Best Bars in Brighton

Best Bars in Brighton

When it comes to the best bars in Brighton, you might have a hard choice narrowing it down while you’re there!

We want to give you a hand to organise a showstopping hen night with a bunch of cool bars in Brighton central and the surrounding areas. This list of watering holes is a great head start before you dive into this beautiful coastal city in England. No matter what kind of occasion you’re organising for, you’ll definitely find the perfect place to party here. From large and loud places to dance to relaxed holes in the wall and everything in between.

Best Bars in Brighton - Patterns

1. Patterns

Patterns bar is basically the definition of trendy bars in Brighton, offering a colourful venue that’s big enough to fit every group size. You can invite all your friends and family to celebrate in Patterns, with tons of seating and multiple bars throughout the venue for drinks. This busy bar near the waterfront is hard to miss and always buzzing with weekly events to keep your attention. If you’re hunting for somewhere popular with memorable décor, this is a great choice and top of our list.

📌 10 Marine Parade » | Website »

Best Bars in Brighton - The Mesmerist

2. The Mesmerist

You’ll find the chilled-out Mesmerist in the middle of Brighton’s famous Lanes in between little shops and cafés. Inside, the décor is stylish and sophisticated with a massive menu packed with tasty cocktails. As quirky bars in Brighton go, The Mesmerist is the perfect place to start any evening with some unique drinks and chatter. The venue has three floors that are all different, leaving plenty of room for groups of all sizes to squeeze in and enjoy the atmosphere. Here are all of the things to do in Brighton when you are thinking of what to do in the day.

📌 1-3 Prince Albert St » | Website »

Best Bars in Brighton - No. 32

3. No. 32

In the day, No. 32 is a swanky place to enjoy some lunch with friends, but at night the lights dim and it’s a great place to party. Of all the cool bars in Brighton, this might be the smallest but the atmosphere is still excellent. In the middle of the venue is a humble dance floor, and No. 32 bar hosts different DJ’s and producers every Friday and Saturday. Professionals of cocktails, there menu is broken down into the notes and flavours of the drink so you can pick your favourite. Make sure it's an amazing weekend and stay in one of the best hotels in Brighton.

📌 32 Duke St » | Website »

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4. The Robin Hood

Named after the iconic English folk hero, The Robin Hood Brighton is a fantastic little boozer that's hard to miss from the outside with its striking green exterior. Inside, this cosy Brighton bar has tonnes of board games for punters to enjoy as well as serving delicious artisan pizzas from their kitchen. As well as that, of course, you'll find a great selection of drinks behind the bar to keep you entertained too!

📌 1-3 Norfolk Pl | Website »

Best Bars in Brighton - Bohemia

5. Bohemia

Bar Bohemia is the place to go if you want late night drinking, closing at 3am on weekends. This sleek and chic venue is situated over 3 floors with differing atmospheres on each. Whether you want to chill out with an expensive cocktail or chat loudly to friends with some shots, Bohemia has space for everyone visiting the best bars in Brighton. If anything, we suggest you come here for the weird and wonderful bicycle on the bar! Before you head to these bars you may want to try out some of the best pubs in Brighton.

📌 54-55 Meeting House Ln » | Website »

Best Beer Gardens in Brighton

Because it’s a seaside resort, Bright is filled to the brim with impressive outdoor spaces for eating and drinking. The best beer gardens in Brighton are scattered around the area, all offering a USP that will create a memorable summertime visit for your group. Here’s a few!

The Tempest Inn | Kings Road Arches

Walkabout Brighton | 79-81 West St

Palm Court | Brighton Palace Pier

Open House | 146 Springfield Rd

La Plage | Kings Road Arches

Grand Central | 29-30 Surrey St

Best Bars in Brighton - The Joker

6. The Joker

The Joker can easily be described as a fancy pub with a hidden twist. Outside you’ll find your classic pub layout and a warm welcome downstairs, with food being served in the day. However, head upstairs to enjoy their gorgeous cocktail lounge and menu for the evening. This venue is not really for dancing, but if you want a night of drinking, talking and laughing then The Joker is the perfect place for your group.

📌 2 Preston Rd » | Website »

Best Bars in Brighton - Mrs Fitzherberts

7. Mrs Fitzherberts

On the hunt for quirky bars in Brighton? There’s no better place than Mrs Fitzherberts on New Road. This venue is an unusual mix of bright and beautiful decorations, stone statues and vintage wonders in one space. They serve a lot of their cocktails in teacups and teapots, and have several areas including the Lost Gardens. If you visit this bar you’ll receive an experience as well as a good evening, plus learn a little about Brighton’s most famous mistress.

📌 25-26 New Rd » | Website »

Best Bars in Brighton - The Plotting Parlour

8. The Plotting Parlour

It’s hard to keep a secret with the internet, but the hidden Potting Parlour bar does a pretty good job! Tucked away just off the Old Steine, this sophisticated venue is like a piece of history. The guys at The Plotting Parlour keep things tradition, with classic cocktails and table service only for the evening. There’s a range of different seating and plenty of space for everyone to grab a cocktail and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in this cosy watering hole.

📌 6 Steine St » | Website »

Best Bars in Brighton - Dead Wax Social

9. Dead Wax Social

Known as the throwback bar, Dead Wax Social has one very strict policy – vinyl only all year round. The bars music is brought to you by their huge collection of 5000+ original vinyl’s from all over the country. Advertising craft beers and “banging” pizza, this chilled social is a great place to start an evening or just relax for a few hours. This bar is especially good for any music lovers that are visiting Brighton. If you're wanting something different, head up North and try out some of the best bars in Leeds.

📌 18a Bond St » | Website »

Best Bars in Brighton - Bar Valentino

10. Bar Valentino

Bar Valentino is right in the heart of Brighton, giving anyone easy access to the venue wherever you’re coming from. This small bar is known for it’s cute balcony where you can overlook Brighton’s bustling centre as you sip on cocktails. The bar can be found above Tinto Taperia tapas restaurant which you can pair together for an unforgettable evening in the seaside resort. For people watching in the cultural district of the city, there’s no better place than Bar Valentino.

📌 7a New Rd » | Website »

Best Bars in Brighton - Easy Street Tap

11. East Street Tap

If you’re organising an outing for a group of beer lovers, East Street Tap is a one of the best bars in Brighton for the good stuff. Swap your Carlsberg and Carling for a huge selection of craft beers you won’t find anywhere else. The venue is constantly rotating their beer and ale selection, so every visit offers something different. Small but sweet, the exterior looks like a classic British pub, but the interior is plastered with band posters and colour.

📌 74 East St » | Website »

Best Bars in Brighton - OhSo Social

12. OhSo Social

The best way to experience true Brighton is on the beach, and OhSo Social is just that! This venue can be found right on the waterfront close to the pier for incredible views. OhSo Social strips back all the glitz and glam to bring you the basics of a good night out with friends. The bar also serves food and can get really busy especially in the summer months. Does it get much better than drinks and a sea view?

📌 250a Kings Rd » | Website »

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13. The Hop Poles

A proper old-world pub just a short walk away from Brighton Beach, The Hop Poles is a wonderful pub that doubles up as a great place to grab a bite to eat during the day. Behind the bar, there's a great deal of pints on tap as well as spirits for cocktails and shorts too. If you enjoy the charm of a no-nonsense venue then this Brighton pub will be sure to impress!

📌 13 Middle St » | Website »

Best Bars in Brighton - Revolution

14. Revolution

Revolution bar is hugely popular across the UK and the same can be said for Brighton too. This buzzing venue is known for it’s expert list of cocktails with quirky flavours. Inside, you’ll find sleek and uber cool décor paired with music and a dance floor space. Revs also offer their own ‘shot sticks’ made from unique vodka blends and flavours. Furthermore, the décor is vibrant and colourful to create an awesome atmosphere every weekend!

📌 77 West St » | Website »

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