Top 10 Places to take a Date in Brighton
Looking for somewhere seductive by the seaside? Brighton’s wealth of speakeasy hideaways, basement cocktail bars and organic restaurants makes it a huge hit with those planning a night out with their partner. Read on for our top 10 date night ideas in Brighton.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
For the ultimate in cabaret and burlesque entertainment, settle on a date night at Proud. A lavish den of roaring twenties debauchery, couples come for dinner, drinks and performances from some of the south-coast’s finest acts.
A snug seafront bar with a deliciously grand decor, The Plotting Parlour is a stately place to enjoy some cocktails and conversation. Pull up a vintage cinema seat and enjoy the seductive ambience, this place serves cocktails in retro milk bottles and offers a playlist of sultry 1920s swing.
If you’re looking for a fun-filled double date venue in Brighton, look no further than Lucky Voice. This dedicated karaoke bar is heaps of fun, offering you the chance to serenade your beau or rock the mic as part of a his and her duet, with plenty of drinks and fancy dress antics to keep the evening flowing. There’s two hours worth of free singing for Albion fans too; just present a matchday ticket to take advantage!
Fitted with quirky caves and cosy corners, the Tempest Inn is one of the kookier places to take a date in Brighton. Head upstairs and plonk yourself in front of the large windows, the stunning views here stretch out across the seafront. Enjoy a hearty, locally sourced meal washed down with something from the gin or prosecco list.
BYOC is another diamond of a romantic venue, serving expertly mixed cocktails in a broody basement location. The concept is simple; bring a bottle of your favourite spirit, get cosy and watch as BYOC’s expert mixologist use luscious compotes, juices and syrups to create bespoke drinks. Something vibrant and unique for those seeking date night inspiration in Brighton.
Dead Wax Social’s vinyl-only policy offers a refreshing option for loved-up couples seeking date night ideas in Brighton. The bar is a love note to the City’s proud vinyl culture, vowing never to play anything digital and creating a unique buzz while they’re at it. Pop in for a laid-back session of locally-brewed craft beers and artisan pizzas.
Weave a way through the crowds at the Wick Inn and upstairs to a decadent den of illicit drinking. Another elusive hideaway perfect for a date night in Brighton, this Speakeasy harks back to the roaring twenties with its candlelit booths, vintage memorabilia and calming jazz.
Looking for a good old-fashioned night of wining and dining your loved one? Plateau puts up a strong case for an intimate date night in Brighton, serving lovingly crafted food and natural wines in a friendly environment. There’s a soothing (and eclectic) playlist of jazz, hip-hop and electronica to create a nice buzz, and a post-dinner cocktail list featuring global spirits and dreamy vermouths.
Another private, broody option for a date night is The Black Dove on St James’ Street. Known for its eclectic music programme (catch anything from Be-bop to Jamaican ska, jazz to delta blues) and live acoustic nights, share a bottle of wine from their 100% organic list with someone you love right here. If you’re in to vinyl be sure to check out Jazzology, a tribute to 50s jazz tracks held every last Saturday of the month.