Clubbing In Brighton
The clubbing scene in Brighton is nothing short of spectacular, with
dance, indie, salsa, pop, retro and garage playing every night of
the week in the city’s many nightclubs.
Probably the most popular venue of the moment among diehard clubbers
is Creation [map],
Brighton’s busiest club that hosts Brighton’s biggest
student night. Weekends are also hugely popular with Friday’s
offering of chart, trance and old skool music, and Saturday’s
mix of dance, house and R‘n’B.
One of Brighton’s most famous – and perhaps the oldest
– nightclub is The Escape [map]
on Marine Parade, a large venue set over two floors. The style
here is minimal with a tiled floor and chrome seating, while the music
has a Latin vibe upstairs and dance, house and garage theme downstairs,
which pulls in major crowds at weekends.
If you want to mix with the locals on your night out then head for
The Zap [map],
tucked away under the arches on King's Road, where every night has
a different sound – from R‘n’B to dance with a bit
of 80s in between.
On the same stretch of road you’ll find The Beach [map],
a 600 capacity club, boasting some of the city’s most popular
nights, such as the Saturday Night Fever 70s disco night.
Most of the city’s young clubbers and out-of-towners head for
The Paradox [map],
which is one of the Brighton's bigger clubs with a capacity of around
1,250. Situated in West Street it's the place to go after stumbling
out of one of the many bars at that end of town. The music here is
the usual mix of house, garage and R'n'B.
For the cream of UK rock, indie and dance bands pay a visit to Concorde
Brighton's best-known gigging venue set in a refurbished biker's cafe
on the seafront. The building is divided into three sections, a bar
and seated area as you walk in, a dancehall and stage for bands and
finally a smaller area for food.
If jazz and funk are more your style then get along to Casablanca
a cool underground club with a chilled atmosphere set in the trendy
Lanes area of town. You can either get down on the dance floor or
relax on the VW Beetle seats and listen to the sounds from various
The seriously groovy Jazz Rooms [map],
also in The Lanes district, also offers a mix of fine live jazz and
funky records that have made it a bit of an institution in Brighton.
Other nightclubs worth trying if you’re into pop indie or hip
hop music include The Event II [map],
which doubles as a nightclub and gig venue, and The Enigma [map],
one of the biggest clubs offering alternative vibe.
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