Brighton & Hove Beer Week Venues


Nearly thirty of the very best pubs, bars, bottle shops and restaurants are taking part in Brighton & Hove Beer Week. These are the places where you’ll find the very cream of what Brighton & Hove has to offer in terms of contemporary beer drinking. Each venue is coordinating exciting events to showcase the city’s vibrant beer and brewing culture (and these will be announced very soon!).

The venues are spread right across Brighton and Hove – some a short stumble from the two main stations, others a little further afield. Check out the Map of Venues to plan your route. You’ve got ten days – so why not visit them all?

Just click on the individual venue’s name below to jump straight to it.

The Basketmakers Arms


The Bevy

Bison Beer Craft House

The Black Dove

BrewDog Brighton

Brighton Beer Dispensary

Brighton Bierhaus

The Brunswick

Craft Beer Co.

Curry Leaf Café

Evening Star

The Greys

The Hand in Hand

Idle Hands

The Independent

Jolly Brewer Beer House

The Lord Nelson

Loud Shirt Brewing

North Laine Brewhouse

The Pond

Prince Albert


The Watchmaker’s Arms

The Westbourne

The World’s End

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
Facebook – BrewDog Brighton
Twitter – @brewdogbrighton
Instagram – @brewdogbrighton

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

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Idle Hands


One of the newest additions to Brighton and Hove’s ever-growing beer scene, Idle Hands crouches behind the curved windows of what was formally the Royal Standard pub on Queens Road. It opened in June 2018 and is just a few steps away from Brighton station, making a perfect location to link up visits to a number of other Brighton & Hove Beer Week venues. With 10 beer taps and food courtesy of pop-up street food specialists, Wolfsmouth, you really don’t want to waste time getting there just in case the Devil gives you some work to do…

Idle Hands, 59, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XD
Facebook – Idle Hands
Instagram – @idlehandsbrighton

Whilst you’re there, why not try The Evening Star or The Lord Nelson?

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The Lord Nelson


If Harvey’s beer is your tipple of choice then The Lord Nelson – appropriately situated near the top of Trafalgar Street – is your spiritual home.

One of Harvey’s managed pubs, this is their flagship venue in the city. And, although you can pick up a pint of Harvey’s Best Bitter in a large number of pubs in Brighton & Hove, you won’t come across such a wide range of regular and seasonal brews in one place. So pull up a chair, settle yourself down, and prepare to sample beers from a brewery founded at a time when Horatio still had both his arms.

The Lord Nelson, 36, Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED
01273 695872
Facebook – The Lord Nelson Inn
Twitter – @LordNelsonBN1
Instagram @lordnelsonbrighton

Whilst you’re there, why not try Idle Hands or The Basketmaker’s Arms?

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