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.

Last updated on 14th April 2021

Be At One Chelmsford

41 user reviews 4

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. 

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.

Puttshack Lakeside

1716 user reviews 5

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.