Brighton’s best student bars and clubs
Brighton has a proud and enviable party history. So if you’re heading there for college, we’re warning you now: you might not get much work done as Brighton’s student clubs and bars are addictive.
From sunny beer gardens to cocktail bars with insane happy hours to clubs with music blaring all night long, there are plenty of places to spend your student loan. Here are the best student bars and clubs in Brighton that you will most likely become familiar with throughout your college experience.
Photo: Hobgoblin Brighton on Facebook
Where: 31 York Place, Brighton BN1 4GU
Hobgoblin is undoubtedly one of the best student bars in Brighton. This award-winning beer garden and pub has DJs every weekend to help you escape your troubles, pizzas, loaded chips, hot dogs and even an escape room. It’s not the fanciest of bars, but when you’re a student, anywhere cheap and cheerful will do and that’s where Hobgoblin delivers. And it’s especially cheap on Mondays.
Photo: Revenge Brighton on Facebook
Where: 32-34 Old Steine, Brighton BN1 1EL
Revenge is one of Brighton’s top student clubs and one of the city’s many vibrant LGBT clubs. The rooftop bar separates Revenge from Brighton’s other LGBT bars and clubs. As it’s located right next to Brighton Beach, the views can be stunning. But let’s talk about the important stuff – drink prices. Their rooftop happy hour on Friday and Saturday offers two cocktails for £13, Thursdays offer £1.50 drinks before 12pm and £2.50 drinks on Tuesdays.
the end of the world
Photo: World’s End (Brighton) on Facebook
Where: 60-61 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JE
World’s End isn’t the cheapest bar, but there’s another reason it’s so popular with students: the games. It’s packed with retro video games like Time Crisis, Mortal Combat, Tekken, and hundreds more. If you’re not into video games, there’s also a 10-player remote-controlled Scalextric-style track, board games, and an escape room. Capture the night in the photo booth and come home to face your retro video game withdrawal. But not before looking at a huge Vegan Noms burger!
Photo: Twisted Lemon on Facebook
Where: 41 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL
Twisted Lemon has an easy-to-remember crunchy happy hour, which is incredibly useful for the forgetful or often hungover. It operates Sunday to Friday from 12pm to 7pm and cut prices for 20 cocktails to just £5.95. It’s definitely one of the best happy hours in town. The perfect spot for cocktail fanatics, the bar offers classics like porn stars and more creative concoctions like the banoffee pie martini.
Photo: Patterns on Facebook
Where: 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL
Patterns is one of those all-in-one sites. It’s a foggy nightclub with lights, DJs and other live acts. But it’s also a bar with a lovely outdoor terrace where you can enjoy a bottomless disco brunch brimming with pizzas, pints, prosecco, cider, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. With lots of offers, you can tip over not really knowing what kind of day/night you are looking for and just understanding when you get there. It’s basically a student’s playground.
Find tickets for events at Patterns – here
To mix together
Photo: Shuffle Bar on Instagram
Where: 27 York Place, Brighton BN1 4GU
We all got a little hammered and spent the evening pestering the DJ for tunes. But they don’t always play to your requests, no matter how impeccable your tastes. The solution? Put the song on yourself! At Shuffle, you queue up songs without even having to get up. Just add your track through your phone! The bar also offers a happy hour it’s open every night. It’s two for one on cocktails Monday-Thursday and £6.20 on cocktails all night Friday and 5-7pm Saturday. Killer.
Photo: Chalk Venue Brighton on Facebook
Where: 13 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ
Formerly known as The Haunt, Chalk is a live music venue that hosts a range of genres and artists with synthpop, dance, indie, hip hop, reggae, metal and techno events currently on its schedule. And their club nights are also varied, with 70s, 80s, 90s, hip hop, drum and bass, pop, indie and other themed parties. On these club nights, you can expect deals such as two-for-one cocktails, £4 double vodka mixers, £2 pints and £2 bombs.
Find tickets for events in Chalk – here
Green door store
Photo: The Green Door store on Facebook
Where: Unit 2, 3 and 4 Trafalgar Arches, Brighton Station, Brighton BN1 4FQ
Located below Brighton Station, GDS puts on lively, sweaty gigs when the club nights don’t start. It Is Still 1985 is one of their most popular club nights. He’s been bringing 80s cheer to the people of Brighton every Saturday and has been for over 11 years now. Love On Top is another great night that celebrates 90s and 00s hip hop and RnB, and Sonic Switch is all about enjoying great sounding tracks, whether it’s grime, jazz, DnB, garage, anything. which sounds good!
Find tickets for events at the Green Door Store – here
Photo: Fountain Head on Instagram
Where: 101-102 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YE
Fountain Head is Brighton’s perfect student bar for chilling out. It’s a simple and relaxed bar, but it also offers board games and free popcorn for patrons to enjoy. They also held quizzes hosted by the exuberant Boogaloo Stu. One of the previous prices was £240! They also have a bottomless vegan brunch with a Halo Burger and unlimited mimosas or Bloody Marys. Finally, Tuesday’s gaming night offers thousands of free retro games!
We don’t know about you, but we would love to dedicate our entire student loan to student clubs and bars in Brighton. The cocktails, the happy hours, the outdoor spaces, the games, the vibes, the killer club nights, the live bands, the drink deals, the variety — it’s almost too much. It is paradise !
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On your mind: Hobgoblin Brighton on Facebook