Brighton is a town famous for many things, including sandy beaches, vibrant culture, and leadership on environmental matters. It’s also a town populated by sports lovers, and is home to Brighton & Hove Albion, one of just a handful of Premier League teams based outside of a major city.
To serve this sport-hungry population, dozens of venues that air games live on giant screens have popped up around the town. They bring fans together in a friendly atmosphere to eat, drink and enjoy the company of like-minded people while they cheer on their team.
With developments in technology and betting options available on mobile phones, it’s now possible to enjoy the atmosphere of a sports bar, munch on some quality food, watch the game, and place some bets, all in the same place.
Smartphones have also given us a plethora of information to improve the viewing and betting experience we have at our fingertips. For example, sports betting community OLBG.com publishes in-depth content including Grand National tips you can use when picking your horses and gathering info about the event.
Once equipped with this superior knowledge, you’re ready to head to some of Brighton’s best sports bars.
Located on London Road, New Unity has a whopping ten different screens that show games from across the UK and the world, including top-flight competitions and lower-league games. With so many screens, you’ll struggle to find a sporting event that isn’t available to watch, as everything from football to golf and from cricket to Formula 1 is aired, often at the same time.
The decor of this popular Brighton spot is a cross between a traditional English pub, hipster warehouse vibe, and modern sports bar, which makes it a fun place to enjoy your favourite sports with friends.
Not only that, but after the game, New Unity puts on live music, DJs, and even comedy events to keep you entertained well into the night.
If you get peckish during the match, New Unity also has a menu of pub classics, including burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, and nachos.
Ye Olde King & Queen Brighton
Located on Marlborough Place, Ye Olde King & Queen is a venue that has sport in its DNA. This classic English pub has been transformed into a one-stop-shop for sports fans while retaining its traditional mock-Tudor architecture.
Wherever you sit inside, you’ll be in prime position to watch the day’s sporting action thanks to the TVs dotted throughout. There are also two large screens, including one outside in its garden. This makes it the perfect place to bask in the summer sun, enjoy a cool refreshing drink, and settle down for an afternoon of football.
Like most sports bars in Brighton, the King and Queen doesn’t just cater to your sporting interests. It’s got your gastronomical needs covered too, with a menu packed full of burgers, nachos, sandwiches, and wraps.
Shoosh refers to itself as Brighton’s “one and only VIP super club”. During the night, Shoosh’s three rooms are packed with revellers enjoying live music and banging mixes from resident DJs.
But during the day, Shoosh opens with a more relaxed vibe, serving up food, drinks, and lots of live sport.
It’s a bit further out of the town centre, located on Kingsway between Langdale Road and Carlisle Road, but it’s still only a short (and pleasant seafront) walk away.
The Exchange is a local pub on Goldstone Street, around the corner from Hove Station. It’s furnished with a mish-mash of vintage items and lined with the classic English pub wood panelling.
You’ll find plenty of live sports on offer, including football, rugby, and tennis. Like the others, The Exchange also offers a menu of delicious food to enjoy while you watch. For Sunday games, you can even get a traditional Sunday roast of beef, pork, chicken, or nuts so you don’t have to do the cooking when you get home.