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Brighton and Hove nightlife venues

Whether you’re looking for live entertainment or just somewhere with a lively atmosphere, Brighton can deliver a memorable night out and here is some of the best nightlife. A popular hangout with the locals is the Black Dove on St James’s Street in Kemptown where there’s a long list of cocktails, craft beer on tap and award-winning ciders. Another Kemptown favourite is Brighton Rocks which has friendly staff creating great cocktails. Heading back into town, make sure you go via The Plotting Parlour on Steine Street. This tiny bar is easy to miss, but has become a word-of-mouth hit with the locals. Much bigger, but also hard to find is Merkaba.

Wine lovers should head to L’ Atelier du Vin, where you can spend an evening sampling their 600 wines. Brighton isn’t short of traditional boozers and The Basket Makers is something of an institution. For some of the best craft beer head to the Evening Star, which was one of the first independent breweries in Brighton. The Hand in Hand in Kemptown also brews its own beer on site and feels like you’re having a drink in your granny’s living room.

Genting Casino
Poker table

6-8 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN

For one of the ultimate nights out in Brighton visit Genting Casino. The casino offers all of your favourite casino games including American roulette, blackjack, three card poker, baccarat and electronic roulette. You’re guaranteed a good night out when you head to the casino. Visit website

Couple in a bar

31-34 Marine Parade, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TR

Legends is a sophisticated and vibrant, relaxed friendly bar by evening and then a late night bar into the early hours, perfectly complementing the Basement Club below Legends. Once the club opens, club customers have access to to both floors of the venue. With entertainment several nights a week there’s always something going on at Legends. Visit website

Mrs Fitzherbert’s

25-26 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG

To get a real flavour of Brighton, grab a drink and sit outside Mrs Fitzherbert’s, names after Prince Regent’s favourite mistress. It features two heated and illuminated outdoor terraces, which are perfect for watching the world go by and serves great local craft beers and showcases the best of live local talent from DJ sets to folk music. Visit website

Tempest Inn
Men drinking

159-161 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NB

The Tempest Inn is like no other bar you will have seen before. Downstairs you’ll find a warren of man-made caves, illuminated with lanterns and decorated with faux-prehistoric wall art. If this makes you feel a bit claustrophobic there is also a large room above, with a huge window looking out over the sea. Visit website

Gin Tub

16 Church Road, Hove BN3 2FL

Gin lovers should head to the Gin Tub on Church Road. The menu is mind boggling – with more than 130 gins to choose from – so you might want to try one of their slider boards, which feature a selection of smaller measures, so you can try a few gins at a time. You can place your order by phone – so you don’t have to leave your table, the decor create an intimate atmosphere, so this is the perfect place for a date. But if you’re on a girls or guys night out you can even call other tables to make new friends. Visit website

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