Brighton at Night

Nightlife — By marylynsimpson on July 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Considered the “gay capital of Britain,” Brighton knows how to entertain all of its guests, no matter what, or who, they are looking to entertain their party needs. Playing on Brighton’s gay-friendly reputation, nightclub Revenge refers to itself as Brighton’s “Big Gay Cathedral.” This two-floor nightclub is massive. If you’ve come to Revenge for all night dancing and stage performances, you’ll get exactly that. A top sound system, lasers and unique directional air-conditioning wall (I hear you have to see it to believe it) make Revenge a favorite nighttime hot spot. Cheap drink specials, charity benefits, big-voiced divas and every imaginable stage act can be found at Revenge. Because of its sheer size, Revenge is also a great club for lounging and grabbing a drink with friends. Hang out by the windows that over look the Brighton Pier or chill at the bar without having to worry about being drowned out by pounding dance music. Between Revenge’s diverse atmosphere of wild stage performances and laid back bars, guests are in the midst of the best entertainment Brighton has to offer.

Opened in 2005, Audio is a leading venue for international club and music culture in Brighton. Make your way down to the basement where your ears will be infiltrated with the sounds of indie, hip-hop, dubsteb, electro and house music. Audio offers an intimate setting where you can enjoy the talent of acts like The xx, Lily Allen and Hot Chip. In just a short time, Audio has earned a reputation as “a genuine clubber’s club,” making it the place to see and be seen for those in need of a sublime music fix.

In need of a break from all the throbbing beats and incessant laser lighting? Before Brighton was known for its new age nightclubs and music venues, bars and pubs like The Lord Leconfield Arms were rulers of Brighton nightlife. A local favorite, Leconfield is better known for its selection of beers and ales rather than events, but still offers screen sports matches, pool and darts and occasionally hosts various live music events. Stop by Leconfield for a quick drink or an all-night bender. The atmosphere is always warm and friendly and a great place to get a feel for pre-club invasion Brighton.

The Exchange is a venue/pub located in the heart of Hove. Head over to The Exchange and catch the latest football match or live it up during the weekend with the featured musical guest. During the week, take in the mellow atmosphere where you will find locals enjoying a pint or two. Serving up 5 star quality Thai food at pub food prices, The Exchange has an extensive Thai menu featuring Thai style BBQ during the summer, as well as perfect end-of-the-weekend Sunday roasts. Unwind at Exchange’s outdoor beer garden year round, where the log fire and built-in AC unit will keep you nice and comfortable on a chilly night or sunny summer days. Make sure to stop by The Exchange for a traditional English pub experience during your stay in Brighton.

Images via Flickr, Brighton Life, Drink in Brighton and Real Brighton

Tags: Audio, Brighton night life, Revenge, The Exchange, The Lord Leconfield Arms