From cocktails to cakes: Falmer Bar gets a makeover

Hipsters, rejoice

Before Christmas, Falmer Bar was too much of a freezing walk away for a Northfielders. A whole 0.5 miles across the campus, freshers would have been drawn in only by Thursday cocktail nights.

In the last few weeks, however, the Falmer Back Bar has become more than worth a trek from Northfield. It has had a makeover which has given it a much cozier, student pad #aesthetic.

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There are now sofas to laze on, shelves with pretty books and even projectors and sound systems for quiz nights and music. Punters can pay £1 to challenge friends to a game of Pacman or log in to the free wifi.

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The most significant change is that Falmer Bar now serves cakes. The flavours vary daily, and cakes on offer so far have included the likes of “passion fruit”, “pistachio and chocolate” and “oreo cupcakes”. They’re also mainly vegan, gluten free, or nut free, and if you’re not at least one of these things, are you really a Brightonian?