The Dorset is very large and airy pub with a wide bar and a roomy restaurant area. It only takes a glimmer of sunshine and the chairs and tables go out on the pavement and are quickly filled. The menu has a strong leaning toward the French provincial, although this doesn't pervade all the dishes. The mussels are good and available in the marinieres, Tuscan and Thai styles. This place is perfect for a mid-shop-stop or a fun evening out.
If you're gay and beautiful, then this is the place for you. Charles Street is a wildly popular hangout. Trendy and chic define this centrally located bar and club's interiors. People stop by through the day for some groovy cocktails and get loose on the dance floor.
Established since the early 90s, the Evening Star is home to the Dark Star Brewing Company. A paradise for real ale drinkers or those who enjoy a good pint of beer. Wooden floors, sanded tables and lots of posters with beer festival info make this is a very popular venue. Try Goachers fine light ale, Skinners Golden Gate bitter, Spiced Vice (local brew), strong organic cider, and a whole host of other guest beers.
In a laid back ambiance, The Black Dove lets its patrons enjoy the company of locally brewed beers and like-minded patrons. The bar has a character which is very unique to itself. Deep hues of brown and red accentuate the interior which is dimly lit with quaint lamps and candles. The place, in a way, asks its patrons to trust the unknown and it makes sure patrons are not disappointed when they do so. Inventive cocktails and a wide array of European as well as British and American beers entertain your palate till late in the night here. When the weather is friendly, the outdoor seating comes highly recommended. Colder evenings are best spent indoors, in the warmth of burning candles and a good playlist.
Plateau combines the delights of French small plates, classic cocktails and European wines in its changing menus. The food menu is redrawn periodically to incorporate local, fresh and seasonal ingredients and the quantity is enough to be shared among a couple. Those dining alone also have good options for the main course. This restaurant mostly sources organic and local ingredients to prepare its food. The background music playing in the rustic dining room is a fusion of various genres like electronica, dub, jazz and hip hop.
Brighton's best-known and loved venue for gigs is a refurbished biker's cafe along the seafront. The high ceilings and lush interiors of purple and chrome replace the cramped garage-like feel of the original Concorde, now demolished. Concorde 2 is divided into three sections, a bar and seated area as you walk in, a dance hall and stage for bands, and finally a smaller area for food and drinks. The venue hosts performances by the cream of UK pop, rock, indie and dance bands from time to time.
Club Revenge is a spacious place with a relaxed ambiance and is an ideal place for socializing. Well-known resident DJs churn out peppy music to lend to the party atmosphere. Hit the club for a great party weekend with lively music to dance on. Located close to the pier, various events are held regularly.
Directly on the seafront road, just before Brighton Pier is the Amsterdam. The building incorporates a hotel as well as the bar and patio, which are well frequented by a predominantly gay crowd. Inside the bar, one finds rust walls, modern furniture and a range of lagers, bottled drinks and spirits. Check the website for special offers and entertainment. Food is also available at weekends. Check the website for timings.
Featuring an interesting line-up of artists from all over the world, The Haunt is a buzzing part of the city's lively music scene. Located right in the center of the city, a few meters from the Brighton Pier, The Haunt is equipped with a stellar sound system to ensure that when artists like 2manydjs, Austra, or CocknBullKid play, it will be a memorable performance. Besides the entertaining live performances, The Haunt also strives to bring back Brighton's famous club nights like 'Thursday Night Fish Fry', and, 'It Is Still 1985'.