Something A Little Different in Brighton

Now is not the time or place to question your normality, not when these cool and eclectic bars in Brighton are waiting to be discovered. From 1930s themed wonderlands to bars brimming with burlesque showcases and fun fair themes, it's time to impress your chums with something they may never have seen before. Check out our recommendations for something a little different in Brighton and uncover a paradise of the weird and wonderful in one of the most distinctive towns in the UK. 

Last updated on 20th July 2017

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It may not be winter but that doesn't mean you can't cuddle up in an igloo this summer. Brighton Music Hall are adding six igloos to their renowned venue; book a spot to munch on their delicious Americana cuisine under the stars and in the cosiest venue.

Food & Drink, Live Music, Daytime, Something A Little Different
Beachfront
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The Mesmerist

4 user reviews

It was glamorous, it was indulgent, and it looked pretty darn good while doing it; inspired by the 1930s and New Orleans boozers, The Mesmerist is a a bar in Brighton unto its own. From premium entertainment to some of the most idiosyncratic interiors in Brighton, this rather lovely looking lounge bar is truly unique. If you're not taking in their vintage trinkets or kitsch collection of furniture you're sure to be dazzled by their regular burlesque nights or circus shows. 

Happily Affordable ££
The Lanes

And you thought karaoke was a dying art......Presented to you by one of the most well known karaoke companies in the UK, Lucky Voice is at your every beck and microphone call. If you find that a night out in Brighton isn't complete without some classic party belters, then Lucky Voice is here for your every unusual, karaoke whim. 

Happily Affordable ££
The Lanes
@Brighton Harbour Hotel on Various dates

As you've probably guessed from the name, the Disco Yoga Brunch is an event that combines a feel-good yoga session with all your favourite party tracks and a handful of healthy brunch dishes. Undoubtedly one for anyone looking to try something a bit different, this event promises to leave a lasting impression on you. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Classes
Funk & Soul
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East Street Tap

1 user reviews

Committed to craft beers and fascinated by all things New York, the team behind East Street Tap offer Brighton's beer connoisseurs a chance to try the best brews that America has to offer. Serving beers produced by Stillwater, Brooklyn and Dogfish Head, guests can even grab a delicious New-York inspired bite to eat, with authentic salted beef bagels and condiment topped hot dogs produced freshly by the kitchen of talented chefs. 

Happily Affordable ££
Town Centre

Hotel Pelirocco

1 user reviews

Known as one of Brighton most Rock'n'Roll hotels, Hotel Pelirocco have a pretty nifty bar up their sleeve too. Brimming with urban art, an amalgamation of pink lacquered seating and cool, garish wallpapers, this hotel bar in Brighton is a sight to see. But it's not just the decor that makes this Brighton bar a little off kilter; from a selection of burlesque events and poetry reading to vintage inspired cocktail masterclasses perfect for hen nights, Hotel Pelirocco boast some pretty stellar entertainment too. 

Splash the Cash £££
Town Centre

Speakeasy at The Wick

2 user reviews

It's hidden above a pub and we doubt that your chums know anything about it. Make haste for Hove and discover a drinking den of vintage proportions. Based upon the prohibition bars of the 1920s, Speakeasy at The Wick is the latest in secret Brighton bars, found up a staircase and boasting tasty cocktails. So how's about it, doll? 

Happily Affordable ££
Hove

Proud Cabaret Brighton

2 user reviews

Proud Cabaret dole out the ultimate in sassy, sex appeal romps for your evening cavorts. Feast your eyes on some busty burlesque shows, divine eats, elegant cocktails and some cheeky cabaret performances. This lot-lit den of 1920s charm and style is the perfect unique experience to settle down with for your weekend. 

Kemptown

BYOC Brighton

1 user reviews

'Wait, what do you mean I bring my own drinks?!' A quirky twist on the bring your own booze classic, BYOC is a cocktail bar in Brighton that will revolutionise the way you imagine your creative tipples. Bring your own bottle of liquid and pay a mere £20 fee and prepare to have your every cocktail whim catered for, all in the cosy confines of a quirky, prohibition style basement. 

Happily Affordable ££
The Lanes

FunFair Club

6 user reviews

Those of you looking for a clubbing experience like no other will be more than chuffed with the fun-filled frivolities on offer at FunFair. Harking back to Brighton's carnival days and the vintage funfairs of days gone by, FunFair boasts plush party themed interiors with everything from a popcorn machine to a bed of nails VIP booth. If that wasn't enticing enough, Friday nights are host to a whole heap of performers that will tantalise your party senses; from fire breathers, snake charmers and face painters to ladies hammering nails into their noses, anything goes at FunFair.

Happily Affordable ££
The Lanes

Metrodeco

1 user reviews

Cocktails in a tea room in Brighton? Well we never. A quaint little joint for cocktails on a Friday and Saturday night in Brighton, Metrodeco boasts its status as one of the only 1930s Parisian themed tea rooms in the UK, and rightly so. From some of the best vintage themed hen nights in Brighton to its selection of art deco themed interiors and retro wares, this is one special little venue in the heart of Kemp Town. 

Happily Affordable ££
Kemptown

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