15th April - Choro Bandido

From 7:30


Back by popular demand! Brazilians describe Choro as quintessentially Brazilian Music. It blends African rhythms with European melodic influences and is often referred to as Brazil's answer to Ragtime. The basis of Choro Bandido is a traditional Choro line-up of 7-string guitar, cavaquinho (the one that looks like a ukulele) and pandiero (the one that looks like a tambourine). The melody is carried by the violin which replaces the more traditional flute or mandolin. With this line-up and including the beautiful vocals of Kay, they have been able to branch out into related regional styles as well as other forms of Latin influenced music from South America and beyond. Choro Bandido recently wowed the crowds at the Surrey Steampunk Convivial. Not to be missed. Doors Open 7:30


The story so far.

Dr Braxton Beesworth is the foremost naturalist of his age. An driven man of breathtaking ambition he has determined to write the definitive beastiary cataloguing not only all the fauna on the Earth but all the fauna that has EVER lived upon the planet.

Dr Beesworth has assembled a band of adventurers hand picked for their diverse skills and together with his very great friend Mr Wells has created a working Time Machine. Unfortunately on an early trip there was a catastrophic failure of the temporal homing matrix (this failure has been dubbed a poing, pings being easy to fix). The Time Machine returned them to the 21st century rather than the 19th where they belong.

Having dug themselves out of the earth they have no alternative but to start a bar (two of the adventurers have previously run hostelries) in order to finance the repairs to the Time Machine (which is still functioning, just won't go back to the 19th century).

Welcome to The Yellow Book

Britain's first steampunk bar has opened in Brighton. We draw our inspiration from literary greats such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne as well as Aubrey Beardsley, who was born not far away. Enjoy the tall tales of high adventure from our intrepid band who are all dressed in their 19th century clothes ready for a quick getaway should the temporal matrix get fixed.

Come and enjoy some of the finest wines, beers and spirits around.



follow me


  • 4:56 pm, May 25, 2017
    We are excited to have The Travelling Talesman back tonight. Come along for grown-up stories to delight, amaze & disturb from 7:30pm via @YellowBookBar
  • 8:29 am, May 22, 2017
    https://t.co/pH36V2duo9 via @YellowBookBar
  • 8:12 am, May 22, 2017
    Hello Chums, Today we open at 10am. It's #RetroGames Night tonight. Hasta La Vista, Baby. Keep shooting the Terminators #Brighton #Steampunk via @YellowBookBar
  • 7:45 am, May 17, 2017
    Hello Chums, Today we open at 4pm. From 8pm it's Doctor Beesworth's #FullyMechanised #SteamPub #Quiz. With #Prizes for the #Winners via @YellowBookBar
  • 8:14 am, May 15, 2017
    Hello Sweeties, Today we open at 4pm. It's #RetroGames Night tonight. Anyone up for a game of #Pong? #Brighton #Steampunk via @YellowBookBar

The Yellow Book

3a York Place
Brighton BN1 4GU

07734 896513

The Yellow Book

Show Streetview

Opening Hours.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 4pm - 11pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 11pm