BrewDog Brighton quenches the city’s thirst
BrewDog Brighton opened its doors in August 2015, just a few hops away from the North Laine and Brighton Pavilion.
As you’d expect from the punk brand, the bar has a slick industrial look with exposed brick, wood and wire mesh walls making up booths. These guys want the focus to be on the drinks not the décor – although the taxidermy donkey is an eye turner.
A world of real ale
The ale menu is, in a word, extensive. Stretching out behind the bar there’s an old school cinema style listing of around a 50-50 mix of BrewDog and guest ales, tap takeovers.
While all of BrewDog is still proudly brewed in Scotland, the tap takeover is a global exploration of the best fermentations on offer. The list changes frequently to reflect BrewDog Brighton’s enduring love of all things eclectic and adventurous.
A School for Ale enthusiasts
It’s no secret that Brighton is fond of its craft ales, there’s a thriving trend for pubs serving small batch brews, despite the competition BrewDog Brighton still manages to keep itself at the top of the game. The ethos of BrewDog is through and through about the joy of it all. No matter how busy it gets the dedicated team behind the bar will always make you feel at home and are only too happy to advise if you’re not sure what you’re after. And if the team’s enthusiasm whets your appetite for discovery then book into one of their Beer School sessions, where education really is a reward in itself.
Big eats at BrewDog Brighton
The kitchen at BrewDog serves up a hearty selection of options to line your stomach with. There are grazing options as well as hearty burgers and wings and a dedicated plant-based section with items from Beyond Meat and Shoreditch’s Temple of Seitan (think heavy on the fake meat, but not exclusively so). For healthier options, there’s the bowl food menu, more salad and fewer chips and leaner meat. There’s also a full kids menu and brunch is served weekends and bank holidays.
A community of ale lovers
BrewDog’s success is no doubt built on the foundations of enthusiasm for real craft ale, but into that mix the original two-men-and-their-dog operation added a great sense of community including setting up the Equity for Punk shareholder scheme in the early days of the business. That sense of community remains apparent in BrewDog Brighton with pop up Art Fairs, Pride Brunch Specials and Take Over nights populating their frenetic calendar, keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.
- All photos credit BrewDog Brighton Facebook