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The Mesmerist

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American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, Pub
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1-3 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HE, England
01273 328542
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Description: Roll up! Roll up! Conventionality stays at the door ladies and gentlemen...
Roll up! Roll up! Conventionality stays at the door ladies and gentlemen if you are to enter the Lanes' newest, absinthe inspired wonderland of the weird and burlesque. Prepare to indulge all six of your senses in a 21st century gin palace that celebrates Brighton at its bold, bohemian best. Our policy to embrace the things most of us find bizarre makes The Mesmerist experience full of surprises. We look to the dark arts for inspiration and mystery for our ever-evolving entertainment program. With this in mind we ask that you become a part of our experience and enjoy what we have coming up, be it live music, burlesque, walkabout theatre, circus arts, magic or more. Join our mission to support local artists & keep something good & different alive in the Brighton lanes…
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect for a bite to eat.

Visited the place on a birthday weekend away with my girlfriend after looking for a place to eat. Wasn't too sure what to expect from outside, but the place looked interesting. The menu was simply with a selection I hamburgers, I went for the cheeseburger. And the food was incredible! One of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Brockie1983
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Didn't eat here but it's a great pub/bar for drinks and evening socialising, quirky decor and nice atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Visited the place on a birthday weekend away with my girlfriend after looking for a place to eat. Wasn't too sure what to expect from outside, but the place looked interesting. The menu was simply with a selection I hamburgers, I went for the cheeseburger. And the food was incredible! One of the best cheeseburgers I've ever had and I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Quirky fun place with swing style music. Great for a good old dance! This place made a nice change from the usual bars all playing the same music where everyone dresses the same. Ideal

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited on a busy Sunday evening and there was live music. I can't remember the name of the girl but she sang & played guitar & was brilliant! The Caiparinia's were really authentic - the best I've had outside of Brazil! Friendly atmosphere & the photo booth machine was brilliant fun & a nice touch!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Drinks are quite expensive but the place is very nice.We just had a drink here which we found to be a bit pricey 40p change out of a tenner for a small white wine (125ml) & a pint of a beers called Laines Pale Ale which was pretty standard in quality & also cheaper in other places in Brighton so... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Spent a couple of hours here during a pride. The atmosphere was great. It's quirky, playing different music - stuff from years ago - that sets it apart from the run of the mill. Great cocktails too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Went there twice and like both. Nice atmosphere, music and cold beer. They also have a photobooth machine witch made our night very funny. The price isn't that good but it's a nice pub.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This isn't a pub its a house of entertainment for all. O/K its says its a pub but the music and the dancing is in a class of its own.

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Only that we were hungover and couldn't manage to walk very far or argue about eating somewhere is how we ended up here! All I'll say is don't eat here, the tables are unclean and sticky, the food will make your arteries shudder and the staff all looked as hungover as us customers were! I'm sure it's an amazing bar... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My Hen's and I ended up at The Mesmerist after a chilled cocktail session, we were looking for a lively place to dance and we certainly found it here. The music was great with a real mix from different eras, lots of people were dressed in 40's/50's attire (My group was in 1920's!) and everyone on the dance floor was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-3 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 01273 328542

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Roll up! Roll up! Conventionality stays at the door ladies and gentlemen if you are to enter the Lanes' newest, absinthe inspired wonderland of the weird and burlesque. Prepare to indulge all six of your senses in a 21st century gin palace that celebrates Brighton at its bold, bohemian best. Our policy to embrace the things most of us find bizarre makes The Mesmerist experience full of surprises. We look to the dark arts for inspiration and mystery for our ever-evolving entertainment program. With this in mind we ask that you become a part of our experience and enjoy what we have coming up, be it live music, burlesque, walkabout theatre, circus arts, magic or more. Join our mission to support local artists & keep something good & different alive in the Brighton lanes…

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?