Brighton Pride 2017 – Best Places to Stop for a Drink

Brighton Pride is one of the largest LGBT celebrations around today. Held in the beautiful and diverse city of Brighton & Hove and last year had crowds of around 300k people!

The Gay You’ve Pulled team are based in Brighton so we’ve compiled a list of good drinking holes to enjoy along the way. There are so many good places to visit in Brighton and Hove so we’ve put down our top 8 suggestions along the parade route. Enjoy!

The Brunswick – Perfect place to meet at the start of the Parade by Hove Lawns. Large beer garden, serves BBQ style food.

The Cocktail Shack – For something a little different and slightly off the beaten track, head to The Cocktail Shack on Regency Square and try some of their innovative cocktails. We can recommend the ‘Getting Figgy With It’ cocktail to get you in the mood.

Fortune of War – Hey…you’re in Brighton so you need to at least pop down to the sea once. Located right on the beach, Fortune of War is the oldest seafront pub offering a huge beer garden (Brighton beach!) and inside is curiously shaped like an upside down boat!

The Victory – Escape the tacky pubs of West Street and head to one of the city’s oldest pubs with many of the original features. Just round the corner from the main parade route, this is a perfect place to pause for a drink or two.

The Bulldog – When in Brighton you must pay your respects to The Bulldog – Brighton’s premier gay bar since 1979! Located in the heart of the Pride Village Party, The Bulldog is predominantly a gay man’s venue, however all are welcome.

Pride Pleasure Gardens @ Victoria Gardens – There are shows and entertainment galore in the Pleasure Gardens with plenty of food stalls to tickle your taste buds and bars to quench your thirst. Entry is free to Pride Festival ticket holders.

Hobgoblin – With a beer garden and excellent menu, The Hobgoblin is a great place to recharge after dancing your way through the parade or partying hard at the festival!

The Joker – Choose Love Pride Party – One of the best places to party in the street and enjoy the parade before heading into the park. They’ll have a DJ and it’ll be busy!

Have a great Brighton Pride 2017!

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Want to win a pair of tickets to Brighton Pride 2016? Here’s what you have to do!

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  • The competition is available to over 18s only.
  • Prize is two standard tickets for entry into Preston Park for Brighton Pride 2016 on Saturday 6th August. Tickets are non-exchangeable.
  • Only one pair of tickets per person.
  • We reserve the right to vary the terms and conditions of this offer.
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Win A Pair Of Tickets To Brighton Pride 2016!

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Want to win a pair of tickets to Brighton Pride 2016? Here’s what you have to do!

To be in with a chance of winning tickets to Brighton Pride you MUST:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be following us on Twitter @gayyouvepulled on the closing date
  • Re-tweet our pinned tweet on our profile page

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Terms & Conditions:

  • The competition is available to over 18s only and closes on Friday 29th July 2016.
  • The winner MUST be following us on Twitter & have re-tweeted the correct tweet.
  • Prize is two standard tickets for entry into Preston Park for Brighton Pride 2016 on Saturday 6th August. Tickets are non-exchangeable.
  • Only one pair of tickets per person.
  • Tickets will be posted to you in time for the event.
  • The winners agree to have their names announced on twitter and on Gay You’ve Pulled blog with their photo.
  • We reserve the right to vary the terms and conditions of this offer.
  • All our standard terms and conditions take precedence over these terms where there may be a conflict.

Top Gay Venues In Brighton

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Looking for a weekend away, or somewhere to go during the Pride weekend? Check out our top 5 venues!

Revenge

For over 21 years, Club Revenge has been one of the top LGBT venues in Brighton, offering karaoke, big name performers and award winning DJs.
They host nights such as UV parties, student events, cheesy pop parties, house music nights and a number of themed nights including circus nights, “Pirates’n’Pjs”, Hallowe’en events and Pride and New Year events that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.
Spread out over 3 floors, there’s plenty of room for dancing the night away – or if you need some fresh air then head up onto the roof terrace for some brilliant views of the city.
Club Revenge’s sister venue Bar Revenge has plenty of space to relax with a few drinks during the day or evening to get you ready for your night in the club!
Club: 32-34 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1EL. Bar: 5-7 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TA

 

The Marlborough Pub & Theatre

Hosting a huge range of events in both the pub and theatre, there’s sure to be something to lure you through the doors of The Marlborough.
Whether you fancy music, theatre, comedy, cabaret, workshops or literature events there will certainly be something you’ll want to see or do, and with constantly changing residencies in the kitchen, there will always be different delicious food to try.
Being the home of Pink Fringe, you can expect fabulous entertainment from the producers of Queer and LGBT performances all year round.
4 Princes Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RD

  

Charles Street

On the ground floor of Charles Street, you’ll find a seafront bar and restaurant serving food from lunch to dinner, and with a range of light bites, sharers and three course meals, there’s guaranteed to be something to cater to your every whim!
They also have an outside terrace area so if the weather is nice you can grab a coffee or a cocktail and enjoy the sunshine.
Once the evening arrives, the atmosphere changes in Charles Street to more of a pre-club bar and with Envy upstairs hosting many different club nights, you won’t need to go anywhere else.
8 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TA

  

Legends

Combining a bar, club and hotel, Legends is definitely a unique venue that accommodates all your needs.
Offering a wide range of entertainment from award winning DJs, to party nights, to cabaret acts, something is sure to pull you through the doors.
The hotel has an selection of different sized rooms ranging from “tiny” to full sized suites so whatever your budget there will be something suitable for you.
So pop in for lunch, a drink on the terrace (with exceptional panoramic views of Brighton seafront), a boogie in the basement club, an overnight stay in the hotel or all of it at once!
31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TR

 

Amsterdam Hotel/A-Bar

The Amsterdam Hotel is the perfect place to stay during Pride weekend (or at any other time!) due to its central location and on-site bar A-Bar.
Whether you just want to pop in for a drink or spend the evening having a few then head over to A-Bar. With food served and a range of different music nights throughout the week, there’s something for everyone
If you’re looking for somewhere friendly and welcoming to stay then the Amsterdam can cater for you. Whether you want an overnight stay, a weekend, or even longer then this is in a perfect location for access to all Brighton has to offer.
11-12, Marine Parade, Brighton. BN2 1TL

Win a Pair of Tickets To Brighton Pride 2016!

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Want to win a pair of tickets to Brighton Pride 2016? Here’s what you have to do!

To be in with a chance of winning you MUST:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be following us on Twitter @gayyouvepulled on the closing date
  • Tweet us a photo of yourself at our chosen location on Friday 8th July using the hashtag #GYPPride

How it works:

We will provide four clues over four days leading you to a location within a city in the UK.
The first person to tweet us with a photo of themselves at the location using the hashtag #GYPPride (and who is also following us on Twitter) will be the winner!

Terms & Conditions:

  • The competition is available to over 18s only.
  • The winner MUST be following us on Twitter.
  • Prize is two standard tickets for entry into Preston Park for Brighton Pride 2016 on Saturday 6th August. Tickets are non-exchangeable.
  • Tickets will be posted to you in time for the event.
  • The winners agree to have their names announced on twitter and on Gay You’ve Pulled blog with their photo.
  • We reserve the right to vary the terms and conditions of this offer.
  • All our standard terms and conditions take precedence over these terms where there may be a conflict.

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