Brighton – Rooftop x 8

Bohemia

Best for: 🍸πŸ₯‚πŸ»πŸ·πŸ½

Location: Just a few minutes up from the sea.

View: Nothing – champagne boards and fun fake skyline

Dress code: Day πŸ‘•πŸ‘–πŸ‘š/ Night πŸ‘—πŸ‘ 

Vibe: 🍸

Prosecco price: 🍾

Food available? Yes but not a late dinner place – prides on being more a late lounge bar

Booking available? No (can inside)

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes so also means opening is sporadic depending on weather

Rooftop review roundup: What a treat of a place, inside full of fun quotes, a glamour bar and lots of nooks and crannies up to the rooftop. It is a little small and there are champagne boards up so blocks any view though is a fun back drop for pics. Perfect for summer chilling to tunes.

Address: 54-55 Meeting House Lane BN1 1HB

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: The Lock Tavern in Camden


Donatello

Best for: πŸ•

Location: In the lanes

View: Literally rooftops of houses.

Dress code: πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘•

Vibe: Friends, families, couples catch ups

Prosecco price: 🍾

Food available? Yes it’s an Italian resturant!

Booking available? No – first come first served

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes for eating but you can use the terrace but it’s not heated or covered.

Rooftop review roundup: Fun, vibrant Italian restaurants on two floors with a small rooftop terrace that would be a god send in the summer. Felt like that scene in Mary Poppins where they dance on the rooftops!

Address: 1-3 Brighton Pl, BN1 1HJ

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: The Roof Garden in Pisa


Grand Central

Best for: 🍷🍻

Location: Right by Brighton station

View: Buildings

Dress code: Anything, prob more dress down πŸ‘–πŸ‘•πŸ‘š

Vibe: Super chilled. You go through a classic English Fuller’s Pub to get up to the roof.

Prosecco price:🍾

Food available: Yes 🍽

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed: Yes

Visited / Photos taken: 2019

Warm / dry weather only?

Rooftop review roundup: For something affordable but still on a rooftop this is a great little stop (especially before getting your train home! πŸ˜‰)

Address: 29-30 Surrey St, BN1 3PA

Website: Click here

(This is the view OF the building not FROM the roof!)

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like The Tankard in London


Hotel Du Vin

Best for: 🍷🍾🍽😴

Location: Almost on the sea front!

View: Surrounding houses

Dress code: πŸ‘šπŸ‘•πŸ‘ πŸ‘–

Vibe: Cosy couples & fun friends

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes there’s a resturant

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes for serving food but the set up is there all year but no winter weather contingency (there is a very small little sofa snug that’s covered!)

Rooftop review roundup: A gorgeous hotel, bar and restaurant and a rooftop to boot! Small but beautifully decorated with wicker chairs and fairy lights, it’s like stepping into a fairy tale with cute houses and hotel rooms surrounding it. It’s not very high and typical for Brighton no view of the sea or city but a firm fav.

Address: 2 Ship Street, BN1 1AD

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Ham Yard Rooftop Terrace in Soho


Mesmerist

Best for: 🍷πŸ₯‚

Location: South lanes

View: Nothing

Dress code: πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘ πŸ‘•

Vibe: 40 somethings

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes – pub food

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Heated and covered in winter (hence the pics)

Rooftop review roundup: The pub is with history and feels a little worn but with 4 bars, 3 floors and a little escape to the sky (with encouraging messages as you climb the stairs) it’s rude not to. The rooftop is small but vibrant and full of coloured winter lights to make for cosy nights.

Address: 1-3 Prince Albert Street, BN1 1HE

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Toy Roof Central London


Ridgeview View Terrace

Best for: πŸ·πŸ§€πŸ₯“πŸ²

Location: Flint House, In the lanes.

View: Nothing

Dress code: πŸ‘—πŸ‘šπŸ‘–

Vibe: Catch ups

Prosecco price: Cava only 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes – small plates all day bar (down stairs indoor for lunch and dinner – Gluten free & vegan menus)

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Tbc call if they opening it but the bar featured here is open if not.

Rooftop review roundup: Cute little buzzy busy place – perfect for small plates, wine and a natter. Rooftop is small and quite plain but still on a hot summers day would be very welcomed.

Address: 13 Hanningtons Lane, BN1 1GS

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Forza Win in Peckham


Trading Post Coffee

Best for: β˜•οΈπŸ§πŸ₯‚

Location: North lanes, Kensington Gardens – note there are two on Brighton. This is the one with the rooftop!

View: Shops.

Dress code: πŸ‘•πŸ‘šπŸ‘–

Vibe: Daytime chill

Prosecco price: 🍾(little bottles)

Food available? Yes despite appearing just a cute coffee shop it’s actually also a Resturant and serves bubbles! πŸ™Œ

Booking available? Possibility

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? Yes – only summer

Rooftop review roundup: Daytime rooftop though open till early evening. Amazing coffee and salted caramel gluten free cake (my downfall) and then a cute little rooftop too! πŸ‘Œ

Address: 40 Kensington Gardens, BN1 4AL

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: Starbucks in Camden (yes it has a little rooftop over looking the canal!)


The Walrus

Best for: 🍽πŸ₯“πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ₯œπŸ»

Location: The Lanes – moments from Hotel Du Vin

View: Now this is a first for me…. it’s a rooftop but you think you are in an actual room, well several… Which you are! πŸ€ͺ So no view.

Dress code: πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘•

Vibe: Super relaxed

Prosecco price: 🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? No as per the room confusion!

Rooftop review roundup: Old cosy pub downstairs that you walk through to the back and then up the stairs to this giant rabbit warren of a rooftop. Only this really isn’t an ordinary rooftop…. it’s a garden room with the roof off! I didn’t even realise and asked where the rooftop was πŸ˜‚ and why that big room was much colder than the cosy pub downstairs! It’s several spaces full of greenery and cute little touches. Definitely different!

Address: 10 Ship Street, BN1 1AD

Website: Click here

Rooftop extra tip: If you like this rooftop then you might also like: The Faltering fallback in London


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