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18 Places Everyone Must Drink In Brighton

Shaken, not stirred, by the sea-side.

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1. The Black Dove

Boho Brighton at its best, here art students rub shoulders with nine-to-fivers fuelled by the bar staff’s AMA approach to cocktails: ask them for anything: they'll sort it out for you.


4. Hotel du Vin

OK, so it's part of a chain – but that doesn't stop Hotel Du Vin from being Brighton's swankiest place to sip a brilliantly-made Dirty Martini and rubberneck occasional rock stars at the bar.


14. MetroDeco

Proper prohibition cocktails (like the gin-tastic Shady Lady) served in vintage teapots put a boozy twist on afternoon tea at this prohibition era-aping Kemptown gem.

18. Plateau

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Propping up the downstairs bar at this upmarket "wine, beats and bites", place gives you a privileged perspective on goings-on in the Lanes, plus a chance to try the brilliant Alaska – which blends sherry with artisan gin.