Rumour has it that there are enough watering holes in Brighton to belly up to a different bar for every night of the year. The three most recent openings add delicious new cocktails and cool club nights to the Brighton nightlife scene.
Although this first bar has a long-ish history in Brighton, what was known as Koba is now Café Koba, recently refurbished and re-launched as an all day café, bar and bistro. While you can start your morning with a latte and the paper, Koba still really gets going over the evening cocktails which have brought the place so much success in the past. The Western Road café/restaurant/cocktail lounge now spans three levels with drinks enjoyed upstairs at the cocktail bar. Koba has award winning mixologists behind the bar to prepare over 30 different cocktails. Koba boasts a full and affordable wine list, beers, and, of course a full food menu of breakfast (brunch), lunch and dinner.
For a night of full-on drinking and dancing, try Lola Lo, an intimate Tiki Bar/nightclub in East Street. This tropical oasis opened up in July 2010, and prides itself on its cocktails, champagnes and rums as well as an intoxicating South Pacific club vibe to transport party people to an oasis of care free dancing all night long. Club nights include Kitsch, a favourite of royals, celebrities and London’s most glamorous party-goers and Friday’s Tiki Beats, which blends contemporary remixes and dub step with live bongo drummers.
From the South Pacific feel in East Street to the Latin Lounge in West Street, Brighton’s newest place to enjoy a tipple is all about enjoying the Latin lifestyle of countries like Spain, Brazil, Cuba, Columbia and Mexico. After opening at 8am for breakfast, a Spanish tapas menu is available from 11am. When the sun sets, the dancing begins, especially on Monday nights which are Flamenco shows from 8pm. Latin Lounge has a cocktail menu of over 80 cocktails, 25 of them signature cocktails and if you have had one too many, don’t fret as food is served well past midnight seven nights a week.