Here are the best things to do on a hen do in Brighton. From comedy clubs to big nights out, Brighton is the ultimate destination for your last weekend of freedom. We’ve gathered some of the most exciting things to do in the city – if you have anything in particular in mind, though, get in touch and we can offer personalised recommendations.
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No matter whether you’re here to party all weekend, or just want quiet drinks with the girls, Brighton’s nightlife is one of the best in the UK. Head to The Golden Pineapple for cocktails, or Fortune of War for great DJs. For a raucous night out, start at Medusa Bar for cocktails and progress to Club Revenge or Patterns. End the night on the dancefloor at Shooshh – best of all, our centrally-located properties mean you’ll be close to home whenever you want to head home.
Looking for something more sophisticated? Plateau, a chic natural wine bar, has beautiful interiors and a fantastic drinks menu. Halisco pairs tacos and tequila for a stylish twist on street eats
The Forge Comedy Club from Brighton’s undisputed king of comedy, Stephen Grant, is home to the absolute best that stand-up comedy has to offer, in a superb initimate state of the art, purpose-built facility. Acts that have appeared include Romesh Ranganathan, Russell Kane, Sara Pascoe, Stephen K Amos, Rob Deering, Jen Brister, Zoe Lyons, Jen Ives, and many more.
The Komedia is also another great option and if you want something a little bit more risque. Proud Brighton, Alex Proud’s unique venue offers an array of conceptual shows, fusing modern circus, cabaret, award-winning drag artists and classic burlesque and when the cabaret performances end, top DJ’s take over the dance floor to entertain guests until the early hours.
Unleash your creative side at a pottery painting class. The pastel-pink Pottery Painting Cafe is a great place to start, offering adults-only sessions into the night. Their party packages last two hours, and allow groups to bring their own drinks and nibbles.
Paintpots is Brighton’s longest-established pottery painting centre. You can BYOB here, too, or even order takeout food from one of the nearby restaurants. With a huge selection of items to paint, you’ll be free to get artistic.
Ah, life drawing. Once the domain of the local arts centre, now an opportunity to get creative and perhaps a bit giggly, too – we certainly won’t judge. If you’re secretly a bit of an artist, though, head down to Draw, where sessions include experimental life drawing, portrait club, and clothed portraits, too. They offer private group bookings, so get in touch if this sounds like something for your group.
Gather the girls for brunch – ideally, bottomless brunch. Brighton has a whole host of bottomless brunch options, from the refined to the raucous. These are some of our favourites.
The Ivy – Brighton and Hove
With its stylish interior and central location a great option.
Browns – Brighton and Hove
Next door to the Ivy and also another slightly cheaper option than the Ivy.
Six – Brighton and Hove
With its stylish interiors and artisan ethos, Six is the location for a chic brunch in Brighton. The sustainable, farm-to-table menu includes a traditional farmer’s breakfast, plus vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian options.
For those looking for something more indulgent, “morning treats” – like banana bread, berry pancakes and blue cheese crumpets – are a perfect way to start the day. Best of all, there’s bottomless prosecco on offer every day for an additional £22.
The two-hour bottomless brunch at The Mesmerist is a Brighton institution. Choose from dishes like chicken tender waffles, berry waffles, or salmon-on-sourdough for a truly delicious meal. It’s the cocktails that really shine, though: think rum punch, gin tropical or, of course, prosecco. Just remember to book, as this place gets busy.
XOXO does all the classics (eggs benedict, florentine, royale), but also keeps things down to earth. If the events of the night before mean you’re craving a bacon sandwich, they’ve got you covered. You won’t go hungry, either – dishes like steak and eggs, bubble and squeak and veggie huevos are seriously generous. The bottomless option includes unlimited prosecco, beer, cider, frozen margaritas and more for under £30.
Charles Street Tap
Charles Street Tap is a welcoming, LGBTQ-friendly pub right on the seafront. While it’s great for a night out, it shouldn’t be forgotten at breakfast time, either. Their extensive brunch menu changes regularly, so be sure to check out their website before booking. Current favourites include burgers, pizzas and full Englishes, plus some of the best cocktails in the city.
Karaoke and bottomless brunch? An iconic combination. Lucky Voice is a great shout for a hen do: scream out those noughties classics, let the bride have a solo – what’s not to love? But combining it with two hours of fabulous food and drink sounds even better to us. For £40 each, enjoy breakfast favourites, delicious cocktails and a private booth all to yourself. Sign us up.
Revolution – Brighton
Sure, you’ve ended up at Revs on a night out. But have you been there for brunch? The outpost in Brighton offers up themed bottomless brunches – recent [themes] include disco and bingo. The drinks on offer include Aperol spritz, Disaronno fizz, mimosas and more, plus mocktails if you want to keep things sober. Or you can upgrade your drinks to include pornstar martinis and Long Island iced tea. Take a look at the Revolution website to find out more.
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is, unsurprisingly, a cult favourite. Even if you don’t want to make it bottomless, there really are options for everyone here, so it’s great for a big group. And those looking for something more boozy will be pleased to know
Want to elevate your brunch even more? Brighton might be the best place in the UK for drag brunch. The Charles Street Tap, alongside bottomless brunch, often puts on drag shows, so check out their website to see what’s on.
Honestly, why wouldn’t Bar Broadway have a drag brunch? This musical theatre themed eatery is the place for cabaret and karaoke – but it’s also an ideal place for a lunchtime show. Some of the best drag acts in the country grace the stage here – shows are typically three hours long – and the variety of packages mean there’s bound to be a perfect option for your group.
Where to stay
Central Brighton Townhouse (sleeps 22)
A Grade-1 listed, central Brighton Regency townhouse, sleeping 22
An itinerary for the best bars in the city. Bookings at all the best brunch spots. You’ve organised it all, and now the group needs to pick somewhere to stay. This centrally-located property sees your attention to detail, and raises it – this is the ideal spot for a hen do, family getaway or big celebration. This Regency property is right in the heart of Brighton, so forget taxi rides home or walks up the cobbles in the dark– whenever you’re done exploring, this beautiful property is right on the doorstep.
The house has seven bedrooms with 16 single beds and two double sofabeds in the living room.
This house also has its own allocated parking space.
Sea View Penthouse Maisonette (Sleeps 12)
This elegant Regency home-from-home is located at the top of Brunswick Square the most prestigious location in Brighton. Elegance, simplicity and comfort are the order of the day. It’s perfect for a sophisticated hen group. You are going to want to gather here. The living room is equipped with generous, comfortable sofas. The dining area seats 12, so gather your favourite people and let the drinks flow.
Sea Breeze Cottage (Sleeps 10)
If you’re fantasising about the cosiest of seaside getaways, this cottage is for you. This property is in the middle of all of Brighton’s main tourist sites, shopping streets and a few streets away from the best clubs, restaurants and bars in the city. It has a pretty English cottage garden which is a quiet tranquil oasis where you can have a drink before going out in the evening or have a croissant and coffee in the morning. If you have a car with you it also has a rarer-than-gold-dust parking space available too.
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