The LGBTQ community in Brighton and Hove is one of the largest in the UK and Brighton is the most popular seaside gay destination. The whole city is gay friendly, but Kemptown is thought of as the gay village and heart of the community. Brighton Pride is one of the biggest Pride festivals in the UK and is a great time to visit.
Legends Bar: One of the most legendary gay bars in Brighton, Legends Bar has a sea facing terrace, great for coffee, cake, beer or bite to eat and a late night bar. With friendly staff and with daily different theme nights.
Priscilla’s: karaoke and cabaret fun bar. With drag acts, karaoke competitions and DJs all mixed in with the friendly staff.
The Marlborough: one of Brighton’s oldest and quirkiest public houses. Its unique personality is partly due to its history – rumours of tunnels leading to the Pavilion, debauchery and ghosts! The Marlborough prides itself on providing a warm welcome to everyone looking for good vibes and fun times and is home to a 60 seat theatre upstairs.
Doctor Brighton’s: One of the oldest seafront pubs in Brighton, Doctor Brighton’s attracts a friendly mixed crowd. Extremely popular as a pre-club weekend bar with a great selection of resident DJs playing uplifting house. An equally great spot for daytime drinking on the way back from the beach.
Bar Broadway: Brighton’s answer to the Mykonos and Sitges Piano bars, Bar Broadway is all about the musical theatre. The flat screen TVs loop the best in musical theatre has to offer which can’t fail to get the crown singing along. Regular cabaret throughout the week.
Club Revenge: One of the most bustling gay clubs in Brighton, Club Revenge is a fun filled party institution. From foam parties and UV parties to celebrity guest appearances and themed nights, there’s always something different going on until the early hours of the morning.
The Basement Club (Legends): complements its big sister Legends bar above. ‘The Basement Club’ is one of Brighton’s favourite gay clubs with the added bonus of free entry and drinks deals on some nights
Subline: Popular men only large cruise bar and club Thursday-Sunday. Hosting various nights including mixed night on Wednesday, sports kit nights, leather and bear nights.
Wild Fruit: ‘moveable’ and allusive club that makes appearances at events like Brighton Pride and bank holiday weekends.