From first view, the Black Lion looks quaint, even modest – a sweetly cobbled remnant of Brighton’s first days as it swelled northwards from the sea. But indoors – and out again – is a different story. This pub prides itself on its musical offerings, on through the night and, during the day, an impressive, studied menu of local provisions by head chef Pim Elderhorst. The garden is a fairy-lit oasis – a favourite among locals and visitors alike. Grab a seat, wait for the DJs and then dance the night away beneath the stars.