Nightlife – Itchy Brighton


If you’ve just paid up at one of the town’s excellent restaurants and are looking for the night to continue, we can recommend plenty of great bars, pubs and clubs.

The Latest Music Bar hosts many exciting live bands and jazz performance – Amy Winehouse once played here. It also hosts comedy line-ups and tongue-in-cheek sleaze evenings. This beautiful listed building is adorned with many rock and roll photographs.

The Cricketers was supposedly the favourite haunt of novelist Graham Greene. It even appears in his most famous novel, Brighton Rock. The Cricketers is the oldest pub in the city and comes equipped with cosy atmosphere, salons and plush furniture.

The Regency Tavern is a very camp corner pub full of chandeliers, golden cherubs and a grand piano. It’s a very popular place for local gay guys. At Christmas especially, the décor becomes very colourful. Also there’s great food, including fish and chips, curries and ales.

The Ginger Dog is a more traditional venue, with old-fashioned atmosphere and cosiness. Here you’ll find actor types, Brighton College tutors and eccentric locals. The log fire makes a great centre piece to the pub. The food served here goes far beyond the gastropub remit with its inventive and original dishes.

Bar Valentino is easy to miss on the New Road. You can walk up a skinny staircase to a salon with a balcony which looks onto Pavilion Gardens. The drinks here are brilliantly made and the views of the city nightlife are fantastic.

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