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The best bars in Brighton

Dec 01, 2021
The best bars in Brighton

As one of the country’s most exciting destinations for an evening out, the bar scene in Brighton is as spirited as the locals who call this buzzing seaside resort home. Whether you live a short walk from the Lanes, you’re catching the train into town from Crawley or heading over from somewhere in neighbouring Hampshire, we’ve picked out five of the best bars in Brighton you cannot miss.

No 32

Coming in at number one is No 32. Found on Duke Street just steps from the lanes, this is a popular haunt with a number of changing faces. Things are nice and relaxed over brunch, while the pace quickens up as the evenings draw in and DJs start to spin the tunes. There’s always a great atmosphere with guests gathering around the bar-in-the-round, which you can order drinks from and dance beside late into the night.

L’Atelier Du Vin

If you’re searching for the best Brighton bars to enjoy a refined drink served by a knowledgeable bartender, L’Atelier Du Vin is for you. This stylish joint has a prohibition theme that heavily influences the superb cocktail menu, while you may choose to complement your expertly-crafted concoction or glass of wine with a cheese or charcuterie board at one of the three venues across town.

North Laine Brewhouse

From the craft beer to the tasty food and DJ sets, the North Laine Brewhouse is a hugely popular spot among locals. The beer couldn’t be any fresher arriving direct from the in-house brewery, while there’s also a fascinating events calendar that features everything from axe throwing to chocolate sculpting masterclasses.

Hare and Hounds

An eclectic bar on London Road that’s making waves on Brighton’s pub scene, the Hare and Hounds is another great spot for local ales and craft beer. There’s something different to try every week alongside the classics, while the Mexican-themed decor and menu will keep you coming back for more. You can sit outside in the beer garden over summer, or get cosy in a booth during winter.

Alcotraz Brighton

For one of the most unique experiences you could ever ask for when visiting a bar, head to Alcotraz Brighton: Cell Block One-Three just steps from Brighton Beach. After plunging below street level along the bustling seafront, you’d never know from above that a prison-themed bar awaits in this basement venue. An immersive adventure where your cocktails are delivered to your cell on metal trays, they don’t get much quirkier than this.

If you’re thinking of moving to Brighton, best bars such as those above may tip the balance in favour of this incredibly lively area. If you’d rather live a little out of the action and travel in to visit your favourite haunts, don’t miss developments such as our Chalkers Rise and Wychwood Park sites not far from town.