Located in the heart of Chelmsford, Slug and Lettuce's stunning terrace offers waterside views and sun-drenched drinks. Packed to the rafters on hot summer days, this casual cocktail bar and restaurant serves up a selection of mouthwatering dishes and pretty tipples.
Best Rooftop Bars In Essex
When the sun's out? So is half of Essex. Not shy when it comes to soaking up some vitamin D, our county knows a thing or two about ice cold spritzes and freshly poured Pimm's. The good news? These rooftop bars in Essex, including Chelmsford, Southend-on-Sea and beyond, are elevating your summertime sipping game, flaunting live entertainment and incredible views.
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The ultimate adults' playground, Puttshack Lakeside is a high-tech mini-golf experience complete with neon lighting, automated scoring and old school slushies. Better yet? It also happens to have an Essex rooftop bar, perfect for grabbing some rays between rounds.
Boasting one of the most beautiful rooftop terraces in Essex, Be At One in Chelmsford is an urban oasis of leafy green prints, copper furnishings and vibrant colours. The alfresco space here can fit up to 80 people, with huge sliding doors bringing the outside in.
Part of the ever-stylish Revolution group, this Southend rooftop bar is a wonderland of all things cocktails, dancing and dining. What's more, the top floor terrace has a handy retractable cover, meaning the fun doesn't have to stop if the weather decides to turn.
Vertigo Lounge is a firm favourite among locals. Split over three floors, the chilled Hornchurch haunt transforms into a late-night party palace once the sun goes down. And for when you need a break from the dancefloor? There's a swish rooftop terrace, ideal for cooling off.
A favourite among TOWIE stars, Unit 7 has a lot to offer, from the multiple neon-lit dancefloors and cracking drinks deals to its idyllic rooftop terrace. Whether you fancy a tipple alfresco-style or just need a breather from throwing shapes, there's a rattan sofa with your name on it.