A Gay Guide to Brighton
Brighton is renowned for being LGBTQ+ friendly. It’s a proudly inclusive city, packed with bars, clubs, pubs, shops, hotels, and events. If you’re after a weekend away at the seaside, you’ll have a great time in Brighton!You might want to visit St James’s Street – known as the Gay Village, this is where you’ll find most of the specialist gay shops. Meanwhile, most of the gay clubs and bars are situated right on the seafront. If you are looking for someone who knows Brighton well, or a gay guy to hook up with try www.gayscene.org and post your gay personal there.
Gay Events in Brighton
Pride is a big deal in Brighton. Starting at Hove Lawns and progressing to Preston Park, it’s been running since 1991, and is immensely popular, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world. It’s a colourful, lively event with some big headliners for 2020. You can catch Mariah Carey (performing a 75-minute set!) on Saturday, or the Pussycat Dolls on Sunday – so you can expect tickets to sell out fast.
Meanwhile, WTF! Is a busy night at one of Brighton’s most popular LGBT clubs, Club Revenge. It’s a fun, light-hearted night that fully embraces gay culture and welcomes all sexualities, races, genders and creeds. If you want to have fun and meet new people, it’s a good night to check out.
Don’t Tell Mama is a men’s social club. They run parties throughout the year, including masquerade balls and Eurovision parties.
Gay Friendly Hotels in Brighton
You’ve got some events lined up – now you need a hotel. You’ve got a lot of choice when it comes to gay-friendly hotels in Brighton. Legends Hotel is, well, legendary, and it’s situated right on the seafront – minutes away from some of the best gay bars and clubs. It has its own club, The Basement Club – so stay away from the lower floors if you want an early night.
If you want amazing interior design, check out Myhotel. The rooms are Feng Shui-inspired, with bright colours, curved walls, and bespoke furniture. They have modern facilities including a flat-screen TV, sound system, and free WiFi. It’s also located right near the beach – so within walking distance of gay bars and clubs.
Gay Nightlife in Brighton
Club Revenge is a vibrant, busy club right in the heart of Brighton, with regular themed nights and events. Spread over three floors, the top floor has amazing views of the seafront. It’s one of the busiest clubs in Brighton, with a happy, upbeat vibe.
Affinity Bar is pretty new, with regular jukebox and karaoke nights. You’ve also got the Green Door Store, which isn’t exclusively gay, but does host a lot of gay events – including Kate Bush Discos and Madonna drag competitions!
Other Fun Places in Brighton
As you might expect, there are a lot of quirky shops in Brighton, with plenty of gay shops. Go to Angel in Sydney Street for fetish wear, Cardome in St James’s Street for cards and gifts, Clonezone for sex toys, DVDs and underwear, and Café 22, which combines a café with cards, calendars and clothing.