A 'CONTROVERSIAL' cocktail experiences is coming to Brighton.

Alcotraz, which has proved a hit in London, is heading to the city later this month.

The experience mixes Prison Break with a typical Saturday night in West Street.

Guests, or inmates as they are referred to, wear orange jumpsuits and have to “smuggle” their alcohol into the “prison” past eagle-eyed wardens.

The experience begins when you buy a ticket.

You are given a processing number and instructed by “Clyde Cassidy”, a once notorious bootlegger who is now running a liquor smuggling empire in the prison, to take your alcohol and meet the “crooked guard” at the door to Alcotraz Penitentiary.

Brighton’s Alcotraz Penitentiary Cell Block One Three will be in King’s Road, near the Queen’s Hotel in what used to be the Funfair club.

Inmates will enter the bar and get to try some inventive cocktails created from “smuggled” liquor.

They will encounter some shady characters and figure out who to trust and who to avoid.

The venture has been running in the capital for two years and received rave reviews but this will be the first time it has come to Brighton.

Sam Shearman, creator of Alcotraz, said: “Our successful formula of imaginative storytelling, unbelievable cocktails and audience participation offers people a unique night out that can’t be found elsewhere.

“Brighton has an incredible nightlife scene, so where better for us to open our first bar outside London?”

It opens on Friday, October 25, and will initially run until the end of the year. Tickets cost £34.99, including four cocktails from smuggled liquor, and are available at www.alcotraz.co.uk.

The experience can accommodate up to 40 inmates at a time.