Welcome to Nightlife Gay Scene Brighton
Clubs, Bars, Restaurants, Hotels, Saunas, Shops, Café's 

Information taken from www.gaybrighton.com Don't forget Have Fun and Enjoy Yourselves


Brighton is famed for it's gay clubs and is home to some top venues and big names. 

Brighton clubbing caters for all persuasions... usually all at once. The clubs listed below often 

offer a selection of varied nights - some exclusively gay and some very mixed. 

Make sure you check our detailed daily listings for a guide to what is going on this week. 


If Brighton is widely regarded as the gay capital of the UK, then Revenge is its Big 
Gay Cathedral. A whopping two floors of a club, giving you a choice of music 
music, decor and people. And with both floors being so big you can stand and chat 
by the bar without having to scream at each other over the music.

32-34 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1EL

            01273 606064      

 straightometerThe Honeyclub

One of the South Coast's top clubs on our doorstep, offering gay-friendly nights 
with big name DJs and special events.

214 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB

            01273 202807      


 straightometerThe Basement Club (below Legends)

Legends Club is a new addition to Brighton's clubbing scene. Part of the 
multimillion pound Legends complex, this chic and contemporary venue offers a 
range of clubnights, music styles and resident DJs seven days a week.

31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TR

            01273 624462      


 straightometerEnvy (Charles Street Club)

The Club @ Charles Street is home to many a popular gay night in town - 
from homegrown clubnights to those with international clout. 
Watch out for their double floor specials too!

8 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TA

            01273 624091      


 straightometerWild Fruit

Very much one of Brighton's clubbing institutions. If there is one date in our diaries
 every month it'll be this mammoth sparkly party on West Street.

Aeon Events 7a Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL

            01273 327083      


 straightometerBrighton Ballroom

If were looking to encapsulate the true essence of Brighton in one venue, we reckon
 you may well end up with The Hanbury Club.

83 St George's Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1EF

            01273 605789      

Dynamite Boogaloo straightometerAttracting the freaks and eccentrics of Brighton, Dynamite Boogaloo has long been
 a firm favourite for many gay partyboys and girls. The youngish, mixed, sweaty 
crowd that turns up for the weekly club-cum-cabaret experience is as madly varied
 as the eclectic music that plays there.



Sunday Sundae straightometerSummer weekends in Brighton wouldn't be the same without Sunday Sundae! 
Fierce music on the inside, chilled-out catching up with friends on the terrace. 
Gay as you like - you gotta love it!


            01273 327083      

Casablanca Jazz Club 3 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL

            01273 321817      

Ghetto Brighton (formerly Candy Bar) straightometer129 St James Street, Brighton, BN2 1TH

            01273 622424      


Brighton is jam packed with gay and gay friendly bars and pubs! Quiet traditional pubs, 
beach bars, live music venues, karaoke, cabaret, fashionable, unusual - it is all here. 
Whether you’re gay, straight or anywhere in between, you'll find something to your taste... 
if not, check your pulse! No... not there. 

 straightometerThe PV at The Jury's Out

There's no doubt that The PV has become a firm favourite on the Brighton scene - 
so much so that's it's moved from it's original location up by the clock tower to 
Brighton's gay village. With a regular quiz in the week, occasional live music and 
resident DJs at the weekends, it's managed to perfect a great mixed atmosphere 
whether you're gay, straight or whatever.

161 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JB

            01273 687090      


 straightometerLegends Bar

For many years, Legends Bar has been offering entertainment to visitors and 
residents to Brighton's vibrant gay scene. Recently extended and refurbished as 
part of a multimillion pound transformation of the Legends Complex, the bar still
retains that quintessential Legends welcome.

31-32 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TR

            01273 624462      



Having undergone a complete transformation, R-Bar is now a sleek and slick bar 
restaurant with a lean towards the chic. The design is one that has a clearly defined 
wow-factor as contemporary style meets a certain camp tongue-in-cheek. 
The location is simply second to none, and as the sister bar to Club Revenge there's 
no excuse not to party. Popular with gay gals and boys and their friends!

7 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TA

            01273 608133      


 straightometerDoctor Brighton's

As with its name sake, Dr Brighton's is something of a Brighton institution. 
With a plum position on Brighton's seafront, close to The Lanes, hotels and 
Brighton's clubland, this mixed venue serves up a big portion of the city's 
inimitable character. 
16-17 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 1NE

            01273 208113      


 straightometerQueen's Arms

The matriarch of Brighton's mixed pubs, the Queens Arms delves into her handbag 
every night of the week to serve up big, camp portions of live entertainment, special
events and karaoke. By day, a more contemporary feel to the venue has led to a 
laid-back atmosphere by day where you can grab a drink and watch the big screens
or browse the free newspapers on offer.

7 George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RH

            01273 696873      


 straightometerBedford Tavern

When it comes to charm, The Bedford Tavern has it by the bucket load and you 
could be forgiven in completely forgetting you're in the city by the sea 
(and just a few yards from the shoreline) and rather in the middle of the countryside.

30 Western Street, Brighton, BN1 2PG

            01273 739495      


 straightometerThe Marlborough

Sitting quietly in front of the world famous Royal Pavilion, The Marlborough Bar, 
Theatre & Cafe is a whole entertainment complex in its own right. The two bars are
complete opposites, one side being a traditional wood-panelled theatre bar and the 
other a more contemporary feel with sofas and pool table. 
Popular with lesbian crowd and their friends!

4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD

            01273 570028      


 straightometerThe Star Inn

There's something more than a little comforting about the Star Inn, a star in 
Brighton's gay quarter. Maybe it's the ample seating, the warm and cosy interior, 
or just the friendly busty maiden and staff.

7/9 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF

            01273 601450      


 straightometerThe Zone

Looking out onto St James' Street, in the heart of Brighton's gay quarter is The Zone.
Squishy sofas, a regular local clientele and entertainment throughout the week gives
this bar a true flavour of Brighton. It's a great place to meet new friends, put the 
world to rights or just sit back and watch the world go by.

33 St James's Street, Brighton, BN2 1RF

            01273 682249      


 The Blind Busker

Loving the Blind Busker for all the right reasons! Hearty food served every day, 
outside areas for terrace eating and drinking (and smoking, obviously!), and ESPN 
on the big screens for sports fans! Although not specifically a bar aimed at the gay 
audience - you'll find it a welcoming place whatever your persuasion!

75-77 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BB

            01273 749110      


 straightometerBrighton Tavern

Standing proudly in the BoHo-esque area of Brighton's North Laine, the Brighton 
Tavern attracts a healthy mix of regulars and visitors. Stripped of pretention, the 
wood flooring, long benches, chairs and tables tip a wink to the trendy locale, 
while the traditional bar, open fireplace and friendly staff underline a more homely
pub feel. 
100 Gloucester Road, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 4AP

            01273 680365      



With regular happy hours and special events (did I hear bingo going on in there the 
other day?!), the Bulldog is a cosy, busy gay pub in the centre of town and it's been 
around for 27 years!

31 St. James Street, Brighton, BN2 1RF

            01273 696996      


 straightometerCharles Street Bar

Charles Street has quickly become one of the busiest gay bars in Brighton with its 
chic & trendy crowd and its central location. It's often the last port of call before the
nearby clubs. Charles Street also offers a selection of freshly prepared meals and 
snacks during the day.

8 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TA

            01273 624091      


 straightometerA Bar

Centrally located gay bar (with hotel & sauna), the Amsterdam is especially busy in
the summer when it's warm enough to sit out on the terrace and watch
the world go by... 
11-12 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL

            01273 688825      


 straightometerVavoom Video Bar

You can't miss it! Right next door to Revenge and bursting with style. Don't forget
your loose change for the Video Jukebox! Also popular with gay clubbers pre, 
during and after the clubs.

31 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1EL

            01273 603010       /             07730 401810      

 straightometerMarine Tavern

The Marine Tavern is a small and cosy traditional pub (remember those?), 
where the bar staff are friendly and so are the customers.

13 Broad Street, Brighton, BN2 1TJ

            01273 681284      

 Royal York Hotel, Bar & Restaurant

The Royal York's cocktail bar has recaptured the elegance of this outstanding 
building and is a fabulous setting for a whole evening of entertainment supplied
by you. Complete with a state-of-the-art suite of private karaoke rooms can be 
hired by the hour or for the whole evening - a fantastically quirky option for 
any private party or celebration.

Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1NB

            01273 766700      


Sometimes you have to stray off the beaten track to find something a little special… 
and we think you’ll find this true of KOBA, Brighton’s well loved cocktail haunt.

135 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2LA

            01273 720059      

 The King's Arms

The King's Arms is currently closed.
56 George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RJ

            01273 245128      


Gay, lesbian, trans, bi - this is probably Brighton's most LGBT venue - the mix of 
friendly people out to party is sooo refreshing! Regular cabaret and camp 
disco make it an absolute diamond of a venue!

43 Providence Place, Brighton, BN1 4GE

            01273 620630      

 straightometerBlanch House

This award-winning bar is an absolute triumph that really can boast the best 
cocktails in Brighton. A match for many of the plusher London bars, service is 
friendly and ruthlessly efficient. The fabulous surroundings incite a veritable buzz 
at weekends that lasts until the early hours. In fact, if we're honest, a peaceful and 
tranquil stay may be better acquired mid-week as weekend residents tend to create
their own Brighton party. Mixed.

17 Atlingworth Street, Brighton, BN2 1PL

            01273 603504      

Coffees and Café's 

Julie Birchill once said that Brighton was just a town full of coffee bars... well, that may be so, 
but we rather like it. We give you our list of the best day-time hang-outs and places to do lunch. 
In amongst them you'll also find the REALBrighton Internet Point at Café 22 - in case you're 
stuck for access to the latest listings or last night's photos while you're visiting! 

Caffè Nero 16 Prince Albert Street, Brighton, BN1 1HF

            01273 727726      

 Nia Café Bar

A distinct Brighton personality and laid-back charm awaits you at Cafe Nia, 
in the city's boho North Laine area. Scrubbed timber tables and an eclectic 
collection of seating certainly lend a quirky feel to this unique continental-style
cafe restaurant. 
87-88 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4EB

            01273 671371      

The Garden Cafe St Ann's Well Gardens Somerhill Road, Hove, BN3 1RP

            01273 735187      

The Dumb Waiter 28 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EP

            01273 602526      

Cafe Puccino's 1 Bartholomew Square, Brighton, BN1 1JS

            01273 719170      

Cafe One Ten 109c Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3JE

            01273 737310      

Scoop & Crumb 5 & 6 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HP

            01273 202563      

Caffè Nero 39-40 Bond Street, Brighton, BN1 1RD

            01273 723912      

netpama 37 Preston Street, Brighton, BN1 2HP

            01273 227188      

Bom-Bane's 24 George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RH

            01273 606299      

Caffè Nero 208 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2BA

            01273 771498      

Shakeaway 8 Bond Street, Brighton, BN1 1RD

            01273 711179      

Infinity Foods Cafe 50 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN

            01273 670743      

The Tea Cosy 3 George Street, Brighton, BN2

            01273 677055      

The Mad Hatter 38 Montpelier Road, Brighton, BN3 1AP

01273 722279

Billies Cafe straightometer34 Hampton Place, Brighton, BN1 3DD

            01273 774386      

Digital Cafe 69 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BB

            01273 773877      

Moments Cafe 60 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1RH

            01273 774138      

The Mock Turtle 4 Pool Valley, Brighton, BN1 1NJ

            01273 327380      

TFI Lunch 10 Dukes Lane, Brighton, BN1 1BG

            01273 325945      

Busy Bee Café 11a Market Street, Brighton, BN1 1HH

            01273 205979      


Brighton boasts some of the most interesting and individual gay and gay-friendly hotels and 
accommodation in the UK - and all within a short walk from the main attractions and nightlife. 
Whether you want a cheap B&B, a designer boutique hotel or a simple guest-house, they’re all 
here. Our list includes a good cross-section of places to stay. Have a lovely stay, and do let us 
know how it went when you get home!

Please don't forget to mention GAYBrighton.com when you book... it really does help us!

 straightometerGeorge IV

With its setting on one of Brighton's finest squares and with breathtaking views of 
the seafront and the spectral West Pier, George IV Guesthouse is an ideal place to 
stay to get a true flavour of Brighton.

34 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FJ

            01273 321196      


 straightometerGulliver's Hotel

Gulliver may well have appreciated a night or two at this great little hotel on his 
travels and we think you will too! Set on a Georgian square with seaviews, the 
nightlife delights of the St James Street area are literally just around the corner with 
Brighton's theatreland and business districts just a short walk beyond that. It's just 
up from the beach too, and the seaside attractions are all close by.

12a New Steine, Brighton, BN2 1PB

            01273 695415     

 straightometerNew Steine Hotel

The newly refurbished New Steine is a Georgian Townhouse with a modern and 
chic twist. Centrally located and just a few yards from the seafront, the hotel is 
perfect for the leisure or business traveller with more than a touch of luxury.

10-11 New Steine, Brighton, BN2 1PB

            01273 681546      


 straightometerAmsterdam Hotel

The Amsterdam Hotel, a gay and lesbian hostelry, stands in the heart of the city
on the seafront with excellent views of Brighton Pier and the beach.

11-12 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL

            01273 688825      


 straightometerLegends Hotel

With impressive views over Brighton seafront, Legends Hotel has been welcoming
visitors to Brighton for many years. The hotel complex, which also features Legends
 Bar and Legends Club, has recently been refurbished in a multimillion pound
 facelift and extension project. Legends Hotel features a mix of boutique-style rooms
 and budget accommodation, offering guests a unique choice all under the same roof.

31-32 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TR

            01273 624462      


 straightometerThe Pink Pavilion

The Pink Pavilion, or Pink Pav as its affectionately known, is a luxury boutique 
guest house situated in the very heart of the gay and lesbian action in Brighton and 
obviously very handy for the business and shopping districts and main attractions
in the city as well. 
12 Madeira Place, Brighton, BN1 2LQ

            01273 385959      


 straightometerGeorjan Guest House

A friendly atmosphere awaits you as this very popular traditional Brighton B&B, 
providing homely, clean and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. 
Near to all the town's attractions and bars. For further information, click here

27 Upper Rock Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1QE

            01273 694951      

 Drakes Hotel & Restaurant

Drakes Hotel, Brighton’s premier Boutique hotel, is located in an impressive double 
fronted sea facing Georgian townhouse, combining breath taking design, with 
friendly impeccable service and all the amenities one would expect from this 
stunning four star hotel. 
44 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1PE

            01273 696934      

 straightometerBlanch House

When reviewing such a legend as Blanch House, one might turn to the Thesaurus 
for a little help. The truth is that 'Blanch House' should have it's very own entry. 
Blanch House would be an adjective that would sit up next to words like Beautiful, 
Decadent, Ostentatious, Indulgent, Stylish, Sexy, Opulent, Sumptuous, Friendly, 
Quality. This hotel, bar and restaurant is very special and was one of the first 
boutique hotels to arrive in Brighton. Gay friendly.

17 Atlingworth Street, Brighton, BN2 1PL

            01273 603504      

 straightometerAdelaide House

Very much a traditional style guesthouse set within an elegant Regency townhouse,
the emphasis at Adelaide House is on comfort at an affordable price - something that 
guests clearly appreciate from the excellent comments in the guestbook and online.

51 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FF

            01273 205286      


Finding a restaurant in Brighton that isn't gay friendly is possibly a harder task

than finding one 

that isn't... with more restaurants per capita than

anywhere in the UK outside of London, 

there is competition and imagination! We list a few of our favourites. 

 straightometerNew Steine Bistro

Now established in Brighton as 'one of those little places', the New Steine Bistro 
offers a unique and cosy evening eatery. From the friendly staff to the gorgeous 
French inspired dishes on offer, it's a place to chill with friends or woo a loved one.

10-11 New Steine, Brighton, BN2 1PB

            01273 681546      


 straightometerThe Marlborough

The Marlborough Kitchen serves up a whole range of delicious meals - both light 
and substantial. All the dishes are made with fresh, high quality produce and 
portions are generous. Special mention must be made of the Sunday Roasts
where you get great piles of fantastic food.

4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD

            01273 570028      


 straightometerLegends Bar

Seafront terrace bar with a cafe feel during the day and the perfect place for a 
lunchtime bite or meal after work. The menu has some traditional home-cooked 
favourites and promises high quality ingredients at great prices. There's also a new 
wine list, great coffees and daily specials.

31-32 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TR

            01273 624462      


 straightometerCharles Street Bar

Charles Street has quickly become one of the busiest gay bars in Brighton with its 
chic & trendy crowd and its central location. It's often the last port of call before 
the nearby clubs. Charles Street also offers a selection of freshly prepared meals 
and snacks during the day.

8 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TA

            01273 624091      


 straightometerThe PV at The Jury's Out

A great selection of sandwiches, wraps and bagels to eat in or take away and 
generous pub favourites make the PV a great choice for lunch or dinner. Food is 
served daily (except Tuesdays) with a hangover busting brunch/breakfast on 
Saturdays and fantastic Sunday roast on offer on Sundays.

161 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JB

            01273 687090      



What is Pho? Well… it's Vietnam's national dish for a start, but it also happens to 
be the name of Brighton's first Vietnamese street food restaurant right in 
the heart of the Lanes. 
12 Black Lion Street, Brighton, BN1 1ND

            01273 202403      



The R-Bar team serves up a tasty menu of pub favourites and daily specials! 
And in the early hours, there's a very handy menu of snacks and 
light eats to keep you going! 
7 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TA

            01273 608133      


 Nia Café Bar

A distinct Brighton personality and laid-back charm awaits you at Cafe Nia, in the 
city's boho North Laine area. Scrubbed timber tables and an eclectic collection of 
seating certainly lend a quirky feel to this unique continental-style cafe restaurant.

87-88 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4EB

            01273 671371      

 The Restaurant At Drakes

Occupying the lower level of the hotel is the fabulous Restaurant At Drakes. This is
dining at its finest - using only the highest quality seasonal ingredients, much of 
which is locally sourced, and the freshest of fish direct from local fishing boats. 
The dishes are characterized by clean, robust flavours and diners can choose from
the A La Carte or Chef's menus.

44 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1PE

            01273 696934      

 straightometerBlanch House

This peach of a restaurant serves up delicious and innovative dishes. It's a top 
restaurant with fine dining without the pretention found in eateries of this calibre. 
Whether for business or indulgent pleasure, we recommend you try it out. 
Gay friendly. 
17 Atlingworth Street, Brighton, BN2 1PL

            01273 603504      

 Royal York Hotel, Bar & Restaurant

The Royal York is a restaurant and bar with a significant twist that will meet the 
expectations of the most exacting diner. Choose from a display of the day's freshest 
produce, all sourced locally and changing every day to offer the best of seasonal 
dishes - perfect for a business lunch, elegant afternoon tea or an intimate dinner.

Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1NB

            01273 766700      

 Season's Café

Brighton has long been a city teeming with café culture - sitting outside a chic cafe 
to meet with friends, dine on gorgeous food or just nurse a coffee and watch the 
world go by. And we've found a perfect place to do it - 
right in the heart of the North Laine.

36 Gloucester Road North Laine, Brighton, BN1 4AQ

            01273 689388      


Rather than wheeling out the obvious euphemisms, let’s cut to the chase here... the saunas listed 

below are geared towards gay and bisexual men - unless otherwise stated on specific listings. 

They are a great place to meet new, likeminded people and clear your pores at the same time! 

Probably not for the critically chaste. 

 straightometerThe Brighton Sauna

The Brighton Sauna is the largest sauna in the city catering to a male-only clientele. 
Recently completely refurbished, the sauna has a slew of great facilities including a 
spacious 20 man sauna, a 15 man jacuzzi and a large steam room - 
perfect to bring on that glowing, healthy look!

75 Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 9JA

            01273 689966      


As well as the usual high street shops, Brighton is stuffed with shops and 

boutiques that are of particular gay interest... 


If popping down to the local piercing studio conjures images of a dark, 
dank, shuttured shop with a row of Harley Davisons outside, or if 
piercing itself brings to mind a big, hairy, tattood chap brandishing a 
rusty nail and a cube of ice, then you're in for a big surprise. Punktured 
is light, airy, shamelessly visible and scrupulously hygienic...

35 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN