The Temple Bar
121 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AD
01273 721 501
Temples are usually quiet, reverential, sombre places. But not this one. The Temple Bar is a buzzing spot on the busy Western Road that’s great moving your evening up through the gears. Though there is a quieter area up the stairs at the back that leads through to the bijoux smoking terrace.
It’s in the summer, though, that the Temple really comes into its own, as the French windows are opened out onto the street and the place gains a continental feel – with the added bonus of having proper beer to drink.
Oh, and the walls are decorated with maps – for when you can’t find your way home.