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Work hard, Play hard

As an LGBTQ+ venue we offer a super friendly, welcoming space that's ideal for students to meet upstudy, eat tasty homemade food, and let loose on the weekends. We offer a 10% NUS student discount on all food and drink here at Arcobaleno.


Our workspace is the perfect spot to study, work on a project, or attend a virtual lecture. We have fast Wi-Fi, plenty of power outlets, and comfortable seating. And when you need a break, our baristas are always ready to serve you a delicious cup of tea or coffee.


For brunch, lunch, or dinner, you won't find a better spot than Arcobaleno. Our All-day menu features a unique twist on traditional British dishes infused with Maltese flavours that are sure to delight your taste buds. Try our delicious pastizzi, ftira, or bigilla for a unique and authentic Maltese experience.


But that's not all! We have live events throughout the week, including our student nights, "Sex Education" and "Brighton's Next Drag Monarch" Our drag shows are a must-see, featuring some of the most talented performers in the city.


And if you're looking for a night out, our cocktail bar has you covered. Our expert mixologists create unique and delicious cocktails that are sure to impress. Try our signature ABBA-themed cocktails for a taste of something truly special.


So, whether you're looking to work, eat, or party, Arcobaleno is the place for you. Come and visit us and experience the best of LGBTQ+ culture, Maltese flavours, and exciting events.


We can't wait to see you!

How to Find us

Arcobaleno, 120 St George's Road, Kemptown, 

Brighton, BN2 1EA

From the Universities: Take Bus 23 and get off at Upper Bedford Street.


From Brighton town centre: Take Bus 1 - Bus 1A -  Bus 7, and get off at Upper Bedford Street.

Arcobaleno LGBTQ+ Café Gay Bar Kemptown Brighton
Arcobaleno LGBTQ+ Venue Brighton

Don’t know your tops from your bottoms? We’re here to help!

The “Forgotten” Sex Education 

Interactive Drag Quiz


Arcobaleno’s monthly Student Night - Hosted by self-proclaimed ‘Brighton-based bimbo’, Lydia L’Scabies!

 Supported by Terrence Higgins Trust


We’re on a mission to make safe sex, sexy. For many of us LGBTQ+ folks, the relevant sex education was (ahem) “forgotten”, and we deserve answers.


Join us to fill in the gaps with an interactive quiz (with prizes, of course!) and ask any - hopefully not -  burning questions you might have.

  • Every last Thursday of the month

  • Doors open: 8pm

  • Free Entry

  • Book your ticket - 01273  752143

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