The Western's disney-esque sign is a beacon of neon hope for a variety of musical entertainment
11 Cranbourne Street
The Western, Brighton
There’s entertainment and great keg on tap at this city-centre tap bar
The deceptively spacious inside of The Western on the edge of Churchill Square is mostly exposed brick, decorated with arty murals and random signage. Combined with the big neon star behind a bar covered in stickers it has a trendy city night-club vibe.
During warm days the side windows are thrown open and the bar extends its presence into the street, with DJs playing to drinkers and passing shoppers.
There is a packed monthly calendar of events: late-running weekly themed nights, regular funk and soul DJs and live music residencies as well as pop-up events in the event room upstairs.
On the bar there are lagers, cider and craft pale ales with a leaning towards Laines beers, as this is a Laines pub. There’s only the one cask pump though – perhaps hinting at The Western’s focus on a younger crowd.