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 of New Orleans prosperity and vintage quirks 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 26th September 2016
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.
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 hotdogs produced freshly by the kitchen of talented chefs.
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.
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.
We're British, and thus we find many an excuse to embark on an exotic adventure and discover warmer shores, but what if there was one right on your doorstep? (other than our awesome beach of course). Boasting a paradise of Tiki inspired treats and creative cocktails whipped up in totem pole sharers and treasure chests, Lola Lo is a unique bar in Brighton brimming with Hawaiian shirts, puffer fish lamp shades, South Pacific perks and more.
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.
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?
'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.
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.
You may happen to have found yourself at one of the best beaches in the UK, but that doesn't mean that you don't have hankerings for other shores, Dive into a sumptuous slice of Japan at restaurant bar Yum Yum Ninja where classics Japanese dining if offset with one rather fancy looking cocktail bar on the first floor.
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; not only that, but 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 in to their noses, anything goes at FunFair.