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Charles Street Bar

8-9 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TA, England
+44 1273 624091
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
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“gay bar” (10 reviews)
“drinks deals” (2 reviews)
“drag queen” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
8-9 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TA, England
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Often come in here when in area. Staff have always been great and fast service at bar. Always a smile and warm welcome. Prices are very good especially if you are there for happy hour. Nice outside seating area for warm days or if you're...More

Thank deanio1972
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Caught Kara Van Park's show at Charles Street, which was excellent! The bar has a good atmosphere and a large bar area, which helps even out the crowds.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Used to be a nice bar. Now the staff are rude, especially the manager. A friend of mine got barred for ordering too many drinks for a round during happy hour. Another friend got barred for apparently having one too many, he was however polite,...More

Thank Trfbkk
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I love Charles Street purely for the fact that it is a good atmosphere when you go around 8-9pm as the drinks are really really cheap and strong!! i wouldn't recommend staying here the whole night as you do get some drunk weirdo's or some...More

1  Thank yagalJess
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Me and my partner Sharon had a great meal in this bar Great price the bar staff were very friendly Only down side was the toilets should have been cleaner and the unisex wash basin didn't have soap and only one dryer working We would...More

Thank ian s
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

From 5 til 9 is half price everything at this Gay bat and two meals £7.99 which is great value. However as with all gay venues the bar staff tend to ignore one for a prettier and younger model to serve which is frustratingly bad...More

Thank Ultimate007
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We have walked throughout Brighton and walked past this place and thought it's " Not quite us" but let's give it ago. Ourselves as a bunch of ladies at this place I have to say we have never felt so welcomed as David (lovely eyed...More

Thank Bex J
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Had a really nice meal. The staff were lovely and friendly, the drinks were cheap and the atmosphere was great. Couldn't ask for more!

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, the bar staff were just pretty bad at their job. There weren't many people in the bar but they just didn't remember who was waiting and who just turned up. After being missed three times, we walked out. There are other great bars nearby...More

Thank UK7777777
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Six years ago this bar had a great look. But they have let it go to seed. Seating, toilets and ceilings needs repair and some loving attention. Lunchtime snacks are quite cheap and ok. But they really need to get their fingers out and give...More

Thank JamesGMcLaughlin
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
22:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-9 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 624091
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