The Mesmerist

Bars, Burgers, Tex Mex·

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Bars, Burgers, Tex Mex
Cool, Themed
Food Occasions
Bottomless brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Dates
Food Hygiene Rating


Throw a dart at a map of the Lanes, and the bullseye would be hitting the Mesmerist. A lounge bar with a reputation for tasty cocktails and quality food, this venue is a must-visit for any visitor to the jewel of the south that is Brighton. Of course, if you live in the city, this bar is sizeable enough to offer space for you and your friends to enjoy a memorable night sipping cocktails or gorging on burgers.

The food menu isn’t expansive, with only a handful of options for a main meal, some sharing options, starters, and dessert. What it does offer is a variety in size, allowing you to match how much you want to eat to what’s on offer; your friend can order a six-ounce beef burger, with pickles, lettuce, and tomatoes with cheesy fries, while you can opt for jackfruit ‘wings’ and a side salad. Those two examples should give some indication that most of the food on offer is inspired by cuisines from the Americas, with a heavy US and Mexican influence throughout, perfect for a boozy night.

On the topic of booze, one thing about the Mesmerist that shouldn’t (cannot) be ignored, is the option for boozy brunch. The offer here is competitive to say the least: unlimited Mimosas or Bloody Marys, from eleven in the morning to two in the afternoon (that’s three hours! More than most competitors allow) for a price that is not to be ignored. This comes with a brunch option of either: full English, full vegan, smashed avocado, or huevos hash.

Nestled inside the venue, the Mesmerist contains a specially 70s themed cocktail lounge called the Flipside; retro and stylish, this lounge is perfect for Instagram photos and offers a unique cocktail menu to the main bar. Where the main menu offers classics like Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and a Cosmopolitan, the Flipside menu offers unique variations like ‘Luke Ryewalker’ or ‘Chockwork Orange’. This is a cocktail lounge that really promises a good time, a memorable time, and a quality time.


Is the Mesmerist child friendly?

Yes, there are child options at the Mesmerist

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Do the Mesmerist take bookings?

Yes, the Mesmerist does take bookings, we advise booking in advance and space is reserved for walk-ins

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Is the Mesmerist vegan friendly?

Yes, the Mesmerist has vegan options on the menu

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1-3 Prince Albert Street, Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HE

01273 328542 01273 328542


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-00:00
Tue 12:00-00:00
Wed 12:00-00:00
Thu 12:00-00:00
Fri 12:00-00:00
Sat 11:00-00:00
Sun 12:00-00:00


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3 Reviews 

Claire S

09 June 2013  
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 3
Day or Night.
This is a perfect pub, bar, restaurant hangout. Good drinks and food prices where the food is quite generous and very good. Amazing live music most nights which brings the whole place to life. Can get very busy very quickly in the evenings but it is such a big space you barely notice the amount of people – especially if you go upstairs. Can get quite loud too but most of the time the noise level is perfect for a chat in a booth!

Pete N

20 June 2012  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
What a great bar this is. I truly wonder every time I go in their if im in a different era all together. They throw 40's ,50's, 60's and 70's at you topped off with friendly staff, stupendous food and bohemia crowd. Definatly one of the best bars in Brighton.

Martin P

19 June 2012  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
I had a lovely roast dinner here with my family on Sunday which didn't disappoint next to their consistently excellent menue. The beef was cooked to perfection, the portion sizer were perfect with excellent components. We later got some expertly crafted cocktails by bar staff who definitely knew their stuff when asked about their extensive range of ingredients. I've also been here for evening events where there is a busy but fun atmosphere with the staff members getting into the swing of things with quick, friendly service. A great recommendation for almost any requirements on the Brighton social scene.
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