Fun Birthday Ideas in Essex

Live music paired with quirky cocktails? Pop-up cinemas in gorgeous outdoor locations? Whatever your idea of a great celebration, we've got it covered. From bustling restaurants with private dining rooms all the way to alternative craft beer bars, here's our guide to fun birthday ideas in Essex.

Last updated on 7th December 2021

Players Lounge

45 user reviews 5

When it comes to birthday party ideas in Essex, look no further than Players Lounge. The epic venue is home to two bars, a restaurant, award-winning golf simulators and live entertainment. They also host a bottomless Champagne brunch for those of you looking to push the boat out.

Garage Brunch

658 user reviews 4

Get ready to groove and shake your special day away as Garage Brunch comes to Essex for the first time. Taking over a secret location, tickets to this all-day party include a two-course meal as well as an hour of free-flowing cocktails and a whole lotta' live entertainment.

Looking for something a little bit different for your birthday celebrations?The Three Monkeys is the Colchester pub known for its unbeatable lineup of live entertainment. Swing by to dancing the night away to Duran Duran tribute bands and incredible up and coming bands.

Coco Southend

103 user reviews 4

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Celebrate your birthday in style over at Coco Southend in Warrior Square. Not only do they host brilliant club nights every weekend, but they also welcome you for fun-filled themed events, including a Moulin Rouge brunch.

Fancy doing something a little different for your birthday this year? Over at Electric Gamebox Lakeside, you get thrown into immersive games, such as an alien aptitude test in 1984, as well as a Shaun the Sheep championships event.

Après Chelmsford

76 user reviews 4

If you're searching for ways to celebrate a birthday in Essex this summer, check out what The Spritz Social has in store. Nestled in the heart of Chelmsford, the pop-up bar will have you playing ping pong, snapping pictures and sipping on thirst-quenching cocktails. 


20 user reviews 5

When it comes to the best birthday ideas in Essex, nowhere does it quite like Acanteen. The quirky Chelmsford venue is home to bottomless drag brunches at the weekend, alongside tribute nights to Abba, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder to name a few.

Church Street Tavern

1 user review 4

When it comes to wining and dining in Colchester, you can't go wrong with Church Street Tavern. An ideal pick for a fun yet chilled birthday in Essex, this laid-back restaurant serves up seasonal dishes and Sunday roasts in charming surroundings.

If you're on the hunt for a fun birthday bar in Essex, look no further than Faces. Perfectly perched on Gants Hill, the bar, restaurant and club is a brilliant spot for boozy brunching and late-night dancing, with live DJs and stunning dishes to help you celebrate your special day.