WHAT IS ARCOBALENO?
Arcobaleno is a multi-faceted all-day LGBTQ+ café, bar, restaurant and event space.
We all need a space where we can feel safe and seen, meet like-minded members of our community, and spark those serendipitous meetings with friends not yet acquainted.
As Queer spaces have become fewer and further between,
we want to cultivate community and connection in the Brighton scene and offer a place where everyone can feel embraced.
We regularly run free to attend shows on Friday & Saturday nights which have been super popular with our local community as well as local students. Come and see what all the fuss is about.
HOW DID WE COME TO BE?
Conscious of the growing mental health crisis among the LGBTQ+ population and a widespread sense of isolation, Luciana and son Nick decided to come up with a solution.
In March 2020, the pair founded Across Rainbows, a community outreach group aimed at supporting LGBTQ+ people to unearth and embrace their true selves. They set their sights on opening a bricks-and-mortar home that would embody the group’s philosophy — a place synonymous with openness, nonconformity, and celebration of self.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND?
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to encounter an ever-changing calendar of workshops, mental wellbeing sessions, live music, poetry events, drag nights, book launches, performances by local talents, art and fashion shows, and more — a little slice of everything.
We’re open all of the day and most of the night, whether you’re after a morning coffee made with love, a lunchtime bite with friends, or an after-work Oz-inspired cocktail with a kick.
You can find us brightening up the heart of Kemptown at 120 St George’s Road, BN2 1EA.