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Best bars in Brighton

Music Venue
“Based in the heart of the North Laine, the Komedia has an exciting all- year programme of theatre, comedy, cabaret, kids and music plus great bars and food, Komedia offers a unique mix of dining & live entertainment.”
171 locals recommend
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“Lion and Lobster serves the best Roast Sunday lunches. Lots of nooks and crannies to hole up in. Nothing is available outside and this is very much a dark and dreary day venue. Amazing all winter long, very festive. Definitely book ahead!”
92 locals recommend
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“A dapper looking lounge bar in The Lanes that boasts some of the most raucous shindigs in town, The Mesmerist is a bar in Brighton inspired by all things unconventional. Sourcing vintage decor and wares in abundance, it's doused in indulgent prohibition tones, bottled trinkets and antiquarian flair offering an extensive cocktail and wine menu. Enjoy live music and entertainment!”
98 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Champinagne & Oyster bar in the heart of The Lanes https://www.riddleandfinns.co.uk ”
76 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“The Coal Shed Brighton has positioned itself as one of the leading steak and seafood venues in the city and is situated in the heart of The Lanes. The concept is quite unique, take a real charcoal Josper oven, use the freshest and best quality ingredients you can find then cook the ingredients to perfection! The Coal Shed produces great quality signature dishes such as 500g of 35 day dry-aged roast beef available on Sunday’s 12-4pm. Also, at the Coal Shed Brighton they have rotating daily specials and they offer different cuts of meat to suit different tastes, plus they have vegetarian dishes and a children’s menu.”
86 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The Ginger Dog is a local pub offering real ales, craft beers, and fine wines together with a good hearty menu of traditional pub food. As with its ginger sisters, The Ginger Dog uses only the very finest, seasonal, ingredients to offer a really satisfying dining experience. The Ginger Dog brings a slice of modern pub gastronomy to the Kemptown area of Brighton and includes a private dining room upstairs. Families and dogs are of course welcome.”
63 locals recommend
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“This is a stylish pub, with a cosy Urchin and a nautical theme, with dark grey walls, lengths of rope, and dim lighting. The seafood is some of the best catch from Brighton’s coastline, all freshly cooked in the kitchen. The menu is simple, and written on blackboards in the pub. You’ll find a good range of fish on the menu such as crab cakes, scallops, prawns, and lobster. ”
72 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Voted Brighton's 'Most Brighton Venue' 2 years running, the Marwood has built up a solid reputation as the most eclectic & quirky bar around. During the day they serve fresh in-house baked goods & exceptionally sourced coffee, by night they open up the bar with deliciously concocted cocktails on offer. ”
53 locals recommend
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“A lovely bar for wines, cocktails and interesting beers mere yards from my house!”
68 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“French Restaurant - Cost: Expensive is a wonderful restaurant with great French food and fantastic organic wines – a top spot for a romantic meal in a rustic setting.”
55 locals recommend
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“Our closest pub and one that I’ve become very fond of due to spending a lot of time there with a cup of tea and a laptop. It’s a bit on the pricier side, but the service is really lovely and there’s lots of cosy nooks and crannies to hide away in!”
57 locals recommend
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“cosy neighbourhood pub, with thai food, there is a quieter upstairs if you find the downstairs too busy”
58 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“With an air of a 1920 prohibition den, the Gin Tub Hove is one of Hove’s newest bars and is quickly making a name for itself as the cosiest drinking spot in town - The only phone you’ll need at the Gin Tub will be the one on your table to ring in your order at the bar! With over 60 gins behind the bar the choice seems endless, they even offer boards which comes with 3 measures of gin, 3 tonics, 3 botanicals and 3 nibbles to compliment the gins.”
52 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Ten Green Bottles has become the go to destination for those who love a great quality glass (or two) or wine served by the most knowledgeable team in town. Located centrally (off the North Laine) and offering a chilled, comfortable atmosphere, it’s the perfect place for a pre-dinner drink or after work tipple.”
63 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Fabulous cocktail bar , hidden away. You can even book a table just for drinks. If you fancy a treat you must visit, even for 1 drink.”
49 locals recommend
Bar
“he Bee’s Mouth has a quirky, vibrant atmosphere. Located on Western Road, this pub specialises in craft beers from ​Belgium and is a great place if you’re looking for something a bit different. The inside of the Bee’s Mouth adds to its exciting atmosphere, with soft lighting and candles and incense wherever you look. A popular destination in Hove, the Bee’s Mouth is a great musical venue, with live music weekly from jazz to rock. You’ll also find open mic nights, life drawing classes, and film showings.”
36 locals recommend