Cool and Quirky Bars in Brighton

In a city known for its fun-loving ways and wacky offerings, it should come as no surprise that this seaside beauty is filled to the brim with weird and wonderful watering holes. You only have to peep under the surface and you'll find an array of 20s-inspired cabaret dens, immersive cocktail experiences, secret speakeasies and themed drinking haunts, all shaking up unusual cocktails. To help you think outside the ordinary, we've compiled the very best cool and quirky bars around Brighton.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block One-Three

256 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Brighton on Various dates from Thursday 30th December 2021

Find yourself banged to rights at Alcotraz, one of Brighton's best cool and quirky bars. Set in a top-secret underground location, this immersive cocktail experience will task you with smuggling spirits in past the warden. The reward? Bespoke bootlegged concoctions.

Wahaca Brighton

813 user reviews 4

Specialists in all things Mexican street food, Wahaca is bringing fun and sunshine vibes to the streets of Brighton. Along with beautifully painted murals and football tables, the sustainable restaurant and bar offers guests a selection of beers, wines and margaritas.

No 32

158 user reviews 4

A popular choice at any time of day, No 32 is a fun place for drinking and dancing in Brighton. Whether you're here for a leisurely brunch, a flirty date or some midnight larks, you're guaranteed to find all this and more at the glamorous Duke Street bar.

The Hare and Hounds

1 user review 4

With a penchant for live music, local ales and good times, The Hare and Hounds is one to keep on your radar. The neighbourhood boozer is a popular spot all year round, attracting locals to its cosy beer garden in the summer months while its eclectic dining room and menu of curries and noodles will keep you warm when things cool down.

Speakeasy at The Wick

2 user reviews 5

A stylish Prohibition-inspired watering hole in the heart of Hove, The Speakeasy at The Wick is hidden above an unassuming pub. Filled with deep mahogany booths, decadent liquor cabinets and a classic cocktail menu, this intimate hangout is perfect for a date night drink or two.