Hotel Seattle, The Strand, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5WA, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1273 679 799
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Daily 10am-1am (later for hotel residents)
Door: Open door
Style: Hotel bar
Recommended for: Alfresco
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
Images By: diffordsguide.com
The Black & White Bar formerly on the top floor of this modern hotel overlooking the masts of Brighton's marina has been replaced by the much larger, and somewhat more sensibly named, Seattle bar on the floor below. Although what floor you are actually on is confused by the hotel reception being on the first, rather than the ground floor.
The name may have changed but the theme remains with black and white Beatles and mod prints covering the plain white walls. Furnishings are a mish mash of 70's and 80s style sofas and chairs. A huge terrace looking out to sea adds to the spaciousness but also shares the strangely stark feel of the lounge.
Tim and his team are cocktail enthusiasts, apparent in the informative cocktail list which gives background information on the classic and contemporary drinks offered.
Seattle is a schlep from the centre of town but offers the chance to sit on a terrace overlooking the sea sipping fabulous cocktails.