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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.
Located inside a striking yellow building, the vermilion exterior of the Hand In Hand pub is hard to miss. This local watering hole is popular for being one of the smallest pubs in the city. Albeit small on size, its delicious beer keeps this place busy throughout its working hours. The interior of the pub is warm and welcoming; rustic walls, wood-polished bar and friendly service define the theme of this tiny gem. The beers served at Hand In Hand have been brewed on site since 1989 and their unique taste beckons patrons for more after every visit. Cozy enough for a date or even for a drink with your friends, Hand In Hand is a live example of how happiness comes in small packages!
Frequented by essentially unconventional and creative minds, this upscale pub is perhaps the heart of Birghton's teeming nightlife. Known for its stunning repertoire of musical performances by the likes of James Bay, George Ezra and Adele, The Hope and Ruin is perpetually induced with an atmosphere which is a far cry from daytime's frenzied work woes, where music and quality brews trump (almost) everything else. While they offer a hearty line-up of lagers, cask brews and locally crafted beers, their kitchens are managed by Beelzebab, the makers of appetizing vegan fare like vegan kebabs, loaded fries and delicious hot dogs, along with a choice of vegan desserts. At this bustling music space, dusk coyly turns into dawn, but the delighted crowd would yet be basking under its gleaming rouge glow.
If you wish to soak in Brighton's local vibe then head to The Basketmakers Arms. A wonderful pub with a warm and welcoming ambiance, this place has garnered a reputation of being one of the city's most visited spots. The Basketmakers Arms is sure to prove a heaven for beer lovers as the pub has many real ales on offer. These are generously poured and best enjoyed with something scrumptious from the food menu. All of the dishes served at The Basketmakers Arms have a local flavor. Only freshest possible ingredients go into the making of meaty specials and vegetarian preparations, all of which come to your table in massive portions. The Sunday Roast is a must try along with delectable burgers and seafood dishes like the Cider and bacon mussels.
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.
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'!