Cool and Quirky Bars in Essex

If there's one thing we Essex boys and girls love more than anything, it's cool places to go out in Essex. From tiki bars and romping clubs, to three story buildings full of food and hidden indie haunts, there's so much variety across this great county that it might actually be impossible to get bored. So take a look at our list of the cool and quirky bars in Essex are try something a little different.

Last updated on 29th November 2017

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Sugar Hut

143 user reviews

Sugar Hut may be known for its reality television connections, but when it comes to interiors, these are some of the most unique in Essex. A cool party cavern of Eastern nods, prismatic patterns and stunning booths, try a dose of quirky clubbing in Essex on for size. 

Happily Affordable ££

The Brickyard Bar & Grill

3 user reviews

One of the most notable hybrid venues in town, The Brickyard one of many quirky bars in Essex. Not only can you grab a pure Americana bite, or indulge in some of the most unique cocktails in the business, Brickyard also take the charge when it comes to partying to boot. 

Happily Affordable ££

Waikiki Bar and Club

1 user reviews

Take yourself to warmer climates with a cocktail of three at this unique bar in Essex. Nodding to the South Pacific, expect a cool and quirky space of bamboo interiors and quirky cocktail sharers that promise the ultimate tiki drinking experience in town. 

Happily Affordable ££

Twisters Bar

1 user reviews

When it comes to alternative nightlife in Essex, there's only one indie haven for it, and that's Twisters. Head on down to this party pumping plot as not only are the best in alternative beats a regular on the DJ roster, there's cocktails in milk bottles, drinks in jam jars, craft beers and more.

Happily Affordable ££


1 user reviews

While Missoula may be a prim ol' place to catch a cocktail in the early evening, it's a little later where Missoula comes alive. Not only can you expect a unique roster of drinks made by a seriously skilled staff, there's live acts, performers and dancers strewn across the venue.

Happily Affordable ££

Not only does Reids attract the coolest and most stylish clientele this side of Essex, they have lots of features that really makes the venue stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s the six different bars, VIP balcony where you can overlook the bar or the library that doubles up as a dancefloor.

Splash the Cash £££

The Pink Toothbursh is one of the countries longest running indie and alternative nightclubs and that's exactly what makes it so great. Come here for cheap drinks, amazing tunes, and an atmosphere that bars around the world would kill for. 

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