Brighton's Best Cocktail Bars

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Brighton & Hove's favourite cocktail bars

Welcome to the ultimate guide to Brighton’s cocktail bars! Brighton is a city renowned for its vibrant nightlife, and there’s no shortage of fantastic cocktail bars to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cocktail or something more adventurous, Brighton has it all.

In this guide, we’ll take you on a tour of some of the best cocktail bars in the city, from speakeasies to beachside bars. You’ll discover a range of venues, each with its own unique vibe and selection of expertly crafted cocktails. So why not grab your friends, put on your dancing shoes, and let’s explore Brighton’s cocktail scene!

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You can never have too many fancy bars in Brighton and the beautiful grade II listed building in the cultural quarter is perfectly located for pre-show drinks, a private party or monthly afternoon tea. For the spirit, mezcal connoisseurs you will find some rare and varied offerings served in a friendly and relaxed environment.

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Cocktail bars in The Lanes are a welcomed pitstop and good place to while away the hours. There is a diverse range and regularly changing Brighton drinks cocktail menu that are homemade with fresh ingredients. There is also a Spanish nod with a pintxos – small plates menu to go alongside.

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The Joker prides itself as a neighbourhood cocktail bar with an elegant hand carved rosewood Brighton cocktail bar and games room on the first floor above the pub. The lounge is available for hire, or you can mingle like your mixologist amongst the velvet seating and marble tables. Classics and seasonally rotating cocktail menus keep things fresh.

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Vintage style tea room serving cocktails to go with your scones and cream. It’s a lovely venue for any occasion, being able to host your private party and provide entertainment with local partners. It’s even dog friendly too. Coffee, tea, cake and cocktails makes for the perfect blend!

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An independent free house with an eclectic playlist and live acoustic performances. Cosy up in the downstairs snug or with the locals at the bar and enjoy one of their professionally made cocktails.
The Black Dove is perfectly formed with nooks, candlelight, mystery and charm. Always brimming full of happy locals and people fortunate to pass by.

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One of the much loved long standing cocktail bars in Brighton Lanes. A truly relaxed atmosphere with a casual vibe and generously extended happy hour daily sessions. Tucked away in The Lanes with a cute courtyard that buzzes at weekends. Twisted Lemon wants everyone to have fun.

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Full of spirits in every sense of the word, Be At One Brighton can be relied upon to get the party started. Bartenders put on a show and the daily happy hours ensure to shake it up, welcoming everyone from locals to day tippers. Be At One Brighton gives you permission to let your hair down and have fun.

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A Brighton cocktail bar behind bars! Soak up your prison surroundings in your orange jumpsuit with your fellow inmates. Brighton beach bars aren’t normally located in cells, but you may still be able to hear the crashing waves whilst trying to smuggle your liquor past the warden. If successful, serving inmates will combine your contraband to create a range of cocktails.

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Speakeasy music style of swing, jazz, blues, and rock n roll will have you dancing into the early hours. One of the bars in Brighton to mix their cocktails with live music and DJs offering a bebop groove. The Bootlegger has over 80 cocktails for you to enjoy, from the classics to creations inspired by the Prohibition era.

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Gigs and cocktails go together perfectly at this Brighton cocktail bar and grassroots live music venue. With an extensive and affordable cocktail menu The Rossi Bar’s central location makes it an easy stop on your list of Bars in Brighton. Cool vibe, friendly staff, and good music has all the ingredients for a great night.

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A beautiful brick façade houses another of the cocktail bars in Brighton Lanes. It’s surprisingly big inside and has a glass covered roof terrace. On the weekends DJs can turn this Brighton cocktail bar into your night out. If you want to get behind the scenes you can learn the tricks of the trade at one of their cocktail master classes.

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If you’re looking for restaurants with great cocktails, The Ivy In The Lanes will hit the spot along with making it a great source of Instagram shots. The art deco styling, detailed service, and air of elegance makes this a pleasurable find for fine dining cocktails with its extensive menu of British classics. Our top choice for fancy bars in Brighton.

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A Brighton cocktail bar that feels like a secret tucked away off of the Old Steine in the heart of Brighton. A speakeasy styling with an intimate atmosphere thanks to the low lighting, dark decor and table service makes this a sought after option. Your Brighton drinks are beautifully crafted presented in style.

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A warm welcome awaits and your Brighton drinks come with a smile at Bar Medusa. Customers love it and hold it in warm regard, saying it’s one of their best bars in Brighton. Good service, friendly and helpful staff, and a great atmosphere makes this a must for your Brighton cocktail bar list.

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Another Brighton cocktail bar to make the UK’s 2022 top 50. Speakeasy 1920s prohibition style in a boutique environment paying homage to the French meaning of atelier – artist’s studio or craft workshop, which is demonstrated with the hand built bar and eclectic pieces of furniture. It’s a delight to enjoy your Brighton drinks in such surroundings. A favourite cocktail bar in the Brighton Lanes and one of our top fancy Brighton bars.

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