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Dead Wax Social

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Welcome to Dead Wax Social, come join the party… Tucked away in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine, we’re kings of casual dining and the city’s premier late night drinking hub. Let’s keep it simple. Here’s all you need to know: WE DO BEER. We have an ever-changing selection of craft beers. Whether you’re after a schooner from our tap wall, or want to work your way through our choice selection of bottled goodness, we’re sure you’ll find a favourite. Our beer list is curated by Beer Collective, and includes (among others) the likes of Northern Monk, Madhatter, Fourpure, and local brewers Bison Beer and Two Tribes. WE DO VINYL. Our music policy is straight forward: All vinyl, all the time. During
US$5 - US$14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Pizza, Bar, Pub
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great music selection (seriously, there are hundreds of vinyls here). Good beer and fantastic pizza, amazing atmosphere! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 905henryl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of around 10 who spent close to £100 at the bar. My friend knocked over her shot when she went to pay for it and the manager refused to replace it (which is fine) but she was made to pay for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Natalia D
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We came here a few months ago for a pre gig pint and pizza. Really loved the style of the place. Service was great and lots of great vinyl spinning. Would recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank samyoung855
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Fab club, great music, drinks fairly priced. No charge to get in. Closes at 3 am. Can get really busy as it’s close to all local hotels and bars.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TrishH35
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had pizza for lunch today. Was yummy as usual. The pizza is always nice. And very good value too. Great choice for vegans. We also had a couple of drinks. Staff were friendly and efficient too..You just cant go wrong here

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FuzzleyFuzzington
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

JUST WOW! I have travelled World and still shocked with how horrible this place is. DISGUSTING - 2cm layer of dust on the lights/ornaments which have quite clearly never been cleaned. Saw long haired staff picking his nose (before handling food!!!). And this is before...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank ReviewsByDolly
Reviewed 15 July 2018

A friendly and quirky little bar - with a good selection of drinks for non-craft-beer drinkers. A LOT of seating too. But their real sell is their pizzas. Simple, great value and with a wide range of veggie, vegan and meat options, so good for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Persephone_Sussex
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This place has so much character! They only play records (no cds or mp3s here!) and serve some of the best "pub pizza" I've tasted! The venue is quirky with shelves of vinyl for you to look through and the walls are covered in great...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mark H
Orlagh S, General Manager at Dead Wax Social, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thanks so much Mark! We work our little socks off to make our place worth visiting, and reviews like this make it worthwhile :) See you soon!!

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Took ages. We waited at the bar for a good ten minutes, other people joined us but the staff were doing something else. They did come and tell us they were doing something to be fair but there was only 1 other table of 2....More

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank Strafin
Orlagh S, Manager at Dead Wax Social, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi Strafin, Sorry our pizza wasn't for you, generally we get rave reviews. We are currently waiting on a toilet refurbishment yes. Our staff work extremely hard. I trust that if they were away from the bar, they were with good reason. On Facebook I...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Nice little London/Berlin style concrete bar, although not THAT cool, come on. Love the choice of beer and cider and if you are vegan they do fit vegan pizzas slathered in cheese for when you inevitably crave something after a pint too many. I'd love...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank cplizag
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They welcomed us with a dog and made huge fuss of her.
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