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“Great cocktails but not sure who they cater for”
Review of Merkaba

Merkaba
Ranked #22 of 122 Nightlife in Brighton
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great cocktails! Have a menu but happy for you to order off the menu too as they have the knowledge.

Waitress was very good and knew her drinks, asking the right questions about what type of drink we were looking for, sweet, sour, creamy, fruity etc etc and making recommendations that were spot on.

Only there for a couple but will definitely go back.

Downside could be not knowing what atmosphere you'll get. There was a mixed bag of people really glammed up, casual but relaxed and a few getting boozy and loud. If that bothers you then be aware. I like a good mix as long as everyone is considerate and it was/they are.

The table booking for drinks system was a bit odd, had to email in and get a confirmation. They didn't reserve a spot due to confusion but on arrival quickly offered complimentary prosecco and found a table within a few minutes. Were very apologetic and dealt with it quickly and smoothly.

If you want a good cocktail, go here and speak to the bar staff.

Thank Gwyn J
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed for the weekend and Friday/Saturday the bar was obviously very busy and we didn't go in, but on the Sunday it was nice and quiet so you could get some personal attention from the bar staff who will take the time to work out a drink just right for you ... and they were good!!!

Thank Andy C
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Very elegant place to have a cocktail before going off for supper! Multiple screens above the bar showing wonderful photography of wildlife scenes, cityscapes etc. Cocktails not cheap but who cares when you are on holiday!

Thank Reterpinel
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We decided to have a nice cocktail before our meal in a nearby restaurant and had the misfortune to choose this bar... For a premium cocktail bar I did not expect 6 children running round whilst their parents sat at the bar oblivious to what they were doing. Yes they were smartly dressed children whom I'm sure had the best education money could by. But the fact that the bar manager allowed this is totally unacceptable. If your paying the best part of £50 for 4 drinks you don't expect brats playing hide and seek behind you.
So best style bar in Brighton either take control of your bar or install a ball pit and do £2 pints.
The cocktails were nice.

1  Thank Dollyncrumpy
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Yes the bar is very cool & stylish but 2 bottle largers cost £7.40 so go elsewhere if just having a casual drink.

1  Thank busybee995
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