59 Queens Road
An independent tap bar with an easy-going charm
There’s an unassuming bohemian, almost Parisian vibe at the Idle Hands Brighton. It’s a good use of limited space with a variety of seasoned Chesterfield sofas, low sitting tables, some booth seating in the windows plus a few stools surrounding large barrels inside and out to perch your pint on. The all-important bar sits at the back, tucked into the corner, surveying proceedings.
If you’re looking for keg craft concoctions, you’ll be very happy here: there are ten taps with a rotating array of local brews and out-of-towners. These are poured by friendly and knowledgeable bar staff who seem happy to chat about their favourites and offer tastings. There are bottles and cans available as well, but no cask ale on pump.
There are no food options on our visit; we will update if we hear that a new kitchen has moved in.
If you’re picking a night to visit Idle Hands Brighton then we can strongly recommend the off-kilter, gypsy rock live music Thursdays, hosted by The Jones Street Boys.