The Fishbowl information

The Fishbowl is a lively late night pub offering a variety of music nights and a menu of local and organic food. There is a second bar upstairs for a more relaxed atmosphere with the popular fish tanks forming part of the bar.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 02:00


12:00 - 02:00


12:00 - 02:00


12:00 - 03:00


12:00 - 03:00


11:00 - 03:00


11:00 - 02:00

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The Fishbowl reviews

By James M.

this place is a brighton institution and kept me out of trouble in early hours through most of my time studying in this glorious city. upon a recent visit the toilets had all been refurbished which was well needed and really lifts the place. although the beers are priced as you'd expect in the center of town the atmospheres top class, some of the friendliest staff i've come across and the tunes will keep feet tapping all night. the fish and chip concepts also look very appealing, although i've not tried them yet, on my list for my next trip back down to the big B by the sea. highly recommended!

By Thomas V.

Yeah the toilets do stink and the Tiger on tap does cost about £50 a pint, but my god they do the best chilli battered fish and chips in brighton.

By Victor S.

Nice bar but could be better the tiger beer on draught is way to dear the food is of a good standard but the bogs stink which is rather off putting when you start thinking whats the kitchen like hup hup

By Mati A.

Incredibly friendly pub - popped over to Brighton to see some friends, 1st ever trip to this wonderful place. Mid afternoon (3pm ish) a nice Hello & a 'what can I get you' upon entry to the Fishbowl Pub. Great musiq provided a pleasant atmosphere. Continued to ask the bar staff numerous questions on the area of Brighton & Hove, they were very helpful and gave me a good insight, as to what was to be expected in the next few days - a great few days of partying hard! I only a asked for half a pint, I was given a full pint. I didn't mind. All in all Great Pub :)

By Cathy S.

I usually love this place but last weekend I had a bad experience. firstly, lots of their beers were off (there's usually a bitter or ale on offer but no such luck).

Secondly, we sat upstairs and it absolutely STANK of toilets. So much so that we couldn't finish our drinks up there, went downstairs and drank them standing up, then went on to another pub.

I really, really hope this was a bad one-off day, as it would be such a shame if this pub went downhill.

By Sarah W.

Oh my god... Have you eaten the food in here lately? It's all changed to a local and organic menu but not fussy and pretentious like some. I had the roast on Sunday and it is clearly in the running for best in Brighton!!!

By G.

If living in Brighton sometimes seems like living in a fishbowl with everyone appearing to know your business even before you do, this is a great pub to drink your woes away.

The Venue
Just a short walk from the seafront, nestling on the side of The Lanes and a few doors down from Brighton's most famous vegetarian restaurant, Terre a Terre you'll find The Fishbowl.

Outdoor tables line up along the side of the pub with its striking brick and turquoise-painted facade seating, a few metres from Pool Valley. The internal walls are also painted turquoise and feature an eyecatching fresco of a curvy topless Indian female dancer. In keeping with its name, the upstairs bar houses two fish tanks, one of which actually forms part of the bar.

The People
Students head here in their droves from late afternoon to early evening when the happy hour is in full swing. During the day, local workers take over the bar to refuel on food which ranges from light snacks to large platters.

The Food and Drink
There's Guinness, Kronenbourg and Strongbow on draught but the happy hour is the event that really puts a smile on the punters' faces with beer deals and offers on a bottle of house wine. As for the food, the menu is divided into 'fairly hungry', 'hungry' and 'very hungry' and offers bread and olives, chorizo and chickpea stew and white beer-battered cod in those respective categories: all at very good prices.

The Last Word
The Fishbowl is a Brighton institution. Chances are that you'll start drinking here when you're a student and years later still agree that you're on to a good thing.

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