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, fun party places to the sleekest outposts; here are quite simply the best bars Essex has to offer.

  • Clubs in Essex

    The clubs in Essex are second to none. We're talking VIP party palaces, rowdy student hangouts and the best Essex clubs in our heady round-up.

  • Great Pubs in Essex

    Sometimes in life, the best thing to do is stop, sit and drink. Take some respite from normal life at these blinding pubs in Essex.

  • Essex Restaurants

    From smart seafood for a special occasion to hearty burgers and British plates for your next date night, take a look at this list of restaurants in Essex.

  • Brunch in Essex

    Whether you're mopping up a hangover or looking for a good way to start your morning, these Essex brunch spots will sort you out.

  • Fun Birthday Ideas

    It's your day so make it about you. We've rounded up the best ways to party in Essex, including cocktails, wacky golf and slinky cabaret acts.

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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.


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.


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.


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.