Brighton is known for its nightlife, and this includes not just pubs or DJs but also a pretty cool live music scene. The city boasts a range of cutting-edge venues for everything, from indie to electronic to independent artists and bands. We have rounded up a few places for you to enjoy a musical night in Brighton. Take a look at our recommendations.

1. The Fiddlers Elbow

Address: 11 Boyce’s Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AN

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The Fiddlers Elbow is the locals’ favourite pub that offers Irish music, DJ, lots of live music in the evenings, and a great atmosphere. It also has posters of sports and GAA sport on its TV, so it is also a favourite one amongst sports lovers. They have beers available at fantastic rates, and their food is delicious. Their staff is friendly and efficient a thus is a must-try when in Brighton.

2. Brighton Music Hall

Address: Kings Road Arches, 127, Brighton BN1 2FN, United Kingdom

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This is a must-visit in your pub- crawls and also anytime else. They have daily live music, a newly built huge outdoor room, and a beach hut setting on Sundays, which is a lovely idea to enjoy a good roast and a beautiful sea-view. They have a great selection of coffee, tea, and cakes and delicious cocktails and food menu. The service is incredible and swift, as well.

3. The Hope & Ruin

Address: 11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3WA, United Kingdom

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The Hope & Ruin is a great live-music venue and is on a mission to support Brighton’s independent artists. The best part is their products are all vegan and plant-based. On most nights, they have DJs, art and theatre, quizzes, and so much more. And it is also dog-friendly. They have a good sound system, and it is a great hip party place.

4. Shortt’s Bar Brighton

Address: 46 St James’s St, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1RG, United Kingdom

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Shortt’s is a traditional pub but with a modern twist. It’s got a new décor and a huge beer garden. It also has a staging area separate for DJ and musical performances. And the best part is that it provides authentic Indian street food all week, day, and night by none other than Kuki’s Tandoori. So, head on to grab some beer and delectable Tandoori chicken.

5. The Mesmerist

Address: 1-3 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HE, United Kingdom

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The Mesmerist spans over three big floors and is situated right in the heart of Brighton’s iconic lanes. It is a beautiful-looking lounge bar that offers delicious food and expertly mixed cocktails. You can celebrate important family meals, hang out with a bunch of friends, or just quickly grab a pint of beer here. The food is also of excellent quality, and the staff service is also good here.

6. The Brunswick

Address: 1 Holland Rd, Hove BN3 1JF, United Kingdom

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The Brunswick is the perfect old-world charm pub that hosts great live music events and hosts cask ales, burgers, and delectable grills. They have a wide variety of craft beers, and their BBQ chicken skewers are the most recommended. The staff is also friendly and efficient.

7. Patterns, Brighton

Address: 10 Marine Parade, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TL, United Kingdom

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Patterns first opened its doors in 2015 and has established itself as a space for Brighton’s thriving underground club culture and live music gigs. They always have a theme or genre running and have an exciting lineup of gigs all – year round. It is a bit small in size, but that only adds to this pub’s intimate feeling. It also has a terrace garden where you would want to relax after the loud music and all the dancing.

8. Black Lion

Address: 14 Black Lion St, Brighton BN1 1ND, United Kingdom

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Black Lion is situated in the middle of the lanes and is always bustling, in the morning an excellent place for food while later in the evening a hard-core party place. They have a great ambience, and the city’s finest artists play their tunes here. They are known for their delicious food, wines, and cocktails and for delivering a great night every day.

9. Bohemia Brighton

Address: 54-55, Meeting House Ln, Brighton BN1 1HB, United Kingdom

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Bohemia Brighton is a European-style café with live jazz. It is a late-night lounge and has a glass roof, the vibe is musical, and it is a wonderful place to spend your late nights. Their food and cocktails are also of excellent quality, and the pub itself has a lively atmosphere.

10. Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Address: 42 Meeting House Ln, Brighton BN1 1HB, United Kingdom

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Ole Ole was founded in 2009 by Karim Larbi and Jorge Rodrigue. It aims at recreating their Spanish culture in its truest sense, by authentic flavours, ambience, and the whole setting of their venue. Their traditional tapas menu is considered to be one of the most highly rated in all of the UK. And let’s not forget their iconic Spanish flamenco shows. It is a great place for food, wine, and excellent hospitality.