A NEW city centre bar is offering you the chance to party like it's 1933.

Bootlegger will be opening next week in Middle Street, Brighton, at the previous site of The Globe pub.

The bar will take you back to the end of Prohibition in the US where the consumption of alcohol was permitted again after a ban lasting more than a decade.

So here is your chance to celebrate like those 30s revellers "without the fear of incarceration or fine", partying until 4am with fancy cocktails, more than 100 gins and 15 types of whisky.

"When prohibition was over, imagine the parties they had - that's what we are about," said co-owner Lee Miller.

"We're a 1920s to 1960s bar; gin and jazz, bourbon and blues, and live music from The Charleston to Elvis Presley."

Bootlegger has bars in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. Its Brighton bar plans to open next Thursday.

Mr Miller said all three"speakeasy" venues are "number one rated on Trip Advisor" in their respective cities and now hopes for similar results in Brighton.

He said: "We're an independent family run business, that's massive for us, we're all very close.

"We pride ourselves on service very excited and a bit chaotic."

The bar will host comedy nights, live blues, brunch platters, seven different types of Espresso Martinis, seven types of Long Island iced teas, swing lessons, a "massive big ol' menu" and much more.

Mr Miller, who used to live in Brighton before running bars in New York, said: "We are very, very excited to bring something really different to Brighton.

"I think, through the experience of living here, is that it's a great fit as the city is very unique and exactly what our brand is.

"We want to everything that's local. For example, local suppliers for local meats, fruit for cocktails, and our platters.

"Everything that we do will be for the little man, not the big."

Renovations and redecorations are is currently underway to get the bar ready for its launch.

The building was once home to the Globe pub and Cease And Desist.

The latter found its name after plans to turn it into the Les Dennis Lounge were scuppered by Les Dennis himself.

"To say the building needed a lot of work is an understatement" said Orange Property Group, a Kemptown based building company.