brighton & hove’s best roof gardens & terraces

We’re pretty spoilt with the beer garden that is the beach here in Brighton & Hove, but sometimes it’s nice to hide away and enjoy a drink or two in the clouds. We’ve found Brighton & Hove’s best rooftop bars, roof gardens and terraces and we’re sharing them with you now so you don’t miss out on enjoying any hidden gems this summer.

Grand Central
If you’re heading out of the city or just visiting, pop into Grand Central as it’s just a stone’s throw from the station. Their roof garden is still undiscovered by many, so it’s the perfect oasis, away from the hustle and bustle of commuters. It’s a Fuller’s pub so you’ll find traditional pub grub and drinks, with a fab selection of gin for any G&T enthusiasts.

11.00 am – midnight Monday – Thursday, 10.00am – 1.00am Friday – Saturday, 10.00am – 11.00pm Sunday
29-30 Surrey St, Brighton BN1 3PA

L’Atelier Du Vin
If there was ever something we wanted to keep to ourselves, this would be it. Brighton’s newest prohibition-style cocktail and wine bar, L’Atlelier Du Vin opened their roof terrace last week, taking the city sun-downer to a whole new level (literally) in one elegant swoop. Serving only champagne and cocktails in the sky, you can sit back and enjoy the buzz of the North Laine with the peace of the terrace. We’d recommend booking so that you definitely get a spot.

Every day except Tuesday, midday – 9.00pm; book on 01273 690534
40b Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL

We swap roof tops for terraces as Patterns reopen theirs for the summer with a bright new look thanks to local artist Lois O’Hara. Her artwork is titled Paradise, which gives you an idea of what to expect from the space. Lush vibrant colours and positive strokes bring a relaxed and happy vibe to the terrace, so you’ll want to get there early to bag your spot. A hipster haven, you could easily end up staying late into the night, as they roll out their stirling line-up of DJs every Saturday from 2.00pm – 8.00pm. Why not kick off the day with an al fresco bottomless brunch (midday – 2.00pm) for £29? With unlimited glasses of Prosecco and Bloody Mary on tap, you may need to refuel later to keep going. We’d recommend ordering one of Purezza’s pillowy vegan pizzas (served from 2.00pm – 8.00pm) to stay the course.
7.00pm – 3.00am Tuesday, 11.00pm – 3.00am Thursday, 6.00pm – 4.00am Friday, midday (for ticketed brunch, otherwise 2.00pm) – late Saturday
10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL

The Mesmerist
In the heart of the Lanes you’ll find an addictive buzz coming from The Mesmerist – you just never know what you’re going to find inside the retro-inspired hangout. From lindy hop to live music, we love its diversity. And now you can head up to their Luna roof garden to enjoy a drink in the fresh air.
Midday – midnight Monday – Thursday, midday – 2.00am Friday – Sunday
1-3 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HE

The Walrus
A great find on Ship Street, you can easily get lost in their maze of stairs, rooms and hidden cosy corners. Perfect for date night, all-day hanging out and everything in between, make sure you find your way to their two-storey roof garden. A great spot to enjoy a side of fresh air with your drink and they have a fab food menu,too. From sandwiches to hand-stretched pizzas, there’s something to fit any pairing. If you’re doing the London to Brighton bike ride this weekend, show them your medal to claim a free pint!

Midday – 1.00pm Sunday – Tuesday, midday – 2.30am Thursday, midday – 2.30am Friday – Saturday
10 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AD

This urban Verve Clicquot garden is the perfect spot to get away from the busy Lanes and quite the sun trap, too. There’s even astro turf and parasols to add to the summer garden party vibe, so you can soak up the sun over breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or just a drink or three. Make sure you reserve your spot, though, as it’s a popular hideaway and you’ll want to get comfy for your cocktails. Stick around in the evening when the heaters kick in and music fills the open air in this sheltered spot. See you there.

9.00am – 1.ooam Sunday – Thursday, 9.00am – 3.00am Friday – Saturday
54-55 Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB

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