Situated on one side of the pier and along the seafront, this is where you'll find an abundance of pubs, bars and restaurants with an impressive view.
The Copper Rooms
This established bar and nightclub has private booths and VIP areas that can be pre-booked and also functions as a daytime venue for classes and activities. Close to the pier, the club is just under 20 minutes' walk down the hill from the train station.
The Fortune of War
This unconventional pub is the oldest watering hole on the seafront and the only venue in the whole city shaped like an upside-down boat. Offering great food, even better atmosphere and Brighton beach as its beer garden, it's definitely worth a visit.
The Salt Room
A modern restaurant which delivers fresh and local seafood and grilled meat. Located near the West Pier, the large windows and shaded terrace offer impressive sea views. Really, it's hardly surprising this place is award-winning.
Located right along the shore, Coalition is a club and music venue known for its premium DJ names and gig nights. Made up of archways, tunnels and leather booths it's a unique and modern party space that perfect for big groups. In summer, they also open up The Terrace, great for enjoying a drink during the daytime, catching up with friends and enjoy the Brighton scenery.
Home to one of Brighton's most bustling gay districts, Kemptown has great style and an eclectic selection of nightlife such cocktails bars, roof terraces and the best cabarets in the city.
The Black Dove
This eccentric Kemptown pub houses award-winning ciders, 60 real ales and some top-notch beers on tap. The popular venue also boasts a legendary ‘cocktail bible’ created by the talented in-house mixologists. There's often live folk or blues music playing here, which adds to the venues quirky, old-school vibe.
Proud Cabaret Brighton
This lavishly decorated cocktail bar is an intimate entertainment venue offering some of the most unique nights in Brighton. Set in the heart of Kemptown, the 1920s-style venue boasts a glamorous, indulgent vibe and hosts cabaret, jazz and burlesque performances.
Probably one of the best placed gay bars in the city, with a vibrant and friendly atmosphere, large open terrace and panoramic sea views. If clubbing and dancing is your thing, then get down to The Basement Club where you'll find great music and a diverse range of DJs.