Like ’em or loathe ’em, the service and choice on offer here is exceptional

52-54 Grand Parade

01273 691919

BrewDog Brighton

Craft keg beer in abundance – and the staff really know their stuff

Caged booths, filament bulbs, exposed brickwork and heavy duty tables in an open plan space make BrewDog Brighton a far-from-traditional pub, and not what you’d call cosy. But that said the place is comfortable and the booths are a great place to settle in a small group for the evening.

The bar runs the length of the space down the left wall, and it needs to be that long for the copious taps on offer. There are few, if any, bars in Brighton that can beat BrewDog for options on the taps with up to 30 keg and a couple of cider options available in pints, schooners, halves or thirds. Much of it comes from the controversial brewer itself, but many from an enviable network of global brewers. If that isn’t enough there are three large fridges of niche options to peruse.

If you’re in need of nourishment, there’s a decent burger and wings menu with some vegetarian options. The chicken wings are seriously good and pack a fiery punch.

Service is typically excellent, tasters are freely available, and the staff we have encountered at BrewDog Brighton really know their beer. And they need to be on their toes, for those many tap options change pretty rapidly here.