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The quirkiest bars in Brighton – Round 2

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We know how much us Brighton lot love a quirky bar. So, to cheer up your April here is a list of some of the weird and wonderful bars Brighton has to offer.

The Gin Tub

The Gin Tub is one of the best spots in Hove. Decked in chiq decor, the neon lights and floral wallpaper make it a great spot for your Insta. The best part about this bar (other than the gin) is the old-school telephones at every table that you can use to ring up the bar to place your order.

The Yellow Book

This quirky steampunk bar is full of surprises. A cafe during the day and a bar at night, The Yellow Book even has its own band that dresses in 19th Century clothes to make you feel a part of their small time warp. Just along from London Road, The Yellow Book is a great location for a more interesting stop than your normal Spoons.

The Black Dove

If you find yourself in Kemptown make sure to find The Black Dove. This small, peculiar little bar is a great find. Frequent vinyl sessions, live acoustic performances and a great selection of craft beers – this place is a hipster’s heaven. It’s also a great spot for those that really know their drink. It has a number of award winning ciders, international Pale Ales, Organic wine and professionally made cocktails. This cozy spot in Kemp Town is definitely worth a visit.

The Regency Tavern

One of the more unusual spots in Brighton, The Regency Tavern is not a bar to miss. Filled with pink decor and old-fashioned furniture, this bar is the place to go if you want a bit more glamour on your night out. The drapes, mirror-balls and leopard-print chairs make this spot somewhere to celebrate. Or, if you want a good end to your week, head down on a Sunday afternoon to hear their pianist play all your favourite show tunes.


If your looking for a bougie night out, make sure you find BYOC hidden in the south laines. You have to pay £30 on entering but once inside the bar, you see why. The 3 floors are filled with 1920s furnishing and feature a cinema screening, a private snooker room and a running pipe organ. If you're looking to impress and don’t want to end up at the normal spots in Brighton, then this is the place for you.

The Mesmerist

If you're on more of a budget, then The Mesmerist is a great spot right in the centre of the laines. This bar is always decorated elaborately and an entertaining spot to have a drink (especially if you are there on Halloween). The Mesmerist hosts some great theme nights which feature live Jazz, Folk music as well as DJ sets. The Mesmerist is a great place to head out if you want a more quirky and entertaining bar.

The Lion and Lobster

This cosy pub is a little further from the heart of the south laines, but it is definitely worth a visit. Full of tucked-away corners and candlelit tables, this is a great spot for a quiet drink. The old-fashioned decor and range of drinks make it a great pub to come across. And, with a restaurant upstairs, The Lion and Lobster is great spot for a first date.