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8 Things To Do In Brighton At Night

Nicole
Updated Jan 31, 2019

Brighton is a seaside town in England, about an hour south of London by train. It’s a popular destination for exploring the pier, shopping, and the arts. It’s also very well-known for its nightlife. It offers a wide range of entertainment options, so whether you prefer something low-key like a seaside cinema or whether you’d rather spend the night hopping from bar to bar, there’s something for you in Brighton. Read on to see our top eight picks of things to do at night in Brighton.

1. Brighton Music Hall


Brighton Music Hall is the largest heated venue in the city. It’s set inside restored Victorian arches, and offers stunning views of the sea and piers. Their terrace features live music, burlesque shows, and other entertainment daily.

Their kitchen serves food from breakfast until dinner, and there’s also an upstairs cocktail bar and restaurant for events. In the evenings, live music on the terrace can be heard until 10pm. Following this, popular live music and themed entertainment run until late.

From August until October, igloos are built on the terrace. When the nights get chilly, they’re fully heated so you can keep warm. They also have the igloos up for Christmas. What an excellent spot to eat and drink the night away from a cosy igloo on the seafront terrace!

Brighton Music Hall

Address: 127 King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 2FN

Website: Brighton Music Hall

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2. Brighton's Big Screen


Another beach-side option is Brighton’s Big Screen, an outdoor cinema. In summer 2017, they are showing over 100 films, ranging from new releases to classics, as well as plenty of family-friendly options.

Most tickets are inexpensive, though they do offer VIP options. A 30 GBP (38 USD) ticket will get you a welcome drink, shaded seated on the grandstand, pizza, and snacks. A 40 GBP (51 USD) ticket gets you the Ibis Sweetbed Experience, giving you access to a two-person bed for the duration of the film and VIP bar access.

Brighton’s Big Screen has matinee and evening showings, so grab your tickets, pick up some popcorn, and enjoy the show.

Brighton's Big Screen

Address: Just east of the Brighton Pier

Website: Brighton’s Big Screen

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3. Proud Cabaret Brighton


For a bit of late night vintage charm, check out Proud Cabaret. It’s a cocktail bar and restaurant lounge, which puts on burlesque shows and variety acts. It’s a stunning venue which was once a mausoleum. Now it’s decked out in 1920s-style decor, offering you a unique night out.

With acts ranging from Kit Kat Club, a routine which will transport you to a 1930s Parisian speakeasy, to Viva Las Vegas, a nod to Las Vegas in the 1970s. It’s a popular spot for hen dos, so get your girls together and watch the tassels and glitter fly by.

Proud Cabaret receives glowing reviews. Visitors love the food, appreciate the friendly wait staff, and of course adore the titillating performances!

Proud Cabaret Brighton

Address: 83 St George’s Rd, Brighton BN2 1EF

Website: Proud Cabaret Brighton

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4. On The Rocks Bar Crawl


If you want a stress-free way of seeing a variety of nightlife options in Brighton, book a tour with On The Rock Bar Crawl. A guide will take you to five bars and clubs in the city centre, giving you the opportunity to test drive popular spots to dance and drink the night away.

A ticket will get you fast-track entry in every venue, five free shots, and drink deals. There’s a photographer on hand to capture all the fun, wacky, and weird moments. They run every day of the week, regardless of weather, so you won’t miss out.

On The Rocks Bar Crawl

Address: The Royal Pavilion Tavern: 7-8 Castle Square, BN1 1FX

Website: On The Rocks Bar Crawl

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5. Grosvenor Casino Brighton


Try your luck at the Grosvenor Casino in Brighton! They’ve got all the favorites including blackjack, a poker room, and slot machines. If you’ve never played before, they offer free lessons, so you can feel confident to go up to any table.

With food served 20 hours a day, you can feel free to make a night of it. They offer both a restaurant and a bar meal for a more casual experience. On the weekends, they also have live entertainment, including tribute nights. The casino is open 24 hours, so if you’re feeling lucky, stay as long as you like!

Grosvenor Casino Brighton

Address: 9 Grand Jct Rd, Brighton BN1 1PP

Website: Grosvenor Casino Brighton

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6. 76 Hen Events at The Copper Rooms


With such great nightlife, it’s no surprise that Brighton is an incredibly popular spot for stag and hen dos (or bachelor and bachelorette parties). The Copper Rooms is a cocktail bar and club, and in partnership with 76 Events, they host a number of hen do activities.

Your party can learn how to make cocktails, take a dance class, learn burlesque, or take a nude life drawing class. Reviewers have excellent things to stay about this experience. From fantastic staff to plenty of drinks, your whole group is bound to have a fun night.

76 Hen Events at The Copper Rooms

Address: 76 Preston St, Brighton, BN1 2HG

Website: 76 Hen Events at The Copper Rooms

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7. Komedia Brighton


If you like to laugh, the comedy club Komedia Brighton is a must-do. It’s known for its weekend Krater Comedy Club nights, which features 4 comedians and a meal. They also put on a couple of other monthly comedy shows: Comic Boom and Bent Double.

In addition to comedy, the venue also puts on a variety of other acts, including music, cabaret, and children’s theatre. Komedia has won the Chortle Comedy Award for the Best Venue in the South a whopping 14 times. With accolades like that, you know you’re in for a good night!

Komedia Brighton

Address: 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN

Website: Komedia Brighton

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8. The Green Door Store


Tucked into a railway arch under Brighton Railway Station, The Green Door Store is a small music venue. It’s perfect for catching local acts, and is a great spot to see bands just on the cusp of getting big.

In addition to live music, the venue also hosts club nights. There’s FemRock, a monthly club night to showcase women in music. The monthly Straight Outta Brighton night spins old school hip hop. And the club night Bossy brings you RnB of the 1990s and 2000s. If you like music, The Green Door Store is the spot to see upcoming live acts or dance the night away.

The Green Door Store

Address: Lower Goods Yard, Brighton Train Station, Brighton, BN1 4FQ

Website: The Green Door Store

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Bustling Brighton

With such a wide variety of options, it’s no wonder Brighton is such a hot spot for nightlife. Whether you want to relax in an igloo by the sea, try your luck at the slot machines, or go all out at a hen do, there are options for you. Brighton is a creative, vibrant spot, and you’re sure to enjoy your night out!

This article was originally published on Jul 30, 2017

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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