Where To Drink Near Brighton Pride
It's the biggest event to hit Brighton's streets all year; expect eccentricities in their bounty, look forward to all sorts of flamboyance and don't even think about going home sober - Brighton Pride is once again upon us! Don your finery, hit the beachfront and get ready for a day of celebration - we've lined up the best places to drink near Preston Park, and the best bars near Brighton Pride - take note, as this is by no means a sober affair. Check our guide page for further inspiration for gay nightlife in Brighton.
Perched just aside Preston Park, The Hare & The Hounds is an exciting new London Road opening that serves a cool selection of craft beers, local ales and tasty bar bites. If you're feeling a little parched after all the Brighton Pride offerings in Preston Park, head down to The Hare & The Hounds for a tasty slice of relaxation.
A rainbow coloured institution in the Brighton gay scene, Legends delivers drag parties, cheap drinks and raucous parties to boot. Expect panoramic sea views, a heaving basement club and neon homage to pop stars; as well as one of the rowdiest gay nights in Brighton - just the ticket for all you night owls!
Just a stones throw from Preston Park, Good Companions excels in chilled out vibes, a friendly atmosphere and bepoke furnishings. If you're feeling peckish after a day of Brighton Pride frivolities in Preston Park, drop by for a pint and a plate of tasty pub grub - the ideal way to re-energise yourselves for the long night ahead (chances are, it'll be pretty damn raucous).
Easily one of the more laid back options for bars near Brighton Pride, The A Bar is about as chilled as they come. Boasting a plethora of neon pink hues, baroque upholstery and high loungers, as well as a stunning selection of sea views, this beachfront hotel bar offers a chilled out evening retreat, away from the hubbub of The Marina.
A Victorian inspired den of dusty collectibles, vintage furniture and not forgetting their creative concoctions, The Black Dove is a curious little spot in Kemptown - only a stones throw from the Brighton Parade. Sip on something created by one of the master mixologists, or opt for one of their international craft beers and locally brewed ales. You're in for a liquid treat at The Black Dove.
One of the oldest gay bars in Brighton, it will come as no surprise that this is always a popular watering hole for Brighton Pride. To be found in Kemp Town, Bulldog Bar offers great drinks deals, a karaoke room and an ever frolicsome party throughout Brighton Pride: expect fun filled cabaret events, a regular karaoke showdown and live drag nights - these guys pull out all of the stops for Brighton Pride.
Just shy of the beachfront, Doctor Brightons is a popular gay pub in Brighton that offers more than its fair share of liquid refreshments and cracking conversation. Drop by for a quick beverage before, during or after Brighton Pride and nestle yourselves on one of their plush chesterfields with a glass of something strong. Easily one of our top choices for bars near Brighton Pride, this one is just what the doctor ordered.