You can rely on him to pick you up after a heavy nights sesh when you've lost your cab money, (and he didn't even tell mum), what a ledge. He's always there to lend a helping hand with your latest IKEA flatpack, and he knows how to make a damn good brew. Pappa dearest, we heart you even with your cringe dance moves and god awful jokes, this Sunday is all about you, so get them slippers off and let's go celebrate. 

Stuck for ideas on where to go? You know by now that we've always got your back. Here's the top 12 places to treat the old fella.

Just like this cracking tavern’s frothy namesake, when it comes to the Fountain Head we can’t stop gushing. A well-proportioned town centre boozer with a solid selection of local beer on tap and a quietly ecumenical flavour to the decor. Plus board games, books and a dog friendly vibe. It might not have outside space, but it does have big windows and is south-facing. Staff are always up for a chat. There’s couches, and tables of all sizes. As for food, the Sunday roast is justly lauded, but the scotch eggs are also a bit special, alongside your standard complement of burgers and smaller sides. Triple cooked chips, too. Whet your appetite yet?

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There is no finer place for listening to a live jazz band play while sipping gin cocktails on a Sunday than Seven Stars. In fact, with their quirky drinks menu (a Bloody Mary made from blue cheese vodka is a fave), top-notch food from the Little Blue Smokehouse and a buzz that even bees couldn't emanate, it's a wonder why we'd go anywhere else. Of course, we do, but then we always return. Since Hope & Ruin discontinued poutine (sniff, sniff), Seven Stars has been a reliable go-to for the feel-good Canadian specialty. But then that's what Seven Stars is all about: drinking great drinks until your head's fuzzy and then making it better the next day with their trash-can fries (just as great completely sober). And rinse and repeat.

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One of the oldest pubs in Kemp Town, the Barley Mow has long been famed for their fantastic selection of real ales and generous servings of quality grub. With the arrival of the pie professionals, you can expect expert offerings of the delicious pub staple, with unique creations matched with British classics. We love nothing more than playing one of the card or board games whilst tucking into a Pieminister pie. The delicious pies on the menu include longstanding favourites like Matador, Deer Stalker and Saag Pie-neer. No pie is complete without a bed of mash to sit on and a pool of gravy to swim in. Yum!

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Brighton Bierhaus have landed in Brighton and we couldn’t be hoppier. They even saved a 200 year old Kemptown pub in their quest to bring their award-winning beers to the mouths of us lucky Brightonians. The brewery is a mere mile away meaning we get to sup on not only the tastiest of ales, but the freshest too. Guest beers from the likes of Brewdog and Hand Brew Co make regular appearances, as well as a heap of tasty international brews and ciders. And if you should happen to feel a little peckish while you’re there, do not despair, they also serve up some darn delish pizzas courtesy of Pizzaface! Sundays are our faves in da Haus - £3.20 Cask Pints, Free Sunday papers, board games and pizza. Lush!

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The Dover Castle pub is a fabulous, traditional pub in the heart of Brighton. An old school style boozer, Dover Castle also offers a short but perfectly formed menu of pub classics, augmented with a few quirky twists from the chef's imagination. Expect a menu that revolves around fresh ingredients which have been locally and seasonally sourced, and are free range wherever possible. Inside, the pub is delightfully cosy and comfortable, with an eclectic mishmash of decorations and furniture. Come for a few pints with your best mates, and stay for the fantastic selection of live music, open mic and comedy nights.

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Welcoming one of the newest additions to Brighton's food and drink scene, The Bok Shop. A brand new gourmet fried chicken and vegan faux chicken restaurant sat on the corner of East Street. Try their innovative chicken burgers such as 'The Hot as Cluck' or 'The Satay Night Fever' or make it vegan easily with vegan chicken, mayo, and cheese. Load up on their range of tasty homemade sides, dips, and crispy chicken/cauliflower pieces too. Their 'All You Can Eat - Wing Wednesday' is well worth checking out with a group of hungry mates as well.

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BLOCK. on St James's Street is a bar boasting a great wine list, bringing you lots of new young wineries/vineyards who are pushing the envelope a bit. The wine is supported with a great craft on draft range and Brighton's first and currently only charcoal and wood burning Bertha oven. Working with quality produce from local farms, fisherman and suppliers they've put together a beautiful British menu with a Basque influence coming through. Their famous garden has also recently been improved after being voted Brighton's best garden for the last two years. You don't need to worry about it chucking it down on you either, with the addition of their new heated garden roof. Now you can enjoy some wonderful food and wine al fresco all year round!

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Roxanne @ The Verdict is one of Team Wriggle's favourite spots in Brighton – an uber-cool jazz club-cum-cafe-bar, serving up tasty food, good vibes, and incredible tunes. The Jazz Club itself is a beautifully soundproofed, purpose-built auditorium that can comfortably seat 60 people. In residence at this cosy underground venue is an Offenbach piano, bass amp, drum kit and PA, making it a dynamic multi-functional space that's played host to some of the finest jazz musicians in the world. If you're after a fabulous evening of live music, The Verdict is the perfect place for you; it is widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz venues in Europe, by musicians, guests and press – get down there and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about.

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Published -16th June 2018