Brighton Nightlife at it’s Best

Brighton’s nightlife is arguably the best in the UK.

There are many reasons to come to Brighton, but one of the main attractions is the variety that Brighton nightlife has to offer.

Brighton Nightlife - Cocktails at The Coal Shed

Brighton has long been regarded as a party town

..but there is much more to Brighton nightlife than clubs and late-night venues, not that there is anything wrong with those. The sheer number of venues, ranging from cosy pubs through to late night clubs, means that there is plenty to do late at night.

DJ in Brighton, Brighton Nightlife

To celebrate the many options that Brighton’s nightlife has to offer, we thought we should do a roundup of our top late-night spots in the city.

lighting up cocktails at Twisted Lemon Brighton
Quality cocktails at quirky Twisted Lemon

Brighton Nightlife – Time to mix things up

Nothing says party like a few cocktails on a night out. Thankfully Brighton is blessed with plenty of superb cocktail bars, where you are sure to find an expert mixologist to get your night moving in the right direction. Visit GungHo if you are feeling experimental; they make their cocktails with lesser used fruit and veg such as Sea Vegetables and Rhubarb.  If you prefer your cocktails in a luxury setting where you can indulge your a-list sensibilities, we suggest a visit to the cocktail bar at Drakes boutique hotel, or the Metropole Bar in the Hilton Metropole Hotel.

L'Atelier Du Vin

Not ready for the party vibe?

Riffing with the 1920’s vibe, L’Atelier du Vin, hidden away on York Place, is prohibition themed but very definitely not dry. Boasting the largest wine list in Brighton and 2 year aged cocktails, it’s a kick back and enjoy kind of venue. On the subject of great little secrets, Twisted Lemon is a lively and affordable cocktail bar hidden in plain sight in the heart of the Lanes. If, however, a lively party atmosphere is more your thing, then look no further than The Mesmerist or Lucky Voice. Here you are sure to find some sensational drinks in a setting befitting of a quality Brighton night out and the Brighton Nightlife.

Brighton Nightlife - Drinks at The Coal Shed
Cocktails at The Coal Shed

The Bronze bar is as innovative and creative in its ethos and offering as the area is bright and playful. Both area and venue act as a melting pot for all that is great about Brighton. They serve hand-crafted cocktails, with creative ingredients and flavours. With more whisk(e)y varieties than the whole street combined and a fourteen tap strong beer and cider selection – once you’ve landed here, you’re not going to want to go anywhere quickly!


Wine o’clock?

If your idea of Brighton nightlife is not complete without some quality vino, then you are in luck on a night out in Brighton and Hove.

Wine being poured at Cafe Malbec
Wine and dine at Cafe malbec

If you are in the centre of the city, then you cannot go wrong with a visit to Ten Green Bottles. Here you can kick back with some excellent wines, or pre-book for a personalised tasting event.

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Ten Green Bottles

If you are in Hove, and we suggest you should consider this, why not pay a visit to the superb FOURTH AND CHURCH or visit Market Restaurant in Hove, for Spanish wines, sherry and Cava in preference over Prosecco. How about a drink in the home of wine, Hotel Du Vin, where their newly renovated bar area is ideal for an intimate drink or something a little livelier.

Brighton Nightlife
Wine o’clock – Pictured Terre A Terre

For a selection of small crop, biodynamic and low sulphite wines, head to the award winning, small plates and cocktail bar Plateau, friendly and funky for exquisite food, drink and great beats.

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Nothing beats a proper boozer

If you can think of nothing better than a night out down the pub with your mates, then Brighton is the city to come to. Whether you are just after somewhere for a few beers or you want to grab a bite to eat as well, Brighton’s pubs are well prepared for all eventualities. We can recommend the Victorian splendour of The Cricketers in the historic Lanes, or its neighbour the Black Lion which really comes to life late at night.

Food at The Mesmerist in Brighton

You can also find The Walrus in the Lanes, a roomy pub with a surprising secret upstairs! The Mash Tun is a popular pub with craft beers and great burgers from the Sidekick Kitchen. Head over towards Hove for a slice of South American charm at The Revelator or if you are after something a little more classic Hove Place is a great option. Finally, we can highly recommend visiting The Chimney House in Seven Dials or The West Hill Tavern, both of which serve superb food whilst also being ideal venues for drinks.

Beer taps at the Better Halh pub in Hove
Pictured – The Better Half in Hove

Great eats before the beats

You cannot beat a night out that combines great food followed by drinks and perhaps some dancing. Brighton’s restaurants are generally open late, and many have got a great pre-night out atmosphere. If you’re looking for somewhere that combines the two in a seamless experience head to Bohemia. Here you can dine in stylish surrounds on modern, globally inspired cuisine, with some great cocktails, then party into the early hours with DJ’s every weekend and live music on Thursdays.

Brighton Christmas Parties at The Salt Room with cocktails
The Salt Room in Brighton

Trendy Treats

Restaurants such as Etch, The Salt Room and The Coal Shed are ideal for some trendy eats. If you are in the mood for a more formal meal, then Drakes is a fabulous choice and Terre a Terre is one of the UK’s top vegetarian dining experiences. Fancy something spicy, no problem. Indian Summer, Manju’s and Curry Leaf café have all been pushing the envelope for Indian food in Brighton and Hove, setting a standard that few can compete with and a key part of the Brighton nightlife and dining scene.

Indian Summer, Review, Restaurant, Brighton
Indian Summer in Brighton

Dance until the sun comes up

So you’ve hit a few bars already and maybe even indulged in a fabulous meal at one of Brighton’s best restaurants, but now it is time to take things up a notch. Brighton clubs are well known for their great nights and long hours, giving you plenty of time to dance the night away. No matter what your taste in music or preferred clubbing style, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Bar at The Mesmerist Brighton

Keep an eye out for what is on at Proud Cabaret in Kemptown or The Black Lion as both have a variety of different nights. Other Brighton Nightlife top choices for either live music or DJ’s include The Mesmerist, The Green Door Store, Patterns, Coalition and The Haunt. Brighton’s Concorde 2 is one of the UK’s best venues, attracting bands and DJ’s from all over the globe. Don’t forget to check out Revenge for a taste of Brighton’s gay scene, with three rooms of raucous and outrageous fun.