Brighton Gay Bars

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.

Legends
Legends

31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 624462 |

weekday: 11:00 - 05:00

weekend: 11:00 - 05:00

Legends

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

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: 24-04-2018

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Bulldog
Bulldog

31 St James Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 696996 |

weekday: 11:00 - 02:00

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

Bulldog

audience rating: 4.2 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

Brighton’s longest-running gay bar. Bulldog features weekly cabaret, karaoke and live shows. Upstairs is more a club atmosphere with DJ. Attracts a good mix of guys.

Cheap drinks and regular special offers. There’s a cover charge, but you can apply for membership online.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, cabaret show, free wi-fi | Updated: 12-04-2018

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The Camelford Arms

30-31 Camelford Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 622386 |

weekday: 12:00 - 23:30 / 00:00

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

The Camelford Arms

audience rating: 4.5 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

TODAY Quiz Night - from 9pm

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: 09-05-2018

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The Camelford Arms

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Charles Street Tap
Charles Street Tap

8-9 Marine Parade, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 624091 |

weekday: 10:00 - 03:00

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

Charles Street Tap

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

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.

features: bar, music, dancing, restaurant, cabaret show | Updated: 12-04-2018

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Bar Revenge
Bar Revenge

5-7 Marine Parade, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 608 133 |

weekday: 12:00 - 01:00 / 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 06:00 / 01:00

Bar Revenge

audience rating: 3 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

TODAY FOMO

TOMORROW Pop Tartz - pop party

Pre-party music bar playing chart, house and R&B (with the occasional throwback night where its all 90’s).

Bar Revenge offers a good selection of draught and bottled beer, cocktails and wine. Discounted entry passes to Club Revenge, but the bar does stay open all night on Fridays and Saturdays.

features: bar, music, cabaret show | Updated: 25-04-2018

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The Marine Tavern
The Marine Tavern

13 Broad Street, Brighton

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+44 1273 681284 |

weekday: 12:00 - 01:00

weekend: 12:00 - 01:00

The Marine Tavern

audience rating: 4 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

TODAY Throwback Thursday - free shots

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: 14-05-2018

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Doctor Brightons
Doctor Brightons

16-17 Kings Road, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 7779 618855 |

weekday: 15:00 - 00:00

weekend: 13:00 - 02:00 / 00:00

Doctor Brightons

audience rating: 3.2 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

A well-known Brighton gay bar that has been around for over 20 years, though recently the customers at have been more mixed.

Doctor Brightons serves an extensive menu of reasonably-priced cocktails, along with comfortable seats, a pool table, DJ, free entry and shots.

features: bar, music | Updated: 12-04-2018

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THE ZONE Bar
THE ZONE Bar

33 St James Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 682249 | Free WiFi

weekday: 11:00 - 00:00

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

THE ZONE Bar

audience rating: 3 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

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.

features: bar, music, karaoke, live music, cabaret show | Updated: 12-04-2018

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The A Bar @ Amsterdam Hotel
The A Bar @ Amsterdam Hotel

11-12 Marine Parade, Brighton | map | distance


+44 1273 696 691 |

The A Bar @ Amsterdam Hotel

audience rating: 4 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

Located on the ground floor of Amsterdam Hotel, the ‘A Bar’ 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: 12-04-2018

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The Marlborough
The Marlborough
The Marlborough

4 Prince's St, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 570028 |

weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

The Marlborough

audience rating: 4.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

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 Pavillion.

The Marlborough hosts a celebrated street party during Pride week.

features: bar, theatre | Updated: 09-05-2018

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Bar Broadway
Bar Broadway

10 Steine Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 609777 |

weekday: 18:00 - 01:00

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

Bar Broadway

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

TODAY Thursday Night Quiz - from 8pm

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: 12-04-2018

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Queens Arms
Queens Arms

7-8 George Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 12 7369 6873 |

weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00; 15:00 - 01:00

Queens Arms

audience rating: 3 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

As camp as it gets! Queens Arms is a renowned bar hosting some of the very best drag queens, drama-filled karaoke nights and fun-filled fundraisers.

Queens Arms serves drinks and light snacks during the day, with nightly show at 8:30pm. Mixed/LGBT crowd.

features: bar, karaoke, cafe, cabaret show | Updated: 12-04-2018

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Brighton • Gay Bars in Hove

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 | map | distance

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+44 1273 438587 |

weekday: 13:00 - 01:00

weekend: 13:00 - 01:00

The Grosvenor Bar

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

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.

Occasional special events and cabaret shows, details of which can be found on the bar’s Facebook page.

features: bar, music, cabaret show | Updated: 12-04-2018

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The Bedford Tavern
The Bedford Tavern

30 Western Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 739495 |

A cosy, very welcoming LGBT pub on the boarder 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: 12-04-2018

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