It's almost that time of year again folks, do we even need to say it, it is THE BEST weekend of the year ... PRIDE IS COMING! 

We can't wait for the city to become a glittery rainbow filled non-stop party so we've rounded up the best venues to get you right in the celebratory mood. 

Check out these pride-tastic party places ... 

Choose Love this Saturday at The Joker. The party starts at 10.30am with DJ's all day, champagne ice pops, a massive glitter cannon and the perfect spot to catch the end of the parade.

The world famous international clubbing brand Horse Meat Disco returns to Brighton this Pride weekend for a Saturday night session destined to impress. Nobody parties like Horse Meat Disco party and no party at Pride will be as sensational or as glitter-filled as Horse Meat Disco.

The Marlborough’s legendary street party reaches new heights this year as they join forces with Calabash and Traumfrau for the QUEER TAKEOVER. Overflowing with entertainment, DJs, food, booze and love, with the iconic Brighton Pavilion as a backdrop, The Marly is the perfect place to spend your Brighton Pride weekend.

As part of the huge Pride Village Party, Revenge is transforming their outside area into an all-singing all-dancing outdoor festival zone! They’ll have an outdoor stage on Marine Parade with Brighton's hottest DJs, and a performance balcony over Bar Revenge. It’s going to be lit.

Head to the Caxton for an afternoon and night of singalong partying celebrating on of Brighton’s best days of the year! Live music and garden BBQ from 2pm til 5pm then it’s a night of your favourite West End Show Tunes and Sing Along Anthems. Did we mention £3 Prosecco and 3 for 2 on Tuaca, wahey!

Pop up brighton are kicking off with a big community breakfast. They’ll be serving pancakes bloody mary's and mimosa's outside in thier beautiful terrace looking out directly to the West Pier and it's pay-as-you-feel. In the evening there’s a fabulously funky FREE pride party too. 

Get your sassy asses down to Hobgoblin for the most glittery gay of the year! This year is all about Britney, Britney masks, Britney t-shirts, Britney menus and Britney bombs! Expect six foot inflatable unicorns, a free glitter booth and face painting, and DJs in the garden until 4am! 

Come and enjoy the parade at Longhouse Cafe as it proudly marches past their shop. Pride cocktails, beers, wines and delish vegan food, what more could you ask for? Come dressed to impress but face paint will be provided!

It’s Brighton’s most colourful day of the year and Bison Beer are celebrating at their new home in the North Laine, perfectly placed from the parade route. Starting with a boozy Humble brunch through to a late night Funk and Soul set from DJ Mr Gats. There’ll truly be something for everyone to get stuck into so come and get your glitter on with a few Britney Spears!

Taking place over Pride weekend, the stars of RIPTIDE Wrestling are set to compete in a huge, massive, three-day tournament! There are some special exhibition matches including Dave Benson Phillips (presenter of CBBC's Get Your Own Back) who will be wrestling on night two - Friday 3rd August.

This year Gal Pals is taking over the entire club for Pride, bringing you two rooms of music, an extended 4am licence and some very special guest DJs! With an all womxn and non-binary line up, including DJs from Pxssy Palace and Bbz London, this will be our BIGGEST PARTY YET and the one and only official queer gal party in town.

Kemptown’s finest have the most amazing day planned to celebrate love and freedom with you all this year! Bottomless brunch from 11am - 1pm and a fabulous garden party from 12pm - 3.30pm with djs, an outdoor mojito bar, glitter face painting and a confetti cannon.

Party under the palm trees in one of Brighton’s best beer gardens this Pride weekend. Live DJs in the garden and on St James St, banging food, drinks deals and we can guarantee the sunshine. Bliss!

It’s that most wonderful time of year again....BRIGHTON PRIDE!! Wonderland Brighton are taking over the Mesmerist rooftop terrace for its very first party - a daytime knees up directly after the parade ends. It’s going to be a glittery, sassy, stonker of a party!

As part of the weekend of spectacular celebrations, Big Love’s Seamus Haji & Anthony Faulkner will be headlining on Saturday night outside on the Ohso Social sun terraces, alongside resident dj and unofficial local Mayor Mikee Hollywood, dropping classic Disco House glitter bombs all night long! The live DJs will also be accompanied on saxophone by the phenomenal Tori Hall with live vocals from X Factor & The Voice’s Amrick Channa! Get your most glamorous disco rags on, your fave dancing shoes and get ready to party with Pride!! 

Soul Casserole presents their Brighton Pride street party in conjunction with The Latest Music Bar & The Mucky Duck. Soul Casserole resident DJs Dusty Du & Fray Bentos with some very special guests soon to be announced.

Come join the fun in Signalman’s suntrap beer garden! DJ’s all weekend, a bangin' BBQ with Kitgum Kitchen, party tunes all day long, plenty of glitter, balloons, tunes, and celebrations all weekend...can it get any better?!

Head to those cobbles arches for Green Door Store’s Pride spectacular. Featuring the wonderful and talented Henna Malik playing all your guilty pleasures from 90s RnB to Pop bangers. The theme for this year’s Pride is COLOUR; So load yourself up with glitter, sequins, feathers, faux fur, your fanciest shoes and go and party the night away with GDS. 

Pride is comin … to Bus Stop! Join them for outdoor BBQ, Rum Punch & seriously hard tunes! They’ll be punching from 1pm so be there or be square.

This Seven Dials hidden gem are hosting their annual street party and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before. Live bands, DJ’s, a Hog Roast and outside bar. Lovely jubbly. 

Fitzherberts is all set to throw North Laine's essential Brighton Pride Festival terrace party!Outside the place’ll be decorated in Titz Perverts fashion, with back-to-back top Brighton DJs playing camp classics, disco, funk, pop, summery anthems and guilty pleasures throughout the day! Inside there’ll be the usual fun and alcofrolics you can expect from Brighton's party pub and music hot spot.

It's Brighton’s favorite time of year, the sun’s out and Britney... BRITNEY is playing. And the Mash as usual is throwing one of the best free parties down on little New Road. Djs all day and night with Henna kicking things off at 3pm and HowJam taking over from 9pm.Burger Kult will be dishing out Brighton’s best meat and the terrace is ready to go!

Due to the success of last years Post Pride Parade Pizza Party.. Dead Wax have decided to do it all over again. Enjoy the perfect combo of Pizza & Craft Beer in the heart of the North Laine and expect a side of delicious party bangers from just after-noon til the evening.

Glitter heels and good vibes are very welcome at Brighton’s most irish pub this Pride weekend. They’ll have DJ Rich playing all the classic pride tunes til the wee hours of the morning and plenty of drinks deals to keep you merry and high. 

Celebrate the most colourful day in Brighton over in the heart of Kemptown. The Saint James are throwing a rainbow glow disco with headlining DJs Mister Butler and Diskey Whisco, expect to dance your pants off, quite literally. Tasty food from Sam’s Thai Kitchen.  

The Westie will be serving up their legendary brunch pizzas this Saturday alongside 1.5 hours of bottomless Prosecco and Mimosas for just £25pp. The tunes will be pop-y, show-y, and a bit of Britney baby, just to get you in the mood for the rest of your weekend celebrating Pride. 10% of every brunch sold will be donated to the Rainbow Fund.

Published -1st August 2018