There is a Pub on the beach in Brighton. It's called Wahoo West Beach. This Pub is for young people, whose want to have fun with their friends. The Drinks are very cheap and the location is perfect. The Pub also show all good matches of the Premiere League and Champions League.
Dress Code: There isn't any Dress Code
There is an Pub called King & Queen in Brighton. The Pub is very nice, because there is all very cheap and they show all matches of football there. The King & Queen is a good place for young people to watch a match or chilling around with some friends.
Dress Code: There isn't any Dress Code.
The atmosphere in the King & Queen pub is fantastic. It is not a normal pub where you can drink beer only. They offer fresh food, SKY TV, two big screens, some small screens and even more screens. Also there are pool tables upstairs. In the King & Queen you get free WIFI. They show live sports, as for example the Champions League. You will never be alone in there. People from all over the world visit the King & Queen because of its reputation. Everyone in Brighton knows the King & Queen.
Dress Code: There is no Dress Code in the King & Queen.
If you'd like to drink an amazing cocktail or a special shot, go to the cube. It's located at Castle Square in Brighton. The Cube offers a wide range of cocktails and in the evening you get two drink for the price of one, great! If you'd like to try new shot, the barkeepers can recommend you some. The absolute must: The shot with golden sparkles in it.
Dress Code: Probably you shall not wear trainers.
This pub really good. You can drink something in a wonderful area. It's the perfect venue for families or just chilling out. The food is also good.
Add to this a heated, semi-covered beer garden in the rear and sun-trap decking out front, this pub really has it all. It has a really nice smoking area.
The barkeepers are really nice.
Dress Code: You can wear everything! Jeans, Sneaker what you want.
The Nighclubs in Birghton are great. You can go to the Oxygen and have some really crazy shot, like the 2 girls 1 cup and the drinks are also cheap. After the Oxygen you can walk to the Oceana there you have 2 different dance floors, in the first with House and RnB, the second with 70's and 80's.
Pasha Bar – suitably located in Brighton’s lively West Street is
a late night bar leading the best of the best in terms of ambiance,
attitude and atmosphere.
Plush décor, a great sound system and a versatile programme of events
that allows Pasha to turn from an informal sports bar viewing premier
League games by day, to a sophisticated stop for after work drinks before
becoming a full on late dance bar by evening.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the music either –
Guest & Resident DJ’s keep the vibe upbeat, real and in touch with their
customers to make sure every one has a great time.
They also feature premier league football matches on the vide screens during the day time - so anyone needing a place to watch the game with a few cold beers will be in their element!
Dress Code: Smart casual / Dress to Impress
The beach club is on the seafront off kings road, just down towards the old pier from the honeyclub. I've only ever been on a wednesday night, where it's called born in the 80's. Anyone born in the 80's gets in for free and it's only a couple of quid for anyone else. With tons of drinks at about £1.50 all night it's a ghreat cheap night out. Don't let it fool you though, it may be a wednesday but you can get a good packed club full of disco dancing 80's nutters. It's got one large room, with chill out bits round the sides with good seating. Apparently on weekends it does get a bit more standard up to date music played and occasional promoters putting on hip hop nights or live p.a.'s. Good friendly crowd, not too up themselves like in some of the other more snazzy clubs.
Dress Code: Smart casual, jeans ok but no sports or trainers or caps.
A spacious underground venue at The Gloucester is the very popular Barfly gig venue. Ticket prices vary according to the who's playing and students get a £1 discount. Drinks here were cheaper than other places too.
We saw the amazingly talented David Ford and had a spot right at the front of the stage (as usual) and enjoyed every minute - especially when they turned off the air-con!
Check the website for current gig listings.
Dress Code: Anything
Although I have lived here for some time for some reason I had never been to the Ocean Rooms, can't think why, as it is near to home and many of my friends have played there.
Anyway, this was redeemed recently, when I was invited to sing some backing vocals for friends band 'Paradise 9'. I arrived in time for sound check into the usual dark and dingy rock venue where said amigos were fighting for space with all their musical gear on the stage. The stage is quite small and P9 are quite big!
There were three bands on that night the 1st (whose name escapes me) were quirkily different and had an assortment of minature instruments and a fabulous female singer (I will try and find out the name) nice to see something more interesting than the usual run of the mill indie bands. We followed, I was at the percussion end with a variety of drums, tambourines and shakers, so was in my element. I couldn't hear a thing that I was singing due to the general volume (not unusual) so just went for it and hoped for the best. The 3rd band Samarian Kings were also people I know, different again with a wild poetic frontman, the lovely Monty on keys and some fabulous drumming.
This is your typical rock venue, small, dark, dingy and very rock and roll. It doesn't cost much to get in and there is a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Nothing amazing, but then again, rock clubs are dying out and they are still supporting live music, so good for them!
This venue is spread over 3 floors and turns into a club later on in the evening (I think maybe up/downstairs in a different room-apparently, there is a restasurant upstairs (although I can't imagine it!) and I must say, the atmosphere does seem to change a bit at that point with slightly less friendly bouncers on the door etc I didn't hang around for that, but a good evening in the Live Room was had by all.
Dress Code: Come as you are for Live room, more clubbish for club I would think !
ps The Ladies toilets were clean ; )
According to their blurb - "The ocean has a varied music policy with a DJ and live line up second to none". I have also heard, it is open until dawn at the weekend.
There are some Club night reviews here : http://www.brightonlife.com/reviews/ocean-rooms-155.html - Seems to be very popular if you're into that kind of thing.
"Real Music Club is a regular event which showcases the best of Brightons up-and-coming bands and artists, as well as a few established 'names' from these parts. We are rapidly becoming The Place for scouting new talent in all styles of music be it rock, folk, jazz, avant-garde, musical theatre etc. Come and join our friendly crowd for an interesting and entertaining evening out".
Friendly, chilled, intimate, interesting and cheap - What more could you want from a local venue.
8 -12 pm - See website for up and coming shows. *Check RMC website for latest venue* (Sept 07)
Pictured, my old mate Gregg McKella's band, who I sometimes add the odd backing vocal for.
Paradise 9 play original and highly energetic material mixing psychedelic rhythms and punk commitment, plus a bit of a folksy feel thrown for good measure – could be described as Joe Strummer meets Hawkwind.
Dress Code: The madder, the better.
I am not normally a birdwatcher, but the show the Starlings put on each evening is something to see. They fly in huge formations and then quickly change direction to create fantastic swirling patterns in the sky. If you click on my photos you can see the truly massive numbers there are. As they swirl and swiftly change direction, they never collide with each other. Fantastic. They usually do their flying show over Brighton Pier just before sunset. Free and worth seeing
For a great night out in Brighton, visit the Hope Bar. It's busy and popular and there is live music most nights of the week. It's a two level bar with music being on the upper level, though seating is limited upstairs. It's £4 entry on the door. Downstairs is a large open central area with big comfy sofas. A rum and coke or vodka and tonic will cost you £2.65.
We saw Luke Jones here, a hugely talented singer song writer, local to Brighton. It was an excellent evening!! Check out his fabulous new song "The Fear".
Dress Code: Trendy-ish.
We saw the fabulous David Ford performing here at the Ocean Rooms. The venue is off the beaten path up a side road from Grand Parade. There is a market opposite the venue which was closed and a really good little cafe (Market Cafe) which stays open all hours - serves big mugs of coffee for a pound and has some seriously dodgy toilets...
But more about the Ocean Rooms. When we arrived we really weren't sure if we had found the right place as there is nothing saying *Ocean Rooms* ANYWHERE - just three large black doors with some VERY strange writings above it that look like biblical sayings but not quite - sorry that doesn't make much sense but you would know if you saw it!
We stood outside for ages chatting to other gig-goers waiting for the sound checks to be completed before we went in 15 mins later than the time specified on the tickets (which were 6GBP btw). The interior is very dark with just a few red lamps. There is a bar and some nice long red velvety raised benches along on the other side of the room. The stage is VERY small and there are no barriers. A really friendly and intimate little place.
David Ford was fabulous and sang all the songs off his debut album
I sincerely apologise for all the trouble I've caused
The album is fantastic and he signed mine for me at the bar at the end of the night :)
Dress Code: Anything - this is student-town - wear what you like!
One of my favourite venues in Brighton, has to be the Corn Exchange. This venue was built at the same time as the Dome Concert Hall and was originally the Prince Regent's riding house.
The Corn Exchange was lovingly restored as part of the recent Brighton Dome refurbishment project. It is now a unique and versatile venue with a magnificent single span of arched ceiling and a sprung maple flooring.
The last time I went to there, it was to see the very wonderful Yo La Tengo The venue is arranged in such a way, that you can stand near the front of the stage if you fancy it, or sit in the raised seating area just behind, which gives you a clear view of the stage and as you are just behind the mixing desk, you also get a good sound. We opted for the latter and could have happily sat there all night, just as well they did a really long set!
The venue often offers workshops with visiting dance companies during the day.
Highly recommended for most events.
Dress Code: Depends what's on, but mostly casual.