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 Chelmsford, Southend-on-Sea and beyond are elevating your summertime sipping game, flaunting live entertainment, retractable covers and electric heaters to keep you toasty throughout.
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.
The ultimate adults' playground in Essex, 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 a huge terrace area, perfect for grabbing some rays between rounds.
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.
Part of the ever-stylish Revolution group, this Southend-on-Sea bar is a wonderland of all things cocktails, dancing and dining. What's more, the top floor roof terrace has a handy retractable cover, meaning the fun doesn't have to stop if the weather decides to turn.