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Fishbowl, Brighton

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Now called the East Street Tap and (desperately) trying to be like a NYC bar - according to their own website. Having spent a whole lot of time in NY over the years, I can only say it fails big time. The cask selection was very poorly looked after, as they concentrate on the kegged stuff more. Having said that, the keg stuff was a bit iffy too, with the tapped Anchor Steam Porter from SF being a tad ropey and odd-tasting.
littledrummerboy - 4 Feb 2018 15:56
Deserted Sunday lunchtime, although food is available.

Little atmosphere - with better pubs/food outlets nearby.

Certainly - 'could try harder'.
brewmason - 17 Oct 2016 08:39
Re-branded as the East Street Tap has a couple cask ales, usually Brighton Bier and a selection of craft beers. They have gone for the industrial look ala Brewdog but nothing wrong with that. Good place to go in the afternoon when it is not too crowded
addlened - 29 Sep 2016 11:51
Spoilt by arrogant and violent idiots. Shame, because I've loved this pub for many years.
anwyn - 16 Jan 2014 02:52
Went in here for a quick couple on a trip down to Brighton. Was all very good with service with a smile and good beer. Didn't have the fodo but it looked good and I'd certainly be tempted.
theoneandonlyjoe - 10 Sep 2012 16:37
Expensive for what you get and staff with attitude.
grandaddy - 7 May 2012 15:28
Used to be a great place to go on the weekends but now it has a odd crowd and smells.
qualitycounts - 30 Aug 2010 23:14
Not a great pub, but it has good fish.
mcheather - 2 Jun 2010 20:36
Superb visit to this boozer last Saturday; friendly service, great choice of beer & cider and the food was delicious with a capital "D". Oh, yes, not often i say this about a Brighton pub, but "Top Marks"!! Will return next week to try the Thai Red Curry.
cutting_the_crap - 17 Sep 2007 22:54
Strange place, very student orientated but friendly yet I didn't like it and have no intention of returning but I couldn't tell you why.
forresearchpurposesonly - 16 May 2006 01:57
Perculiarly buzzy and groovy and atmospheric for a middle of town place. Tiny to tell the truth, and no chance of geting a seat on a Friday or Saturday, but possibly one of the better places within a hundred yards.
antmiller - 20 Oct 2005 18:13

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