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The Metropole Bar and Terrace at DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole

All-day dining venue and cocktail bar, offering stunning sea views, afternoon tea and bottomless brunch.

The Metropole Bar and Terrace | A destination bar on your doorstep

You can’t fail to be impressed by the iconic facade of the DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel and what a wonderful place to stay or visit. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse, architect of London’s Natural History Museum, its elegance and grandeur have made it a landmark of the promenade. Take a moment to appreciate it before you walk through the doors of the Metropole Bar where you will be met with warm open arms. 

a guy and a girl bartenders mixing their cocktails at the Brighton Metropole bar

A local secret hiding in plain sight

The Metropole Bar welcomes everyone, from hotel guests to city residents, to enjoy all-day dining and fabulous drinks against an unmistakably glamorous backdrop. It is undoubtedly a great option for both special occasions and larger groups but also, we can’t see any good reason not to pop in for a quick drink with a friend. 

Brittany and RB team enjoying food and drinks at the Metropole Bar

The Metropole Bar

With its magnificently high ceilings, the Metropole Bar is airy and spacious. Hung with elegant mirrors, the striking blue walls evoke the marine expanse just opposite. Enormous floor-to-ceiling windows flood the room with light and frame the breathtaking view. The contemporary furnishings are comfortable and artfully arranged to create plenty of charming areas to settle into with your family and friends. The Bar and Terrace are fully accessible.

The wood-panelled bar, running the length of a wall, is stocked with premium spirits, wines and beers. Beautifully lit and mirrored, it makes for a sparkling jewel-like display. The changing menu of signature cocktails sits alongside the classics. For those looking for something extra-special, there is house-made vermouth, organic gin and vodka. A vegan cocktail menu uses clever plant-based foamers and other innovative ingredients. There is also a great selection of non-alcoholic mocktails. In our view, the cocktails are remarkably good value. And a cocktail masterclass can be arranged on enquiry. 

red cocktail with piece of orange at the top

Guinness, and non-alcoholic Guinness, is available on tap and the Metropole Bar serves local craft beer from Loud Shirt Brighton, including its own exclusive Loud Shirt brew. The wine list is carefully considered to please every palate, and features some excellent English wines including house-sparkling Chapel Down.

The Terrace opens for a ‘Summer of Spritz’

In spring and summer, the Metropole Bar opens its doors to the beautiful terrace, revealing the stunning sea view to alfresco drinkers and diners. Looking straight across the Brighton seafront onto the historic West Pier, this must be one of the most stunning places in the city to enjoy the famous Brighton beach sunset. 

Brighton Metropole Bar terrace. Two men having a toast with their cocktails

The terrace plays host to the ‘Summer of Spritz’, sponsored by Franklins and Sons, purveyors of high-quality drink mixers. With the terrace colourfully decorated with gorgeous greenery and flowers, a dedicated Spritz menu will be offered throughout the summer months. Each spritz will feature a different spirit paired with its perfect mixer with a spritz ‘flight’ available for parties.

big terrace at the Metropole Bar, people sitting outside enjoying sun and drinks

Dirty Burgers, Bottomless Brunch and Afternoon Tea

All-day Dining

An extensive all-day bar menu offers everything you would hope from loaded dirty burgers to plates of steaming linguine, classic steak and chips to spicy piri-piri chicken.

There are lots of tasty snacks and an indulgent selection of desserts. Plenty of vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy-free options are available too. The Metropole Bar is family-friendly with high chairs, changing facilities and a great kids menu to keep your little ones happy. 

All day dining is available from 1pm-10pm.

pasta with vegetables in brown bowl and served with glass of white wine at metropole bae

The Metropole Bar also offers exciting culinary experiences that must be booked and ordered in advance. 

Bottomless Brunch at The Metropole

Enjoy Bottomless Brunch every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm at Metropole Bar. For £34, sip on free-flowing prosecco or opt for free-flowing beer for £38. Add a dessert for just £2.50. Experience brunch plates alongside 90 minutes of unlimited drinks. Once a month, you’ll be regaled by the Metropole’s awesome Drag Show. With bubbles and brunch, the show is well worth checking out, especially if drag’s your bag.

Drag Queen with two girls having a bottomless brunch

Read Brittany’s Bottomless Drag Brunch Blog.

Afternoon Tea at Brighton Metropole Bar

The Metropole Bar serves traditional afternoon tea with a view. Arriving on elegant tiers, you can expect perfectly cut finger sandwiches, freshly-baked plain and fruit scones and an array of delicious cakes and patisseries. And in case you need any more encouragement, the menu changes with the seasons, with witty themes to pique your interest.

Afternoon tea at Metropole Bar. Sweet little cakes on the three plates with coffee and tea on the table

There is also a fun, interactive afternoon tea menu for kids with ‘decorate your own’ cupcakes and puzzle sandwiches. Gluten-free and dairy-free guests can enjoy afternoon tea with 24 hours notice. Book in advance.

afternoon tea for the kids at Brighton Metropole Bar. Cakes with cake pops and frog stickers

Private Hire at Brighton Metropole Bar

Sections or all of the bar and terrace are available for private hire and can be combined with a wedding celebration. 

Opening Hours

10am to Midnight every day

AND…

1890 at the Met

At the DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole’s restaurant, 1890, which you’ll find adjacent to the bar, you can enjoy one of Brighton’s most unique, theatrical ‘fun’ dining experiences – Le Petit Chef. Expect immersive projections and delicious dinner as you allow the world’s smallest chef to lead you on a culinary journey you will never forget. Once a month, there is also the legendary Sunday Lunch carvery with its three courses including a decadent dessert trolley. 

Reviews

  1. Angela Simmonds

    Best cocktails in Brighton. Highly recommend if you are looking for a quality evening of drinks and decadence.

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