UnBarred Brewery – 19-23 Elder Pl, Brighton, BN1 4GF
UnBarred are a brewery to watch. Based on the former Holler Brewery site, a 15 minute walk from Brighton town centre, some highlights from UnBarred so far include ‘Tropic Soda’ a pineapple, passion fruit and mango puree NEIPA, a mixed berry gelato pale and a honeycomb milkshake pale collaboration with neighbours Bison beer. The taproom is open Wed – Thurs (4 – 11pm), Fri – Sat (12-11pm) and Sun (12pm – 8pm). The large space includes indoor and outdoor seating, with a pizza menu available each day and additional street food vendors onsite at the weekend. A selection of their beers are available (all reasonably priced) to take away.
The Cloakroom – 81-82 St James’s St, Brighton, BN2 1PA
The Cloakroom, based in Kemptown serves as tap room to Cloak and Dagger. Beautifully decorated with the same gnarly artwork you’ll also find across the brewery’s cans and pump clips, The Cloakroom offers an impressive 14 taps of their own beer, brewed at their nearby location in Ringmer. Food is provided onsite by Rufios Canteen, run by Brighton’s popular Lost Boys Chicken. A reasonable selection of vegetarian and vegan options are included on the menu, all of which is available until 9pm (6pm Sunday).
North Laine Brewhouse – 27 Gloucester Pl, Brighton, BN1 4AA
North Laine Brewhouse is home to Laine Brewery. You’ll find many of Laine’s beers available throughout Brighton, with some of the more unique and experimental brews unique to this expansive site. Where most breweries are modest in their tap room or flagship bar, Laine have taken a different approach, with a brewhouse bigger than most Brewdog sites, incorporating games tables, photo booths and as of Autumn 2019 an axe throwing attraction (?!). North Laine Brewhouse also hosts a bottomless brunch (incl. food and drinks) 11am – 2pm every Saturday with drag-hosted live entertainment.
Brighton Bier Haus – 161 Edward St, Brighton, BN2 0JB
Brighton Bier Haus is one of three venues in Brighton, owned and operated by local brewery Brighton Bier. The Bier Haus, on Edward Street is cosy bar, that feels somewhat like a traditional pub. You’ll find a huge selection of their beers on tap, with includes a number of different pale ales and IPA’s in a variety of styles, plus the odd lager and stout. A handful of guest beers and ciders are also available. A quirky feature of this bar is the cinema style hot dog counter, serving traditional and vegan dogs for those looking for a reasonably priced snack to accompany their beer.
Bison Beer – 103 North Rd, Brighton, BN1 1YW
In addition to a bottle shop, pop up beach bar and Hove location, Brighton brewery Bison Beer can be found at the ‘Bar, Kitchen + Hideout’ in the North Laine area of town. Set across three floors (bar on street level, kitchen above, hideout below), this site has a large selection of guest beers, which actually outnumber their own. Be sure to try Bison’s ‘See Side’ APA if available. The restaurant area is run by Humble Plates, offering a good range of full meals and small plates, with great vegan and vegetarian options, plus a 2 for 1 offer on burgers each Wednesday 4 – 9pm.