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Charles Street Tap

8-9 Marine Parade, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN2 1TA  map 

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.


bar, music, dancing, restaurant, cabaret show

Updated: 01-Aug-2022
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From 7 votes

weekday: 10:00 - 03:00
weekend: 10:00 - 02:00 / 01:00

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  1. N Nigel
    Drinks today

    “Visited today for drinks. A little busy. Served by Bradley and Daniel. Excellent. Extremely hard working bar staff. Freindly and welcoming .Excellent service. Thank you. “

  2. S Sam

    “Love this place, great staff attentiveness, amazing weekend high energy atmosphere (DJs,CABARET), with a slower more relaxed and more intimate feeling during the week days. Serving great value for money food that can’t be beaten on the LGBT+ scene!“

  3. D David
    Charles St is now Charles Street Tap

    “2018 update: The biggest and arguably the best gay bar in Brighton has reopened after a major refurbishment. The space is now bigger and can seat more diners and drinkers. They now serve craft beers in addition to a good value food menu. It's a lively and friendly bar attracting all ages, with a mixture of gay men and women, plus some straight friends. The small dance floor for evening dancing has been retained. The raised seating area at the back doubles up as a stage for weekly drag nights or other events like bingo evenings. It's great to see this popular venue back on track and still very gay.“

  4. J James
    Cute staff, slow service

    “The guys behind the bar are cute, but they need more of them. Our group of 4 walked in for a drink on Friday night about 9pm. We gave up waiting at the bar after about 15 minutes, walked up to Legends (which admittedly had less customers) and got served straight away.“

  5. D David
    Go on a Sunday!

    “Very camp bar. Cabaret on a Sunday with the lovely Imelda is a treat - music is fantastic, and the drinks are affordable so you're bound to have a good time. Attracts a range of different guys, young and old as well as Brighton's finest queens. Gets busy very quickly, so make sure you get there early (6/7ish) to guarantee a seat!!“

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