Perfectly fitting in with the city’s innate ability for giving a home to things that are just a little bit more interesting, MEATliquor Brighton has been proving it’s way more than a great restaurant. Of course the hippest eatery in the London Road area still offers plenty of gastronomic delights. These include the Dead Hippie burger, chilli cheese fries, amazing fish dishes and any side dish you could ever imagine. But people are increasingly recognising this vibrant venue’s exciting drinks offerings.
New for this year are their Metal Drinks. Taking inspiration from rock music’s greatest legends, these include: Smoke On The Water which blends ocho blanco, fresh lime, crème de mure, triple sec and mescal, and the Ace Of Spades (AKA ‘The Lemmy’) which offers healthy measures of Jack Daniels. Alternatively, there’s The Number Of The Beast, which squeezes in 66,6ml of devil’s juice, fresh lemon juice, ginger and orange, or Bat Out Of Hell, which blends Bacardi, fresh mango, fresh lime, palm sugar and Christ On A Bike hot sauce. This is where real rock stars come to have a few cheeky ones.
As you’d expect from any bar that takes it’s craft seriously, they also carry an extensive range of interesting beers, shots and exotic spirits. Such a huge range of fancy liquors enables some of the finest cocktails you’ll find anywhere in the city. All of these are perfectly mixed and delivered to your table with a dramatic flourish. From a Fallen Angelita or Game Over (limited to two per person – you have been warned!), to a Donkey Crunch or New Cross Negroni, this is the perfect place to either start an evening or hole up in for the entire night. Especially when some of these delights can be offered up in some most convivial sharing sizes. For the connoisseurs there’s also a seriously good wine list, with a bottle for every taste. If you’re taking it easy, then can still bring out some seriously good shakes and softs, each providing a different taste sensation. Even appropriate tuneage is no problem, as the bar and restaurant has embraced the Secret DJ app, which allows you to choose the soundtrack to your revelry.
Designed by leading interior architects Shed, the restaurant draws inspiration from Brighton’s lurid history, bringing all the controlled anarchy of its London sister sites to Brighton. Mixing cages, intricate patterns, fantastical illustrations, obscure seaside personas, luminous clowns and neon flamingos behind its tinted windows, this atmospheric American-style diner is like nothing else in the city. Part rock ‘n’ roll hangout and part cocktail bar paradise, this restaurant is contemporary and exciting, with drinks and food to match.
The first establishment to truly embrace the new attitude of this revitalised quarter of Brighton, MEATliquor offers something edgy and urban. Its welcoming staff, amazing food, epic drinks menu and inspired décor will give you an evening like no other…
For some hearty savings, you should definitely check out the MEATliquor deal on page 21 of the magazine.
MEATliquor is at 22-23 York Place, Brighton BN1 4GU