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Charles Street Bar

Bar, British, Pub
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8-9 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TA, England
+44 1273 624091
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon 12:00 - 02:00
Thu 22:00 - 03:00
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner Sharon had a great meal in this bar Great price the bar staff were very friendly Only down side was the toilets should have been cleaner and the unisex wash basin didn't have soap and only one dryer working We would visit again because the food was quality

Thank ian s
Greater London, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

From 5 til 9 is half price everything at this Gay bat and two meals £7.99 which is great value. However as with all gay venues the bar staff tend to ignore one for a prettier and younger model to serve which is frustratingly bad mannered and rude. Not wheelchair friendly or older person friendly but cheap.

Thank Ultimate007
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We have walked throughout Brighton and walked past this place and thought it's " Not quite us" but let's give it ago. Ourselves as a bunch of ladies at this place I have to say we have never felt so welcomed as David (lovely eyed bar tender) took our drink order and served us with a bit of banter! He... More 

Thank Bex J
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Had a really nice meal. The staff were lovely and friendly, the drinks were cheap and the atmosphere was great. Couldn't ask for more!

Thank Sharon S
New Delhi, India
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, the bar staff were just pretty bad at their job. There weren't many people in the bar but they just didn't remember who was waiting and who just turned up. After being missed three times, we walked out. There are other great bars nearby so try them.

Thank UK7777777
Brighton, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Six years ago this bar had a great look. But they have let it go to seed. Seating, toilets and ceilings needs repair and some loving attention. Lunchtime snacks are quite cheap and ok. But they really need to get their fingers out and give the place a makeover!

Thank JamesGMcLaughlin
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here on a Sunday night the place was full. Drag queen shows were fab. We were here for a charity event. The people are lovely and make you welcome. Again not much seating but lots of standing space. will definitely return.

Thank alwaysawayEngland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went in for lunch we both had the chilleconcarne very small portions with cheap crisps and was cold , it was microwave dinner had no kick of chilled in the meal ,must have been ordered from cash and carry and the place is looking very run down

Thank Marky1249
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

a nice quite place to eat during the day busy after working hours and when they have cabaret on cabaret is a high standard and good drinks deals on most days definitely worth a visit and Ed is probably the best barman you'll ever find

Thank andykemptown
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Went here on a week day night out for my birthday, considering it was half empty the atmosphere was still pretty good! We worked our way through half the cocktail list - all delicious and reasonably priced!! The barmaid was clearly new but the manager was on hand to help her. Need to try a weekend visit now!

Thank Embo_lv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
22:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-9 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 624091

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?