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Alcohol-free in Brighton

Looking for alcohol free inspiration in Brighton? The city is brimming with fabulous restaurants, cocktail bars and pubs in Brighton. And if you don’t drink alcohol it may be easy to feel left out of the fun. Fear not sober citizens, our guide to an alcohol-free lifestyle in Brighton and Hove will help you confidently stride into sobriety.

yellow looking cocktail in the glass with the purple background at Torstigbar


A flagship offering for Brighton, Tørstigbar is a uniquely low / no alcohol bar serving non-alcoholic and alcohol free drinks up to a maximum percentage of 0.5% ABV ( which is about the same as a banana).There are beers on tap, bottled craft beer, wines and spirits sourced from all over the world plus a menu of delicious house cocktails. This chic bar is a cool place to hang out but it’s also a bottle shop with the best alcohol-free drinks selection you’ll find anywhere in the country.

Alcohol free cocktails in Brighton. one orange based drink, one lime based. Being carried on a tray with a beach and blue sky back ground. The location is Brighton beach on Brighton seafront.

Alcohol-free cocktails 

Mix it up and order a mocktail from the server at your favourite cocktail bar. Alcohol-free cocktails are often as delicious as their boozy brothers but, minus the liquor and you’ll certainly feel quicker the morning after! 

1920s Deco inspired North Laine based Bar Valentino has cracking offer running as part of Dry-Jan. It includes bespoke alcohol free cocktails, low ABV lager and a first drink for free promotion!

Take a trip to Permit Room in the Lanes where they take pride in their fantastic cocktail selection, putting as much effort into their alcohol free menu which are all crafted with quality ingredients and spirits. The Teetotal section features gems like the Sober Negroni and No-Hafta Kiwi Colada.

If you are more about fuss-free beverages but still love the flavour of spirit drinking, try ordering a G&T without the G. Most good pubs and Brighton bars will stock a select variety of alcohol-free spirits for you to sup on this season. You’ll also find most bars stock a range of 0% spirits for the flavour without the headache. 


Visiting one of our BRAVO top 20 winners for the best cocktail bar is a sure-fire way to grab a great drink. They may have bagged a BRAVO for their boozy beverages but we bet they’ll be a dab hand at knocking up some equally appetising alcohol-free cocktails for you to knock back.

a colourful cocktail with Raspberries. This is an alcohol free cocktail. the drink is sitting on a marble bar which is black and grey in colour.
bartender preparing alcohol free Brighton cocktails. The bartender is at Gung Ho. The bar is wooden with a back drop of drinks glasses behind.

‘erbal infusions 

Mocktails aren’t just about losing the alcohol. There are some masterful mixologists out there that’ll swap out the booze for a herbal alternative. These herbal infusions are said to stimulate and elevate you in a way that far surpasses the powers of booze. Don’t believe us? Then head to Gungho and see for yourself! 

Low ABV Beers – Alcohol Free Brighton

“Afterwork pint, anyone?” no longer has to mean knocking back jugs of high percentage drafts. We’re not denying it’ll be tough prizing your eyes away from your favourite craft beer and local brews but there is an alternative if you’re looking for an alcohol free Brighton. We’re blessed here in Brighton with having local breweries and pubs that offer a fantastic range of low ABV and alcohol-free beer. The sheer quantity of venue choice can be dizzying, so have a peruse through our picks of local watering holes and just make sure you ask for low ABV beer when you get there!

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brunch served

Fruit burst 

Perhaps it’s easier to swerve all things alcohol-related? If that’s the case then why not b-line past the booze and head to one of our favourite cafes, where you’ll be able to enjoy fresh juices, smoothies and milkshakes. The natural sugar rush and health kick that can be experienced when indulging in these drinks when not hungover might just be enough to see you through. A very healthy alternative if you’re looking to go alcohol free in Brighton. 

Switch the ritual 

Here at RB we’re suckers for standing on ceremony, we love a great British tradition and when it comes to socials, we seldom turn down an invite! So, this month we’re alternating our afternoon (alcohol-free) pint meet-ups with afternoon tea socials and should you wish to do the same we’ve put together a hit list of venues that serve the most sumptuous high teas in town. For more inspiration, see the top 20 BRAVO’22 winners for the best afternoon tea in Sussex

Decadent interior at The Grand with a three tier stand serving high tea.
Hot chocolate

Willy Wonka without the wonk

In the words of the great Willy Wonka himself “If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it” and we all know it’s far easier to see if you’re not four pints in!

Knoops is Brighton’s answer to Willy Wonka. The Knoopologists behind this dreamy, Lanes based, chocolate drink cafe have created a truly unique chocolate drinking experience, that simply must be tried by all.

What is knoopology?

Discover your perfect chocolate drink by allowing the Knoopologist to take you through their extensive chocolate selection, discover new depths of flavour and deliver you a drink that has the ability to match, lift and accentuate your mood.