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The Mesmerist

1-3 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HE, England
01273 328542
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Ranked #374 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $7 - $23
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, British, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Came across The Mesmerist on a night out with the Mrs, we went in for a few drinks and ended up partying the night away. The bar was really busy but the staff copped very well, I didn't have to wait more than 5mins to get served. All the punters were really friendly and up for a good time. I... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Never experienced this level of poor customer service in my life, I travel quite a bit for both business and pleasure and been to many restaurants but never experienced this level of poor customer service before. I waited at both levels of the restaurant for a good 20 minutes each and no one came by to give me a menu... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Well we decided to drive to Brighton for the day from London and I promised my partner that I would treat him to an amazing lunch at The Mesmerist. I have been there before for a Sunday roast and it was very good and recommendable. The bar was empty so ordered our food and drinks. I had a burger and... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Gem of a find. Can't fault the bar, the band or the atmosphere. What a lovely , engaging place .Looking to now book the live band ( the flash mob jazz ) for our wedding next march. Fingers crossed !!!!!!!! Many thanks

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Taipei
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our classmates always get there to relax and have fun. The quality of the band performed there were great, and the beer and space were nice as well. The guest always dance with the music and enjoy the moment! Check out their blog to follow the show time and involved in there.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went here for a few drinks and had a good time, the bar is full of weird furnishings! Drinks were good and there is even a barber shop up stairs which was weird or handy if you need a quick trim!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very good fish and chips despite limited menu. Seemed pub was full of friends meeting up after work. Very dark inside but seems to be a popular local place with music venues during the week and weekend. Very central Brighton location in the Lanes shopping area.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Went with 2 friends and stopped by for a few drinks to watch the world go by . Nice place and good service .

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Mesmerist is great for those who fancy something a little different than the average "bar scene". The bar serves great cocktails (make sure you go for the Ginger Beer - Ginger Nut biscuit included on top!) and plays a huge variety of swing and 1920's music as well as playing host to live bands. I'm yet to eat here... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I adore this bar, and I don't think it's given the justice it deserves with these reviews! The music is great, the atmosphere is great too, they offer a great selection of drinks and the food is okay for a bar. The staff are friendly and live bands are fantastic, this being the first bar I drank in when I... More

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