Things To Do In Brighton This Summer

The swelling temperatures, the sea breeze and the hint of savoury, salted chips under your nostrils; there's nothing quite like summer in Brighton, so how can you make the very best of it? From themed romps and rooftop parties to cocktail masterclasses and stunning beer gardens, check out our recommendations for the best things to do this summer in Brighton. 

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Last updated on 31st May 2024

Go To A Cocktail Masterclass

@ Blossoms Brighton on Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

Head to Blossoms Brighton Cocktail Masterclass, where their top-notch mixologists will teach you how to mix, muddle, and shake to your heart's content. You'll get to learn the art of balancing flavours, from sweet to sour, by blending different techniques to create the cocktail of your dreams. Their expert bartenders will also be there by your side to help you create masterpieces and lead some fun games and contests along the way. 

Smuggle Liquor In A Speakeasy Prison

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Friday 19th July 2024

On the hunt for things to do this summer in Brighton? Look no further than Alcotraz: Cell Block One Three, the fully immersive theatrical cocktail bar. Enjoy four expertly crafted cocktails made from your smuggled liquor, become a part of the immersive storyline, and take lots of Instagrammable photos in your very own orange prison jumpsuit. Just make sure to keep your liquor smuggling skills on point, and don't let the warden catch you.

Let Loose With A Sexy Show

@ Forbidden Nights Brighton on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 28 other Saturdays

Wondering what Brighton events are on this summer? Forbidden Nights Brighton Ultimate Girl's Night Out at Pryzm is the hottest show and after-party extravaganza where you can let loose. Sing along and party as the boys set the stage on fire with their awe-inspiring antics. You'll get two hours of non-stop fun, a cast meet-and-greet with photo opportunities, and an after-party starting at just £25 per person.

Participate In An Outdoor Treasure Hunt

@ Brighton Train Station on Various dates from Friday 19th July 2024

Looking for fun summer events in Brighton today? Get ready for a unique outdoor experience with Brighton Fun Puzzle Treasure Hunt. This exciting adventure will take you around the city's famous landmarks and secret back streets while sharing a bit of history along the way. You'll be given a treasure map, compass, and clues to guide you on your quest. And if you're successful, you'll discover where to mark the X on your map to reveal the location of your treasure - 20% off at a great pub.

Catch Some Live Music

From open mic nights to raucous street parties, you're bound to find summer music events in Brighton this weekend. The good news? We've created a handy guide to the best spots to catch a live performance from the stars of tomorrow. You're welcome.

Party At A Bottomless Drag Brunch

@ Revolution Brighton on Saturday 27th July 2024 and 9 other Saturdays

Get ready to have a ball at Buff Bingo Drag Brunch, held every first and second Saturday at Charles Street Tap in Brighton. Trust us; this ain't your granny's boring ol' bingo session; we're talking a brunch event filled with sass, sexy twists, and heaps of sauce. The full bottomless brunch experience includes four hours of non-stop fun, a delicious brunch dish of your choice, and 90 minutes of bottomless alcohol, including mimosas, prosecco, cocktail jugs, rum punch, and vodka woo woos.

Indulge In A Boozy Bottomless Brunch

@ The Breakfast Club Brighton on Various dates from Saturday 20th July 2024

Are you prepared to brunch hard and bottomless at Toasted by The Breakfast Club Brighton? Get ready to raise your glasses and sip on unlimited prosecco, mimosas, beer, and bloody marys for two whole hours while you indulge in a tasty brunch dish that will satisfy all your breakfast cravings — think eggs benedict, fluffy pancakes with cream and berries, as well as all-American plates of pancakes, sausage, homestyle potatoes, fried eggs and maple syrup. 

Swig A Few In Brighton's Best Beer Gardens

When the sun's shining there's truly nothing better than knocking back a pint in a buzzing beer garden. From hidden nooks and crannies packed with foliage to beachfront benches and streetside terraces, our guide rounds up Brighton's very best alfresco drinking spots. And if you're peckish? You'll even find some delicious grub at these watering holes: think juicy burgers, Asian bites like tempura fish as well as Mediterranean fare.

Party On The Mesmerist's Roof Terrace

Coming alive in the summer months, The Mesmerist's packed-out terrace guarantees good vibes for those looking to dance the day away while soaking up those rays. With its own special outdoor bar, you'll be able to sip on summer cocktails and jugs of Pimm's, with plenty of gourmet bar snacks on offer for when those hunger pangs call. They front a Tex-Mex-inspired kitchen so prepare to chow down on the likes of Buffalo chicken quesadillas and spicy abodo chicken wings.

Go On A Long Walk

If you're looking for summer Brighton events this weekend, how about making one yourself in the form of a glorious coastal walk? Embark on the likes of the Flamer Hiking Loop which will take you six and a half miles across the South Downs, or go the extra (half) mile and set off to the pretty town of Lewes where you'll be able to snap pictures of 14th-century cottages and enjoy some crisp pints.