BrewDog Brighton

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Like a rich spread of Marmite across the hot buttered toast of the city’s beer scene, BrewDog Brighton opened its doors in August 2015. Love it or hate it, BrewDog has shaped the face of craft beer in ways we thought unimaginable only a decade ago, and the Brighton outpost appears to be influenced as much by the spirit of the city as it is by the head office up in Ellon. Yes, it has the urgent industrial feel of BrewDogs across the world, but it neither brashly dominates nor quietly acquiesces, and maintains an independent spirit and a diverse outlook, supporting the city’s beer scene and regularly showcasing the very best of local brewing.

In common with all BrewDog bars, the staff are amongst the most knowledgeable you’ll find and can guide you through the 30-tap menu with ease. And if you sit in a booth, you can even press a button for table service. What a time to be alive!

BrewDog Brighton, 52-54, Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 9QA
http://www.brewdog.com/bars/uk/brighton
Facebook – BrewDog Brighton
Twitter – @brewdogbrighton
Instagram – @brewdogbrighton

Whilst you’re there, why not visit Brighton Bierhaus or The Greys?

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Brighton Beer Dispensary

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“If you went in there on a Friday night, the place would be covered in dust from all the workies. And you could go round the pub and get a house built. You’ve got a sparky, you’ve got a plumber, you’ve got a gas fitter, you’ve got everything in that one boozer. And that’s what pubs are missing now. There’s nothing like it.”

That was how Brighton Beer Dispensary’s Cody reminisced about the pubs of his youth on a recent episode of Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio. And this short phrase tells you a lot about his and fellow manager Jim’s approach towards running Brighton Beer Dispensary. It’s a rare but simple formula: all are welcomed, many by their first name, and warmth, good humour and affability replace that soulless anonymity that can often be found in city centre pubs.

Of course, beer takes centre stage, with nine keg lines and six well-kept casks providing a constantly changing selection. The tap-list, written somewhat appropriately using old-school chalk and board is an absolute joy, displaying clear descriptions and suggested serves along with very reasonable prices. Alongside that is another board featuring an impressive list of the big name tap takeovers planned for the coming year. And, as well as the beer, the Dispensary’s Sunday roasts – provided by Dizzy Gull – recently won the Best Sunday Lunch in Brighton for the second year running. It’s not surprising that the hashtag on their tweets is #wegotthis. They really have got this.

Hear more of that interview with Brighton Beer Dispensary’s Cody here:

 

Brighton Beer Dispensary, 38, Dean Street, Brighton, BN1 3EG
01273 710624
Facebook – Brighton Beer Dispensary
Twitter – @brtndispensary
Instagram – @brightonbeerdispensary

Whilst you’re there, why not visit Bison Beer Craft House – Bar & Bottle Shop or Craft Beer Co.?

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Craft Beer Co.

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Twenty-seven beer lines, intelligent bar staff, and close enough to Churchill Square that you can have a beer whilst you’re out shopping and still feel like you’re on task – Craft Beer Co. ticks all the important boxes and more.

Craft Beer Co. Brighton is the only member of this independently-owned, pub group outside London. It specialises in great beer – local, national and international – and there’s often has something just a bit special from across the Atlantic on keg.

Craft Beer Co., 22-23, Upper North Street, Brighton, BN1 3FG
01273 723736
http://www.thecraftbeerco.com/brighton/
Facebook – The Craft Beer Co. Brighton
Twitter – @craftbeercoBN1
Instagram – @craftbeercobn1

Whilst you’re there, why not try Brighton Beer Dispensary or the Evening Star?

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The World’s End

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Can’t decide between an evening of gaming or an evening in a pub? You don’t have to! Upstairs at The World’s End pub boasts a retro gaming area the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else in the city. There’s a 10-seater group racing experience, air hockey, and a range of retro arcade machines. Add to this a mind-altering virtual reality experience on the lower floor and you might find you’re there for the night!

Part of the Laines stable of pubs, you’ll always find their tasty beer on the taps (brewed just up the road in Adversane, West Sussex). But you’ll also find enough of a selection of draught, canned and bottled beer to keep you amused.

And if this is really is the end of the world, I’m guessing we might all be OK…

The World’s End, 60-61 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JE
01273 692311
http://www.worldsend.pub
Facebook – World’s End (Brighton)
Twitter – @worldsend_btn
Instagram – @worldsend_btn

Whilst you’re there, why not try The Lord Nelson or The Jolly Brewer Beer House?

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