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The Mesmerist

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1-3 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HE, England
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Picked this bar at random sat 27th august. Busy but was still able to grab a table. Service was fast and the bar staff were amazing. The dj blew us away with a soundtrack of old skool rock n roll. Lots of people dancing but we were happy enough in our seats as we had been on our feet all... More 

Thank Lewis W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is good, lots of different crowds which is nice when you out to socialise however the Music is not always great. Do enjoy the live bands thought :) . Cocktails are not great either. The food is good thought. But all round it's a standard Brighton pub/bar.

Thank DeeHaw24
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had lunch and a few beers at this pub over the weekend. Great place, very quirky interior, and had an excellent lunch - veggie platter and amazing chicken wings!! Very friendly staff and recommended some cracking locally brewed beers. Would absolutely return.

Thank Sunni07
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been here a few times and have always had a good night. I booked it for my work leaving do after a recommendation. I booked a few tables ahead of time and ended up being given the whole top floor, which was a bonus! I went on a week night ad they had a swing band on, which was... More 

1 Thank ZPOTT
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

live jazz music on the Tuesday we went to this bar. it was a nice change from the normal scene. clean bar with friendly staff. i didn't know this place had food though. we only had drinks

Thank Bubs78
West Midlands
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in on a Monday evening on recommendation. We had some excellent cocktails whilst listening to a really good jazz band. I was surprised how busy it was. They played at full volume and it was a little hard on the ear drums after a while! A very enjoyable time

1 Thank SorefeetWestMidlands
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has reviews that are all over the place and I suspect experiences vary based on the time you go and what you're looking for, but my husband and I came around 6pm for cocktails and some snacks and were very pleased. I had a perfectly made Sazerac and we loved the (very indulgent and terrible for you) tater... More 

Thank SNB42
Thessaloniki, Greece
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155 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i liked the doorman, had that look you know will be a good one to beat his @ss if you get really drunk and look for a fight! the place was really really croweded, the serving was quite amateur but people had no worries and party all night downstairs with that mid-war and swing tunes. upstairs there was a gogol... More 

Thank dabesttravellerz
Kent, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through Brighton on Saturday we were looking for somewhere to eat when we came across this pub and remembered eating here years ago. We decided to try it again and I'm very glad we did. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was really good! The atmosphere in the pub was nice and relaxed which was... More 

Thank Yongnuo
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So lucky to just happen upon this bar, it is stunning inside with an ecclectic style and perfect traditional pub architecture. Seems to be attracting the young, bright things of th local scene, so we were probably the oldest in there at that time. None the less, a really great bar that we will visit again on our next visit... More 

Thank Scott D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $18
Bar, British, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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: 441273328542
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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