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. 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, and try something a little different.

Last updated on 12th February 2020


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This weird and wonderful bar in Southend features live shows every weekend, with everything from burlesque to cabaret, variety and live music. With plush decor and a delicious selection of food available in the day time, Coco is a cool spot for any occasion. 

Garage Brunch

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Complete with bottomless booze, finger-licking food, party bingo and non-stop dance-offs, Garage Bingo is ticking all our weekend boxes, and then some. Coming to a top-secret Essex location this spring, this daytime party is the stuff of Saturday session dreams.

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.