Brighton’s best cocktail

Cocktail bars are thriving, and each is looking to carve a niche for itself on the Brighton drinks scene. We asked you to searched high and low for the cocktail venue with a unique flair, ambience and flavour, inventive cocktails, stylish classics and bartending excellence. You drank your way through Brighton’s bars and voted in the thousands for the venues that left you stirred, not shaken.

This year’s Best Cocktail category is sponsored by FagBreak.

1st place

Despite being tiny and intoxicating, GungHo’s unique offering of seasonally and sustainably made cocktails left enough of an impression to win the BRAVO for best cocktail. That’s no small feat for Julien and his team and no small feat to you for drinking his potions and remembering how to use your phone.

2nd place

Masterful mixology with a penchant for the dramatic earned Bohemia a spot in the top three places you like to drink cocktails. This Lanes venue is not Brighton’s usual bijou cocktail haunt yet still delivers the goods, proving the best things don’t have to come in small packages.

3rd place

New kid on the Block, Burnt Orange, opened its doors in the summer of 2021 to swift acclaim. The all-day restaurant and bar has tantalised you with its cocktail menu that sizzles with classic and contemporary concoctions and jumps quickly into your top-three cocktail spot go-to.

An orange cocktail photographed on the bar with bottles of alcohol in the background.
11th place

Bar Valentino

16th place

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