Is it your birthday, graduation, hen do, stag do, anniversary, work do or are you just after an excuse gather the crew, tilt your hat to right, and party like it’s 1999? 

We feel ya, all you want to do is drop it like it’s hot, but it can be an absolute minefield trying to choose a venue, find something fun to do AND keep everyone happy. 

Don’t worry, we’ve done the leg work for you, here are the crème de la crème of awesome party packages in Brighton. 

BIRTHDAY ideas

Because every now and then you just need a real good sing song with your nearest and dearest. When your Whitney moment strikes head to Lucky Voice for a karaoke night like no other. You can fuel up with cocktails and nibbles at the bar beforehand or hit the thirsty button in your booth for delivery drinks service. Their catalogue boasts over 9,000 songs so all you need to worry about is hitting those sweet sweet high notes. 

The World’s End with its giant kraken squid emblazoned across the front is one of the most synonymous pubs in Brighton. And more recently has been turned into a cracking games pub. Downstairs you’ll find an amazing VR gaming station and tasty chow from Asian Fusion Kitchen - Baby Chow. Upstairs has a full equipped retro arcade and bar including a 10 seater group racing experience, air hockey and arcade machines. On weekends there’s live music downstairs so when you’ve finished beating your besties you can go have a boogie. A great spot for a casual birthday night out. 

If there were ever a bar to be described as misleadingly inconspicuous, it would be Ten Green Bottles. But this bar is anything but ordinary, providing an atmospheric experience to all who visit. Engage in private wine tastings, with a relaxed fun approach to learning about wine, and how to drink it of course. There are numerous packages from cheese and wine tasting to vegan & veggie wine tastings. For groups over 15, they a blind tasting ‘wine challenge’, bottoms up wine lovers. 

Globalls is indoor mini golf as you’ve never seen it before, think ultraviolet jurassic park with a sprinkling of club tropicana. You can putt amongst the glowing dinosaurs and race your way through the 12 hole course to get to the finish line before your amigos. For only a fiver a game it’s the perfect place to for a pre night out golfing challenge to get the group riled up before heading out. Glow in the dark paint is a welcome addition. 

HEN DO IDEAS

Metrodeco is a chic, vintage-inspired tea-salon right by the seaside with nifty prohibition touches, killer afternoon teas and a mammoth amount of retro influenced events for you and your pals to take part in. From bottomless breakfast to burlesque dancing, from Treasure Hunts to Perfume Making there are a heap of exciting nostalgia experiences for you to while away the day ‘n’ night. You can even tailor any of the packages to suit your party plans. 

How would you like to try your hand at ceramic painting or even making your own from clay? The Painting Pottery Cafe is a great little experience spot in the heart of the North Laine that have bespoke packages to help you celebrate your special occasion. Gather the troops and get yourselves settled in for a crafty coupla hours, and with a BYOB policy make sure you bring a bottle or two of bubbly. Your precious handmades are ready to collect a week after creation, of if you’re an out of towner they’ll post your goodies to you.

Put on your glad rags and hit the town! You can’t not enjoy the spectacle put on at Proud Cabaret Brighton. Enjoy three delicious courses; whether you’re wining and dining that special someone, out with friends or even flying solo. With some amazing cocktails to accompany, you’ll want for nothing at this novel Kemptown venue. Hostess with the Mostess, Dolly Rocket will have you in stitches every time, and each and every performer offers real entertainment value! On the fence? Don’t be, because after all “Life is a cabaret ol’ chum, so come to the Cabaret”.

Bottomless brunches are all the rage, darling, and Brighton are leading the way in boozy, late morning feeds. These heady weekend sesh fests have upped their game and now include fun filled ways to keep you entertained whilst you sup, such as bingo, drag queen acts, cabaret shows and live music. Here’s where to get your bottomless brunch fix in Brighton.

STAG DO IDEAS

Is this the funnest way to spend a Saturday afternoon in fair Brighton? Quite possibly...Pedal Dogs are revolutionising weekends across Brighton with their incredible cycling tours of the city. A whole heap of fun, a fair bit of exercise, some dodgy music, and an amazing new way to see the city: we love it! Get a gang of your mates together, get drinking, and get cycling!

The founders of this unique mobile event have tapped into a unchartered market, ceramics and beer! Who’d of known they match so brewtifully! If you’ve always wanted to give a ceramics workshop a try this is your chance to get the gang together and sup on great beers, chow down on tasty grub and whip up a handmade ceramic to take home. 

This is one for the sporty types amongst you, Yellowave provide a volleyball on a real sandy beach, yep that’s right, real sand. There are six courts available and they’re available to hire by the hour. For special events you can add on a BBQ or hire of the clubhouse for a proper knees up. It’s open all year round and makes for a great alternative to the usual boozy celebratory affairs. 

ANNIVERSARY ideas

Take to the skies to see Brighton and the beautiful South Coast as you have never seen them before. Glide up gently to 138 metres to admire 360-degree panoramic views on the world’s tallest moving observation tower.If you want a flight with a difference why not book onto one of their regular special events. There are also regular flight and feast packages so it’s worth checking beforehand which kind of high in the sky experience you’d like. You’re in very safe hands so sit back, relax and enjoy a flight like no other.

Stanmer House is one of the most beautiful listed buildings in the country – a stunning Grade II establishment that's bursting with character and history, and boasts a fantastic selection of events, too.Explore Stanmer House's stunning grounds for yourself, or why not swing by and attend some of their fantastic parties and live music nights? Whatever event you plump for, you're guaranteed a memorable night in a stunning location.

You say mojito, we say “a Perfect Manhattan using Eagle Rare and Lillet, please. Oh and if you’ve got it, a dash of chocolate orange bitters.” To say we love cocktails would be an understatement. Fortunately Brighton's cocktail bars are both excellent and plentiful. We thought it was about time that we definitively created a must-visit list of the best cocktail bars in Brighton. Whether you're hankering for a proper old fashioned or a fruity tequila sunrise, we've whipped up a list that's got you covered.

WORK DO IDEAS

Are you a sucker for the soothing comfort of a delicious chocolate? Want to find out more about the process behind that most mouthwatering sweet treats, and try your hand at making your own? Well, you'll love the fabulous luxury chocolate masterclasses that Cocoa Crystal host. They are completely unique, 100% ORGANIC chocolate tempering masterclasses, where you'll learn to make tasty chocolates from scratch using the most luxurious ingredients including the finest 100% organic cacao butter and cacao mass. With a glass of Prosecco in hand it’s the perfect indulgent evening for you and a group of work colleagues. 

If you and your team are up for a challenge, Handmade Mysteries are right up your street. Prepare to embark on an adventure of hilarious clue solving as you escape the world you know and take on exit rooms of mystery and ludicrously twisted puzzles. This immersive escape room experience is a fun fuelled race against the clock with bizarre clues and contraptions, all rigged for your pleasure! Are you brave enough to tackle the clock?

Spend an evening at Krater Comedy Club with your crew and we can guarantee you'll be rofl'ing all the way home. Booze, bants and bangin' bites. Perfect for group hangs (SIT AT THE FRONT AT YOUR OWN PERIL) and big celebrations. Their stellar lineup showcases some of the best comedians in the world so it’s well worth checking out the upcoming programme to see which show tickles your fancy. Or if you’re looking for a fab space to hire, their events team can kit the space out however you’d like. 

Published -8th June 2018