The World Cup is and with it a heady cocktail of armchair punditry, shouty patriotism and free kicks. 

Such an intoxicating experience is naturally best savoured in the company of other tipsy ne’er do wells – so we picked the best Brighton and Hove boozers to catch every second of the action.

Get out there and rally up the squad for kick off time…

Literally kicking off on the 14th June, is the Joker’s brand new 65 inch screen at the front of the pub, with surround sound for your World Cup fix. COME ON ENGLAND! Or if you'd prefer to watch a match with your pals in private, take advantage of their hireable games room upstairs, complete with TV, pool table and dart board. Fancy a £1 pint for the kick off this Thursday? Be our guest.

This raucous mock-tudor barn really comes into its own during big sporting occasions, thanks to its vast bar, wide screens and cavernous interior. Big groups more than welcome, so long as you behave yourselves on the door. 

Affectionately nicknamed ‘The Eddy’, this welcoming neighbourhood spot just around the corner from the station is showing all the fixtures, and is happy to serve top-notch grub (including vegan options, ‘cos Brighton) as you cheer on your side and neck lovely local ales. 

They take football seriously at the Welly, so show up early and stake out a spot in front of their giant 50” screen, or near the five other screens dotted about this warm welcoming boozer. 

This labyrinthine curiosity, tucked away in the backstreets near the border of Hove, might not have the biggest screens. But for a strikingly unusual setting, surrounded by cool knick-knacks, plus a quirky vibe and by far the best food of any ‘sports’ bar, this is one lobster that’s well worth snapping up.

A solid all rounder in terms of size, selection and screens, this mammoth alehouse is large enough to get agreeably rowdy in, hipster enough to show off to your snooty London mates, and sports-friendly enough to know that size matters when it comes to four giant projector screens. 

We all know the FE is your classic lively Irish bar, with awesome friendly staff, top-class beer and a street-party vibe. What you might not know is that this happenin’ Brighton boozer are showing ALL the world cup fixtures. You’re welcome.

This buzzy, retro bar have transformed their private dining room into a sporting haven for football fanatics all over the city to come and savour. There’s even an option to hire out the Alchemist room for private viewings this summer. 

Catch all the sporting action down at The World’s End on their big fat projector screen or smaller plasma screens dotted around. Expect plenty of drinks deals, top bants and a blinding set of matches. 

Now this is one of the reasons we frikkin’ love being in Brighton, there’s not many places you can grab a deck chair and a cocktail and settle in to watch the footie on the beach. Make your London mates jel, and get a selfie for the gram. 

These guys don’t Messi around (soznotsoz) when it comes to big sporting fixtures. This summer they’ve got a projector set up inside and two large screens in the garden for your eyeballing pleasure. 

Just like this cracking tavern’s frothy namesake, when it comes to the Fountain Head we can’t stop gushing. Word on the street is they’ll be serving up discounted pitchers of beer and ale, or if you’re feeling truly patriotic grab yourself some pitchers of Pimms on the Wriggle app.

The Craft Beer Co. boast 18 keg lines, 9 cask pumps and over 200 bottles and cans. Hello, I’m drunk. Whilst you’re sipping on your tasty browns you can catch all the World Cup action at this family run, Brighton boozer. 

With a recently refurbed quality beer garden, this off the beaten track drinkery is showing every match so get ready to chant til your heart’s content, shout ‘OFF SIDE’ … a lot, and throw your beer everywhere in true goal celebration. 

Published -11th June 2018