Happy International Beer Day

Brilliant Brighton pubs and bars to sip in and celebrate International Beer Day!

Did you know that Brighton has more pubs per square mile than anywhere else in the country? On the first Friday of August, we celebrate International Beer Day, and here in Brilliant Brighton, we have A LOT of beer to choose from… and a lot to celebrate!

We all love the colourful array of pubs and bars that line our streets and liven up our night life. Somewhere to stop off and meet friends, spend your Friday nights or recover on a Sunday with a roast. We thought it best to commemorate the day by highlighting the many, great pubs and bars across Brilliant Brighton. Where will you be spending International Beer Day?

PRESTON ST.

Bar Medusa
One of Brighton’s oldest bars, and has been running for over 30 years. It is easily recognisable with it’s small patio frontage where you can sit and watch the world go by. Situated amongst the many restaurants, it’s a bar to enjoy before or after eating out.

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Gung Ho!
A sustainable cocktail bar with a seasonal and retro cocktails. Voted Brighton’s best bar in 2018 and #33 top 50 cocktail bars in 2022.

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Oast
A newer addition, which opened in July 2021. With 20 taps serving true craft beer plus enough local gin and organic wine to fulfil all your needs, this isn’t one to miss on International Beer Day!

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Royal Sovereign 
Affectionately known as The Sov, this recently refurbished watering hole transports you to a small town vibe when you step inside. Serving Sussex ales and craft beers, plus an enticing happy hour from 5pm-7pm Monday to Friday, it’s the perfect spot to sink a couple of pints on International Beer Day.

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Maggie Mae’s
One of Brighton’s busiest and most loved venues with fabulous entertainment, super friendly atmosphere and fantastic cocktails.

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EAST ST

The Sussex
Traditional British pub in Brighton city centre. Serving traditional British pub food accompanied by drinks and a warm welcome.

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East Street Tap
One of the oldest pubs in Brighton dating back to the 1500’s. The self-proclaimed beer loving bar serves a wide selection of keg and cask beers from local brewers and beyond. They also have a selection of non-alcoholic beers for those who are alcohol free.

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BRIGHTON PLACE

Druids Head
One of Brighton’s oldest pubs, dating back to 1510, this listed building retains it’s antiquated looks outside with attractive old brickwork and sash windows. Good pub food is served from a main menu and specials board all day, offering something for all tastes.

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MARKET ST

Pump House
This old pub is a great after work meeting place for people from all over Brighton. The old fashioned wood panelling and the traditional ambience make it a great destination for visitors as well. Offering a great selection of cask ales, gins and other drinks.

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MEETING HOUSE LANE

The Bath Arms
Serving punters drinks for over 150 years, this is one of the oldest licensed premises in the area. There is also a bricked up, hidden tunnel underneath the pub: spooky. They serve an excellent variety of dark ales and lagers, plus a great selection of cask ales. Relax by the woodfire and soak up the history in this traditional British pub.

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Bohemia
Bohemia is a European-style Grand Cafe restaurant and creative cocktail bar, beautifully arranged over three floors in a handsome 19th-century building, with a few hidden spaces and charms up its’ sleeve.

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NORTH ST QUAD

The Quadrant
The quirky pub on the corner. A staple for locals and tourists alike, this pub is one of the first stops on the way down from Brighton train station. The Grade II listed building is strikingly attractive from the outside, and that same charm continues as you walk in through the door.

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BOND ST

Dead Wax Social
Beer. Vinyl. Pizza. Serving a variety of craft beers, with a list curated by Pig’s Ears you will find beers from across the world at this bar. Enjoy your beverage with a side of Pizza and vinyl, then dance the night away on one of their many event nights.

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KENSINGTON GARDENS

White Rabbit
A North Lane staple. It’s hard not to stop in at the White Rabbit when you’re wandering through North Laine. This public house offers an outside seating area where you can partake in good food, beer and wine, plus on-going entertainment from the passers-by.

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NORTH ST

The Post & Telegraph

Wetherspoons, everyone’s guilty pleasure. Located on the lively North Street, The Post & Telegraph is a classic, easy stop off for a quick drink and some British pub food classics. They have a wide selection of beers and lagers, plus all the usual spirits and wines.

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