Welcome to Essex

Your Guide to the Best Bars, Clubs & Pubs in Essex

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So much more than just the heartland of ITV’s TOWIE, Essex has been setting tongues a-wagging since just about anyone can remember. Birthplace to famous faces like Russell Brand, Jessie J and even Dame Maggie Smith, this glitzy county in the east of England has some serious character. So it’ll come as no surprise the pubs, clubs and bars in Essex do too.



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  • The Best Bars in Essex

    From cocktail bars to secret hideaways, party palaces to sleek lounges, explore the best bars Essex has to offer.

  • Clubs in Essex

    We're talking VIP crowds, rowdy student nights and cracking cocktails with our guide to the best clubs in Essex.

  • Great Pubs in Essex

    Take some respite from normal life with a pint and some hearty grub at these top-notch pubs in Essex.

  • Essex Restaurants

    From smart seafood for a special occasion to hearty burgers for your next date night, explore our list of restaurants in Essex.

  • Brunch in Essex

    Whether you're curing a hangover or starting the weekend with a splash, these Essex brunch spots will sort you out.

  • Fun Birthday Ideas

    It's your day so make it about you. We've selected the best ways to party in Essex, complete with cocktails, golf and cabaret.


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London

The UK's capital city knows what's up when it comes to getting out and about - with something for literally everyone. Drinking in wonderfully weird barsCool rooftops with skyline viewsBrunch with endless bubbles? Super smart restaurants? London has got it all, and then some.

Manchester

From its long history of live music through to the Northern Quarter's hot mix of cocktail bars, Manchester is a truly independent spirit. Whether it's brunch with all the bloody maryswild nights out or incredible city centre restaurants, we've got the best this city has to offer here.

Birmingham

It may be famous for its canals, but Birmingham is also chock full of quirky watering holes. This Midlands hub prides itself on its innovative approach to nightlife, with mead-based bars, hidden gin dens, VIP clubbing experiences and a focus on British-based dining the tip of the iceberg.

Glasgow

As beautiful as it is cultural, Glasgow is a chameleon when it comes to food and drink, with wacky burger bars sitting alongside one of the best vegan scenes in the UK. Chuck in cute pubs, warehouse clubs and cocktails in historical buildings, and you're beginning to get a taste of this Scottish city.