Disguised as a shop front in Brighton’s labyrinth South Lanes, ring the bell and head down to a sepia-toned clandestine affair — a.k.a. BYOC. Book a seat and one of the high tables that become the “bar” for the best experience.
BYOC made its name in London’s Covent Garden and the idea is that you take your spirits and the bartenders use their homemade shrubs, bitters and mixers to create bespoke cocktails. Just tell them what kind of thing you like and let them do the work, right before your eyes.
If you want to throw a larger party, check out the basement, it’s dark and delicious.
Best Bars tip: This is a great treat for birthdays and more sophisticated hen/stag parties
— Lucy Britner, @Britner