Brighton is a vibrant city with an abundance of bars, pubs, and drink spots. However, for those seeking a more exclusive and unique experience, we have compiled a list of the most distinctive cocktail bars in Brighton and Hove.


Seascape is a brand new sky bar located within the Brighton i360 pod. Here, you can immerse yourself in a world where stories of maritime legends come to life and sea creatures roam. The cocktail menu is inspired by the sea and features drinks that are designed to amaze and excite, each one an adventure in itself. From classic cocktails with a twist to curated concoctions made with locally sourced spirits and wines, there’s something for everyone. The drinks are adorned with intricate garnishes that add a touch of whimsy and showcase the creativity and passion that goes into every aspect of Seascape. Enjoy a truly unique evening whatever the occasion and take in the spectacular views of Brighton along the way.

Enjoy limitless trips and spectacular views throughout your evening. The pod will take a journey skyward every 30 minutes. Once back on the ground, ticket holders can come and go as they please. Your ticket will also include your first cocktail in the price! Book your ticket to Brighton’s highest cocktail bar here.

Seascape at Brighton i360

The Gin Tub

Located in the heart of Hove, The Gin Tub is a popular spot known for its extensive gin selection and creative cocktails. The bar aims to create an environment that encourages socialising and disconnecting from technology. To place your drink order, you can use a retro telephone for a unique and interactive experience. On Fridays and Saturdays, head down to the basement for a live DJ and plenty of photo opportunities to up your Instagram game. View The Gin Tub menu here.


Next, make your way to GungHo on Preston Street. It’s a small specialty cocktail bar with only five tables, so we recommend booking ahead. This sustainable cocktail bar uses seasonal produce and local foraging to create intelligent flavour pairings. The bartenders are experts in their craft and will make sure that each drink is a unique experience. Click here to find out more about GungHo.

Shuffle Bar

Shuffle Bar puts music in the hands of its guests. The jukebox is accessible via smartphones and mobile devices and allows guests to digitally select their favourite tracks to be played throughout the evening. Enjoy happy hours Monday to Thursday 2-4-1 cocktails all night, Friday all cocktails are £6.20, Saturday £6.20 5pm till 7pm. Book your table at Shuffle Bar here.

Mrs Fitzherbert

As you head towards the centre of Brighton, you will come across Mrs Fitzherbert’s. This popular spot is perfect for sunny days, offering a rooftop terrace, cosy indoor nooks, and outdoor seating. On Friday and Saturday nights, you can enjoy a live DJ while sipping on some of their delicious cocktails, which are available at 2 for £13. Find out what’s on at Mrs Fitzherbert here.

Twisted Lemon

Located in the Lanes is the Twisted Lemon. Tucked away in a secluded alleyway, this charming spot provides an extensive menu of classic cocktails in addition to their signature twisted takes on favourites. Learn more about the Twisted Lemon cocktails here.

cocktails in bar


Venturing further into the Lanes, you can find Bohemia. This European-style bar is set over four floors where guests can choose from heated patio areas or enjoy the atmosphere of the busy main island bar on the ground floor. Watch as the bartenders whip up an array of spectacular cocktails or take a masterclass and learn to craft your own. Find out more about the Bohemia cocktail masterclasses here.


Closer to the beach, head over to Enigma and experience a thrilling stock exchange bar. Watch as the prices of your favourite drinks rise and fall. If you’re lucky, you might even witness a market crash, leading to a great run for all! Book your table at Enigma here.


Hidden under the Brighton arches lies Cell Block One-Three, also known as Alcotraz. This unique speakeasy prison offers an immersive experience where you will be treated like an inmate. You will be instructed by a notorious gang on the inside to smuggle liquor and use it to make bespoke cocktails. The only catch is to make sure that the warden doesn’t catch you in the act! Get ready for an exciting adventure of mischief and cocktails at this one-of-a-kind establishment. Discover more about the Alcotraz experience here.