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16 Brighton Bars And Pubs Every Student In The '00s Drank In

The Pav Tav is still going strong, guys.

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1. Riki Tik

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Why you went there: It was great for a night out in the North Laines and the cool decor made it a fun place to get smashed, albeit not cheaply.

What you'll remember about it most: Having "sex swings".

Can you still get a pint? The Bond St bar has been closed down, but they've opened a beach bar on the seafront that seems like it would be even more fun than the original joint.

2. The Mash Tun

Why you went there: It was just cool, albeit for no apparent reason.What you'll remember about it most: Having to make friends with randoms in order to get a seat outside.Can you still get a pint? Yes. It's changed colour a few times but it's still there and thriving.
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Why you went there: It was just cool, albeit for no apparent reason.

What you'll remember about it most: Having to make friends with randoms in order to get a seat outside.

Can you still get a pint? Yes. It's changed colour a few times but it's still there and thriving.

3. The Font

Why you went there: It was one of the few places in Brighton that had good drinks deals but wasn't scummy as fuck, so you could bother to dress up nice.What you'll remember about it most: Being a converted chapel, so a pretty spectacular venue. Also, they had great lunch deals.Can you still get a pint? Yes, and they still serve curly fries.
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Why you went there: It was one of the few places in Brighton that had good drinks deals but wasn't scummy as fuck, so you could bother to dress up nice.

What you'll remember about it most: Being a converted chapel, so a pretty spectacular venue. Also, they had great lunch deals.

Can you still get a pint? Yes, and they still serve curly fries.

4. The Pav Tav

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Why you went there: The Pav Tav had great deals on doubles, and it was the also the perfect place to stop off during Pub Golf.


What you'll remember about it most:
Sticky tables and pool tables.

Can you still get a pint? Yes, this place is a goddamn institution in Brighton.

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5. Yates

Why you went there: You were already trashed and got lured in by cheap shots and your fatal curiosity.What you'll remember about it most: Being terrible but being unable to stop yourself from enjoying its terribleness.Can you still get a pint? Yes, but you probably shouldn't...
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Why you went there: You were already trashed and got lured in by cheap shots and your fatal curiosity.

What you'll remember about it most: Being terrible but being unable to stop yourself from enjoying its terribleness.

Can you still get a pint? Yes, but you probably shouldn't...

6. Above Audio

Why you went there: They had a massive terrace area, great cocktails, and it was the perfect stop before hitting their famous club downstairs.

What you'll remember about it most: Being the haunt of Indie bands and DJs.

Can you still get a pint? Yes, but a mojito would be better.

7. Hector's House

Why you went there: To watch a local band and get your grunge on.What you'll remember about it most: Not ever being sure whether it closed down or not.Can you still get a pint? Turns out it did close down.
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Why you went there: To watch a local band and get your grunge on.

What you'll remember about it most: Not ever being sure whether it closed down or not.

Can you still get a pint? Turns out it did close down.

8. Casablanca

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Why you went there: To get off with people because it was so dark, and the jazz band made everyone feel horny.

What you'll remember about it most: Being a sexy sweatbox and having cheap tequila shots.

Can you still get a pint?: Yes. Because people still want to get laid.

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9. The Varsity

Why you went there: It was a stop on the Carnage trail but If you were on a sports team (or a sports team groupie) you were usually here every week.What you'll remember about it most: Cheap Apple Sourz.Can you still get a pint? Nope, but there is a Vodka Revs in town...
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Why you went there: It was a stop on the Carnage trail but If you were on a sports team (or a sports team groupie) you were usually here every week.

What you'll remember about it most: Cheap Apple Sourz.

Can you still get a pint? Nope, but there is a Vodka Revs in town...

10. Franklin Tavern

Why you went there: To watch sport, or to pretend to watch sport while people you fancy watch sport.

What you'll remember about it most: Being a Lewes Road local.

Can you still get a pint?: Yes, but you probably shouldn't watch people anymore.

11. The Prince Albert

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Why you went there: To watch a band or to stop off for a quick one after some shopping in the North Laines.

What you'll remember about it most: Being surprisingly charming and cosy inside.

Can you still get a pint?: Yes, and you can take your parents.

12. Coalition

Why you went there: To get pissed all day on the beachfront when you were supposed to writing your dissertation.What you'll remember about it most: It's California vibes (OK slight exaggeration) during the height of summer.Can you still get a pint? Yes, but in the summer. Otherwise you'll freeze your tits off.
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Why you went there: To get pissed all day on the beachfront when you were supposed to writing your dissertation.

What you'll remember about it most: It's California vibes (OK slight exaggeration) during the height of summer.

Can you still get a pint? Yes, but in the summer. Otherwise you'll freeze your tits off.

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13. The Hobgoblin

Instagram: @hobgoblinbrighton

Why you went there: It was cheap, charmingly scummy, and local to all of the London/Lewes road residents.

What you'll remember about it most: Having a funny name.

Can you still get a pint?: Yes, and apparently some decent grub too.

14. Bar Revenge

Why you went there: To start off your fabulous night in Kemp Town, or to finish it off your night in Brighton centre.What you'll remember about it most: Being the most fun gay bar in town.Can you still get a pint?: Yes and one hell of a night out.
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Why you went there: To start off your fabulous night in Kemp Town, or to finish it off your night in Brighton centre.

What you'll remember about it most: Being the most fun gay bar in town.

Can you still get a pint?: Yes and one hell of a night out.

15. The Fishbowl

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Why you went there: It was a good place to go on the weekends or as a stop off before Po Na Na.

What you'll remember about it most: Having a cosy atmosphere and being a great venue for The Great Escape festival.

Can you still get a pint?: Yes, and you should definitely pop in on a cold, rainy day.

16. The King and Queen

Why you went there: It was bloody massive and had a big beer garden, so could cater to a big group night out.

What you'll remember about it most: Its perfect location for getting sloshed on the cheap just before you hit the town.

Can you still get a pint? Yes, and you're pretty much guaranteed to find a seat.