the twisted lemon

The Twisted Lemon

Published On June 15, 2015 | By Zazie Clarke | Hidden Gems

41 Middle Street

Tucked away down a narrow, lemon-coloured pathway off Middle Street sits The Twisted Lemon – one of Brighton’s most loved cocktail bars, for those in the know. The hidden hotspot serves amazing drinks: from classic cocktails, to delightful Willy Wonka-style inventions at affordable prices. The building was originally a fisherman’s cottage, is over 500 years old and bursting with character and charm. The name is a nod to the bar that came before it The Blind Lemon Alley, a Brighton institution with a huge reputation, and The Twisted Lemon has certainly lived up to the name. Voted ‘Best Cocktail Bar’ at the 2014 Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Awards, they are known for a laid-back atmosphere and passionate staff. With an inviting interior and intimate garden for sunny evenings, The Twisted Lemon is a firm Brighton favourite all year round – once you’ve found it you will definitely be going back!

About The Writer

I recently graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Anthropology. Since moving back I have been happily reacquainted with Brighton’s idiosyncratic streets and colourful characters. I like writing and riding my bike around the city hunting for hidden treasures.