Clubs in Essex

Discover the best places to go out in Essex with our guide to the county’s nightlife. Whether you’re going big in Brentwood, getting raucous in Romford or cutting loose in Chelmo, there's something for everyone. Ideal for students looking to count those pennies and groups planning a big night of hands-in-the-air mischief, here’s our top picks for the very best Essex nightclubs.

Last updated on 12th February 2020

Garage Brunch

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After taking the UK by storm with its wild daytime party offering, Garage Brunch is coming to Essex this spring. Ticket holders will be treated to a mouthwatering two-course feast, an hour of free-flowing cocktails and an afternoon of bonkers entertainment complete with epic prizes.


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Coco has burst into Southend with a bang, featuring regular burlesque, cabaret, variety and live music, it really has a lot of character. Private booth hire and table reservations are available, or if you really want to be opulent, get yourself into the plush VIP area, because what is life without a little glamour?

The Pink Toothbrush

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The Pink Toothbrush is one of the UK's longest running alternative nightclubs, with the likes of Blur, Radiohead and Ice T having graced their doors. It's obvious why though, as – along with the great soundtrack – people flock here for the cheap drinks and the friendliest atmosphere in town. Fridays are particularly rammed, with queues sometimes lining down the street.


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First off, yes that really is Snoop Dogg gracing the decks at Talk. Southend's original nightclub is partial to the occasional A-lister dropping in for a DJ set, bringing memorable club nights to a joyous party crowd. Talk comes made up of three unique party rooms and five luxury booths, with a killer playlist and a state-of-the-art LED graphic display offering a spectacular night out experience.

Unit 7

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Fans of partying in Bas Vegas know to rock up to Unit 7 once the weekend rolls around. The home for the young and party-ready, they deliver several rooms of music, with different bars offering some of the more affordable drinks around. Not just a great club in Essex, they also attract live acts and top DJs too.


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CTZN is Chelmsford's true all-rounder. A bar & grill by day and happening club spot by night, it brings a touch of West End chic to the town centre. Consistently attracting a buzzing crowd of regulars, tourists and celebrities alike, dance to the best in RnB and house at one of the best places to party in Chelmsford Essex.

Everyone who's listened to live music in Southend knows about Chinnerys. This part-pub, part-live music venue (the biggest in Essex!) hosts bands from all over the world, with cover bands, up-and-coming stars and superstars like La Roux and Bowling for Soup. Their outdoor space is pretty chill in the summer too.