8 Best Bars and Clubs In Brighton Revealed!

Brighton is a fantastic city for students and for those that are looking for a night out, you’re in luck, the nightlife is legendary. 

To help you out with where to go, we’ve listed the best bars and nightclubs to go to – you’re welcome! 

Keep reading to find out about our firm favourites to keep you busy and buzzing after dark in Brighton.  


1. The Mesmerist 

Are you looking for a bar with a retro feel that you can go to for a few cocktails and a chat with your friends? Or somewhere you can go to before hitting the clubs in Brighton? Well, this is the place.  

You’ll find this speakeasy themed bar nestled in the lanes in Brighton and is spread across three floors. With a roof top garden, 4 bars, gin palace inspired décor, live music, DJs and a 70s cocktail lounge this place is so cool that you’ll never be short of a good time!  

Oh, did we mention, they also have circus performers, so you won’t be short of a laugh either.  

Sip on their house cocktails which are just wow with options like Bee’s Knees, Panic! at the Pisco and Here’s Johnnie to name a few. If you tend to get hungry after a few bevs then they offer authentic Caribbean cuisine (yummy).  



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Address: 1-3 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HE 

2. Dead Wax Social  

Dead Wax Social offers something different with a great vibe to relax in with your pals.  

You can have a drink listening to vinyl DJs spinning music from tons of genres until the early hours. They also host exciting events like their weekly comedy quizzes and open mic nights. 

This trendy dive bar is located in Brighton’s North Laine and offers craft beers, cocktails and if you’re hungry, you can grab a slice of pizza. Their pizzas are just delicious with options like Life On Margs, Too Mushroom Too Young and Love Will Pear Us Apart, and they’re available 7 days a week.  

Dead Wax have an ever-changing selection of craft beers from local breweries so if you’re a beer lover, then it’s a must. Yummy pizza, banging tunes and even better drinks, you can’t ask for much more in a bar than this place, can you?!  



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Address: 18A Bond St, Brighton BN1 1RD 

3. Pier Nine 

Now, if you’re after a unique experience then Pier Nine really is the maddest bar in Brighton.  

Located on the seafront in a former art deco cinema and spread across three floors with bars, restaurant, a casino, retro and digital gaming this venue is a great place to go for a night out. There’s so much option you won’t know where to begin! 

The Clubhouse bar and restaurant inside offers drink options ranging from cocktails to wines to prosecco, so you’ll have tons to choose from. They even offer 2-for-10 cocktails Monday through to Thursday so what better way to kick off the midweek party!  

If you’re after a bite to eat then they offer fully loaded burgers, nachos and dirty fries to name a few. Full up and ready to have fun? Play a game of shuffleboard, darts, pool or digipool! They even have a karaoke bar for you to show your pals your singing skills.  

Not to mention, they’re open 24/7 too.  


Address: 9 Grand Jct Rd, Brighton BN1 1PP 

4. The Worlds End 

A fun-filled night is certainly promised at The World’s End. This hangout space offers vegan junk food, arcade games, an escape room as well as a large selection of drinks to choose from. They also have DJ’s and live performances if you want to sit and listen to some good tunes! 

Fancy a gaming night? Get competitive with your pals with their 10-person remote controlled racetrack or play retro games like mortal combat and time crisis. If board games are more your style, have a game of monopoly! 

Then if that wasn’t enough, they offer plant-based food from vegan noms which is just top notch AND a wide variety of bevvie options like gins, vodkas, tequilas, whiskey as well as a nice range of soft drinks too! 

If you’re planning a big night out with your flatmates, you must go here! 



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Address: 60-61 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JE 

5. Patterns 

Located on Brighton’s infamous Marine Parade, Patterns offers the best of both worlds with a bar and a club inside as well as a sea-facing terrace.  

They have a varied programme of music and culture events in their basement club with regular weekly events showcasing drum and bass to disco grime to techono, as well as live music gigs.  

Munch on some flavourful pizzas like Nu Jazz, Junglist and Down Tempo if you’re peckish or just dive straight into having a few drinks. Their drinks menu is HUGE with cocktail options like Rumble In The Jungle, Suguar & Spice and Winter Peach as well as a variety of beers, ciders and wines for you to knock back.  

Patterns is a go-to destination to experience the nightlife in Brighton, and its super student friendly. See for yourself! 



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Address: 10 Marine Parade, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TL 

6. Chalk

Chalk is one of the best nightclubs and live music venues in Brighton despite being relatively new to the nightlife scene in the city, having opened in 2019. Don’t just take our word for it though, it was voted as Brighton’s best night club in 2020.  

You’ll find Chalk located in the coach station opposite the Brighton Pier. With a varied programme of student club nights, themed parties a well as live music gigs, this place has everything you need for a party! 

If you’re after a booming event with good music, good vibes and good drinks deals then their regular club nights are a must. Their weekly events are Fat Poppadaddys, Secret Discotheque, and Let’s Kill Disco. Whilst they also host monthly events such as Polyglamorous, Cherry Bomb and Notorious. 

Get your dancing boots on and head to Chalk, it’s gotta be done!  



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Address: 13 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ 

7. Concorde 2

Concorde 2 is a legendary nightclub and live music venue that has been providing party go-ers with a good time since 1999. So, we’re sure that these folks know how to host a night out! 

Whilst they don’t offer weekly student nights, they do have a diverse selection of events promised for the next academic year like That 70s Club, Low Down Deep and Rhythm Of The 90s so, we’re sure you’ll be making some great memories here.  

You must experience a night out here, it’s a staple of student life in Brighton! It’s also a fantastic place to watch some big names and up-and-coming bands if you’re a music lover. 



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Address: 286A Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1EN 


8. Shooshh

Shooshh is Brighton’s only VIP super nightclub located on the beachfront with two floors and three rooms of music, VIP lounge spaces, DJs and drinks deals. You’ll be loving life on a nightout here!  

Every week Shooshh offers a wide range of events and student club nights like Uno, Runway and Glam with great music, cheap drinks and free entry before midnight. They offer tons of drinks from cocktails to spirits to beers to wine, so there’s something to suit everyone’s fancy. Boogie all night long, meet new people and make memories! 

If you’re in Brighton for the summer, then the Shooshh Beach Club will be bringing the chilled Ibiza vibes to the seafront with a “love island” aesthetic promised. Why not go see what it’s all about yourself? 


Address: 214 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 1NB 

Right, that’s it guys and gals, we hope we’ve provided you with some good-to-know information on the best bars and clubs in Brighton. Have the best time on your next night out in the seaside city! 

If you want to know about the best restaurants at Brighton marina then check out our blog post here. 

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