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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
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31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton
weekday: 11:00 - 05:00
weekend: 11:00 - 05:00
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.
8-9 Marine Parade, Brighton
weekday: 10:00 - 03:00
weekend: 10:00 - 02:00 / 01:00
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.
31 St James Street, Brighton
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.
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.
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.
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.
33 St James Street, Brighton
weekday: 11:00 - 00:00
weekend: 11:00 - 00:30 / 00:00
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.
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.
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.
10 Steine Street, Brighton
weekday: 18:00 - 01:00
weekend: 16:00 - 03:00 / 01:00
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.
30-31 Camelford Street, Brighton
weekday: 12:00 - 23:30 / 00:00
weekend: 12:00 - 01:00 / 23:30
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).
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.
Brighton and Hove are essentially one town, and the boundary between the two is rather fluid.
16 Western Street, Brighton
weekday: 13:00 - 01:00
weekend: 13:00 - 01:00
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.
64 Hamilton Road, Brighton
weekday: Tue-Thu 16:00 - 00:00
weekend: 12:00 - 00:00
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.
36 St James's St, Brighton | map
weekday: Mon-Thurs: 12pm-1:30am
weekend: Fri-Sun: 12pm-2:30am
Le Village is the newest gay bar in Brighton. It’s just off St James 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.
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.
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