No Brighton cocktail bar list is complete without The Black Dove. Speakeasy inspired, this is one of those bars that draws you in, sweet talks your common sense and deposits you back on the street in the early hours wondering quite how your quiet Tuesday drink ended up with a plan being hatched to take over the world. You’ve been warned. The cocktails though are glorious. The bar staff are happy to create something just for you but don’t worry, the menu is packed with everything you could ever want. It’s one of the few bars that can actually make a decent Manhattan and make sure that you try their Negroni’s, even the Guardian was impressed. Downstairs hosts a wide range of comedy nights and DJs, a great place to end a night which is handy as you won’t be able to tear yourself away after the first “we’ll just have a quick one here before heading in to town.” Give in to The Dove.