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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.
Constructed around a unique and exciting concept, BYOC in Brighton is a clever take on the bring-your-own-booze tag and takes it to a whole new level. By encouraging patrons to walk in with their bottle of alcohol, BYOC promises to transform it from the mundane spirit that it is, to something legendary. At the ready is a vintage drinking trolley that carries a plethora of ingredients to spice up your drink. With their expertise, mixologists choose from fresh syrups, pressed fruit, juices, spices, herbs, bitters and many more. A handy tip: Bring in spirits such as whiskey, gin or vodka for better and more glorious mixes.
Bohemia Brighton is divided between two distinctive zones, the Grand Café and the Late Lounge. The former entertains patrons with its spread of delectable British food; it's also a great spot to enjoy freshly-brewed tea or coffee and baked goods. There's a library at the Grand Cafe where patrons can unwind with a good book and enjoy some quiet time in solitude. The Late Lounge at Bohemia Brighton is a haunt for nocturnals, it's a place where drinks are generously poured till wee hours of the night. Some evenings also see performances by Jazz bands here. Three floors high, the terrace at Bohemia Brighton is home to the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Roof Garden. Irrespective of the season, Bohemia Brighton exudes quintessential British hospitality and has lots to explore.
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.
Twisted Lemon specializes in cocktails served on crushed ice with attractive garnishes. This unique venue will make you feel like you are in the Caribbean, and youngsters throng here to sample its innovative blends. Ranking among Brighton's best cocktail bars in popular opinion, it has a trendy ambiance and attracts fashionable patrons. The bartenders concoct unique creations and even classic cocktails like Cosmopolitan acquire a new twist here. Enjoy Apple Jack Sour, Black Forest Gateau Martini, Passion Fruit Margarita and Killer Zombie among other options. The carefully selected tapas platters on the menu complement the drinks well, and serve as a feast for both the eye and the palate.
Merkaba is a stylish lounge and cocktail bar within Myhotel Brighton. Its spiraling walls, polished metallic columns and soft lighting give it an ultra-chic look. It is the place where you would want to dress up stylishly and enjoy a glam night with a special someone or sophisticated friends. The bar area features television screens and has a more casual vibe. Sip craft cocktails like Sir Herbert Sherbet infused with Prosecco, Bols Genever, lemon pie syrup and rhubarb liqueur. Refreshers like Pink Me Up! and Sugar Daddy go well with a jovial mood, while the lounge has a good selection of Japanese, Scotch and Irish whiskies for formal occasions. It also hosts a masterclass for cocktail connoisseurs, where you can get tips from expert bartenders. There are good party packages for bulk orders on classic and champagne cocktails as well.
MEATliquor Brighton serves an impressive selection of burgers in a vivacious setting. The place is drenched in eccentric colors with images of clowns and other characters covering all walls. Even the lights cast a flamboyant spell over the place which adds a whimsical touch to the interior. This is one place that wins top points for food as well as drinks. Burgers are their forte and they have an array of options ranging from meaty ones like the Dead Hippie and Bacon Cheeseburger to the poultry-infused Dirty Chicken Burger and Chicken Parma. Also, a stack of chilli cheese fries is must with every burger to really enjoy those American classics. Cocktails like Silver Angel, Dry Daiquiri, Pisco Punch, Hop Scotch, Game Over and Zombie Apocalypse taste as dramatic as they sound. Liqueur-infused sherbets, beers, ciders, wines as well as a range of whiskeys are available, if you wish to go for something apart from cocktails.
The Bees Mouth is one of the coolest places in Brighton's nightlife circuit. Formerly known as the Arthouse, the bar rechristened itself as 'The Bees Mouth', which ideally suits its platter of sweet cocktails and spirits. Dim and dark interiors give it a classic British pub feel, while furniture and other paraphernalia here and there make it an interesting haunt. Jazz music at Bees Mouth is a top draw, and so are the other live music nights and theme parties. The back room is usually flooded by youngsters, enjoying a smoke or a bottled beer. Bees Mouth should definitely feature in your list of 'Brighton's best night-outs'!