Valentine's Day 2021 in Brighton

The ultimate day of schmoozing is fast approaching, and where better to spend it than the UK's capital of romantic beach strolls, mushy minibreaks and kitsch arcade dates? Whether you're looking to chow down on some aphrodisiac-infused nosh, sip on creative cocktails or get physical at an axe-throwing tournament (Yes, it's a thing), Brighton is ready and waiting for all you lovers and lotharios. Check out our recommendations for the best bars, restaurants and happenings this Valentine's Day. Here's hoping cupid is on your side!

No 32

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Whether you fancy slurping your way through a selection of tall tipples or making things a bit fancier with a gastro-British menu, No 32 is a prime choice come February. With a club, bar and restaurant boasting slick decor and fail-safe dishes, it's perfect for romantic dinners.

@ The North Laine Pub and Brewery on Various dates from Sunday 25th October 2020

Nothing says 'I love you' like hurling a few hefty axes at a wall, right? The ideal antidote to any lovers' tiff, TRIBE Axe Throwing allows you to blow off some steam and show off your sporting prowess. Each tournament starts with a lesson from a professional coach before you go head to head with your fellow throwers to see who will be crowned champ. 

The Coal Shed

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If there's one thing The Coal Shed are all about, it's a love of meat. Come the 14th, they've put together a mouth-watering menu of tasty treats to woo your Valentine with. There's plenty of dishes to choose from, so head here if you're hoping to impress.

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Sunday 25th October 2020

To have and to hold till death do you part? Put your relationship resilience to the test as you get banged up at Brighton's best-loved prison-themed cocktail bar. You and your partner will have to put your heads together to smuggle some spirits behind bars, being careful not to draw attention from the super strict sheriff. 

Speakeasy at The Wick

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Hidden above a spiralling staircase at The Wick is a 1920s style drinking den, adorned with low lights, mahogany booths and walls filled with exotic liqueurs from all over the world. Inspired by speakeasy bars of days gone by, this bar is serving up bootlegged cocktails and some seriously romantic vibes.

They do say oysters are an aphrodisiac and when it comes to seaside fare, you'll be hard pushed to find anywhere better than the heralded Riddle & Finns. From scallops and locally caught fish to some of the most indulgent bottles of Champagne in the city, this dimly lit restaurant is the place for good food and a gorgeous atmosphere. 

With dreamy interiors and an extensive organic wine menu, SIX is a perfect bolthole if you want to push the boat out this Valentine's Day in Brighton. Plonk yourself under the twinkling fairy lights and work through a menu of dishes such as wild seabass and confit de canard.