Brighton Gay Bars

Brighton, widely known as the gay capital of the UK, has one of the largest gay bar scenes outside of London, catering for both gay locals and visitors.

31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 624462 |

weekday: 11:00 - 05:00

weekend: 11:00 - 05:00

Legends

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

Café by day, bar by night. Legends serves tea & coffee and light meals during the day on a terrace with sea views. In the evening, the bar kicks off, and stays open late into the night.

On Friday and Saturday, Legends gets busier a bit later than other bars in Brighton (around 11pm), though we prefer arriving earlier, as the bar service was super fast and finding a seat was easier.

Regular cabaret entertainment and DJ’s at the weekend in the downstairs of Basement Club

features: bar, music, cafe, internet access | Updated: 09-02-2018

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31 St James Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 696996 |

weekday: 11:00 - 02:00

weekend: 11:00 - 08:00 / 02:00

Brighton’s longest-running gay bar. Bulldog features weekly cabaret, karaoke and live shows. Upstairs is more a club atmosphere with DJ. Attracts a good mix of guys.

Cheap drinks and regular special offers. There’s a cover charge, but you can apply for membership online.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, cabaret show, free wi-fi

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30-31 Camelford Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 622386 |

weekday: 12:00 - 23:30 / 00:00

weekend: 12:00 - 01:00 / 23:30

Friendly, relaxed, no-attitude bar that attracts all types – but is known as the bar of choice for many of Brighton’s bears and their admirers.

The Camelford Arms serves no-nonsense, sensibly-priced and tasty pub grub that includes sandwiches, toasties, soups, pies and bangers ‘n’ mash. Free WiFi available.

The great value-for-money Sunday Roast is worth a special mention (£5.95).

features: bar, music, free wi-fi

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5-7 Marine Parade, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 608 133 |

weekday: 12:00 - 01:00 / 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 06:00 / 01:00

Bar Revenge

TODAY Pop Tartz - pop party

TOMORROW WTF! - fun weekend party

Pre-party music bar playing chart, house and R&B (with the occasional throwback night where its all 90’s).

Bar Revenge offers a good selection of draught and bottled beer, cocktails and wine. Discounted entry passes to Club Revenge, but the bar does stay open all night on Fridays and Saturdays.

features: bar, music, cabaret show

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13 Broad Street, Brighton

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+44 1273 681284 |

weekday: 12:00 - 01:00

weekend: 12:00 - 01:00

The Marine Tavern

TOMORROW Disco Night

Relatively small, traditional bar that offers a warm welcome to all. The Marine Tavern is particularly popular on a Saturday night when you just have to squeeze your way in.

Chris and Lee who run the pub arrange themed nights throughout the week, including a curry and quiz night on Tuesdays. Serves a pretty good value for money roast on Sundays.

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16-17 Kings Road, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 7779 618855 |

weekday: 15:00 - 00:00

weekend: 13:00 - 02:00 / 00:00

Not a clinic but a well-known gay bar that has been around for over 20 years. Free entry and shots.

Doctor Brightons is home to extensive and reasonably-priced cocktails, comfortable seats along with some of the best pub DJ talents. There is a pool table.

Recently, Doctor Brightons attracts a more mixed crowd.

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33 St James Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 682249 | Free WiFi

weekday: 11:00 - 00:00

weekend: 11:00 - 00:30 / 00:00

Billed as one of the most lively, attitude-free gay bars in Brighton.

THE ZONE Bar offers a wide variety of entertainment – cabaret shows, live music, game nights, karaoke and more.

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11-12 Marine Parade, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 696 691 |

Located on the ground floor of Amsterdam Hotel, the ‘A Bar’ offers a relaxed, friendly environment, with a bright, modern interior and a great outdoor terrace.

The bar welcomes and attracts men of all ages. Also serves food, from light snacks to full meals. Free WiFi available. Occasional special events with live DJ’s.

features: bar, music, dancing

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10 Steine Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 609777 |

weekday: 18:00 - 01:00

weekend: 16:00 - 03:00 / 01:00

Cabaret bar & live entertainment venue in the heart of Brighton’s gay village.

Bar Broadway has drink offers every day. Very mixed crowd. Check their Facebook page for details of upcoming shows and events.

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7-8 George Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 12 7369 6873 |

weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

weekend: 12:00 - 02:00; 15:00 - 01:00

As camp as it gets! Queens Arms is a renowned bar hosting some of the very best drag queens, drama-filled karaoke nights and fun-filled fundraisers.

Queens Arms serves drinks and light snacks during the day, with nightly show at 8:30pm. Mixed/LGBT crowd.

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Brighton • Gay Bars in Hove

Brighton and Hove are essentially one town, and the boundary between the two is rather fluid.

16 Western Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 438587 |

weekday: 13:00 - 01:00

weekend: 13:00 - 01:00

This cosy gay-friendly mixed bar is located away from the main gay village in Hove. You can be assured of a friendly welcome from owner Robert.

Occasional special events and cabaret shows, details of which can be found on the bar’s Facebook page.

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30 Western Street, Brighton | map | distance

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+44 1273 739495 |

A cosy, very welcoming LGBT pub on the boarder of Brighton & Hove. The Bedford Tavern is a great place for a drink and chat, but there are regular cabaret shows and themed party nights.

Their regular weekly home-cooked Sunday Roast is definitely worth trying.

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8 Marine Parade, Brighton

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+44 1273 624091 |

CLOSED – venue under new management.

This famous gay bar & nightclub is one of the best in Brighton. The ground floor is a seafront bar & restaurant with a lovely outside terrace.

In the evening, Charles Street becomes a busy place, featuring live DJ’s and cabaret shows. Regular half-priced drink specials.

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