mesmerist boast an ever changing roster of vintage acts and live music. 

The Black Lion

2 user reviews 5

Whoever said that live music need be booming venue bound and doused in rather expensive strobe lights? Certainly not The Black Lion. Taking more to intimacy in a pub environment rather than hoards of screaming so and sos, 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. 

The Blue Man

2 user reviews 5

Do your musical inclinations lie with a more international flavour? Then why not try the North African wares of The Blue Man. 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. 

Casablanca Jazz Club

2 user reviews 5

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 Jazz Club keep music in a traditional light, boasting intimate atmospheres and a barrage of sound come sun down. 

Sticky Mike's Frog Bar

1 user review 4

Another top notch destination for those with indie in their veins, Sticky Mike's Bar are hailed as one of the best live music plots in Brighton. With their name spread all over the Great Escape roster and their gig nights a wholly intimate and bustling affair, Sticky Mike's know no bounds when it comes to the music entertainment they provide, be it heralded American acts to local indie favourites. 

Bohemia

5 user reviews 5

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.