Bars in Essex

There's a reason the Essex bar scene is all over tellie. Whether you're after an afternoon sesh with a few mates, or a jaegerbomb-fuelled night of deep house shape-throwing, our bars can cater to all. From TOWIE-famous bars, to hidden gems, the best bars in Essex come in all shapes and sizes. 

Last updated on 29th June 2021

Garage Brunch

658 user reviews 4

Who said you should wait till the sun goes down to get the party started? Coming to a secret Essex location this spring, ticket holders can expect an unforgettable daytime bash complete with bottomless cocktails, mouth-watering food and plenty of on your feet entertainment.

Players Lounge

45 user reviews 5

This Essex bar is bringing you live entertainment and bottomless brunches galore. If that wasn't enough, Players Lounge also houses two bars, an indoor pitch, golf simulators and an Xbox game zone. What more could you want?

There's never a dull moment at Three Wise Monkeys Colchester. The buzzing late-night bar plays host to a range of live musicians throughout the week, from Duran Duran tribute acts to Essex's hottest new talents.

Après Chelmsford

76 user reviews 4

One of the best bars in Essex, The Spritz Social is an unmissable summer pop-up in Chelmsford. Offering so much more than just alfresco sipping, this place has a wide array of signature sips and droolworthy burgers, which can be enjoyed in a haven for Instagram snapping.

Much like its unpretentious name, Harry's  is a one of the most laid-back bars in Essex. Head down for an afternoon of al fresco fraternising in Harry's chilled-out outdoor area. With a glass of wine in hand, intermingle with an after-work crowd and let loose after a long week. Harry's '25 and over' policy (for those simply here to drink) brings about a noticeably mature and pleasant ambience. 

One of the hottest bars in Essex, Faces is an unmissable boozy brunch destination. A bar, restaurant and club space rolled up into one, the recently-renovated venue will cater to all your drinking and dining needs with a soundtrack of live DJs to get you grooving afterwards.