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GungHo Bar Brighton

Set in the city centre. Gungho is as vibrant, fresh and fun as its surrounds. Specialising in bespoke seasonal cocktails, using many foraged ingredients and zero waste produce. Great atmosphere with a fantastic soundtrack.

GungHo Brighton | Brighton’s sustainable cocktail bar

GungHo Brighton arrived on Preston Street in 2017 and has since climbed straight to the top of our must-visit cocktail bars in Brighton. In 2022 GungHo won Brighton’s Best Cocktail in the Brighton Restaurant Awards and in 2024 they finished a very admirable third.

side shot of the GungHo bar at the Preston Street

Opened and run by the team, the bar’s ethos combines Julien’s passion for mixology with working to a zero-waste policy. The outcome is a truly inspiring and mouthwateringly magnificent drinking journey which produces seasonal cocktails of the highest quality.

Sustainable Cocktails Masterclass

owner Julien and his team standing on the window of Gung Ho bar in Brighton

The Drinks at Gung Ho Brighton

Julien and his team have created a cocktail menu that is constantly evolving, meaning each experience at Gung Ho bar is different from the last.

Gung Ho green cocktail at the wooden table

Influenced by seasonality the cocktails are often made with foraged and local ingredients championing all types of fruit and veg. From green strawberries and elderflower to chicory root and mushrooms. Expect vibrant, fresh and complex cocktails at Gung Ho Brighton. Natural wine is also served alongside craft beer from some of the best breweries in the UK.

alcoholic drinks on the wooden shelf of Gung Ho bar

Zero Waste Ethos

At Gung Ho Brighton nothing goes to waste. From spent coffee grinds to mint stems, everything has a second use. They have ‘hacked’ the flavour of lemon and lime juice to create sustainable alternatives from local Bramley juice and champion sustainable and vegan alternatives for dairy and those fluffy meringue cocktails. We recommend trying their signature twist on a Mai Tai, where imported rums, limes and water intensive almonds have been switched out for an Irish Whiskey with tropical notes, hacked Bramley juice and sunflower seeds

cocktail master mixing cocktails for serving at Gung Ho

Inside Gung-Ho

It isn’t a surprise that the interior at Gung Ho Brighton runs on the same zero-waste ethos. They are powered by one hundred percent renewable energy and their bar was built from reclaimed woods leaving original building features to showcase the space. Low lighting creates a moody vibe and neon lit wall hangings set the scene for a great night out. 

interior shot of the Gung Ho bar Brighton wooden tables and chairs with flower pillows


If the gorgeous cocktails, wine, beer and homemade goodies weren’t enough, Gung Ho Brighton plays those retro beats we all can’t help but dance to.

making strawberry daiquiri

80s tropical disco and lo-fi are the soundtracks to this bar. Their prices are honest and reasonable however most of all staff are highly interactive and pride themselves on their welcoming attitude along with a little bit of endearing *terrible* banter! 

Have a look at Julien’s Strawberry Daiquiri recipe.

tattooed hand holding red cocktail


  1. Beth Dillon

    Cocktails here are fab. All seasonal and unique. Great selection of beers too!

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