Nightlife

Pub in Margate

The Lifeboat

If you're looking for a pub with real atmosphere, head in the evening to this oh-so hipsterly authentic, wood-rich tavern where there's regular live jazz, craft beers and ciders on tap and a real fire. As every seaf…
Pub in Lewes

Rights of Man

This stylish pub, whose name reflects the fact that Thomas Paine once called Lewes home, is one of the best places to pair local Harveys ale with well executed food, albeit with a definite Continental lean. Wood pan…
Cafe in Hastings

Hanushka Coffee House

Hastings’ best caffeine stop resembles a very well-stocked secondhand bookshop with every inch of wall space packed with browsable titles. The low-lit and tightly packed space in between provokes inter-table interac…
Microbrewery in Canterbury

Foundry Brewpub

Canterbury’s brewpub pumps out award-winning craft beers in the industrial setting of a former foundry where New York's first streetlights were made. It also stocks a wide range of local and national ales and ciders…
Coffee in Canterbury

Micro Roastery

Owned by an Anglo-Peruvian couple, this highly aromatic cafe imports, roasts, grinds and sells its unsurpassed beans and blends. There’s local art on the walls; the furniture is upholstered in coffee-bean sacks; and…
Pub in Canterbury

Thomas Becket

A classic English pub with a garden’s worth of hops hanging from its timber frame, Thomas Becket attracts many a modern-day pilgrim to its ales. Traditional decor includes copper pots, comfy seating and a fireplace …
Pub in Brighton & Hove

Black Dove

Eclectic hang-out with shabby-chic furnishings, huge antique ceiling fans, a bar stocked with unusual tipples and a quirky basement snug. Live acoustic music and local DJs provide the soundtrack for evening quaffing…
Club in Brighton & Hove

Concorde 2

Brighton’s best-known and best-loved club is a disarmingly unpretentious den, where DJ Fatboy Slim pioneered the Big Beat Boutique and still occasionally graces the decks. Each month there’s a huge variety of club n…
Pub in Whitstable

Old Neptune

A ramshackle pub about as far onto the beach as it’s possible to get (it’s been washed away several times by high tides) with cosy winter window seats and wonky floorboards. Summer sees drinkers tumble out onto the …
Club in Canterbury

Steinbeck & Shaw

Canterbury’s best city-centre nightspot has a supercool, 21st-century interior with urban and retro elements. The weekly program is a mixed bag of rock and house and is as popular with students as with tourists and …