Las Iguanas Bar (Brighton Town Centre – Brighton)

Las Iguanas Bar

Las iguanas is a chain of bars which really tries hard to be more of a chain of restaurants. The trouble is that the drinks deals are so good its difficult not to turn up, drink away and watch longingly at some of the food being served up to the diners. On this occasion we hit the bar early afternoon and hit a pitcher of sangria. It turns out that a two for one offer is one so we are left with two pitchers of sangria and with more ice than liquid begin making our way through the drinks. We choose to sit outside and watch an open air band play about 50m away from the chrome table and chairs we choose to sit at. This venue is located in a particularly pedestrianised little spot, the bikes are all stacked next to each other, burly rockers walk by hand in hand, the girlfriend indistinguishable from their boyfriend. Inside the diners tuck into their meals and pretty soon the wind picks up and we head inside, the venue is rather long and quite bright, one whole side of the place being windows which open out onto the lane outside. The decor is a pink red in colour, so a little arty and the toilets are hidden around a servey corner.

Overall the bar is not really much of a party hard veneue, the selection behind the bar is not dramatic and service is pretty slow, the bar itself is pretty sticky as well despite the venue being less than half full. The one thing I cannot knock are drinks prices during happy hour which sees them plummet far beniath anything any rival chain can drum up – 6/10