10 Cheap And Cheerful Places To Drink In Brighton

Spring has officially sprung and the days are beginning to get just that bit warmer. With summer just around the corner, this is the perfect time to grab your friends for a night of cocktails. Don’t be fooled by the more luxe life that Brighton offers, for when it comes to cocktails this city has some of the happiest of happy hours. 

We’ve rounded up our top ten cheapest (and cheeriest) places for you to go for cocktails here in Brighton.

Twisted Lemon

Happy hour: £4.50 cocktails between 12-9pm (every Sun-Fri)

A popular and well-loved bar here in Brighton among the locals, tucked away in the South Laines. The Twisted Lemon is renowned for its unique mixes and all-around amazing drinks at affordable prices.

Shuffle Bar

Happy hour: Weekdays until 8pm, weekends until 7pm 

Shuffle Bar’s chilled atmosphere and menu of over 100 different cocktails makes it a perfect location for any occasion. With its Shuffle Jukebox wifi, which allows guests to become the DJs for the night, you can guarantee that your favourite tracks will be played!

Burgers and Cocktails

Happy Hour: 50% off selected drinks Mon-Thur (all night from 5pm) and Fri-Sun (5-7pm)

If you thought their burgers were delicious, their cocktail menu is just as inviting! With their happy hour guaranteeing half price drinks, it’s enough to tickle any girl’s tastebuds.

Bar Valentino

Happy hour:  Mon-Thur 5-7.30pm and Sun 6-8pm (cocktails from £4)

Situated above the El Mexicano restaurant, Bar Valentino is the ideal location for any pre or post-meal drinks.

The Font

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Happy Hour:  2-4-1 cocktails every day (5pm-8pm)

Tucked away in the South Laines, The Font is not only known for it’s sports fixtures, but it’s amazing cocktail fixtures too, with classic cocktails on offer every single day.


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Happy hour: Tue-Wed (4pm-6pm), Thur (5pm-9pm), Fri-Sat (6pm-8pm)

For more creative cocktails at the perfect price of just £4.20, this botanical cocktail bar’s happy hours, even on the weekends, make it a sought-after summer getaway from Brighton’s hustle and bustle.

Dandelion by 1847

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Happy hour: 2 for £10 on cocktails 

Whilst its location may be hidden under the restaurant 1847, it’s definitely no secret that their excellent happy hour is perfect for any summer night out.

No. 32

Happy hour: 2 for £10 cocktails Mon-Fri (4pm-7pm)

For a more sophisticated, classy cocktail evening, No. 32’s spacious area, spanning over two floors, makes it the ideal location for any large group looking for a great night out.

Las Iguanas

Happy hour: All day everyday (2-4-1 cocktails)

For the happy hour that lasts all hours, Las Iguanas is the ultimate drinks destination.

Be At One

Happy hours: Mon-Thur (5pm-7pm), Fri (4.30pm-7pm), Sat (2pm-7pm), Sun (3pm-2am)

A popular night out both in Brighton and in the UK generally, Be At One’s extensive-but-not-extortionate list of cocktails are perfect to sip away on a summer’s night.

Written by Lauren.