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R-Bar to reopen tonight after cheeky facelift!

Graham Robson September 18, 2022

R-Bar, one of Brighton’s most iconic queer spaces, is to reopen to the general public tonight (Sunday, September 18) at 7pm after a cheeky facelift courtesy of DesignLSM.

A jewel in the city’s LGBTQ+ nightlife landscape, R-Bar is a social spot located on Brighton seafront acting as the main drinking destination for the queer community and its allies. 
Executing a more elevated experience, the interior design concept will be inspired by Miami nostalgia with a hint of Brighton beach. Taking cues from ’80s Ocean Drive coupled with the seafront’s warm and vibrant sunsets, the space will seamlessly transition from the dynamic daytime to the glow of golden sundowners and neon hues of happy hour.

Refreshing, vibrant, and with an ambience that welcomes inclusivity, creative expression and individuality,  R-Bar’s redesign will firmly establish the brand’s important place at the heart of the city.


  • Brand new decor from top to bottom; think Queer Miami meets future nostalgia!
  • New booths & furniture throughout
  • A new gallery showcasing the finest LGBTQ+ artists from across the UK
  • New lighting & art installations

R-Bar can be found at 5-7 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TA