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Brighton, widely known as the gay capital of the UK, has one of the largest gay bar scenes outside of London, catering for both gay locals and visitors.

Bar Revenge
Bar Revenge
Bar Revenge
Bar Revenge
Bar Revenge
Bar Revenge
Bar Revenge

5-7 Marine Parade, Brighton

01273608133
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weekday: 12pm-1am

weekend: 12pm-4am

Bar Revenge

TODAY WTF! warm-up

TOMORROW 50% off drinks all night

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Bar Revenge is a feisty, friendly and fun LGBTQ+ bar on Brighton’s seafront featuring super cheap drinks deals with DJs & entertainment throughout the week; the perfect warm-up to the bigger venue – Club Revenge – round the corner. Collect discounted early entry tickets from the bar before heading to the club!

Events range from Lip Sync For Your Life competitions to the Big Queer Quiz, with 50% off all drinks Monday to Saturday (5-9pm) and Sundays (5pm-1am).

 

nearest station : Brighton Station

features: bar, music, dancing, cabaret show, go-go show, sun terrace, free condoms & lube, adults only | lgbt-managed | Updated: 17-Jan-2020

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Legends
Legends

31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton

+44 1273 624462
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weekday: 11:00 - 05:00

weekend: 11:00 - 05:00

Legends

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 65 votes - click to vote

TODAY Dance till a new dawn

TOMORROW Glitter Curious

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Café by day, bar by night. Legends serves tea & coffee and light meals during the day on a terrace with sea views. In the evening, the bar kicks off, and stays open late into the night.

On Friday and Saturday, Legends gets busier a bit later than other bars in Brighton (around 11pm), though we prefer arriving earlier, as the bar service was super fast and finding a seat was easier.

Regular cabaret entertainment and DJ’s at the weekend in the downstairs of Basement Club.

features: bar, music, cafe, internet access | Updated: 06-Jan-2020

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Charles Street Tap
Charles Street Tap

8-9 Marine Parade, Brighton

+44 1273 624091
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weekday: 10:00 - 03:00

weekend: 10:00 - 02:00 / 01:00

Charles Street Tap

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 60 votes - click to vote

TODAY Award winning Brighton DJs on rotation every Saturday

TOMORROW Showtime - the very best Cabaret

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Now re-opened. This famous gay bar & nightclub is one of the best in Brighton. The ground floor is a seafront bar & restaurant with a lovely outside terrace.

In the evening, Charles Street Tap becomes a busy bar with fun cabaret shows, live DJ and regular drink specials. Happy hour on Friday gives you half-priced drinks and it’s always packed. A good place to begin your gay night out in Brighton.

features: bar, music, dancing, restaurant, cabaret show | Updated: 06-Jan-2020

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Bulldog
Bulldog

31 St James Street, Brighton

+44 1273 696996
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weekday: 11:00 - 02:00

weekend: 11:00 - 08:00 / 02:00

Brighton’s longest-running gay bar. Bulldog features weekly cabaret, karaoke, live DJ. Attracts a good mix of guys.

Regular special drinks on offer.  There’s a cover charge, but you can apply for membership online.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, cabaret show, free wi-fi | Updated: 18-Nov-2019

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Affinity Bar
Affinity Bar
Affinity Bar

129 James Street, Brighton

+44 1273 567935
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Affinity Bar

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 65 votes - click to vote

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Awards
  2019
4 Star Winner

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It was Poison Ivy, it became Infinity Bar and now it has assumed the form of Affinity Bar. It often has karaoke and special events. Open 12pm-12am, everyday.

features: bar, music, karaoke | Updated: 06-Jan-2020

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Proud Cabaret Brighton
Proud Cabaret Brighton

83 St George's Rd, Brighton

weekend: Fri-Sat: 6:30pm-2am

Proud Cabaret Brighton

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 53 votes - click to vote

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Looking for a raucous night of drag and burlesque? Proud Cabaret is the venue for you. It’s located in the hear of Kemptown, Brighton’s gay district. They host many different performers – check out their website for the latest listings. You can opt for a show and a glass of prosecco. You can also book a full package with a three-course meal.

Proud Cabaret also has a venue in central London. You’ll always have an entertaining night here.

features: bar, music, cabaret, restaurant | Updated: 29-Oct-2019

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The Marine Tavern
The Marine Tavern

13 Broad Street, Brighton

+44 1273 905578
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weekday: 12:00 - 01:00

weekend: 12:00 - 01:00

The Marine Tavern

audience rating: 3.4 stars from 62 votes - click to vote

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Relatively small, traditional bar that offers a warm welcome to all. The Marine Tavern is particularly popular on a Saturday night when you just have to squeeze your way in.

Chris and Lee who run the pub arrange themed nights throughout the week, including a curry and quiz night on Tuesdays. Serves a pretty good value for money roast on Sundays.

features: bar | Updated: 06-Jan-2020

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THE ZONE Bar
THE ZONE Bar

33 St James Street, Brighton

+44 1273 682249
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weekday: 11:00 - 00:00

weekend: 11:00 - 00:30 / 00:00

THE ZONE Bar

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 59 votes - click to vote

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Billed as one of the most lively, attitude-free gay bars in Brighton.

THE ZONE Bar offers a wide variety of entertainment – cabaret shows, live music, game nights, karaoke and more. Cabaret shows are on most nights and the lineup varies.

features: bar, music, karaoke, live music, cabaret show | Updated: 06-Jan-2020

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Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen
Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen
Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen
Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen

11-12 Marine Parade, Brighton

+44 1273 670976
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Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 54 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Live Music

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Located directly on Brighton seafront, minutes from the famous Brighton Pier, the Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen offers a relaxed, friendly environment, with a bright, modern interior and a great outdoor terrace.

The bar welcomes and attracts men of all ages. Also serves food, from light snacks to full meals. Free WiFi available. Occasional special events with live DJ’s.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 06-Jan-2020

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The Marlborough
The Marlborough

4 Prince's St, Brighton

+44 1273 570028
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weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

The Marlborough

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 57 votes - click to vote

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Laid-back pub in the heart of Brighton’s gay district. The Marlborough is particularly popular with transgender and lesbian visitors. This is a friendly place with a truly queer vibe.

The theatre upstairs presents a range of cutting-edge LGBT performers. There’s a small seating area outside with views of Brighton’s iconic Royal Pavilion.

The Marlborough hosts a celebrated street party during Pride week.

features: bar, theatre | Updated: 18-Nov-2019

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Bar Broadway
Bar Broadway

10 Steine Street, Brighton

+44 1273 609777
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weekday: 18:00 - 01:00

weekend: 16:00 - 03:00 / 01:00

Bar Broadway

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 58 votes - click to vote

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Cabaret bar & live entertainment venue in the heart of Brighton’s gay village.

Bar Broadway has drink offers every day. Very mixed crowd. Check their Facebook page for details of upcoming shows and events.

features: bar, music, cabaret show | Updated: 06-Jan-2020

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The Camelford Arms

30-31 Camelford Street, Brighton

+44 1273 622386
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weekday: 12:00 - 23:30 / 00:00

weekend: 12:00 - 01:00 / 23:30

The Camelford Arms

audience rating: 4.5 stars from 57 votes - click to vote

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Friendly, relaxed, no-attitude bar that attracts all types – but is known as the bar of choice for many of Brighton’s bears and their admirers.

The Camelford Arms serves no-nonsense, sensibly-priced and tasty pub grub that includes sandwiches, toasties, soups, pies and bangers ‘n’ mash. Free WiFi available.

The great value-for-money Sunday Roast is worth a special mention (£5.95).

features: bar, music, free wi-fi | Updated: 18-Nov-2019

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Giu and Su
Giu and Su
Giu and Su
Giu and Su
Giu and Su
Giu and Su

2 Church St, Brighton

weekday: Tues-Thurs: 11:00-21:00

weekend: Fri-Sat: 11:00-22:00 Sun: 1200-18:00

Giu and Su is a lesbian-run cafe and wine bar in the centre of Brighton in The Lanes. It’s a great place to have lunch – the coffee and cakes are great. The decor is quite bohemian and arty.

The central location makes this an ideal place to visit when you’re shopping in town. The gay bars on the seafront are a 10-minute walk away.

features: bar, cafe | gay-owned | Updated: 06-Jan-2020

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Brighton and Hove are essentially one town, and the boundary between the two is rather fluid.

The Grosvenor Bar
The Grosvenor Bar

16 Western Street, Brighton

+44 1273 438587
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weekday: 13:00 - 01:00

weekend: 13:00 - 01:00

The Grosvenor Bar

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 61 votes - click to vote

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This cosy gay-friendly/mixed bar is located away from the main gay village in Hove. You can be assured of a friendly welcome from owner Robert.

The Grosvenor hosts regular events and cabaret shows – check their Facebook page for details.

features: bar, music, cabaret show | Updated: 18-Nov-2019

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The Prestonville Arms
The Prestonville Arms

64 Hamilton Road, Brighton

+44 1273 945040
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weekday: Tue-Thu 16:00 - 00:00

weekend: 12:00 - 00:00

The Prestonville Arms

audience rating: 2.9 stars from 62 votes - click to vote

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Newly acquired by a gay couple, The Prestonville Arms is a gay-friendly pub in Brighton that welcomes everyone.

The owners hosted LGBTQ cabaret on Pride weekend, with acts including Claire Benjamin, Rock Hart, Danny Ash, FeliX Le Freak and headlined by Miss Hope Springs.

Closed on Mondays.

features: bar, restaurant, music, live music, cabaret show, karaoke, free wifi | gay-owned | Updated: 06-Jan-2020

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The Village
The Village

The Village

36 St James's St, Brighton | map

weekday: Mon-Thurs: 12pm-1:30am

weekend: Fri-Sun: 12pm-2:30am

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 51 votes - click to vote

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The Village is the newest gay bar in Brighton. It’s just off St Jame’s Street in Kemptown, Brighton’s gay area. It’s fairly compact inside and it has a spacious terrace. The bar was recently refurbished so it’s in good condition.

Good atmosphere – worth checking out for a drink and a dance.

features: bar | Updated: 09-Sep-2019

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The Bedford Tavern
The Bedford Tavern

30 Western Street, Brighton

+44 1273 739495
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The Bedford Tavern

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 56 votes - click to vote

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A cosy, very welcoming LGBT pub on the border of Brighton & Hove. The Bedford Tavern is a great place for a drink and chat, with regular cabaret shows and themed party nights.

Their regular weekly home-cooked Sunday Roast is definitely worth trying.

features: bar, music, cabaret | Updated: 09-May-2019

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